KHRT ND News – 10/19/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 101921 – 1200
 
BUXTON, N.D. (AP) – The University of North Dakota’s aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago was killed in an airplane crash. The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County community of Buxton, in northeastern North Dakota. The Grand Forks-based school identified the victim as 19-year-old John Hauser, a student majoring in commercial aviation from Chicago. Robert Kraus, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, ordered a “safety stand down,” halting all flight activity today. University officials said counseling services are being offered to students.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health list 734 new COVID-19 cases today with a daily positive rate of 9.16%. There are 603 new recoveries and 3,310 active cases, an increase of 100 today. Hospitalizations rise by 7 to 198, with 20 of those in ICU. There are 10 more deaths among those would were positive (1690).
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and health care providers across the state are encouraging volunteers and individuals with health care experience to join the health care workforce during this time of unprecedented staffing need.
 
“As are other health systems nationwide, Sanford Health is experiencing a historic workforce shortage, not only in nursing but in other patient care and non-clinical areas,” said Theresa Larson, vice president of nursing and clinical services at Sanford Health in Fargo. “We are seeing an increase in the volume of patients seeking health care today. In addition to treating COVID-19 patients, our hospitals are at peak capacity.”
 
“CHI St. Alexius Health would welcome additional mission-driven team members who are able to provide support to our frontline care team staff for various hours, shifts, and roles in an effort to expand our services and meet the growing needs of our community and state,” said Raumi Kudrna, vice president of patient care services at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.
 
To help expand the health care workforce, NDDoH has reinstated its Temporary Nurse Aide registration process, and the North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care is offering a six-month temporary respiratory therapist license for those currently licensed in good standing in another state.
 
“North Dakota is experiencing an urgent need for more staff in our health care facilities,” said State Health Officer Nizar Wehbi, MD. “Staffing shortages can have negative effects on patient care and limits the capacity of hospitals and health care facilities. We are asking for volunteers and anyone with experience in the health care field to join or rejoin the workforce.”
 
Please contact the human resources department at your local hospital or health care facility to see how you can help. Shift lengths and schedules can be very flexible. Even if you are only available for 4 to 8 hours a week, consider making the call and helping during this time of urgent need for staffing.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health’s immunization director & assistant section chief of disease control Molly Howell is the 2021 recipient of the North Dakota Medical Association’s (NDMA) highly coveted Friend of Medicine Award. The award was announced on October 12 during NDMA’s Annual Meeting.
 
NDMA, a member organization dedicated to protecting physician practices and patient care, created the Friend of Medicine Award in 1999. The award formally acknowledges non-physician citizens who have distinguished themselves by serving as effective advocates for health care, patient services, or the profession of medicine in North Dakota.
 
Howell was nominated for the award by NDMA member Dr. Joan Connell who said Molly has worked tirelessly to optimize immunization rates throughout our state.
 
“While Molly’s work in overall immunizations continues, her outstanding efforts to maximize COVID-19 immunizations are recognized by many and serve as a role model for other states,” said Dr. Connell.
 
The North Dakota Medical Association leadership recognizes that Molly’s achievements and dedication to medicine are outstanding in many areas of her commitment to public health. She is a dedicated professional and does what it takes to get the job done. She works the extra hours to assure vaccine program details are disseminated throughout the health care networks and the public.
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FARGO, N.D. (PNS) – People with Down syndrome are having a bigger impact on society, and their advocates in the Dakota region say it’s time for the public to take notice. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It’s widely known that people born with this condition have an extra chromosome that affects their development, but some say there’s more to it.
 
The New Directions Down Syndrome Association connects parents in a four-state region, including parts of North Dakota. Brandon Tilus, president of its board of directors, said he feels public perception is being outdated by the lives many with Down syndrome are carving out for themselves.
 
“People with Down syndrome born today have a really good chance of living a life where they’re independent, that they get married, that they do all of these things that we expect all individuals to do,” he said. He credited early-intervention programs and advancements in therapy for establishing better outcomes. However, he said strong government funding still is needed to ensure more families have access to these services. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome occurs in about one in every 700 births.
 
Tilus said another way to overcome any stigma is for people to make others with Down syndrome feel more at ease in their interactions. He also advises that some ways of communicating should be avoided. “‘I use my hands more to talk to them, because I’m not sure they’re going to understand me.’ And, those types of things – sort of, coming into an interaction with those individuals with those preconceived notions – I think can make it a little bit more difficult,” he said.
 
Tilus, whose 6-year-old daughter was born with the condition, said the best thing to do is treat a person with Down syndrome like anybody else. All they may need is a little extra time to respond, and be given the opportunity to take the lead in a conversation, to feel comfortable.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 101921 – 0700
 
BELCOURT, N.D. (PNS) – Renewable-energy advocates in North Dakota are hoping for more federal support to advance projects, after a key meeting with a Biden cabinet member this month. U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm took part in a roundtable discussion last week, hosted by the governor, who along with fossil-fuel leaders promoted practices such as carbon storage in adapting fuel technology. Other stakeholders pushed for more focus on helping North Dakota pursue avenues such as wind, solar and geothermal heating.
 
Wes Davis, director of facilities and sustainability at Turtle Mountain Community College, wants more federal resources to educate tribal communities about clean energy infrastructure. “If we’re able to develop curriculum to train these people at tribal colleges, then we can create trades,” Davis explained. He pointed out the approach could create more economic opportunities and sustainability in tribal communities. The meeting coincided with the Department of Energy announcing $20 million to help certain states advance carbon capture and storage.
 
The University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center will share in the money, but clean-energy advocates argued the approach is too costly and won’t be as effective in reducing harmful emissions.
 
Meanwhile, other groups attending Granholm’s visit said regulators should set a tone to make it harder for larger wind and solar companies to swoop into North Dakota, set up shop and reap the benefits. Jim Kambeitz, owner of Lightspring Solar, said local companies want to make a difference, but don’t have an edge. “I mean, who has $26 million in tax liability that they can just write off?” Kambeitz observed. “It’s very hard to compete on that high corporate level. There should be something that levels the playing field.” When it comes to solar opportunities, Kambeitz feels there is a lot of room for growth in North Dakota. “North Dakota is ranked 12th to 13th in the most amount of sunlight hours of all 50 states,” Kambeitz noted. According to industry rankings, North Dakota routinely falls near the bottom in solar output.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Friday, Oct. 22, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for retired Gen. Colin Powell, who passed away today at age 84. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden.
 
“General Colin Powell was a trailblazing statesman, soldier and four-star general who served his nation with courage and dignity, serving two tours in Vietnam and receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Legion of Merit,” Burgum said. “As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and through his foreign policy work as U.S. Secretary of State, he had an unwavering commitment to defending freedom and advancing American interests, twice receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Kathryn and I extend our heartfelt prayers to his wife, Alma, and his family, friends and colleagues.”
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BISMARCK, ND – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new training initiative, Enhancing Lead-Safe Work Practices through Education and Outreach (ELSWPEO), which includes a free Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) training in Bismarck, North Dakota on October 30. Contractors who are tribal members or serve the tribal community are encouraged to attend. The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness about childhood lead exposure and protect environmentally overburdened and underserved communities across the United States from lead exposure in accordance with the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing environmental justice.
 
Many homes, apartments and child-care facilities built before 1978 contain lead-based paint. When disturbed, lead-based paint can release toxic lead dust and cause lead exposure, which is particularly harmful to children. While lead is dangerous to all children, lead exposure disproportionately impacts low-income families and their communities, making the free trainings offered by ELSWPEO an important step toward achieving environmental justice.
 
“Unfortunately, underserved communities are still dealing with the hazards of lead exposure,” said Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Michal Freedhoff. “These trainings have a dual purpose of increasing economic opportunities and expanding the understanding of lead’s potential impacts on children’s health. Both are critical in giving communities the tools they need to protect themselves.”
 
ELSWPEO aims to serve local communities and advance environmental justice by increasing both the number of RRP certified firms and consumer demand for lead-safe work practices. This two-pronged approach to reducing lead exposure includes the following initiatives:
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) training for contractors: EPA will provide free trainings, in both English and Spanish depending on the location, for contractors working in selected communities, offering an opportunity for them to become RRP lead-safe certified. Anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 per the Lead RRP Rule must be certified, and this training is designed to equip contractors and firms with the tools they need to serve their communities and adhere to the Lead RRP Rule. Normally the 8-hour course can cost between $250 to $350. Sign up now since seats are limited.
 
Lead Awareness Curriculum Train-the-Trainer sessions for community leaders: EPA will offer free Lead Awareness Curriculum Train-the-Trainer sessions, in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation, designed to equip community leaders with tools and resources needed to educate their communities about lead, lead exposure and actions that can be taken to reduce and prevent childhood lead exposure, including hiring RRP certified contractors. The Lead Awareness Curriculum is a series of four modules which include lesson plans, worksheets, key messages, presentation slides, and kids’ activity sheets that community leaders and other instructors can use to improve public awareness of the dangers associated with lead exposure and promote preventative actions.
 
The RRP trainings and Lead Awareness Curriculum Train-the-Trainer sessions work hand in hand to increase awareness of the potential dangers of lead exposure and actions that can be taken to reduce potential exposure to lead, including the availability of RRP certified contractors in traditionally underserved communities. Register for the free RRP training in Bismarck on October 30 at http://und-eti.com/courses/10-lead-renovation-repair-painting-rrp-initial/.
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CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) – One person is dead after a shooting early Monday in Casselton, and authorities say they have released the person who may have fired the shot. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said a male believed to be responsible for the shooting called dispatch early Monday to say that he shot someone. A deputy in the area responded and detained him, then began life saving measures on the male victim until paramedics took over. The person was initially in custody, but sheriff’s deputies said Monday afternoon that he was released upon review of evidence, witness statements and a discussion with prosecutors. Authorities plan to release more information Tuesday.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s oil industry may soon have more options for disposing of radioactive waste. About 100,000 tons of radioactive oil field waste is produced in the state each year. Before a slurry well started operating near Watford City in April, but all of that waste was trucked to other states for disposal in landfills. Regulators recently permitted another well in McKenzie County and officials see potential for additional wells in the Bakken region in the future. The well recently approved by regulators still needs to get a radioactive material license from the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality. It’s slated to be built north of Alexander.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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K-Heart Sports – 10/19/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 101921 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century had their 29-game winning streak snapped by West Fargo Sheyenne last week. Those two teams swap spots in the the Class 11AA Football Poll this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters &
Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11AA Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)         Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. West Fargo Sheyenne (14)  8-0          70          2
2. Bismarck Century                 7-1          56          1
3. West Fargo                           6-2          41          3
4. Fargo Davies                        6-2           24         4
5. Fargo Shanley                      5-3            19         5
 
Others receiving votes: none
 
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)      Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck St. Mary’s (11)  7-1          67          1
2. Jamestown (3)                  6-2          59          2
3. Fargo North                       5-3          40          3
4. Wahpeton                          5-3          28          4
5. Dickinson                          3-5            8          5
 
Others receiving votes: Devils Lake (4-4), Fargo South (3-5)
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MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class B
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Bottineau, 25-13, 25-17, 23-25, 25-18
Velva def. South Prairie-Max, 25-20, 25-19, 25-11
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Newburg-Westhope, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-10
Nedrose def. Surrey, (3-1)
Glenburn def. Central McLean, (3-2)
Drake-Anamoose def. St. John, 25-18, 25-19, 25-13 (D-A: Jazzlynn Hase 1000 career assists)
T-G-U def. Rolette, (3-1)
Kidder County def. Washburn, 25-13, 20-25, 25-18, 19-25, 16-14 Beulah def. Killdeer, 25-14, 25-22, 25-11
Williston Trinity Christian def. Bowbells-Burke Central, (3-0)
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UND FOOTBALL
 
ST. LOUIS (UND) – Redshirt freshman running back Isaiah Smith was named the MVFC’s Offensive Player of the Week following his second-career 100-yard rushing performance against No. 4 Southern Illinois. Smith took over the running back duties, with Otis Weah missing the contest, and took 17 carries for 111 yards and a score in the 31-28 defeat to the Salukis. The Minneapolis, Minn., native also hauled in four passes for 35 yards to help the Hawks rally from a pair of 14-point deficits in the contest. This is the first weekly award for Smith.
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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
ST. LOUIS (NDSU) – North Dakota State right tackle Cordell Volson was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week. Volson, a senior from Balfour, N.D., graded out at 92 percent with five “plus physical” plays and zero quarterback hurries, sacks or tackles for loss allowed in North Dakota State’s 20-0 victory over Illinois State. The Bison rushed for 201 yards, converted 9 of 16 third downs and held the ball for more than 37 minutes in picking up their third road win of the season. It is his second award of the season.
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VIKINGS-PETERSON
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson has been placed on injured reserve. He hurt his hamstring against Carolina and must miss a minimum of three games. The injury is not believed to be season-ending. That means Peterson is expected to return at some point during the second half of the schedule. The Vikings are 3-3 entering their bye week. Peterson was hurt Sunday on the first play of the game-tying touchdown drive by the Panthers. He was covering D.J. Moore on a deep pass that fell incomplete. Peterson is in his first year with the Vikings.
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MLB-ALCS

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox appear to have stumbled on a formula for beating the Houston Astros. The Red Sox grabbed an early 9-0 lead for the second straight game, hit another grand slam and throttled the Astros, 12-3 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the AL Championship Series. Kyle Schwarber hit Boston’s third slam in two games, highlighting a six-run second. The Sox are the first team with three slams in a postseason series. J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers homered again after belting grand slams on Saturday. Christian Arroyo added a two-run blast in the rout. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez picked up the win after allowing five hits in as many innings, including Kyle Tucker’s three-run homer. Losing pitcher Jose Urquidy was chased in the second. Game 4 is today at Fenway Park.

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NFL-TITANS/BILLS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – All NFL football fans ready to anoint the Buffalo Bills as the best team in the AFC may want to cool their jets for a while. Derrick Henry scored his third touchdown with 3:05 left before the Titans stopped quarterback Josh Allen on a fourth-down sneak to end the Bills’ four-game winning streak, 34-31. The AFC East-leading Bills drove to the Titans 3 on their final possession and could have sent the game to overtime with a field goal. Instead, they went for the win and turned the ball over on downs with 12 seconds left. Henry finished with 143 yards, topping 100 for the fifth consecutive game. He also had a 76-yard TD run and a 3-yarder. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill added another TD run against a Buffalo defense that came in third against the run. Allen finished with 353 yards passing and three TDs. Both teams are 4-2, one game behind Baltimore for the conference lead.

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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Head coach Dave Hakstol’s return to Philadelphia was a disaster. Four Flyers had multi-point games, with Derick Brassard leading the way with a goal and two assists in a 6-1 rout of Seattle. Justin Braun, Travis Konecny and Joel Farabee each added a goal and an assist for Philly, which also received goals from Ryan Ellis and Claude Giroux. Carter Hart stopped 23 shots and blanked Seattle after Carson Soucy scored in the second period.

 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– The Rangers spoiled Auston Matthews’ season debut by defeating the Maple Leafs, 2-1 in overtime. Artemi Panarin won it at 3:48 of the extra session on a pass from Mika Zibanejad, who scored New York’s first goal. Igor Shesterkin stopped 40 shots and helped the Blueshirts keep Matthews off the scoresheet.
 
– The Blues erupted for five straight goals in a 5:07 span of the second period to blast the Coyotes, 7-4. Jordan Kyrou had two goals and assist for St. Louis, and teammate Klim Kostin scored twice. Pavel Buchnevich scored his first goal since behind acquired by the Blues from the Rangers.
 
– The Ducks pulled out a 3-2 win over the Flames on Jamie Drysdale’s goal 3:26 into overtime. Cam Fowler provided a power-play goal in the win, and Rickard Rakell tied it with 7:05 left in regulation. Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau had the primary assist on goals by Blake Coleman and Elias Lindholm.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants are hoping catcher Buster Posey has another season left in his 34-year-old body. The Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey’s $22 million club option for next season as long as the veteran wants to keep playing after a stellar year. Posey batted .304 with 18 homers and 56 RBIs, showing his surgically repaired right hip had finally regained full strength three years post-op. He mentored an overhauled pitching staff and helped the Giants win a team-record 107 regular-season games this year.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Browns running back Kareem Hunt will likely miss more than a month with a significant calf injury sustained in Sunday’s loss to Arizona. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Hunt will likely go on injured reserve, which would mean he would have to miss at least three games. Stefanski is also awaiting more medical test results on quarterback Baker Mayfield’s left shoulder, which was re-injured in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Seahawks are not ruling out linebacker Darrell Taylor playing next Monday against the Saints despite a neck injury sustained in Sunday’s loss in Pittsburgh. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that both a CT scan and an MRI have shown that Taylor does not have an injury to his neck and may have suffered more of a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.
 
– Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson has been placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury suffered in Sunday’s overtime win against the Panthers. The move will force him to miss at least three games, through the injury isn’t believed to be season-ending.
 
– The Falcons have placed right tackle Kaleb McGary on the COVID-19 reserve list. McGary has started 34 of 35 games over his three-year NFL career, but he likely won’t be available when the 2-3 Falcons travel to Miami on Sunday to face the 1-5 Dolphins. Meanwhile, top receiver Calvin Ridley is back at practice after skipping the team’s last game for a personal matter.
 
– Cam Newton says he has received a COVID-19 vaccine and is ready to return to the NFL. The free-agent quarterback was cut by New England just before the season began. He published a video on his YouTube channel saying it’s time to get back into pro football.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Gonzaga spent all of last season atop The Associated Press men’s basketball poll. That’s also where the Bulldogs will begin this season after receiving 55 of 63 first-place votes in the preseason poll released on Monday. The Zags lost AP All-Americans Corey Kispert and Jalen Suggs to the NBA, but second-team selection Drew Timme (TIH’-mee) and starting guard Andrew Nembhard return. Second-ranked UCLA picked up the remaining eight first-place votes after being unranked at the end of the season. Third-ranked Kansas is followed by Villanova and Texas. Michigan, Purdue, Baylor, Duke and Kentucky round out the top 10.

 
In other college basketball news:
 
– ESPN analyst Dick Vitale has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time this year. The Basketball Hall of Fame announcer said he has undergone tests that show he has lymphoma. Vitale announced in August that he underwent multiple surgeries to remove melanoma. He was declared cancer-free at the time.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jaren Jackson Jr. to an extension before the NBA deadline. ESPN reported the extension is four years for $105 million. Jackson has started 117 of his 126 games in three seasons, averaging 15.4 points. He has made 213 3-pointers and blocked 192 shots, the most by an NBA player over his first 126 games.

 
Also around the NBA:
 
– The Lakers have claimed veteran guard Avery Bradley Jr. off waivers. Bradley played for the Lakers in 2019-20 but opted out prior to the NBA restart in the bubble in Orlando because of health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
– The Hawks have worked out a four-year, $65 million contract extension with guard Kevin Huerter. Huerter’s role has steadily grown since being taken 19th overall in the 2018 draft. He averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and a team-leading 1.2 steals while starting 49 of 69 games last season.
 
– Bucks guard Grayson Allen has signed a multiyear contract extension. He joined the Bucks in an Aug. 7 trade that set guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round draft picks to Memphis. Allen posted career highs averages with 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 50 games for the Grizzlies last season.
 
– Danielle Scott has been promoted to the full-time NBA staff referee roster. The daughter of college basketball officials becomes the sixth woman on the league staff.
 
– Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant’s widow and others. The evaluations would be used to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, his teenage daughter and seven others. Vanessa Bryant has claimed in court papers that she has suffered “severe emotional distress.” Kobe Bryant and the others were killed Jan. 26, 2020.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will be out indefinitely with a lower-body injury suffered late in Saturday’s overtime win at Washington. The 2019 Hart Trophy winner appeared to suffer an abdominal or groin injury chasing a puck during the third period. Kucherov missed all of the 2020-21 regular season after undergoing hip surgery in the offseason. He returned in the playoffs to have eight goals and 32 points, helping the Lightning win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

 
In other NHL action:
 
– The league has suspended Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Kane will forfeit about $1.68 million of his $7 million salary and will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. The league also announced that a concurrent investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse made against Kane by his estranged wife could not be substantiated.
 
– Blue Jackets forward Max Domi will miss two to four weeks with a rib fracture suffered in Saturday’s win against Seattle. Domi was playing well after recovering from shoulder surgery on June 4.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WASHINGTON STATE-ROLOVICH

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Nick Rolovich is out as head football coach at Washington State. Rolovich and four of his assistants have been fired for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee had set a deadline of Monday for thousands of state employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or risk losing their jobs. Rolovich applied for a religious exemption. Also fired for refusing vaccination were assistant coaches Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stutzmann and Mark Weber. The 42-year-old Rolovich was the highest-paid state employee with an annual salary of more than $3 million. Defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will be elevated to acting coach.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SEC-TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Southeastern Conference has fined Tennessee $250,000 for fans stopping the Vols’ game with Mississippi by throwing debris onto the field late in the game. The league office also announced Monday that Tennessee must meet other standards. Tennessee’s fine will be deducted from its share of SEC revenue. Every person identified from video throwing debris will be prohibited from attending a Tennessee athletics event for the rest of the 2021-22 academic and athletic year.

 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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KHRT ND News – 10/18/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 101821 – 1200
 
CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early today in Casselton. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a man who is believed to be responsible for the shooting called dispatch to say that he shot someone. The name of the suspect and male victim are not being released at this time. Sheriff Jesse Jahner tells KVRR-TV that deputies are also talking to a woman who could have more information about the shooting.
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COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of the road construction worker who was struck by a dump truck and killed while on a work site in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown. The Highway Patrol said 50-year-old Melissa McMahon of Odessa, Minnesota, died in the Friday evening incident. The Highway Patrol says the truck was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway when McMahon was hit. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Highway Patrol is investigating.
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FARGO, ND – The average cost for a gallon of gas rose five cents in North Dakota last week to hit $3.15. The national average also rose a nickel to hit $3.32. Retail gasoline prices have jumped to the highest averages since November 2014, and several more cents are expected to be tacked on over the coming days, according to AAA. The primary driver of this surge is the cost of crude oil, which is now trading above $82 a barrel. In August, the price of crude was as low as $62 per barrel. The global market is digesting strengthening demand while simultaneously witnessing tightening supply. Compared to the price of gas a year ago, it now costs consumers about $17 more to fill up their vehicles, according to Gene LaDoucer, North Dakota director of public affairs for AAA-The Auto Club Group.
 
“Typically, softening demand this time of year results in easing of pump prices, but the higher cost for crude is preventing that from happening,” said LaDoucer. “With oil prices continuing to move higher, gas prices will follow suit because the cost of crude oil accounts for more than half the price of each gallon of gas.” Forecasts from the International Energy Agency for more robust oil demand, especially heating oil this winter, is helping keep crude oil prices elevated.
 
Today’s averages for North Dakota’s largest cities are: Bismarck, $3.16; Fargo, $3.08; Grand Forks, $3.12; and Minot, $3.19.
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BISMARCK, ND – The number of active COVID-19 cases is down since Friday, but deaths are up. Today’s information from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 3,210 active cases, down 176 from Friday’s report. Deaths among those who were positive rises by 11 to 1,680 since the pandemic began. There are 199 new positives today and 215 new recoveries. Hospitalizations since Friday at down two to 191, with 21 of those in ICU.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 101821 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Mandaree man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for leading state and federal authorities on a January chase that ended when he and a passenger abandoned a stolen vehicle in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A jury in May found Clancey Lone Fight guilty of domestic assault, fleeing, and other charges. The incident started with a Jan. 25 call to authorities of a pickup being stolen from a Fairfield residence. Officers initiated a chase that reached speeds close to 100 mph. Lone Fight was arrested at a Dickinson hospital when he sought medical attention for frostbite.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A road construction worker was killed in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown when she was struck by a dump truck. The Highway Patrol says the truck was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway when it hit the 50-year-old woman from Odessa, Minnesota. She was pronounced dead at the scene about 5 p.m. Thursday. Her name wasn’t immediately released. The patrol is continuing to investigate.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former West Fargo teacher has been convicted of luring a minor by computer. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Ron Thompson believed he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl. West Fargo police received a tip from an out-of-state investigator on Jan. 28 that Thompson was attempting to solicit a minor online. The “minor” who Thompson was attempting to lure was actually an out-of-state investigator posing as a minor. The jury deliberated about four hours before reaching a verdict Friday. Thompson faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A sentencing date has not been set.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Rhode Island man accused by prosecutors of having a “leadership role” an international fentanyl trafficking operation has been sentenced in North Dakota to 33 years in federal prison. Steven Pinto is one of more than 30 people, including a handful of Chinese nationals, accused of dealing large amounts of the powerful opioid in the U.S. and Canada. Deaths from the drug traced to the operation have been reported in North Dakota, North Carolina, New Jersey and Oregon. The 40-year-old Pinto, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was convicted by a jury in June following a five-week trial. The investigation known as “Operation Denial” began after 18-year-old Bailey Henke, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, died from a fatal overdose in January 2015.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The tribal college on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and the University of North Dakota are working together to digitally preserve Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara language and culture. The schools will use a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund the initiative. It includes a separate effort to boost the study of American Indian history in the Dakotas. The 2021 North Dakota Legislature approved a bill that requires elementary school instruction to include an emphasis on the state’s federally recognized Indian tribes. They include the Three Affiliated Tribes, Standing Rock Sioux, Spirit Lake Nation, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Nation. The Standing Rock and Sisseton Wahpeton reservations both stretch into South Dakota.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. The DNR had given the company until Friday to repair the damage to the artesian aquifer near Clearbrook. Regulators will require compensation for the additional time it takes to stop the groundwater flow. The Star Tribune reports that regulators are also investigating two other sites where the company may have caused additional groundwater damage. Enbridge spokeswoman Julie Kellner says the company is “fully cooperating” with the DNR. Line 3 starts in Alberta, Canada, and clips a corner of North Dakota before crossing Minnesota en route to Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/18/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 101821 – 0700
 
WAYNE, Neb. (MSU) – The Minot State womens soccer team played to a 0-0 overtime tie at Wayne State on Sunday. Minot State recorded 17 shots, nine of them on goal. The Beavers held Wayne State to only five shots with just one shot on goal. Maddie Kindred led MSU with one save. The tie moves the Beavers record to 9-3-1 overall and 8-1-1 in NSIC play. Minot State suffered their first loss in conference play 4-0 at Augustana on Friday.
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VIKINGS-PANTHERS
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kirk Cousins completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a wild 34-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass defense, Dalvin Cook ran for 140 yards and a score and the Minnesota Vikings finally appeared to solve their second-half offensive woes. Adam Thielen had a number of big catches, finishing with 11 receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings had not scored a second-half touchdown in their previous four games, but the Vikings had three offensive scores after halftime. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wants his team to find a killer instinct. For now, he’s happy to settle for another win. The Vikings (3-3) squandered an 11-point lead in the final 4:41 of regulation.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Cardinals remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team and continue their best start since 1974. Kyler Murray tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Cardinals improved to 6-0 with a 37-14 dismantling of the Browns. Murray connected with DeAndre Hopkins for two TDs and finished 20 of 30 for 229 yards. The Cardinals built a 20-0 lead in the first half and kept their perfect record intact despite not having head coach Kliff Kingsbury or star linebacker Chandler Jones, who both tested positive for COVID-19. Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield threw for two TDs and was 19 of 28 for 234 yards and an interception. The Browns have dropped two straight for the first time under second-year head coach Kevin Stefanski.

 
Also around the NFL:
 
– Dak Prescott threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime to give the Cowboys a 35-29 win over the Patriots. The teams traded five scores in the period, three in the final 2 1/2 minutes before Dallas beat Bill Belichick for the first time in their last six meetings. Trevon Diggs gave the Cowboys a brief lead in the fourth quarter with his seventh interception of the season, taking it 42 yards for a score.
 
– Aaron Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Packers’ fifth straight win, 24-14 at Chicago. Rodgers tossed a 1-yard touchdown to Allen Lazard in the second quarter and a 12-yarder to Aaron Jones in the third as Green Bay beat the Bears for the 20th time in 23 games counting the playoffs. Rodgers put the Bears away with a six-yard scoring run after Justin Fields threw a 5-yard touchdown to Darnell Mooney.
 
– Lamar Jackson threw for 167 yards and a touchdown while the Ravens frustrated Justin Herbert in a 34-6 stifling of the Chargers. Each of Baltimore’s three veteran running backs – Latavius Murray, Le’Veon ell and Devonta Freeman – scored a touchdown. Los Angeles was held under 16 points for only the second time since drafting Herbert before last season.
 
– Joe Burrow tied a career high with three scoring passes for the Bengals in a 34-11 rout of the Lions. Burrow finished 19 of 29 for 271 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Chris Evans on the game’s opening drive. The 4-2 Bengals already have matched last year’s victory total.
 
– The Rams coasted to a 38-11 rout of the Giants behind Matthew Stafford, who threw three of his four touchdown passes in a 28-point second quarter. Stafford connected with prime target Cooper Kupp on scoring passes of 3 and 13 yards. Daniel Jones was picked off three times and lost a fumble as New York fell to 1-5.
 
– Chris Boswell’s third field goal of the game was a 36-yarder in overtime that gave the Steelers a 23-20 triumph over the Seahawks. The winning kick came three plays after Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt forced Seattle quarterback Geno Smith to fumble deep in Seahawks territory. Watt collected two of his team’s five sacks and helped the defense right itself after Seattle erased a 14-0 deficit in the third quarter.
 
– Patrick Mahomes threw for 397 yards and three second-half touchdowns as the Chiefs beat Washington, 31-13. Mahomes found Tyreek Hill for a short TD late in the third quarter to put Kansas City ahead, then hit Demarcus Robinson for a 24-yard scoring with 3:14 left. The Chiefs’ defense was effective, limiting Washington to 276 yards and holding an opponent under 29 points for the first time this season.
 
– Derek Carr sliced up the Denver defense for 341 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Raiders to a 34-24 victory. Denver QB Teddy Bridgewater threw a season-high three interceptions and lost a fumble, negating his 334 yards passing and three TDs. The Raiders stopped a two-game skid just days after head coach Jon Gruden stepped down over racist, misogynist and homophobic comments in emails discovered during an investigation into the Washington Football Team.
 
– The Vikings pulled out a 34-28 win over the Panthers on Kirk Cousins’ 27-yard scoring strike to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime. Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass defense. Adam Thielen (THEE’-lihn) finished with 11 receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota, which reached the end zone three times after intermission after failing to score a second-half TD in its previous four games.
 
– The Jaguars’ 20-game losing streak is over following a 23-20 win over the Dolphins in London. Matthew Wright nailed a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving head coach Urban Meyer and first overall pick Trevor Lawrence their first NFL victories. Lawrence threw for 319 yards and a touchdown as Jacksonville handed Miami its fifth straight loss since a season-opening win.
 
– Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes and Jonathan Taylor ran for another score for the Colts in a 31-3 dismantling of the Texans. Wentz threw a 28-yard TD pass to Mo Alie-Cox for a advantage in 17-3 third-quarter. The Colts have followed an 1-3 start with consecutive wins, and Houston has dropped five in a row since a season-opening win.
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NLCS-DODGERS/BRAVES

ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves hold a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series following their second walk-off win in as many nights. Eddie Rosario singled home the winning run in the ninth inning to send the Braves past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4. Rosario had four hits for the Braves, who trailed 2-0 and 4-2 before maintaining home-field advantage. Austin Riley doubled home the tying run in the eighth, one night after supplying a walk-off single. Joc Pederson belted a two-run homer for Atlanta, which also owned a 2-0 lead against the Dodgers in last year’s NLCS before losing in seven games. The Los Angeles runs came on Corey Seager’s two-run homer in the first inning and Chris Taylor’s two-run double in the seventh. Mookie Betts scored on both hits. Game 3 is Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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NASCAR-TEXAS

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Kyle Larson claimed the first of four championship-contending spots in NASCAR’s season finale with a dominating victory at Texas. Larson led 256 of 334 laps at the 1 1/2-mile track and got his eighth win this season, staying in front through seven restarts in the final stage. Three of those restarts came after incidents involving playoff contenders Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. in the final 34 laps. The seven remaining playoff contenders leave Texas with two more chances to get into the championship four. Ryan Blaney, Hamlin and Kyle Busch are above the cutline going to Kansas next weekend.

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WNBA-FINAL

CHICAGO (AP) – Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to help Chicago win its first WNBA championship with a 80-74 victory over Phoenix. Courtney Vandersloot added 10 points and 15 assists for the Sky, who rallied from a 72-65 deficit with 4:42 left and took the series in four games.

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NHL-SCHEDULE

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – The Ottawa Senators have won the lone game on the NHL schedule. Chris Tierney scored on two second-period power plays and Filip Gustavsson made 32 saves as the Senators beat the Stars, 3-2. Nick Paul also scored for Ottawa and Connor Brown had three assists to reach 100 for his career. Michael Raffl and Joe Pavelski scored for Dallas.

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PGA-CJ CUP

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Rory McIlroy capped off a big weekend in Las Vegas on Sunday by surging past Rickie Fowler and holding off Collin Morikawa to win the CJ Cup. McIlroy seized control with a 35-foot eagle putt from just off the green on the par-5 14th. He played mistake-free down the stretch for a 6-under 66 and a one-victory. McIlroy is the 39th player to win at least 20 times on the PGA Tour.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

CARY, N.C. (AP) – Lee Janzen drained a 20-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole with Miguel Angel Jimenez to win the PGA Tour Champions’ SAS Championship. The 57-year-old Janzen also birdied the par-4 18th in regulation in a closing 5-under 67 in the regular-season finale. Jimenez finished with a 69 to match Janzen at 12-under 204 at Prestonwood Country Club. Jim Furyk and Alex Cejka were a stroke back.

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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Cincinnati has moved up to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll. The Bearcats now own the best ranking for a team from outside the traditional power conferences since 2010. The Bulldogs remain a unanimous No. 1. The Bearcats inched up a spot, taking advantage of Iowa’s loss to Purdue. The Hawkeyes dropped nine places to No. 11, while the Boilermakers moved into the rankings at No. 25. Purdue was last ranked in 2007. Oklahoma is No. 3, followed by Alabama and Ohio State. Michigan, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Michigan State and Oregon round out the top 10.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-LSU-ORGERON OUT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Ed Orgeron is leaving LSU. The school and the head football coach have agreed to part ways after this season. The news comes 21 months after Orgeron led the Tigers to a national championship. Orgeron is 49-17 in six seasons at Baton Rouge, but 5-5 last season and 4-3 so far this year. Orgeron received a six-year contract extension after the 2019 season. His 2019 team went 15-0 behind Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, capping the season by beating Clemson in the title game.

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NBA-76ERS-SIMMONS

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Ben Simmons practiced with the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday for the first time this season. Coach Doc Rivers says no decision was made on Simmons’ status for Wednesday’s season opener. Simmons was a holdout for training camp and the early part of the preseason in the wake of his offseason trade demand. The three-time All-Star guard made a surprise return to the team on Monday.

 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/17/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 101721 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The first round of the Class 9B football playoffs was held Saturday.
 
High School Football
Class 9B
 
State Playoffs
First Round
(Region – Seed)
 
(R2#2) MayPort-CG 20, (R1#3) Enderlin-Maple Valley 18
(R6#3) Grant County-Flasher 32, (R5#2) South Border 14
(R4#3) North Prairie 40, (R3#2) New Rockford-Sheyenne 14
(R4#2) St. John 20, (R3#3) Four Winds 6
(R6#2) Mott-Regent-New England 66, (R5#3) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 42
(R7#2) Lewis & Clark 26, (R8#3) Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 6
(R1#2) Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 26, (R2#3) Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 18
(R8#2) Ray-Powers Lake 44, (R7#3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 14
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MINOT, ND – The semifinals of the 6-Man football playoffs were held on Friday.
 
High School Football
6-Man Independent League
 
Semifinal
North Border 73, Drake-Anamoose 16
Center-Stanton 72, Trenton 51
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MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Mandan Invite
 
1. Bismarck Century, 625
2. Minot, 610
3. Bismarck Legacy, 385
4. Mandan, 331
5. Bismarck High, 234
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Watford City, (3-0)
#2 Bismarck High def. Dickinson, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Minot, (3-0)
Mandan def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Jamestown def. Williston, (3-0)
College Football
Northern State 36, Minot State 35
College Mens Hockey
Minot State 5, Liberty University 2
College Womens Volleyball
St. Cloud State def. Minot State, 25-11, 25-27, 25-6
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 6, North Iowa Bulls 1
Austin Bruins 5, Bismarck Bobcats 1
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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Quincy Patterson threw a touchdown pass and the North Dakota State defense allowed just 99 total yards as the Bison beat Illinois State 20-0. Patterson was 13-of-22 passing for 124 yards with two interceptions and added 100 yards rushing on 18 carries. Linebacker Jasir Cox had two interceptions and Eli Mostaert had three sacks for North Dakota State (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference). Patterson hit Christian Watson for a 4-yard touchdown to open the scoring with 4:55 left in the first quarter and the Bison, ranked No. 3 in the FCS coaches poll, never trailed. Illinois State (2-4, 0-3) crossed midfield just three times and got no than the NDSU 29.
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UND FOOTBALL
 
CARBONDALE, Ill. – No. 4 Southern Illinois held off an upset bid from the injury-plagued No. 22 Fighting Hawks, 31-28, on Saturday afternoon from Saluki Stadium in Carbondale. UND (2-4, 0-3 MVFC) ran 28 more plays and accumulated 474 total yards compared to just 363 for the Salukis (6-1, 4-0 MVFC), but a pair of missed kicks late in the game allowed the Salukis to survive.
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UND HOCKEY
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Ross Armour struck just 53 seconds into overtime to push No. 20 Bemidji State past No. 7 North Dakota, 4-3, on Saturday night from Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND (3-1-0) sent the 11,314 fans into a frenzy moments early, when Ashton Calder potted his second goal of the game to tie the game at three with just 48 seconds remaining, but a stretch pass to Armour from Alex Ierullo allowed him to get free and chip a puck over the shoulder of Zach Driscoll to had the Beavers (1-3-0) their first win of the season and first in Grand Forks since Oct. 10, 2014.
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MINNESOTA WILD
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Frederick Gaudreau, Victor Rask and Ryan Hartman scored in the second period and the Minnesota Wild held on for a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Cam Talbot started for the second straight night and made 29 saves. He stopped 57 of 60 shots to win back-to-back games against Anaheim and Los Angeles. Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Viktor Arvidsson scored his first goal for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves.
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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Georgia has earned a victory in its first game since moving to No. 1 in The Associated Press football poll. Stetson Bennett tossed three touchdown passes and the Bulldogs got another stifling defensive effort in a 30-13 victory over No. 11 Kentucky. The senior quarterback was 14 of 20 for 250 yards in another solid performance with injured QB TJ Daniels watching from the sideline. Georgia’s defense allowed two touchdowns in a game for the first time all season, the second with 4 seconds remaining. The Bulldogs’

top-ranked defense lived up to their billing, limiting Kentucky to 249 total yards and blocking a pair of kicks.
 
Meanwhile, Purdue wasn’t very impressed with Iowa’s No. 2 ranking. Aidan O’Connell threw for 375 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as the Boilermakers beat the Hawkeyes for the fourth time in their last five meetings, 24-7. O’Connell was 30 of 40 passing with two touchdowns, and he also ran for a score. David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving in Purdue’s first victory over a top-two team since 1974 against second-ranked Notre Dame.
 
In Saturday’s other Top-25 action:
 
– Jerome Ford rushed for a career-high 189 yards and four touchdowns for third-ranked Cincinnati in a 56-21 dismantling of UCF. Ford sprinted 79 yards untouched for his third TD run to make it 28-0. He helped the Bearcats outgain the Knights, 314 yards to 99 in taking a 35-0 halftime lead.
 
– Caleb Williams had a big starting debut for No. 4 Oklahoma, throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns and running for another score in a 52-31 blowout over TCU. Williams started fast against TCU with an opening 75-yard touchdown drive that took just under three minutes. He was 18 of 23 passing and ran for 81 yards on nine carries, including a 41-yard scoring burst.
 
– Alabama bounced back from its first loss since 2019 as Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns to lead the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide to a 49-9 pounding of Mississippi St. The Tide had 543 yards of total offense and recorded seven sacks. John Metchie had seven catches for 117 yards and a touchdown.
 
– Payton Thorne’s 12-yard touchdown pass provided the margin 10th-ranked Michigan State needed to hold on for a 20-15 victory over Indiana. The Hoosiers led until Matt Coghlin’s 51-yard field goal capped the Spartans’ first possession of the second half. Michigan State moved to 7-0 despite punting on its first six possessions and getting just 84 yards on 23 carries from Kenneth Walker III, the nation’s top rusher.
 
– No. 12 Oklahoma State scored the last 19 points in a 32-24 win over No. 25 Texas. Jaylen Warren finished with 193 yards rushing on 33 carries, pounding out 154 yards in the second half rally after the Cowboys fell behind, 24-13. Tanner Brown’s fourth field goal of the game gave the Cowboys their first lead.
 
– Matt Corral threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 200 yards to lead 13th-ranked Mississippi to a 31-26 victory over Tennessee. Ole Miss stopped the Vols a yard shy of a first down on a fourth-and-24 pass on its final offensive possession with just over a minute left.
 
– Arkansas suffered its third straight loss since a 4-0 start as Bo Nix threw for 292 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in Auburn’s 38-23 win over the 17th-ranked Razorbacks. The Tigers took a third-quarter lead when Derick Hall sacked and stripped Arkansas’ KJ Jefferson in the end zone, allowing Marcus Harris to pounce on the ball for a TD.
 
– Cameron Rising threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, rallying Utah to a 35-21 victory over No. 18 Arizona State. Jayden Daniels threw for 237 yards and two TDs for the Sun Devils, who allowed 28 unanswered points in the second half.
 
– Baylor cruised to a 38-24 win over No. 19 BYU as Abram Smith ran for 188 yards with three touchdowns. Bears linebacker and part-time fullback Dillon Doyle scored on both of his offensive touches.
 
– Tyrion Davis-Price rushed for an LSU-record 287 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-42 downing of No. 20 Florida. The Tigers’ banged-up defense came up with four interceptions. Emory Jones was picked off twice, including one returned by Dwight McGlothern 37 yards for a touchdown on the Gators’ first series of the second half.
 
– Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane combined for 292 rushing yards and three touchdowns to power 21st-ranked Texas A&M to a 35-14 victory over Missouri. Spiller rushed 20 times for 168 yards and one touchdown, and Achane added 16 carries for 124 yards and two scores.
 
– No. 22 N.C. State clobbered Boston College, 33-7 as Devin Leary threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns. Thayer Thomas had four catches for 122 yards, including a 79-yard scoring grab off a jump pass by Leary.
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ALCS-ASTROS/RED SOX

HOUSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have evened the AL Championship Series at a game apiece by becoming the first team in postseason history to hit two grand slams in a game. The Red Sox hit the slams during the first two innings of a 9-5 rout of the Astros in Houston. J.D. Martinez made it 4-0 with his opposite field shot off rookie Luis Garcia with two out in the first. Rafael Devers did the honors in the second inning against Jake Odorizzi, who entered the game after Garcia left with right knee discomfort. Kike Hernandez had two hits, highlighted by a solo homer in the fourth inning. Hernandez has been this postseason’s hottest hitter, leading all players with 16 hits, five homers and four doubles. Red Sox starting and winning pitcher Nathan Eovaldi permitted five hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Yuli Gurriel was the Astros’ top hitter with a solo homer and a two-run single. He and Jason Castro both homered in the ninth inning. Game 3 is Monday in Boston.

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NLCS-BRAVES/DODGERS

ATLANTA (AP) – Austin Riley was the hitting star as the Atlanta Braves took Game 1 of the NL Championship Series. Riley delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Atlanta third baseman also hit a solo homer to tie the game in the fourth, a half-inning after Will Smith went deep for the Dodgers. Blake Treinen struck out Freddie Freeman to open the ninth before giving up Ozzie Albies’ bloop single to center field. Albies stole second and scored on Riley’s line drive into left field. Winning pitcher Will Smith got two outs in the ninth before walking Chris Taylor. Pinch-hitter Cody Bellinger hit a soft single to right field, but Taylor got caught in a rundown between second and third that started with right fielder Joc Pederson’s throw to shortstop Dansby Swanson. Game 2 is Sunday in Atlanta.

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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Alex Ovechkin notched his 733rd career goal, but it didn’t prevent the defending Stanley Cup champs from winning. Stamkos scored with 14.2 seconds left in the 3-on-3 overtime to send the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Capitals, 2-1. Ovechkin gave Washington a lead before the Bolts rallied to win for the second straight game. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves and blanked the Caps after Ovechkin tallied midway through the second period. Sergei Sergachev tied it 4:23 into the third period.

 

Elsewhere on NHL ice:

– Brad Marchand scored twice and Jake DeBrusk broke a 1-all tie early in the third period of the Bruins’ season-opening win versus the Stars, 3-1. Marchand scored on a penalty shot in the first period and added an empty-netter with 1:37 left.

 
– Danton Heinen ran his goal streak to three games and the Penguins scored four times in the first period to beat the Blackhawks, 5-2. Chicago netminder Marc-Andre Fleury started against his former team but was pulled after allowing four goals on 10 shots over the first 11 1/2 minutes.
 
– Sam Bennett notched his second career hat trick and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots in the Panthers’ 5-1 trouncing of the Islanders. Jonathan Huberdeau got the 500th point of his career for Florida, while Anthony Duclair and Aleksander Barkov added goals for the Panthers.
 
– Alexis Lafreniere scored midway through the third period to snap a 1-1 tie in the Rangers’ 3-1 victory at Montreal. Chris Kreider netted a power-play goal and Lafreniere tallied just 26 seconds after Jonathan Drouin tied it for the Canadiens.
 
– Patrick Laine scored at 2:16 of overtime to send the Blue Jackets past the Kraken, 2-1. Eric Robinson scored and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 19 shots for his second win in two games for Columbus.
 
– Frederik Andersen made 38 saves and Andrei Svechnikov scored with 6:00 left in the third period to help the Hurricanes down the Predators, 3-2. Teuvo Teravaine added a late empty-net goal to put Carolina ahead, 3-1.
 
– David Perron scored twice and Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots in the Blues’ season-opening win over the Avalanche, 5-3. Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist, while Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues.
 
– Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and an assist to support Jack Campbell’s 20-save performance in the Maple Leafs’ 2-1 decision over the Senators. Toronto’s Michael Bunting scored his first for his hometown team.
 
– Thomas Greiss handled 40 shots for the Red Wings in a 3-1 victory against the Canucks. Filip Zadina broke a 1-1 deadlock 6:42 in the second period.
 
– The Sabres picked up a 2-1 win over the Coyotes on shootout goals by Tage Thompson and Artuu Ruotsalainen Cody Eakin to help Buffalo improve to 2-0 after posting the league’s worst record last season.
 
– Jasper Weatherby scored the tying goal in his NHL debut and William Eklund set up the go-ahead score in his first career game, leading the Sharks to a season-openinig win over the Jets, 4-3. Andrew Cogliano, Tomas Hertl and Rudolfs Balcers also tallied for the winners.
 
– Connor McDavid registered his 11th career hat trick as the Oilers beat the Flames, 5-2. Mike Smith made 45 saves and Jesse Juljujarvi had a goal and two assists for Edmonton.
 
– Second-period goals by Frederick Gaudreau, Victor Rask and Ryan Hartman sent the Wild past the Kings, 3-2. Cam Talbot started for the second straight night and made 29 saves in the victory.
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NHL-MAPLE LEAFS-GOALTENDERS

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Maple Leafs had to sign an emergency goaltender before Saturday’s game against Ottawa. Alex Bishop was the backup to starter Jack Campbell. Bishop was signed to an amateur tryout in hopes Campbell could finish the game with Petr Mrazek sidelined with a groin injury. The 24-year-old Bishop played three seasons in the Quebec League. Toronto could have recalled Michael Hutchison from the minors, but salary cap issues are one reason for adding Bishop to the roster.

 
Also around the NHL:
 
– Golden Knights forwards Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone have been added to the team’s injured list. Pacioretty is week to week after breaking a foot during Thursday’s 6-2 loss at the Kings. Stone is day to day with a lower-body injury suffered in Los Angeles.
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NBA-NEWS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies exercised the rookie contract options for 2022-23 for point guard Ja Morant, forward Brandon Clarke and guard Desmond Bane. Morant was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2020 and has started all 130 games played through his first two seasons. He has averaged 18.4 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds.

 
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KHRT ND News – 10/16/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 101621 – 0700
 
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a Mandan man accused of rolling a boulder off a cliff at a state historic site to probation. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 36-year-old Charles Gipp pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. Prosecutors dismissed a refusal-to-halt charge and reduced the endangerment count from a felony to a misdemeanor in exchange for the plea. South Central District Judge Daniel Borgen sentenced Gipp to a year on unsupervised probation and ordered him to pay $60 in fines and fees. According to court documents, Gipp was arrested in June 2020. He told authorities he rolled a 700-pound boulder off a cliff at Double Ditch Indian Village Historic Site for spiritual reasons. No one was hurt.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A judge has sided with a Houston-based energy company in a dispute with North Dakota involving oil and natural gas royalties. Northwest District Court Judge Robin Schmidt’s ruling Wednesday could affect several other drillers that allegedly owe the state millions of dollars in payments, the biggest portion of which is meant to support public education. The ruling stems from a lawsuit Newfield Exploration filed against the state after the Department of Trust Lands conducted an audit in 2016 that claimed the company was underpaying royalties to the agency. Schmidt’s ruling follows a trial last week in Watford City.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Canadian energy company has announced a plan to build North Dakota’s first factory designed to turn natural gas into liquid fuels. Officials say it also will help curb the burning of the gas that’s a byproduct of oil production. Cerilon Inc. says the $2.8 billion project in Trenton is intended to convert natural gas to fuels such as diesel. Commerce Commissioner James Leiman says the state approved a $3 million loan for the project Thursday. Leiman says the plant would employ “thousands” during ├íconstruction that would begin in 2023 and about 100 people when completed in 2026.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff today and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor of the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty and their families. The annual memorial service traditionally takes place during Police Week in May, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Police Week events were postponed until October. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/16/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 101521 – 0700
 
 
MINOT, ND – Des Lacs-Burlington tallied a 26-12 win over Velva-Garrison last night in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Caleb Rist rushed 36 times for 153 yards, including a tough 41 yard score on his final carry. Paxton Ystaas was 11 of 18 for 123 yards and 3 TD’s. Chance Mickelson had four receptions for 52 yards and two scores. He also tallied two interceptions and a fumble recovery. The Aggies had four turnover with three interceptions thrown by Ben Schepp and a lost fumble. The Lakers improve to 8-1 overall, 7-1 in Class 11B Region 3. Velva-Garrison drops to 6-2 overall and in the region. DLB secures the #2 seed and a home playoff game next Saturday. The Aggies are the #3 seed and play on the road.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 14, #1 Bismarck Century 0 (ends Century winning streak at 29)
#3 West Fargo 35, Mandan 28
#4 Fargo Davies 52, (11A #3) Fargo North 28
#5 Fargo Shanley 49, (11A) Grand Forks Red River 7
(11A #2) Jamestown 21, Minot 0
Bismarck Legacy 38, Bismarck High 22
 
Class 11A
#2 Jamestown 21, (Class AA) Minot 0
(11AA #4) Fargo Davies 52, #3 Fargo North 28
#4 Wahpeton 69, Turtle Mountain 34
Fargo South 48, Devils Lake 7
Valley City 36, Grand Forks Central 14
 
Class 11B
Bowman County 34, #1 Beulah 8
#2 Hillsboro-Central Valley 41, Thompson 12
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 45, Carrington 20
#4 Kindred 33, Lisbon 8
#5 Central Cass 56, Fargo Oak Grove 21
Harvey-Wells County 42, Northern Cass 6
South Prairie-Max 58, New Town 0
Bishop Ryan 28, Nedrose 12
Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 36, Stanley 16
Shiloh Christian 35, Killdeer 28
Hazen 42, Heart River 0
Dickinson Trinity 22, Southern McLean 6
Grafton 26, Park River-Fordville-Lankin 12
Oakes 40, Sargent County 20
Linton-HMB-Strasburg-Zeeland 34, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 28
 
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class A
 
Bismarck River City Classic – McDowell Dam in Bismarck (3,000 meters)
 
1. Bismarck, 26
2. Bismarck Century, 38
3. Bismarck Legacy, 67
4. Mandan, 101
5. Horizon, 153
6. Mandan, 176
 
Individual winner: Griffin House of Bismarck Century, 9:16
 
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class A
 
Bismarck River City Classic – McDowell Dam in Bismarck (3,000 meters)
 
1. Bismarck High, 33
2. Bismarck Legacy, 36
3. Mandan, 84
4. Bismarck Century, 111
5. Horizon, 123
6. Simle, 154
 
Individual winner: Bayla Weigel of Bismarck High, 10:51
 
 
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Century 130, Bismarck High 50
Bismarck Legacy 107, Mandan 78
Mandan 94, Jamestown 92
 
 
College Mens Hockey
Minot State 6, Liberty University 4
 
 
College Womens Soccer
Augustana University 4, Minot State 0
 
 
College Womens Volleyball
Minnesota-Duluth def. Minot State, 25-14, 25-4, 25-14
 
 
NAHL Hockey
North Iowa Bulls 3, Minot Minotauros 2
Austin Bruins 4, Bismarck Bobcats 3
 
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CLASS 9B PLAYOFFS
 
MINOT, ND – The first round of the Class 9B football playoffs will be today.
 
High School Football
Class 9B
 
State Playoffs
First Round
(Region – Seed)
 
(R2#2) MayPort-CG hosts (R1#3) Enderlin-Maple Valley, 1 PM
(R5#2) South Border hosts (R6#3) Grant County-Flasher, 2 PM
(R3#2) New Rockford-Sheyenne hosts (R4#3) North Prairie, 1 PM
(R4#2) St. John hosts (R3#3) Four Winds, 2 PM
(R6#2) Mott-Regent-New England hosts (R5#3) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 1 PM
(R7#2) Lewis & Clark hosts (R8#3) Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 12 PM (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
(R1#2) Wyndmere-Lidgerwood hosts (R2#3) Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page, 1 PM
(R8#2) Ray-Powers Lake hosts (R7#3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 2 PM
 
#1-seeds from each region get a bye in the first round. Coaches voted on seeding:
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
#2 New Salem-Almont
#3 Cavalier
#4 Bottineau
#5 Nelson County
#6 Surrey
#7 Divide County
#8 Hettinger-Scranton
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UND HOCKEY
 
BEMIDJI, Minn. (UND) – In its first road test of the season, No. 7 North Dakota used a pair of goals from Grand Forks products to improve to 3-0 on the season with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over No. 20 Bemidji State at the Sanford Center. Freshman wing Jackson Kunz scored his first-career goal and junior wing Judd Caufield netted what proved to be the game winner as the two products of Grand Forks youth and prep hockey came up big for the Fighting Hawks. Senior goalie Zach Driscoll, who played for the Beavers for three seasons before transferring to UND this season, played through some heckling from BSU fans and stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced in a strong performance to best his old team.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot State football team (0-6 overall, 0-2 NSIC North Division) is on the road today in Aberdeen, South Dakota to play Northern State (4-2 overall, 0-1 NSIC North Division). Kickoff at 6 pm.
 
One week after the North Dakota State football team won its own homecoming game, the third-ranked Bison (5-0, 2-0 MVFC) have a chance to spoil the party for Illinois State (2-3, 0-2 MVFC) as the homecoming guest today at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill. Game time is 2 pm.
 
No. 22 North Dakota hits the road for the second straight week and will battle a top-5 program for the second time over its last three games with a showdown against No. 4 Southern Illinois at 2 pm from Carbondale, Ill.
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MLB-ALCS
 
HOUSTON (AP) – Jose Altuve did a nice job atoning for a run-scoring error as the Houston Astros took Game 1 of the AL Championship Game against the Boston Red Sox. Altuve crushed a game-tying, two-run homer in the sixth inning before Carlos Correa’s blast put the Astros ahead to stay in a 5-4 win over the Red Sox. Altuve also lifted a sacrifice fly that gave Houston a 5-3 edge heading into the ninth. The insurance run came in handing after Kike Hernandez smacked his second home run of the night and fourth hit. Altuve’s miscue contributed to a three-run third that put the Red Sox ahead. He also became the fourth player in major league history with 20 career postseason home runs.
 
Neither starting pitcher got out of the third inning. Boston’s Chris Sale was lifted with two out in the third. Framber Valdez was chased in the third. Ryne Stanek retired one batter in the seventh to pick up the win. Ryan Pressly notched the save and Hansel Robles took the loss. Game 2 is today in Houston.
 
Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. has been left off the team’s ALCS roster. The right-hander left Game 4 of Houston’s win at Chicago this week after four innings because of forearm tightness.
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NLCS-GAME 1 STARTING PITCHERS
 
ATLANTA (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers ace right-hander Max Scherzer is expected to start Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Braves in Atlanta. Scherzer would be starting two days after earning his first career save in the Dodgers’ 2-1, series-clinching win over the Giants. Scherzer is expected to face Braves left-hander Max Fried today. Los Angeles beat Atlanta in seven games in last year’s NLCS before winning the World Series.
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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED (AP) – Ninth-ranked Oregon went the distance before avoiding a major upset. Anthony Brown scored on an 11-yard keeper with 4:50 left to give the Ducks a 24-17 win over a surprisingly tenacious California. The Golden Bears took a 17-10 lead early in the final quarter, but Brown answered with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Redd to tie it. The Golden Bears got to the Oregon 3 until Chase Garbers fourth-and-2 pass attempt with just two seconds left fell incomplete. Travis Dye ran for 145 yards and a score for Oregon.
 
In the other Top-25 game of the night:
 
– Backup quarterback Lucas Johnson threw a 14-yard TD pass to Jesse Matthews for the first touchdown of the game on the opening possession of overtime and No. 24 San Diego State held off San Jose State 13-6
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NHL-SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED (AP) – Jack Hughes bailed out the New Jersey Devils after they blew a late two-goal lead. Hughes capped his two-goal performance by scoring less than a minute into overtime, completing the Devils’ 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. Dougie Hamilton scored on his first shot as a Devil and Andreas Johnsson gave his team a 3-1 lead early in the third period. But the Hawks gained a point when Dominik Kubalik (koo-BAH’-leek) and Kirby Dach tallied in the final 3:53 of regulation.
 
The Canucks also squandered a two-goal lead in the third period before beating the Flyers, 5-4. Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller scored in a shootout after Vancouver put together a four-goal second period to take a 4-2 lead. Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) and Claude Giroux scored over the final 2:17 of regulation in the Flyers’ season opener.
 
In the NHL’s other game on Friday, Marcus Foligno scored with 7.2 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Wild a 2-1 win over the Ducks. Kevin Fiala had a power-play goal and Cam Talbot made 28 saves for Minnesota. Jakob Silfverberg scored on the power play for the Ducks, and Anthony Stolarz made 41 saves.
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MLB-CUBS GM-HAWKINS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have hired Carter Hawkins as general manager, dipping into Cleveland’s front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an assistant general manager. He also supervised the team’s player development department.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Browns will be without their top running back on Sunday against Arizona, while the Cardinals will play without their head coach. Kliff Kingsbury, quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen are sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19. Kingsbury has said earlier this week that the team has been 100% vaccinated for quite a while, but that hasn’t stopped the virus from upending their plans to win a sixth straight game. Browns running back Nick Chubb will miss the game, but wide receiver Jarvis Landry could return to action. Chubb is second in the NFL with 523 yards rushing. He didn’t practice all week because of a calf injury. Landry was on the practice field Friday for the first time since suffering a sprained knee against Houston on Sept. 19.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Seahawks have placed quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson on injured reserve, keeping both players out until at least mid-November. Wilson is recovering from surgery on his right middle finger. Carson is dealing with a neck issue.
 
– Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been cleared to play against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Jones was a full participant in practice on Friday, the next-to-last step in the NFL concussion protocol. He was cleared after being examined by an independent neurological consultant after Friday’s workout.
 
– Arizona has acquired tight end Zach Ertz from the Eagles. The undefeated Cardinals sent cornerback Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round pick to the Eagles for the 30-year-old Ertz, a three-time Pro Bowler. Arizona lost starting tight end Maxx Williams to a season-ending knee injury Sunday against San Francisco.
 
– Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss his third straight game Sunday against Minnesota because of a hamstring injury. McCaffrey was held out of practice for a second consecutive day and is listed as out for the game.
 
– The Titans will have Pro Bowl receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown Monday night against the Bills. The duo started the first three games before Brown hurt a hamstring early in a win over Indianapolis. Jones had a hamstring tighten up later in the same game and has missed two games.
 
– Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is set to start Sunday against the Jaguars in London. Tagovailoa missed most of the last four games with fractured ribs.
 
– The Broncos are celebrating Mike Shanahan’s coaching contributions during their alumni weekend by inducting him into the team’s Ring of Fame at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Shanahan won back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s and is the franchise leader with 146 coaching victories, including eight playoff wins. The Broncos are also saluting Hall of Famer Steve Atwater in a pregame ceremony.
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NHL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins have signed Charlie McAvoy to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension. The 23-year-old McAvoy was fifth in Norris Trophy voting last year after recording five goals, 30 points and a plus-22 in 51 games. The 2016 first-round draft pick is plus-80 in his career – second among all NHL defenseman since he entered the league in 2017.
 
Elsewhere around the NHL:
 
– The league has suspended Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin for a game for roughing Tampa Bay forward Mathieu Joseph. The NHL says Larkin was suspended for retaliating to Joseph’s hit from behind with a punch in the face when the opponent was not suspecting it. Larkin will miss Saturday’s game against the Canucks.
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NBA-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Bucks general manager Jon Horst has signed a multi-year contract extension after helping Milwaukee win its first NBA title in a half-century. The move comes less than two months after the Bucks signed coach Mike Budenholzer to an extension. Milwaukee won the NBA Finals over the Phoenix Suns in six games to win its first league championship since 1971. Horst has worked as Milwaukee’s general manager since 2017. His notable moves have included the hiring of Budenholzer in 2018 and the acquisition of guard Jrue Holiday last year.
 
In other NBA news:
 
– Players can now test themselves for the coronavirus and get results in no more than 20 minutes. The NBA has partnered with a company that is providing the league with technology that allows anyone to essentially test themselves for COVID-19. A person applies the swab to the inside of their nose, places it in a reader connected wirelessly to their smartphone and gets the results back much faster than most other alternatives can deliver.
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NASCAR-TEXAS FEUD
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR has ordered a cease-fire in the feud between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick, warning of severe consequences if the two drivers continue to tangle on the track. The demand to stop the shenanigans comes as Elliott moves on to the third round of the playoffs, still eligible to win a second consecutive Cup title. Harvick crashed himself out of title contention last week as he evaded Elliott on his rear bumper at Charlotte. Elliott took glee in Harvick’s gaffe and wished him “a merry offseason and Happy Christmas,” and Elliott is now selling merchandise branded with that zinger.
 
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/15/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 101521 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A former oil company maintenance manager has been sentenced to 1 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty to obstructing a federal investigation into the 2014 death of an oil field worker. Stephen Reisinger was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who said Reisinger has shown remorse. Federal prosecutors had asked that Reisinger be imprisoned for 1 1/2 years. Reisinger was working for Nabors Completion and Production Services Co. in Williston when a welder, 28-year-old Dustin Payne, died after an explosion. Prosecutors say Reisinger deceived the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration during its investigation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum announced today the state will launch a search for a new executive director for Job Service North Dakota (JSND). The governor expressed his gratitude to North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) Director Bryan Klipfel, who has served as interim executive director of JSND since 2019 and will return to leading WSI full time.
 
“Bryan has done a tremendous job as Job Service North Dakota executive director, stepping up in a huge way when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the economy and created once-in-a-generation workforce and unemployment challenges for our citizens and businesses,” Burgum said. “We are deeply grateful for the leadership and continuity he provided at Job Service and for the strength of the entire JSND team, whose outstanding work has kept the agency positioned to address the workforce challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Klipfel has served as director of WSI since 2009 and will return to that leadership role full time when his interim role at Job Service ends Dec. 31, 2021.
 
“It has been an incredible privilege serving the citizens of North Dakota as executive director of JSND,” Klipfel said. “I am appreciative of the opportunity given to me by Governor Burgum to work with such a resilient and talented Job Service team. The pandemic put a spotlight on this team, and I am so proud of what they have accomplished over the past three years. I am leaving them in good hands with a strong leadership team who will continue building on their mission of meeting workforce needs.”
 
Under Klipfel’s leadership, JSND went above and beyond in supporting North Dakota’s workforce during the pandemic. Since March 2020, the team has processed more than 280,000 unemployment claims – nearly 14 years’ worth of claims – and paid out more than $1.25 billion to eligible North Dakota workers. Over the past five months, the agency has focused on putting North Dakotans affected by the pandemic back to work, and helping employers fill the state’s more than 17,500 job openings by hosting multiple in-house hiring events, sponsoring multi-industry job fairs, and promoting a digital employment campaign, #JobUpND.
 
Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2021.
 
Job Service North Dakota has 156 full-time team members, 66 temporary employees and a biennial budget of $65.4 million to manage multiple federal grants for workforce and unemployment services. The agency has nine workforce centers across the state staffed with regional workforce experts to remove barriers to employment and to connect employers and job seekers by building partnerships within local communities with employers, schools, local economic development associations and chambers. Unemployment Insurance services are carried out at the central office location in Bismarck. Through this program, the agency stabilizes the workforce and economy by providing income replacement to eligible workers. The agency also provides education and labor market information to businesses and job seekers to make informed decisions.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota is offering license refunds to nearly 30,000 deer hunters due to an outbreak of disease in the western part of the state. It’s the second straight year that the state’s Game and Fish Department is offering refunds. The department says it has received nearly 1,000 reports of dead deer after epizootic hemorrhagic disease surfaced in late August. It’s transmitted by biting gnats. The heaviest concentration of reported deaths is along the Missouri River, especially to the north and south of Bismarck and Mandan.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health reports seven more deaths among people positive with COVID-19 (1669). Today’s daily positive rate is 6.95%. There are 566 new positives with 708 newly recovered. Active cases drop by 115 to 3,386. Of those active 1,074 are age 19 or under, 1,184 are age 20-39, 858 are age 40-59, and 770 are age 60+. Hospitalizations drop by nine to 193, with 22 of those in ICU.
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 101521 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (PNS) – The majority of North Dakota’s counties are rural. Opponents of new U.S. Postal Service standards argued it spells trouble for the state, with customers now seeing slower mail delivery. This month, the Postal Service implemented cost-cutting moves, including a longer delivery window for some first-class mail, stretching to up to five days. Rural areas, senior citizens and low-income customers are expected to be hardest hit.
 
Sharyn Stone, central regional coordinator for the American Postal Workers Union, said when broadband connection gaps are factored in, there is a risk of further isolating rural populations. “Sometimes, for the smaller communities, that’s the only way they can get access to information, if it’s mailed to them,” Stone observed. “Also, if they have medications coming and other things that are normally mailed, it’s going to take longer for ’em to get there, and they may have to go further to get ’em.”
 
A reduction in retail hours also is part of the ten-year plan, along with higher fees, some of which are temporary through the holiday season. The Postmaster General claimed without the moves, the organization is looking at $160 billion in losses over the next decade.
Christopher Shaw, an author and historian of the U.S. Postal Service, said there are anecdotal reports of how the changes are affecting small businesses. They often depend on first-class mail and have said the slowdown will impact day-to-day operations. Shaw thinks some may turn to other delivery providers, which could lead to further privatization of the industry.
 
“These changes are part of a trend where the Postal Service is conceived of not as a public service, and instead, more like a for-profit business,” Shaw explained. “Which could very well lead to degradation of the service that Americans have expected and received over the years.”
 
Nearly 20 states recently filed a complaint, asking for a more detailed review of the plan by the Postal Regulatory Commission, which had already questioned some of the changes.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Canadian energy company has announced a plan to build North Dakota’s first factory designed to turn natural gas into liquid fuels. Officials say it also will help curb the burning of the gas that’s a byproduct of oil production. Cerilon Inc. says the $2.8 billion project in Trenton is intended to convert natural gas to fuels such as diesel. Commerce Commissioner James Leiman says the state approved a $3 million loan for the project Thursday. Leiman says the plant would employ “thousands” during ├íconstruction that would begin in 2023 and about 100 people when completed in 2026.
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BISMARCK, ND – The state Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail or “any” deer gun licenses in several units in western North Dakota the option of turning those licenses in for refunds. Casey Anderson, Wildlife Chief, said the decision is based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, and evidence of moderate to significant deer losses in some areas that might affect hunting success in those locations. The first confirmed EHD report occurred in early August.
 
Department staff will continue to monitor reports to determine if licenses in additional units should become eligible for refunds due to the EHD outbreak. Hunters and landowners should report any dead deer along with photos, if possible, to the department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system, at gf.nd.gov/mortality-report.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/15/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 101521 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Class 11B football team finish the regular season tonight. We’ll travel to Des Lacs where the DLB Lakers host the Velva-Garrison Aggies in a key Northwest Region game. The winner will be the #2-seed and get a home playoff game next Saturday, while the loser will hit the road next week. Both teams are 6-1 in region play. Pre-game is set for 6:45 PM on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
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MINOT, ND – A couple football game were played in the area yesterday.
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
Williston 14, (11A) Watford City 7
 
Class 11A
#1 Bismarck St. Mary’s 34, #5 Dickinson 0
 
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#2 Bismarck High def. Jamestown, 25-19, 29-27, 25-21
Minot def. Turtle Mountain, 25-10, 25-14, 25-19
Mandan def. Watford City, 25-17, 25-10, 17-25, 25-12
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, (3-0)
 
Class B
#7 Kenmare def. Ray, 25-13, 25-8, 25-13
Des Lacs-Burlington def. T-G-U, 25-14, 25-12, 25-5
Rugby def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-20, 25-13, 25-18
Bishop Ryan def. Beulah, 25-20, 25-21, 29-27
Nedrose def. Bottineau, 22-25, 26-24, 25-19, 26-24
Divide County def. Stanley (3-0)
Killdeer def. Alexander, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20
Heart River def. Hazen, (3-1)
Central McLean def. Shiloh Christian, 25-10, 21-25, 26-24, 25-23
Washburn def. Wilton-Wing, 25-16, 25-23, 25-13
Nelson County def. St. John, (3-1)
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. Rolette, (3-0)
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MLB-NLDS-DODGERS/GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have finally defeated the San Francisco Giants in a winner-take-all series. The Dodgers are in the NLCS after rallying in the ninth inning to beat the Giants, 2-1. The Dodgers can finally celebrate a postseason series win over their bitter rivals after the Giants captured best-of-3 series in 1951 and 1962 to decide the National League pennant. Cody Bellinger broke a 1-1 deadlock with an RBI single that scored Justin Turner, who started the rally by getting hit by a pitch with one out. Neither team scored until Corey Seager singled home a run in the sixth inning. Darin Ruf quickly responded with a solo blast in the bottom half. Ruf’s blast came off Julio Urias, who gave up just two other hits over four innings of relief. Kenley Jansen got the win with help from Max Scherzer’s save. Giants starter Logan Webb struck out seven and allowed a run and four hits over seven innings. The Dodgers head to Atlanta for Game 1 on Saturday.

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NFL-BUCCANEERS/EAGLES

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to their bye week with a 5-1 record after holding off the Philadelphia Eagles. Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette each accounted for two touchdowns as the Buccaneers topped the Eagles, 28-22. Brady tossed TD passes on Tampa Bay’s first two drives while going 11 for 12 for 121 yards. He finished 34 of 42 for 297 yards and an interception. Tampa increased its lead to 28-7 when Fournette walked in from the 1 in the third quarter. It was his second scoring run of the game. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts ran for two touchdowns but had trouble passing the ball, completing just 12 of 26 for 155 yards. Philadelphia is 2-4.

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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Florida Panthers have had good fortune when opening their NHL schedule at home. The Panthers erased a late two-goal deficit and defeated the Penguins, 5-4 on Carter Verhaeghe’s goal 97 seconds into overtime. The Pens were up 4-2 until Aaron Ekblad scored the two late goals to extend the game. Verhaeghe also finished with two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky made 43 saves for Florida, including a breakaway stop in OT. The Panthers have won their last eight season-opening home games.

 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– The Kraken have earned their first franchise victory in two games by beating the Predators, 4-3. Brandon Tanev scored his second goal into an empty net with 1:21 left. Alex Wennberg and Jared McCann each had a goal and an assist for Seattle.
 
– Ondrej Palat scored 2:43 into overtime to finish off the Lightning’s comeback in a 7-6 triumph over the Red Wings. Tyler Bertuzzi scored a career-high four times, three coming in the second period as Detroit took a three-goal lead. Ross Colton, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn scored in a four-minute span for Tampa Bay to make it 6-all.
 
– Andrei Svechnikov provided two goals and an assist in the Hurricanes’ 6-3 downing of the Islanders. Teuvo Teravainen added a goal and an assist to back Frederik Andersen, who stopped 25 shots in his Carolina debut. Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee each scored goals in the first of 13 straight road games for the Isles to open the season.
 
– The Stars pulled out a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Miro Heiskanen’s goal at 1:38 of OT. Jacob Peterson and Radek Faksa scored early for Dallas, and Braden Holtby and Anton Khudobin combined to make 31 saves. Adam Fox and Chris Kreider each had a goal for New York.
 
– Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty carried the Kings’ offense on a 6-2 rout of the Golden Knights. Kopitar set a team record by scoring five points in a season opener, delivering three goals and two assists. Drew Doughty added a goal and three assists to the win.
 
– The Blue Jackets rolled to an 8-2 win over the Coyotes as Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals and two assists. Max Domi added a goal and two assists to help Brad Larsen win his first game as coach of Columbus. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 36 shots in his first opening-night start.
 
– Anton Forsberg made a career-high 46 saves and the Senators scored three times in the first period before holding off the Maple Leafs, 3-2. Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist for Ottawa, which also received goals from Alex Formenton and Chris Tierney. Formenton scored on a slap shot with 0.6 seconds remaining in the opening period.
 
– The Sabres have followed a tumultuous summer with a stunning season-opening 5-1 win over the injury-depleted Canadiens. Victor Olofsson and Anders Bjork scored 2:01 apart in the second period. The Sabres converted three of six power-play opportunities, with Tage Thompson pushing Buffalo’s lead to 5-1 early in the third period.
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UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Shildt, one week after the team lost to the Dodgers in the NL wild-card game. Cardinals president John Mozeliak said the firing was “something that popped up recently,” but he refused to expand on what he called “philosophical differences” between Shildt, the coaching staff and the front office. The Redbirds went on a team-record, 17-game winning streak last month and made the postseason with 90 victories. They were 252-199 after Shildt took over for manager Mike Matheny during the 2018, winning the NL Central in 2019 and reaching the playoffs the last three seasons.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Braves are preparing to play without outfielder Jorge Soler in the NL Championship Series as they await his clearance following his positive COVID-19 test. The Braves worked out Thursday at Truist Park without Soler, who was pulled from the lineup for Game 4 of the NL Division Series against Milwaukee on Tuesday.
 
– White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson says he wants Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa to remain in the dugout next season. La Russa’s future was a bit of a question mark after the White Sox were eliminated Tuesday by Houston in Game 4 of the AL Division Series. Chicago rolled to a 93-69 record and beat Cleveland by 13 games in AL Central for its first division championship in 13 years.
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UNDATED (AP) – Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey did not practice Thursday, a sign that he could miss his third straight game while trying to rehab from a hamstring injury. The 2019 All-Pro running back had participated in four straight practices on a limited basis. Coach Matt Rhule old reporters on Wednesday that McCaffrey was “50-50” for the game and that his playing status would likely come down to a game-time decision. Carolina’s 2017 first-round draft pick was injured in a Week 3 win against the Houston Texans.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice Thursday because of an illness. Jackson was listed on the team’s injury report. He’s missed practice time previously this season but hasn’t missed any of Baltimore’s five games.
 
– Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is making steady progress after sustaining a concussion in last Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys and has a shot at playing Sunday against the Rams. Running back Saquon Barkley and receiver Kenny Golladay haven’t practiced this week. Barkley has almost no chance to play this weekend.
 
– The Bears have placed running back Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list, putting his status for their game against the Packers in question. Williams is second on the team with 137 yards and two touchdowns.
 
– The Washington Football Team says it is retiring late safety Sean Taylor’s number this weekend. The last-minute timing has sparked criticism while the organization is dealing with multiple off-field scandals. Taylor was murdered at his home during a botched robbery attempt in 2007, midway through his fourth NFL season.
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UNDATED (AP) – Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators have agreed to a seven-year, $57.5 million contract. Tkachuk was a restricted free agent and had not played for the Senators during the preseason until a deal was reached. The contract has an average annual value of $8.214 million.

 
Also in the NHL:
 
– Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock says he’s agreed to an eight-year extension. Newsday reports the deal is believed to be worth $49.2 million. Pulock and Adam Pelech ake up the Isles’ top blueline pairing. Pulock is in the final season of a two-year, $10 million package.
 
– Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for boarding Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach. Landeskog was assessed a minor penalty for boarding with 3:38 left in Colorado’s 4-2 home victory Wednesday night.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season. Williamson’s recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated, although Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says nothing “has gone wrong.” He says it’s just taking longer for Williamson’s bones to heal than the team had hoped when they initially forecast his return for the regular season opener. Griffin now says doctors want to re-evaluate imaging of Williamson’s foot in about two-and-a-half weeks.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/14/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 101421 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 are above 4,000 again. Today’s information from the Department of Health lists 4,001 active, a rise of 22 since yesterday. There are 633 new positives today with 649 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 5.99%. Hospitalizations are up by 19 to 202, with 21 of those in ICU. There are four more deaths reported among those who were positive (1662).
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BISMARCK, ND – The state Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail or “any” deer gun licenses in several units in western North Dakota the option of turning those licenses in for refunds. Casey Anderson, Wildlife Chief, said the decision is based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, and evidence of moderate to significant deer losses in some areas that might affect hunting success in those locations. The first confirmed EHD report occurred in early August.
 
Hunters with antlered whitetail, antlerless whitetail, any antlered and any antlerless licenses are eligible for refunds in units 2H, 2I, 2J1, 2K1, 3A1, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3B3, 3C, 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. Hunters who return their licenses will have their bonus points restored, if applicable, to the same number of points prior to the 2021 deer gun lottery.
 
“Compared to previous years, a much larger portion of the state seems to be affected,” Anderson said. “Unfortunately, substantial mortality has been documented in some areas.” Game and Fish made license refunds an option for hunters in 2020 because of an EHD outbreak in limited units.
 
Department staff will continue to monitor reports to determine if licenses in additional units should become eligible for refunds due to the EHD outbreak. Hunters and landowners should report any dead deer along with photos, if possible, to the department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system, at gf.nd.gov/mortality-report.
 
Before deciding to turn in a license, Anderson urges license holders to make local contacts to find out the extent of mortality in their hunting unit. “Consistent with previous EHD outbreaks, the impact can at times be severe in localized areas while other areas within the unit have little to no impact and a good deer harvest may still be needed,” he said.
 
License holders who qualify and want a refund must mail their tag, along with a note requesting a refund due to EHD, to the Game and Fish Department’s Bismarck office no later than Nov. 4. Envelopes postmarked Nov. 4 will be accepted.
 
EHD, a naturally occurring virus that is spread by a biting midge, is often fatal to infected white-tailed deer, while mule deer do not usually
die from the disease. Hunters do not have to worry about handling or consuming meat from infected deer because the virus that causes EHD is not known to cause disease in humans. In addition, the first series of hard frosts typically kills the midge that transmits the EHD virus and will slow or halt the spread of the disease.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota University System has appointed David Krebsbach as the permanent vice chancellor for administrative affairs and chief financial officer. He was first appointed interim for the duties in August. Krebsbach will take on responsibilities as the system’s vice chancellor for administrative affairs and chief financial officer as of October 16, 2021.
 
Krebsbach has worked for the NDUS since August 2016. In his current role, he is responsible for all budget related and fiscal matters of the system office. He works closely with all 11 NDUS institutions on accounting, financial management and budget formulation. He has also played an integral role in preparing fiscal research, reports and testimony during legislative session. The position fills the need for leadership-level oversight of financial administration and other financial functions at the system level.
 
Prior to his work at the NDUS, he was a finance manager for Job Service of North Dakota for eight years. He also has experience working as a comptroller and as a senior accountant. Krebsbach obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, and is a Certified public accountant.
 
Chancellor Mark Hagerott said Krebsbach continues to be an exemplary fit to the organization. “David has proven leadership skills and extensive experience in administrative operations, as well as knowledge about the higher education funding formula. He comes to this position familiar with the legislative process and a work philosophy that will continue to be an asset to the NDUS,” Hagerott said. “He and the administrative affairs team have enabled us keep a balanced budget across the system. His professional approach has helped us navigate a budget plan through our COVID response and he continues to align our budget and strategic processes, all while maintaining a primary focus on our students and campuses.”
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota residents experienced a range of weather events this week, with rare October tornadoes in the southeastern part of the state, an early season snowstorm in the west and record rainfall. KFGO reports that preliminary reports indicate two tornadoes touched down on Wednesday in the southeast part of the state. Meanwhile, the Bismarck area saw 1.47 inches of rain Wednesday, a record for Oct. 13. Minot also saw record rainfall for the date at 1.60 inches. The western part of the state saw near-blizzard conditions. Northern Golden Valley County saw as much as 8 inches of snow.
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MINOT, ND – The numbers have been finalized for the 4th Annual Fuel The Fight fundraiser. Trinity Health Foundation say $80,000 was raised for the program which provides fuel vouchers for Trinity CancerCare Center patients. The fundraiser was held September 10th at Dakota Square ARCO in Minot. Officials say plans are already underway for Fuel the Fight 2022!
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 101421 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum is asking supporters to sign a petition endorsing his plan to use some of the state’s bulging surpluses to offset income taxes. It’s being viewed by lawmakers as an end-run on a Legislature that has signaled no appetite for the idea. The second-term Republican governor recommended using a portion of the state’s hefty and better-than-forecast ending fund balance of $1.1 billion in the last two-year budget cycle to provide income tax relief to residents. GOP Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says he hasn’t heard of a single lawmaker who supports the governor’s idea.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A former North Dakota oilfield executive has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for misleading shareholders about his company’s value, in a scheme that eventually forced it to go bankrupt and led to more than $886 million in losses. Joseph Kostelecky, of Dickinson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count each of wire fraud and securities fraud. The 60-year-old Kostelecky faces up to 40 years in prison when he’s sentenced Jan. 10. Kostelecky served as the highest ranking U.S. executive for Poseidon Concepts Corp., a fluid storage tank supplier based in Calgary, Alberta. Prosecutors say he made false and misleading claims about the company’s finances in order to inflate its stock price.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Departing North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Commissioner Jodi Smith has been hired by the governing group that is managing the Red River diversion project in Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota. Smith announced Tuesday she was leaving the the Land Department at the end of October, just five months into her second term. She was appointed to the post by the state Board of University and School Lands, known as the Land Board, in 2017. Smith will serve as director of lands and compliance for the Metro Flood Diversion Authority, a group of local and county leaders. Joel Paulsen, the authority’s executive director, said Smith’s background in complex land management and “track record of reaching across many constituencies” made her an ideal candidate for the job.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An attorney for a North Dakota photography business that abruptly went out of business and left many wedding couples in limbo says the company is working to release photos and images, It’s unclear whether customers who paid in advance for uncompleted work will be refunded. Two state agencies are investigating the shutdown of Glasser Images last week and the business owner is facing several lawsuits. Fargo attorney Tim O’Keeffe said the photos and videos are being secured and “kept safely” on hard drives, but it’s a “logistical challenge” to get them to customers and it could take weeks. Glasser Images photographed weddings throughout the Dakotas, Minnesota and Colorado without charging for travel costs, according to the company website.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – City officials in Moorhead have raised the legal age to buy tobacco products and banned all flavored tobacco products from stores. KFGO reports that the City Council voted 7-1 on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that raises the legal age from 18 to 21 and bars all flavored products from licensed stores, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing or smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vape juices. The ordinance brings the city into compliance with a federal law that raises the minimum legal sales age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21. Alderman Matt Gilbertson cast the lone dissenting vote, saying prohibition doesn’t work and people will just cross into North Dakota to buy tobacco in Fargo.
 
 
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