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DICKINSON, N.D. – Concordia head coach Bucky Burgau picked up career victory No. 700 in the first of two Cobbers baseball wins against Dickinson State on Friday. Ryan Smith batted 3-for-3 to pace Concordia to a 2-1 victory over Dickinson State in Game 1. Jackson Meland pitched seven innings, giving up only one hit and one unearned run. During the second game Michael Olson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as the Cobbers won 8-1. CC 020 000 0–2 9 1 DS 100 000 0–1 1 0 Meland and Carlson. Catalano and Flynn. W–Meland (2-0).
ST. PAUL — Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov.
A Bemidji man is in custody after a 10-mile chase Friday night in Becker County in which two deputies fired their weapons. Ty Justin Andree, 23, was jailed on suspicion of possessing a stolen firearm and faces other charges as a result of the chase, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, Becker County sheriff’s deputies identified a vehicle believed to be involved in a Detroit Lakes liquor store theft. They tried to stop the vehicle on County Road 37 near Shell Lake, but the suspect fled.
Minnesotans entitled to share in $49 million of new individual income tax breaks should wait a week and a half to file tax returns, state revenue officials say. “It will allow them to get their refunds quicker,” Assistant Revenue Commissioner Terri Steenblock said Monday. If taxpayers who qualify for one of 10 new breaks file returns now, Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans added, it could be months before they get their refunds. If they wait to file until April 3, tax officials expect software and tax preparers to be ready to handle law changes state legislators and Gov.
FARGO – Battle Lake boys basketball coach Dan Peterka was named section coach of the year by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association. Under Peterka, Battle Lake went 27-1 with its...
FARGO – The Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association announced its awards for coach of the year of each section. Ada-Borup’s David Smart won in Class 1A, Section 6, Verndale’s Art...
ST. PAUL — About 38,000 state workers are due to get raises after the House and Senate approved contracts. Members of several state worker unions last year approved the contract. It gives them a 3 percent raise each year in the current two-year budget, but also requires employees to pay more toward insurance. Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, said private employees are not seeing the same size raises.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – The death of a 4-year-old Pelican Rapids girl, who fell ill after becoming infected with a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria, was an isolated case, a health official said Monday. Sophia Amy Odens started having flu-like symptoms Feb. 5, and she was hospitalized the next day in Detroit Lakes, according to her obituary, which ran Sunday in The Forum. Odens was soon transferred to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, and tests revealed she was infected with the O157:H7 strain of E. coli.
Spring has officially arrived, but we still have plenty of ice on the area lakes. It looks like we will continue to have ice available for ice anglers for at least the next two or three weeks (or four or five!). The season is closed for walleye, northern, and bass in our area, but avid ice anglers that enjoy chasing pan fish will enjoy the next several weeks. Pan fish action in the shallow water will continue to improve with the improving weather.