KHRT ND News – 06/16/21

KHRT NEWS – 061621 – WEDNESDAY – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Millions of dollars in state agency requests for federal funds may need approval of the full Legislature due to a new law setting certain thresholds for such requests. The law was enacted in April after the Legislature overrode Gov. Doug Burgum’s veto. The Republican-led Legislature passed the bill after the state received $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding last year. The North Dakota Emergency Commission, headed by Burgum, largely determined how the money would be spent. The panel meets today to consider nine requests totaling more than $125 million, some of which appear to need the full Legislature’s approval.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of a man who died in a motorcycle accident near Williston. The Patrol says 29-year old Cole Lamar died at the scene of the crash one-quarter mile east of Williston on Sunday at around 5:30 PM. Officers say Lamar lost control of his 2018 Harley Davidson on a curve and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State officials say the number of wildfires this year in North Dakota has increased significantly. They’re citing the state’s extremely dry conditions. Data collected by the North Dakota Forest Service and the state Department of Emergency Services shows nearly 1,400 fires have consumed about 156 square miles since the beginning of the year. Last year, about 921 fires burned approximately 18 square miles. North Dakota has experienced some of the driest winter and spring months this year. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows more than two-thirds of the state is in extreme and exceptional drought.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot’s aerial mosquito spraying event scheduled for June has been canceled due to budget constraints with the aerial spray team. The sprayings are conducted in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base and the Ohio Air National Guard.
 
The spray planned for the week of July 12-16 remains on schedule as of now. Crews will choose their times depending on weather and wind conditions to spray when mosquitoes are most active. A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered pesticide will be used. The active ingredient in the spray is Naled, which poses a minimal risk to the general population, pets and wildlife when applied in this method. Naled is toxic to insects, including honeybees. Beekeepers in the surrounding area will be notified of the City of Minot’s scheduled spraying. More information about Naled is available from the Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol/naled-mosquito-control. Mosquito spraying is provided by the 910th Airlift Wing’s Air Force Aerial Spray Squadron from Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Ohio. The application are made using a C-130 cargo aircraft.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department offers a simple message to well-intentioned people who want to pick up and rescue what appear to be orphaned baby animals this time of year: don’t touch them. Whether it is a young fawn, duckling, cottontail rabbit or a songbird, it is better to leave them alone. More often than not, young animals are not abandoned or deserted, and the mother is probably nearby. Young wildlife are purposely secluded by adults to protect them from predators.
 
Anytime a young wild animal has human contact its chance for survival decreases significantly. It’s illegal to take wild animals home, and captive animals later returned to the wild will struggle to survive because they do not possess learned survival skills. The only time a baby animal should be picked up is if it is in an unnatural situation, such as a young songbird found on a doorstep. In that case, the young bird can be moved to the closest suitable habitat.
 
People should also steer clear of adult wildlife, such as deer or moose that might wander into urban areas. Crowding stresses animals and this can lead to a potentially dangerous situation. In addition, motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways. During the next several weeks young animals are dispersing from their home ranges, and with deer more active during this time, the potential for car-deer collisions increase.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – 061621 – WEDNESDAY – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The body of a Bismarck kayaker who went missing earlier this month was recovered by a fisherman, who brought it to shore. Joby Seagren, 41, went missing June 5 while kayaking with friends on the Missouri River in the Kimball Bottoms area south of Bismarck. A fisherman found his body Monday in the main channel of the river. Authorities don’t suspect foul play in Seagren’s death. Burleigh County Sheriff’s Maj. Gary Schaffer says his body showed no obvious trauma but an autopsy will be conducted.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota has ranked as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer for nine years, but it’s on the verge of losing that status because oil production is soaring in New Mexico. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday that New Mexico produced 1.16 million barrels of oil per day in March, while North Dakota’s daily oil output that month was 1.11 million barrels. Texas continues to lead the nation in oil production. Lynn Helms, North Dakota’s mineral resources director, told the Bismarck Tribune that New Mexico could surpass North Dakota unless it picks up the pace of production soon.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2021 decreased nearly 10% over the same period the previous year. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March totaled $4.1 billion, a 9.9% decrease over the three-month span in 2020. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said the drop was due to the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the state’s economy. Despite the decline statewide, Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot all reported increases, led by Fargo at 17.6%. North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases are a key indicator of economic activity in the state. They also are used to forecast state budgets.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will host town hall meetings Wednesday and Thursday with farmers, ranchers and other area residents in the Washburn, Rugby and Medora areas to discuss the challenges created by extreme drought conditions, review the state’s response and answer questions. More than two-thirds of North Dakota is in extreme or exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor.
 
Other officials participating in the meetings will include Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard and director of the Department of Emergency Services; Homeland Security Director Cody Schulz; Interim State Engineer John Paczkowski; and representatives from NDSU Extension and the federal Farm Service Agency.
 
The meetings are open to the public and will be livestreamed on the governor’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GovernorDougBurgum/.
 
WASHBURN – 5 pm CT Wednesday, June 16 – Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, 2576 8th St. SW
 
RUGBY – 10 am CT Thursday, June 17 – Coffee Cottage Café, 106 Hwy 2 SE
 
MEDORA – 2 pm MT / 3 pm CT Thursday, June 17 – Medora Community Center, 465 Pacific Ave.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/16/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 061621 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Both the Minot Vistas and Metros were in action on Tuesday.
 
High School Legion Baseball
Class AA
 
Minot Vistas 14, Bismarck Governors 8
Minot Vistas 8, Bismarck Governors 7
 
Mandan Chiefs 16, Williston Keybirds 4
Mandan Chiefs 13, Williston Keybirds 3
 
Grand Forks Royals 5, Dickinson Roughriders 0
Dickinson Roughriders 5, Grand Forks Royals 2
 
Class A
 
Minot Metros 4, Devils Lake 3
Devils Lake 10, Minot Metros 5
 
Class B
 
Bottineau 14, Rolla 10
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Girls Soccer All-State Team.
High School Girls Soccer

2021 All-State Team

 
First Team
 
Minot – MiLiah Burke, Emerson Perrin, Lainey Sandberg
Bismarck High – Reece Voracheck
Jamestown – Haley Nelson
Mandan – Kylie Osborn
Fargo Davies – Livia Karnik
Fargo North – Chloe Sollom
Fargo Shanley – Ella Frisk, Abby Promersberger
West Fargo Sheyenne – Ana Kramer, Morgan Valvo
 
Second Team
 
Minot – Emelea Miller, Morgan Perrin
Bismarck Century – Ashlyn Davison
Bismarck Legacy – Kennedy Johnson
Mandan – Sarah Burgum, Quinn Carter
Fargo Davies – Madison Barnick, Jensen Seidel
Grand Forks Central – Hannah Hynek
West Fargo – Chloe Pfau
West Fargo Sheyenne – Amber Weibye
 
MaLiah Burke of Minot also was honored as the North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year for Girls Soccer.
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TWINS-MARINERS
 
SEATTLE (AP) – J.P. Crawford homered on J.A. Happ’s first pitch, Shed Long Jr. hit a three-run triple an inning later and the Seattle Mariners thumped the Minnesota Twins 10-0. Seattle starter Chris Flexen tossed eight sharp innings while striking out a career-high eight, and was backed by an early offensive outburst that plated five runs in the first two innings. Crawford became the first Mariners player to homer on the opening pitch since Dustin Ackley in 2012 when he drove Happ’s fastball out to right field for his fourth of the season.
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LYNX-SKY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Allie Quigley scored a season-high 23 points, Courtney Vandersloot became the fourth player in WNBA history with 2,000 career assists and the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 105-89. Vandersloot joined Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro and Lindsay Whalen to reach the mark. Vandersloot also reached double-digit assists for the 60th time in her career, finishing with 10 points, 13 assists and four steals. Quigley made a 3-pointer on back-to-back possessions to give Chicago a 78-57 lead late in the third. Minnesota went without a field goal for three-plus minutes in the quarter, and the Sky started the fourth on a 12-4 run for a 27-point lead.
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VIKINGS-RICHARDSON
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. The deal was done before minicamp began and brings back an proven interior pass rusher in the latest part of their offseason makeover. Defensive end Danielle Hunter also made his first appearance on the practice field. He skipped the previous spring sessions. Hunter agreed to rework the terms of the contract he signed three years ago. He didn’t play last season due to a neck injury. Richardson played for the Vikings in 2018, producing 4 1/2 sacks and 16 quarterback hits. He played the last two seasons for the Cleveland Browns.
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NBA PLAYOFFS

NEW YORK (AP) – James Harden was back in the Brooklyn Nets’ lineup, but it was Kevin Durant’s triple-double that led them to a 114-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Durant carried the Nets on his back, delivering 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists. Jeff Green also had a big night off the bench, scoring 27 points as Brooklyn took a three-games-to-two lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Harden played all but two minutes, providing five points, eight assists and six assists in his first game since coming out of the series opener in the first minute because of a hamstring injury. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 12 boards for the Bucks, who led by 16 at halftime before allowing 71 points over the last two quarters. Game 6 is Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Bucks are 4-0 against the Nets this season.

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NHL PLAYOFFS

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning had been waiting all postseason to get a goal from their defensemen. They got a pair on Tuesday to even their Stanley Cup semifinal series with the New York Islanders at a game apiece. Blueliners Jan Rutta and Victor Hedman scored seven minutes apart in the third period to give the Bolts a 4-1 lead in a 4-2 win over the Isles. Rutta scored for the first time in December 2019, which proved to be the game-winner. Nikita Kucherov set up goals by Hedman, Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat, one game after Tampa Bay waited until the final minute to beat Semyon Varlamov. Brock Nelson and Mat Barzal had the Islanders goals against Andrei Vasilevskiy, who stopped 24 shots. Game 3 is Thursday at Nassau Coliseum.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Mets must be imagining how good they’ll be when a few of their position players come off the injured list. The patchwork Mets are a season-high nine games over .500 at 34-25 after beating the NL Central-leading Cubs for the second straight night, 3-2. Taijuan Walker struck out a career-high 12 while limiting Chicago to two runs and five hits with no walks. Pete Alonso hit a game-tying, two-run single and snapped a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly as the Mets won for the seventh time in nine games. Seth Lugo got six outs for his first save since returning on June 2 from elbow surgery. Lugo avoided a blown save when Jake Marisnick was thrown out at the plate for the second out of the ninth. Javier Baez hit his 15th home run for the Cubs, a two-run shot that opened the scoring in the third inning. The Mets continue to play without Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Davis, each of whom were in the starting lineup on opening day.

 
In other Major League action:
 
– Yan Gomes launched a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits in the Nationals’ third straight win, 8-1 over the Pirates. Patrick Corbin gave up one run and eight hits over 8 1/3 innings as Washington dealt Pittsburgh its ninth consecutive loss.
 
– The Reds broke open a scoreless game in the 10th inning without the benefit of a hit and held on to beat the Brewers 2-1. Eugenio Suarez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Kyle Farmer added a sacrifice fly in Cincinnati’s fifth straight win.
 
– The Cardinals pulled out a 2-1 win over the Marlins on Paul Goldschmidt’s game-ending homer in the ninth. Goldschmidt also had a tying RBI single in the sixth to help St. Louis win its second straight since dropping nine of 10.
 
– Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 5-3 win over the Phillies. Betts also provided an insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth as the Dodgers won in front of 52,078, the largest crowd to attend a professional sports league game in the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
 
– Mike Yastrzemski crushed a grand slam in the eighth inning to complete the Giants’ wild comeback in a 9-8 thriller over the Diamondbacks. Arizona was ahead 7-0 in the second inning before absorbing its 21st consecutive road loss, one shy of the major league record set by the 1963 Mets.
 
– Ryan McMahon homered, tripled and drove in four runs as the Rockies rallied from an early deficit to beat the skidding Padres, 8-4. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 20th home run of the season for San Diego, which has lost 11 of 15.
 
– Dallas Keuchel won his fifth straight decision by tossing four-hit ball over seven innings of the White Sox’s 3-0 shutout of the Rays.
Adam Engel hit a solo home run and Tim Anderson had three hits as the AL Central leaders bounced back from Monday’s 5-2 loss to the AL East leaders.
 
– Alex Verdugo slammed a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Chris Martin in the eighth inning to send the Red Sox past the Braves, 10-8. Rafael Devers added a three-run homer and drove in four runs to help Boston improve to a major league-best 36-4 when scoring at least four times.
 
– The Yankees erased a 5-2 deficit before Clint Frazier snapped an eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit double to give New York a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays. Chris Gittens homered for his first major league hit, Gary Sanchez went deep and Brett Gardner added a blast in the Yanks’ third win in 10 games.
 
– Eddie Rosario hit a two-run double while the Indians scored five times in the fourth inning of a 7-2 win over the Orioles. Bobby Bradley delivered a solo homer and two RBIs as Cleveland handed Baltimore its team record-extending 17th straight road loss.
 
– Casey Mize turned in his eighth quality start in his last nine games, giving up three runs over 6 2/3s to pitch the Tigers to a 4-2 win at Kansas City. Cabrera doubled and singled to drive in one run and score another, helping Detroit send the Royals to their fifth loss in a row.
 
– The Athletics were 6-4 winners over the Angels as Sean Murphy homered for the second consecutive night and Elvis Andrus hit a two-run double. Shohei Ohtani hit his 18th home run with two outs in the eighth inning for Los Angeles before Oakland closed out its fifth straight win.
 
– Jose Altuve belted a grand slam in the 10th inning to complete the Astros’ late comeback in a 6-3 verdict over the Rangers. Texas was one out from a nine-inning win until Carlos Correa homered.
 
– J.P. Crawford homered on starter J.A. Happ’s first pitch, before Shed Long Jr. added a three-run triple an inning later, guiding the Mariners to a 10-0 thumping of the Twins. Seattle starter Chris Flexen tossed eight sharp innings while striking out a career-high eight.
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TENNIS-QUEEN’S CLUB

LONDON (AP) – Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has earned his first major victory in more than a year, and his first grass-court win in three years. Murray defeated Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 at the Queen’s Club grass-court tournament. Murray had not played on the ATP Tour since Rotterdam.

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NBA-ALL-STARS

NEW YORK (AP) – Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic is among the list of players named to the All-NBA First Team. The Denver Nuggets center averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 72 games during the regular season. He also averaged 29.8 points as Denver advanced to the Western Conference semifinals before getting swept by Phoenix. Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was a unanimous First Team selection. He and Jokic are joined on the First Team by Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard. Second Team selections were Lakers forward LeBron James, 76ers center Joel Embiid, Suns guard Chris Paul, Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Knicks forward Julius Randle.

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NHL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom has captured the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Lindblom was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer in December 2019, causing him to miss the remainder of the regular season. He returned to the Flyers’ lineup for two games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs in September and regained his regular place in the lineup this season. Lindblom had eight goals and 14 points in 50 games this year. He was declared cancer-free in March.

In other NHL news:
– The Devils have re-signed right wing Nathan Bastian to a two-year deal worth $1.65 million. Bastian completed his first full NHL season with the Devils, leading the club with 136 hits and collecting 10 points in 41 games.

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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Major League Baseball is cracking down on pitchers using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs to get a better grip. Beginning Monday, such pitchers will be ejected and receive 10-game suspensions. Suspension time will escalate for repeat offenders. Major and minor league umpires will start regular checks of all pitchers, even if opposing managers don’t request inspections. The penalty comes amid record strikeouts and a league batting average at a more than half-century low. The spin rate of pitches has gone off the charts as some hurlers resort to foreign substances that provide an enhanced grip. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said use of grip substances had changed.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Rays’ charge to the AL East title has taken a severe hit following a serious injury to Tyler Glasnow. An MRI showed Glasnow had a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and also a flexor strain putting the remainder of his season in doubt. Glasnow said he won’t have surgery for now, but he’d miss the rest of this season and at least most of the next if he elects to have Tommy John surgery.
 
– White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Tuesday to repair tears in his right hamstring. The 24-year-old rookie was hitting .305 with 21 RBIs and 30 runs scored in 54 games before getting hurt last week trying to beat out a grounder. Chicago had put him on the 60-day injured list and held out hope he might recover to play again this year.
 
– The Nationals have placed ace Max Scherzer on the 10-day injured list because of groin inflammation. Scherzer tweaked his groin in the first inning of his last start on Saturday, calling the injury minor. Scherzer is 5-4 with a 2.21 ERA.
 
– The Athletics have picked up Bob Melvin’s contract option for next season. Melvin has guided the A’s to an 808-715 record since taking over midway through the 2011 season. He recently passed Tony La Russa for most victories by an Oakland manager and last weekend became the 35th person in major league history with 1,300 managerial wins.
 
– The Yankees will resume 100% capacity in the Bronx starting with Friday night’s series opener against the Athletics. More than half the
30 teams have announced plans to resume full capacity.
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NFL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn’t expect cornerback Stephon Gilmore to participate in any of the team’s remaining mandatory minicamp workouts this week. It’s an indication the former defensive player of the year could be a holdout as the team prepares to open training camp next month. Gilmore also has skipped the team’s voluntary workouts in recent months. He is entering the final season of a five-year, $65 million deal.

 
In other news from NFL camps:
 
– Tua Tagovailoa threw five interceptions in practice as the Dolphins opened mandatory minicamp. Worse, all those giveaways came with NFL interceptions leader Xavien Howard a no-show for the first day of minicamp. Head coach Brian Flores calls Howard’s absence a contract issue.
 
– The Panthers have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn, a cornerback from South Carolina. The team has a fifth-year option as part of the contract.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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KHRT ND News – 06/12/21

KHRT NEWS – 061221 – SATURDAY – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents have asked a federal judge to require detailed monthly status reports while the federal government conducts an extensive environmental review. The request comes after Judge James Boasberg ruled last month that the pipeline may continue operating while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts the review. Boasberg ordered the parties involved in the litigation to meet Friday to go over the next steps they plan to take. Pipeline attorneys told the court they shouldn’t have to provide status reports and renewed their longstanding request to have the case dismissed. Attorneys for the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes say a decision to appeal the judge’s order could come later.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Republican legislative leaders are in no hurry to spend an additional $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid, despite grumbling from some lawmakers that the funds should be distributed sooner rather than later. Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner and Ray Holmberg, who heads the powerful Senate appropriations committee, say they are awaiting federal guidance on how the money can be used. Holmberg said Friday that officials are also still calculating the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on the state’s economy. Wardner says he doesn’t understand why there is such a hurry to distribute the funds.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of people in northwestern North Dakota after a round of storms smacked the region with heavy rains, high winds and hail. The Bismarck Tribune reports the storm swept through Thursday night. Some areas received as much as four-and-a-half inches of rain. Williams County saw flash flooding. Part of a truck wash collapsed in Williston. That area also saw hail as large as two-and-a-half inches in diameter. At least two tornadoes were sighted in McKenzie County and winds as strong as 79 mph gusted at Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Moffit. Montana-Dakota Utilities crews worked to restore electricity to 7,500 customers across the Dakotas and eastern Montana.
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MINOT, ND – Fire damaged an apartment in northwest Minot on Thursday afternoon, displacing the apartment’s resident until repairs can be made.
 
Minot Fire Department crews were called to 2015 8th St. NW at 1:44 p.m. for a smell of an electrical fire and smoke coming from the ceiling. Upon arrival at the scene, crews found light smoke coming from the eaves and roof vents of the building. One crew quickly located the source of the fire and extinguished it while other crews evacuated the apartment complex and checked for fire extending to other areas of the building. No extension was found.
 
The smoke was cleared from the building. No other hazards were noted, so all other residents were allowed back into their apartments.
The apartment management company and the Red Cross were assisting the resident who was displaced. The resident was not home at the time of the fire.
 
The Minot Police Department assisted with the evacuations. All residents were safely evacuated. There were no civilian or emergency responder injuries.
 
The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – With temperatures nearing triple digits, the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) reminds residents that hot weather and accumulated nutrients can lead to blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms in bodies of water across the state. Blue-green algae can cause Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), producing toxins in the water called cyanotoxins. The NDDEQ responds to reported blooms across the state and tests water for toxins. If toxins are at an unsafe level, the NDDEQ issues advisories and warnings to the public.
 
People that swallow or come into contact with water containing cyanotoxins can become sick with diarrhea and vomiting; or experience numb lips, tingling fingers and toes, dizziness, rashes, hives and skin blisters. Pets and livestock may also suffer adverse health effects, which could result in death. There are no known antidotes for the cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. Children and pets are at a higher risk than adults for illness because of their smaller size.
 
Blue-green algae can look like grass clippings floating in the water, clumps/puffballs or green cottage cheese. It can also make the water appear like spilled green paint or green pea soup.
 
Respect advisories and warnings announced by the NDDEQ. All water advisories and warnings are posted at www.tinyurl.com/WMP-HABS under the map tab.
 
Do not swim, water ski, or boat in areas where the water is discolored or where you see foam, scum or mats of green or blue-green algae on the water; or let pets swim in or drink from affected waters.
 
If you or your pet accidentally swims in water that might have a cyanobacteria bloom, rinse off with fresh water as soon as possible.
Do not irrigate lawns with pond or lake water that looks scummy or has an awful odor.
 
Report suspected blue-green algae blooms to the NDDEQ at 701-328-5210 or on the NDDEQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom webpage at www.tinyurl.com/WMP-HABS. Because it can take time to receive laboratory test results, we urge people to be cautious and avoid waters that look discolored, scummy, or have a foul odor.
 
Enjoy a safe day on the lake, but when in doubt, stay out.
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UNDATED (AP) – Renowned spiritual leader and Native American rights activist Chief Leonard Crow Dog has died at age 78. Indian Country Today reports that the Sicangu Lakota Oyate man died June 6 at Crow Dog’s Paradise on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Crow Dog attended and spoke at countless rallies, marches and protests over the years. He’s credited with helping add the renewal of cultural traditions to the American Indian Movement’s goals. In 1972, he took part in The Trail of Broken Treaties, which included the occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ headquarters in Washington. He also participated and was arrested in the 1973 occupation at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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K-Heart Sports – 06/12/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 061221 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Mandan Chiefs are hosting the BNC National Bank Border Battle this weekend. The top two teams advance to the championship on Sunday.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
 
BNC National Bank Border Battle – Mandan
 
Mandan Chiefs 5, Bismarck Governors 2
Bismarck Governors 3, Minot Vistas 2
Detroit Lakes MN 4, Minot Vistas 3
Billings MT Royals 14, Detroit Lakes MN 4
Mandan Chiefs 10, Billings MT Royals 0
 
Today’s schedule
 
Detroit Lakes MN vs Bismarck Governors, 10 am
Bismarck Governors vs Billings MT Royals, 12:15 pm
Minot Vistas vs Billings MT Royals, 2:30 pm
Detroit Lakes MN vs Mandan Chiefs, 4:45 pm
Minot Vistas vs Mandan Chiefs, 7 pm
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Metros were in action Friday. And the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs began a three game weekend series in Sioux Falls, SD.
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class A
Dickinson Volunteers 22, Minot Metros 8
 
Expedition League Baseball
Sioux Falls Sunfish 5, Souris Valley Sabre Dogs 1
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TWINS-ASTROS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Martín Maldonado hit a go-ahead double in the ninth, prompting a fan to toss an inflatable trash can onto the field, and the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4. This was Houston’s first trip to Target Field with fans in the stands since 2019, and the Astros heard a chorus of boos and chants. The Astros came into Minnesota last year and swept the Twins in the AL wild-card playoff round. There were no crowds then and, now given a chance to sound off, Twins fans made known their displeasure over Houston’s sign-stealing scandal. Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered as Houston won for the fourth time in five games.
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NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

ATLANTA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers have ended the Atlanta Hawks’ 13-game home winning streak while taking a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals. Joel Embiid scored 27 points and the 76ers rode a dominant third quarter to a 127-111 victory over the Hawks. Embiid added nine rebounds, eight assists and three blocked shots despite playing with torn cartilage in his right knee. Tobias Harris had 22 points and Ben Simmons added 18 for the Sixers, who led by five before outscoring the Hawks, 34-19 in the third period. Trae Young led Atlanta with 28 points, John Collins had 23 and Bogdan Bogdanovic 19. Game 4 is Monday night in Atlanta.

 
Meanwhile, the Suns enjoy a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series following a 116-102 win over the Nuggets. Devin Booker provided 28 points and teamed with Chris Paul to lead a steady offensive onslaught that countered Nikola Jokic’s triple-double of 32 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists. Paul had 27 points, eight assists and three steals for the Suns, who pulled away after halftime and earned their sixth straight win. All five Phoenix starters scored in double figures as the Suns pulled within one victory of their first berth in the conference finals since 2010. Monte Morris scored 21 off the bench for Denver, which will try to avoid elimination on Sunday.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Two of the National League’s best pitchers had to leave their starts early last night due to injuries. Jacob deGrom was pulled from another fantastic start after six innings of the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Padres. DeGrom allowed just one hit and faced the minimum number of batters before leaving with right flexor tendinitis. He also hit a two-run single and lowered his major league-best ERA to 0.56, the best ever after 10 starts. DeGrom left after 80 pitches and extending his scoreless streak to 22 innings. He says he’s not concerned about his elbow issue. DeGrom lasted longer than Max Scherzer, who was able to throw just 12 pitches in Washington’s 1-0 loss to the Giants. Scherzer came out of the game with a groin injury that he says is very mild. Buster Posey homered and Anthony DeSclafani threw a career-best two-hitter for San Francisco.

 
In other Major League action:
 
– Clayton Kershaw bounced back from two bad outings by yielding just one run and three hits over six innings of the Dodgers, 12-1 dismantling of the Rangers. Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Gavin Lux homered in the first inning before Albert Pujols and Will Smith left the yard to send Texas to its 16th consecutive road loss.
 
– Jazz Chisholm’s two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning put the Miami Marlins ahead to stay in a 4-3 verdict over the Braves. Sandy Alcantara allowed two runs in six innings to help Miami improve to 4-1 versus Atlanta this year.
 
– Joc Pederson hit a solo homer and a two-run double to help the Cubs turn a 5-1 deficit into an 8-5 win over the Cardinals. Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras also went deep as Chicago handed St. Louis its seventh loss in eight games.
 
– Christian Yelich hit a bases-loaded double and Pittsburgh relievers issued three consecutive bases-loaded walks in a five-run seventh that sent the Brewers past the Pirates, 7-4. The Brewers tied a franchise record by drawing six walks in the five-run rally that put them ahead for good.
 
– The Reds hit five homers over the first five innings, including a three-run blast by Joey Votto in an 11-5 trouncing of the Rockies. Nick Castellanos, Scott Heineman, Kyle Farmer and Tyler Stephenson also went deep as Cincinnati dropped Colorado to a major league-worst 5-25 on the road.
 
– Ryan Yarbrough followed up a rare Tampa Bay complete game with six solid innings in a 4-2 win over the Orioles. Brandon Lowe homered for the Rays, who are 21-5 since May 13 to become the first team to 40 wins this season.
 
– The Red Sox clawed back from a 5-1 deficit and beat the Blue Jays, 6-5 on Alex Verdugo’s RBI hit off the Green Monster in the bottom of the ninth. Boston scored three in the sixth inning and tied it on Christian Arroyo’s towering solo home run onto Lansdowne Street in the eighth.
 
– The Athletics pulled out a 4-3 win over the Royals on an RBI single by Elvis Andrus in the bottom of the ninth. Seth Brown homered and Matt Chapman had three hits including an RBI double to help Oakland overcome a pair of solo homers by Salvador Perez.
 
– Aaron Civale gave up a single to start the game before dominating Seattle’s light-hitting lineup for eight innings of the Indians’ 7-0 shutout. Bobby Bradley homered and Amed Rosario had four hits to back Civale, who struck out a career-high 11 and retired 22 in a row.
 
– Martin Maldonado hit a go-ahead double in the ninth before the Astros completed their fourth win in five games, 6-4 at Minnesota. Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered, Alex Bregman drove in two runs and Michael Brantley added three hits for Houston.
 
– Yoan Moncada’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning sent the White Sox past the Tigers, 5-4. Moncada’s fly ball came after Chicago closer Liam Hendricks served up a game-tying, two-run homer to rookie Daz Cameron in the ninth.
 
– Shohei Ohtani struck out eight over five innings and doubled twice in the Angels’ 6-5, 10-inning win over the Diamondbacks. Max Stassi’s RBI groundout scored Jared Walsh with the go-ahead run after Arizona forced extra innings on Eduardo Escobar’s two-out blast in the ninth.
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TENNIS-FRENCH OPEN

PARIS (AP) – Novak Djokovic has advanced to the French Open final and will play fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. Djokovic stopped Rafael Nadal’s bid for a 14th French Open title and handed the King of Clay just his third loss in 108 matches at the tournament. Djokovic dropped the first set of the semifinal match before rallying for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2 victory. He won the last six games as he takes aim at his second French Open championship and 19th Grand Slam title. Nadal had been 7-1 versus Djokovic at Roland Garros, losing to him in 2015. Nadal beat Djokovic in last year’s final. Fans were allowed to stick around for the end of the four-hour match. French officials lifted the 11 pm curfew that would have otherwise forced the crowd of 5,000 to leave the stadium.

 
Tsitsipas edged sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam final. Tsitsipas was in meltdown mode at the start of the fifth seed, trailing love-40 after a double-fault before winning five straight points. He broke serve to go up 3-1 and cruised the reset of the way. Tsitsipas had been 0-3 in Grand Slam semifinals.
 
Djokovic will try to join Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as the only men’s players to win each Grand Slam singles title at least twice.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Seattle Mariners reliever Kendall Graveman has been activated after being on the injured list following a COVID-19 scare. The 30-year-old right-hander had been out since May 23 and was in quarantine for two weeks. He recorded five saves and did not allow a run in 16 2/3 innings over 14 appearances before being sidelined.

 
Also around the Majors:
 
– Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw likely won’t return until August after dislocating his left shoulder diving for a ground ball Wednesday at Cincinnati. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the initial plan is to see whether Shaw can recover without needing surgery.
 
– Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen is taking a physical leave of absence from the team while his wife Nicole is dealing with brain cancer. Hazen says he will continue to consult regularly with assistant general manager Amiel Sawdaye, who will take over day-to-day baseball operations. The 45-year-old Hazen has been the GM of the Diamondbacks since 2016.
 
– Two more teams have been able to relax coronavirus protocols after reaching the 85% vaccination threshold for players and other on-field personnel. However, the pace of vaccinations has slowed and no additional teams were announced as being on track to reach the threshold. Twenty-two of 30 clubs are under relaxed protocols.
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NBA-RAPTORS-SIAKAM

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have announced that Pascal Siakam has undergone shoulder surgery and has an expected recovery time of about five months. The forward suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder during a game against Memphis on May 8. two days after he tied a career best by scoring 44 points against Washington. The 2020 NBA All-Star missed Toronto’s final four games and led the Raptors in scoring this season, averaging 21.4 points. The surgery could force Siakam to miss the start of next season.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Bears have signed their latest quarterback of the future. Justin Fields has inked a four-year contract with the Bears, who took him with the 11th overall pick in this year’s draft after trading up nine spots in a trade with the New York Giants. The Bears elected to take a young QB after declining to pick up Mitchell Trubisky’s fifth-year option. Fields was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019 and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year each of his two seasons at Ohio State after transferring from Georgia. He threw for 5,373 yards, 63 touchdowns and nine interceptions for the Buckeyes. Fields has been practicing with the Bears’ second team, behind veteran Andy Dalton.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The 49ers have signed offensive lineman Senio Kelemete to a one-year deal. The former fifth-round pick has played 88 games in nine seasons with the Cardinals, Saints and Texans.
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NHL-BRUINS-RASK

BOSTON (AP) – Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask says he will have surgery to repair a previously undisclosed torn labrum in his hip. Rask said he hopes to re-sign with the Bruins and be ready to return in January or February. He missed three weeks in March and April but said that was because his back seized up while he was compensating for the hip injury. He appeared in 24 regular-season games and was 6-4 in the playoffs.

 
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KHRT ND News – 06/11/21

KHRT NEWS – 061121 – FRIDAY – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot Police Department is working with the North Dakota State Forensic Examiner’s Office and the North Dakota State Crime Laboratory to identify the human remains found in the vehicle fire from June 3rd. The Forensic Examiner’s Office has determined the remains are of an adult female, but due to extreme circumstances surrounding this case, police must wait for DNA results for a positive identification. DNA identification is a time consuming process and can take weeks to complete. Investigators have strong evidence to suggest the identity of the victim, but cannot release this information until a positive identification is made. Offices say they have been in contact with family of the presumed victim.
 
The Police Department is investigating this death as a murder. Investigators are actively following up all leads in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Minot Police Department at 701-852-0111 or Crime Stoppers at 701-852-7463 (701-85-CRIME). Callers may remain anonymous. Reference Case #21-15675.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot has ended a week-long mandatory water restriction of outdoor water use, including any lawn watering, car washing, or other uses. Assistant Public Works Director Jason Sorenson said repairs have been made to City wells that were not working last week; two of the repaired wells are back online, with the remaining two wells expected to begin providing normal levels of raw water early next week.
 
“We appreciate the public’s assistance in lowering our overall water usage while these wells were offline and undergoing repairs,” Sorenson said. “Because of the lower demand for water, we were able to refill our reservoirs to ensure the integrity of our overall system and make sure we had enough water in reserve in case there was a large fire in our community.”
 
Even with the treatment plant operating at normal levels again soon, Sorenson is asking residents to continue monitoring their outdoor water usage and follow the City ordinance that allows homes with even numbers to water on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and those with odd numbers to water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
 
“We’re ending the mandatory restriction on outdoor watering, but we hope the public remains vigilant about using water appropriately,” Sorenson said. “Summer is always our peak usage time, and while we want residents to enjoy their lawns, gardens, and pools, we also want to ensure we don’t need to enact restrictions again.”
 
Besides the city of Minot, other users of Minot water include rural water systems, Minot Air Force Base, and those communities that receive water through the Northwest Area Water Supply system, including Kenmare, Berthold, and Mohall.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s rural lawmakers worry that when new political maps are drawn this year their political influence will shrink due to population growth in and around a handful of the state’s larger cities. Legislative redistricting occurs every 10 years after a federal census. It aims to ensure each lawmaker represents about the same number of people. Some lawmakers expect some partisan political bickering during the process. But they say the biggest task will be striking a balance between urban and rural interests. Republican Sen. Jerry Klein of Fessenden says rural priorities increasingly don’t mirror those in bigger cities.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced Thursday that the application window for the Technical Skill Training Grant is anticipated to open on June 15.
 
“We saw tremendous success with the first round of this grant in fall 2020 when we launched it using Coronavirus Relief Funds with the intention of helping displaced workers develop new skills and pursue new opportunities in North Dakota,” Commerce Workforce Division Director Katie Ralston said. “We have supported the launch and expansion of programs in several sectors across the state, including health care, information technology, welding and commercial driver’s license training. We are thrilled to once again provide this support to public and private sector training providers as we work together to meet the state’s workforce needs.”
 
Although a wide range of programs may qualify, Commerce anticipates that skilled trades and labor training programs are well-suited to develop accelerated programming or expand capacity in existing programs. New and existing programs that began after March 1, 2020, may qualify for this grant to support operating and participation expenses for current participants.
 
Commerce was allocated $1 million by the 67th Legislative Assembly to administer the Technical Skills Training Grant to support accelerated, skills-based and hands-on workforce training programs. More information and the Technical Skills Training Grant application can be found at belegendary.link/Technical-Skills-Training-Grant.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 06/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 061121 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot Vistas played their home opener yesterday.
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class AA
Minot Vistas 5, Mandan Chiefs 4
Minot Vistas 4, Mandan Chiefs 3
 
Class B
 
Minot Expos 8, Minot Metros 4
Minot Metros 8, Minot Expos 7
 
Burlington 7, Kenmare 0
Kenmare 7, Burlington 5
 
Bismarck Capitals 4, Velva 3 (8)
Bismarck Capitals 5, Velva 1
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Class A Softball All-State Team.
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
2021 All-State Team
 
Bismarck Century – Maddy Zander
Bismarck High – Logan Gronberg, Paige Hanson
Dickinson – Jenna Decker, Taya Hopfauf
Mandan – Andi Borchers
Minot – Abby Barnum, Paige Ackerman
Fargo North – Ava Kalbrener
Fargo South – Adie Wagner, Madelyn Esterby
Jamestown – Jenna Fischer
Valley City – Hailey Schaefer
West Fargo – Ashlyn Diemert, Jadyn Iverson, Sophie Ochocki
West Fargo Sheyenne – Kyra Narum, Maddie Buchert
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TWINS-YANKEES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 to avoid a three-game sweep. Giancarlo Stanton drove a slider off the end of his bat 422 feet for a three-run, first-inning homer off J.A. Happ, Gio Urshela also homered and an all right-handed New York Yankees lineup built a 5-2 lead by the sixth inning. But Chapman blew a save for the second time in 14 chances as he allowed all four batters to reach.
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NBA PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks were held to 86 points for the second straight game. This time, that was just enough to win. Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each had impressive double-doubles as the Bucks beat the Nets, 86-83 to pull within two games to one in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals. Middleton finished with 35 points and 15 rebounds, while Antetokounmpo delivered 33 points and 14 boards. Just four other Bucks scored on Thursday, and none had more than Jrue Holiday’s nine points. However, Holiday made a go-ahead driving layup with 11.4 seconds left after Milwaukee coughed up a 21-point lead. Milwaukee grabbed a 30-9 lead in the first 10 1/2 minutes and then got outscored 22-3 during a stretch that lasted nearly 9 1/2 minutes as the Nets clawed their way back into the game. Brooklyn led 83-82 when Bruce Brown missed a jumper with just over 20 seconds left, allowing Holiday to take the winning shot. Kevin Durant had the Nets’ last nine points and finished with 30, but his potential game-tying 3-point attempt bounced off the rim as the horn sounded. Kyrie Irving had 22 points for the Nets, who stay in Milwaukee for Game 4 on Sunday.

 
Meanwhile, the Jazz are halfway toward closing out their Western Conference semifinal series, taking a 2-0 lead with a 117-111 win over the Clippers. Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points and Utah forced nine straight misses down the stretch to outlast Los Angeles. The Jazz took control with a 14-2 run after trailing midway through the final period. Mitchell clinched the game with a driving shot with 43 seconds remaining but then appeared to hurt his leg slightly on a foul by Paul George with 10 seconds to play. He made one of two free throws after hobbling to the line. The guard is the first Jazz player with at least 35 points in back-to-back playoff games since Karl Malone in 1988. Jordan Clarkson scored 24, including six 3-pointers. Reggie Jackson led the Clippers with 29 points and George had 27. The series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Saturday.
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NHL PLAYOFFS

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Vegas Golden Knights have advanced to the Stanley Cup semifinals with four straight wins over the Colorado Avalanche following back-to-back losses. Alex Pietrangelo scored his first goal of the postseason to put the Knights ahead to stay in a 6-3 downing of the Avalanche. Pietrangelo’s 46th shot of the playoffs found the back of the net with 18 seconds left in the second, breaking a 3-3 deadlock. Marc-Andre Fleury made the lead stand up by making 11 of his 30 saves in the final period. Fleury’s 89th career playoff win leaves him all alone in fourth on the NHL’s all-time list. Nick Holden, William Karlsson, Keegan Kolesar and William Carrier also scored for the Knights before Max Pacioretty added an empty-netter. The Golden Knights next face the Canadiens, who come off a four-game sweep of Winnipeg and have won seven in a row. Game 1 is Monday in Las Vegas.
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MLB SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers possess the first nine-game winner of the major league season. Julio Urias is 9-2 after allowing three runs over six innings of the Dodgers’ 6-3 win over the Pirates. Urias also had a two-run single as Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh for the 13th consecutive time. Mookie Betts homered just three pitches into the game after beginning the day hitting just .250, 48 points below his career average. Zack McKinstry drove in two runs in a game that was called by rain in the top of the eighth.

 
In other Major League action:
 
– Jean Segura’s two-run single completed the Phillies’ 10th-inning comeback in a 4-3 win over the Braves. Atlanta scored two earned runs in the 10th after Freddie Freeman belted a solo homer to tie it. Alec Bohm got the Phils within 3-2 with an RBI single before Segura allowed Philadelphia to earn its second straight walk-off win over the Braves.
 
– Daniel Vogelbach slammed a two-run homer and Jace Peterson provided a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth inning of the Brewers’ 11th win in 13 games, 7-2 over the Reds. Freddy Peralta allowed just one run and two hits over four innings, leaving for a pinch-hitter following a rain delay. Luis Castillo fell to 2-9 despite leaving with a 2-1 lead in the sixth.
 
– The Red Sox took advantage of a pair of dropped balls in a five-run sixth inning that allowed them to beat the Astros, 12-8 and avoid a three-game sweep. J.D. Martinez hit his 13th homer and Christian Arroyo hit a three-run drive in a 3-hour, 47-minute marathon.
 
– Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth to send the Twins past the Yankees, 7-5. Giancarlo Stanton drove a slider off the end of his bat 422 feet for a three-run, first-inning homer while New York was building a 5-2 lead.
 
– The White Sox posted a 5-2 win over the Blue Jays as Dallas Keuchel pitched six effective innings and Yasmani Grandal homered. Adam Engel also went deep, and reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu hit a pair of RBI doubles as Chicago increased its lead in the AL Central to 4 1/2 games over the Indians. Marcus Semien and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each drove in a run for Toronto, which lost for the fourth time in six games.
 
– Jonathan Schoop and Robbie Grossman homered and Isaac Paredes singled home the tiebreaking run in the Tigers’ 8-3 defeat of the Mariners. Detroit scored two unearned runs in three Seattle errors and beat the Mariners for the fifth time in six tries this season. The M’s wasted Mitch Haniger’s two home runs.
 
– Jorge Soler and Andrew Benintendi homered to help back Mike Minor in the Royals’ 6-1 win at Oakland. Minor gave up one run and three hits while fanning eight over seven innings to help Kansas City halt a five-game skid.
 
– Starling Marte had four hits, including a homer and double in the Marlins, 11-4 romp over the Rockies. Adam Duvall and Jazz Chisholm also went deep and Trevor Rogers allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings to improve to 7-3. Colorado fell to a major league-worst 5-24 on the road this season.
 
– The Giants-Nationals game in Washington has been postponed and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
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FRENCH OPEN

PARIS (AP) – The first men’s semifinal at Roland Garros pits fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas against No. 6 Alexander Zverev. Tsitsipas is bidding to reach his first Grand Slam final. It’s his third major semifinal in a row and fourth overall. He is 0-3 so far. The 24-year-old Zverev has won one of the two major semifinals he has played and made it to the US Open final last year. The German is looking to produce a first victory against a Top 10 rival at a Grand Slam.

 
On the women’s side, it will be Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova against Barbora Krejcikova in the Saturday’s final. Pavlyuchenkova defeated unseeded Tamara Zidansek, 7-5, 6-3 to become the first Russian woman to reach a Grand Slam final since Maria Sharapova at the 2015 Australian Open. Down 5-3, 30-40 on her serve in the decider against 17th-seeded Maria Sakkari, Krejcikova later needed five match points to seal a 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 victory.
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SOFTBALL-WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Giselle Juarez threw her second consecutive complete game and Oklahoma won its fifth national championship with a 5-1 win over Florida State in the Women’s College World Series. Juarez allowed just two hits in Game 3 after earning a 6-2 win that tied up the series. She was named the Most Outstanding Player of the World Series after finishing 5-0 with four runs allowed over 31 1/3 innings. Jocelyn Alo hit her team record-extending 34th homer of the season in the clincher.

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MLB NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal could miss the rest of the season after tearing his right hamstring. Madrigal was helped off the field after he tried to beat out a grounder in the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s 6-2 loss to Toronto. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft had been rounding into form of late, batting .365 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 74 at-bats over his last 20 games.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– A Manhattan judge has rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. The lawsuit filed May 31 alleged that Major League Baseball acted unconstitutionally when it moved the game from the Atlanta Braves stadium to Denver after Georgia Republicans enacted a restrictive new voting law. The rewrite of Georgia’s election rules followed former President Donald Trump’s repeated unproven claims of fraud after his presidential loss to President Joe Biden.
 
– The Indians have traded first baseman Jake Bauers to the Mariners for a player to be named or cash. Bauers batted just .190 with six RBIs in 43 games before the Indians designated him for assignment last weekend.
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NBA NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Chicago Bulls guard Coby White has had surgery on his left shoulder after injuring it over the weekend. The team says White was hurt “while engaged in basketball activities away from the team” and will be reevaluated in four months. White averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists while starting 54 of the 69 games he played in last season.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

UNDATED (AP) – The College Football Playoff could triple in size. The playoff would expand from four to 12 teams, with six spots reserved for the highest ranked conference champions. That’s under a proposal to be considered next week. A person familiar with announcement tells The Associated Press the playoff would include six at-large selections. The CFP’s surprising disclosure comes a week ahead of the planned presentation to CFP officials in Chicago.

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NHL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon have been named finalists for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. McDavid is considered the likely winner of the award after dominating the scoring race with 105 points in 56 games. That’s 21 more than the next-closest player, teammate Leon Draisaitl. Matthews led the league with 41 goals.

 
Also in the NHL:
 
– The Blue Jackets have promoted Brad Larsen to fill the head coaching vacancy created when Columbus parted ways with John Tortorella after six seasons at the helm. The 44-year-old Larsen is a former NHL forward who has been an assistant coach with the Blue Jackets for the past seven seasons. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen says Larsen agreed to a three-year contract.
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NFL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he did not request a trade this offseason. Wilson added that he believes conversations with coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have strengthened his relationship with the team. Wilson spoke for the first time since February, when a series of comments he made led to trade speculation and a growing furor surrounding his future in Seattle. Wilson repeated numerous times that winning is the ultimate cure for any dissatisfaction and that any rifts with the franchise have been mended for now.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Chiefs offensive lineman Kyle Long suffered a knee injury during voluntary workouts that could require surgery and keep him out of training camp. The 32-year-old Long came out of a one-year retirement designed largely to get him healthy to sign a one-year contract with the Chiefs.
 
– Packers reserve tight end Jace Sternberger has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He will be eligible to return to the active roster Sept. 21, and he could play as early as Sept. 26 at San Francisco.
 
– The Packers expect to fill Lambeau Field for games this season. They also plan to welcome fans to training camp and their annual shareholders meeting this year. Fans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 won’t need to wear masks. Unvaccinated fans will be asked to wear masks. Proof of vaccination won’t be required.
 
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KHRT ND News – 06/10/21

KHRT NEWS – 061021 – THURSDAY – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Republicans will lead a new committee that will redraw North Dakota’s legislative districts this year. A redistricting committee of 14 Republicans and two Democrats was picked Wednesday during a meeting of Legislative Management, by a panel of lawmakers that handles the Legislature’s business between sessions. The lawmakers will craft an outline for legislative redistricting, which is done every 10 years after a federal census. It aims to ensure that each member of the Legislature represents about the same number of people. Proportionately, the new redistricting committee is in-line with the Legislature’s makeup, with Democrats holding only 14% of legislative seats.
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MINOT, ND – Minot’s water situation is beginning to return to normal. After work on Monday and Tuesday, one of the City’s wells under repair – Well E in the Sundre well field – is back online. The well produces approximately 1 million gallons of raw water per day. The remaining wells undergoing repairs should be back in operation by the end of this week.
 
Last week, The City of Minot issued a mandatory water restriction of all outdoor water use, including any lawn watering, car washing, or other uses. The water restrictions were due to several wells in the raw water system that failed, limiting the amount of water that could be produced at the Minot Water Treatment Plant.
 
Sorenson said the plan is to have all down wells operational by the end of the week, which means the water restrictions could be lifted. But with hot weather continuing and little rain in the forecast, Sorenson is hoping residents continue to monitor their outdoor water usage and follow the City ordinance that allows homes with even numbers to water on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and those with odd numbers to water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) reminds drivers who are traveling the state this summer to watch for Safety Corridors and their enhanced safety features, which may include an increased law enforcement presence. Corridors are on Highway 85 from Watford City to ND 68, Highway 52 from Brooks Junction to Velva, and Highway 83 from Bismarck to Washburn.
 
Safety Corridors include signage indicating reduced speed, no-passing zones, information about road conditions, and reminders to buckle up, drive sober, and distraction-free. In addition to these signs, Corridors may include pavement markings that are more visible, especially in dark or wet conditions.
 
Safety Corridors were implemented on North Dakota highways as a part of the Vision Zero plan to help reach the goal of zero fatalities on North Dakota roads. Preliminary crash fatalities in 2021 are trending higher than previous years with 32 fatalities as of May 31, 2021.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will present the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to Olympic gold medalists and advocates Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson on Wednesday, July 14, in Grand Forks, N.D., where the Lamoureux twins grew up, played for the University of North Dakota women’s hockey team and live today.
 
Burgum announced the Lamoureux twins as the 45th and 46th recipients of the Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens, on June 11, 2020. A formal presentation of the award in 2020 was postponed because of obstacles related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The governor will present the award to the Lamoureux twins during a public ceremony at 4 p.m. July 14 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. The ceremony is free and open to the public and media and will be livestreamed. A reception will follow. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and event parking will be free in Ralph Engelstad Arena parking lots.
 
Lamoureux-Morando and Lamoureux-Davidson rose to national and international prominence as members of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team. Each contributed game-changing moments in the gold medal game, with Lamoureux-Morando tying the game near the end of regulation and Lamoureux-Davidson scoring the game-winning goal in the shootout. Lamoureux-Morando and Lamoureux-Davidson have further used their platform as gold medalists to promote gender equity and increased access for disadvantaged youth, forming the Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux Foundation in July 2019.
 
The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award recognizes present and former North Dakotans who have been influenced by the state in achieving national recognition in their fields of endeavor, thereby reflecting credit and honor upon North Dakota and its citizens.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 06/10/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 061021 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Minot High’s Gavin Argent won the individual title at the State Class A Boys Golf Tournament. Argent won on the second playoff hole.
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
State Tournament – Hawktree Golf Course
Final results
 
1. West Fargo Sheyenne, 598
2. Grand Forks Red River, 601
3. Fargo Davies, 603
4. Minot, 611
5. Bismarck Century, 619
6. Fargo North, 625
7. Grand Forks Central, 627
8. Bismarck High, 669
9. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 671
10. West Fargo High, 676
11. Bismarck Legacy, 685
12. Dickinson, 700
 
Individual results (Top 10 – All State)
 
1. Gavin Argent, Minot, 140 *won playoff
2. Zach Hinschberger, Grand Forks Red River, 140
3. Sam Suppes, Fargo Davies, 144
4. Trey Hohbein, Mandan, 145
T5. Gabe Benson, Fargo Davies, 146
T5. Logan Schoepp, Bismarck Century, 146
T5. Jake Skarperud, Fargo Shanley, 146
T5. Saylor Kuenzel, Grand Forks Red River, 146
9. Layton Bartley, West Fargo Sheyenne, 148
T10. Tarin Walker, Bismarck High, 149
T10. Carson Seng, Grand Forks Central, 149
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MINOT, ND – American Legion baseball is beginning for several local teams.
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class A
Devils Lake 7, Minot Metros 1
Devils Lake 16, Minot Metros 3
 
Class B
Surrey 3, Garrison 0
Surrey 7, Garrison 3
 
Renville County 17, Crosby 6
Renville County 16, Crosby 1
 
Velva 15, Minot Expos 4
Minot Expos 6, Velva 2
 
Expedition League Baseball
Souris Valley Sabre Dogs 11, Badlands Big Sticks 8
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TWINS-YANKEES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gerrit Cole got back on track with six sharp innings, and Giancarlo Stanton hit two of the New York Yankees’ four home runs to fuel a 9-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Cole won for the first time in three starts. He allowed solo homers to Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sanó. Cole reserved two of his nine strikeouts for Josh Donaldson, who recently questioned whether Cole and other pitchers have unfairly helped their cause with sticky substances. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andújar also took Twins starter Randy Dobnak deep. Polanco added a two-run homer in the ninth.
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WILD-SHERO
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have hired longtime NHL general manager Ray Shero as a senior advisor to general manager Bill Guerin. Guerin played for and worked under Shero with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Shero was fired last year by New Jersey, midway through his fifth season as general manager for the Devils. Prior to his time there, he spent eight years as general manager of the Penguins. He oversaw the 2009 Stanley Cup champions. His father, Fred Shero, coached the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975.
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VIKINGS-MOND
 
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins says he’ll be “an open book” to rookie Kellen Mond as he settles into the NFL. Cousins has two years and a guaranteed $56 million remaining on his contract. In the meantime, Mond has taken to learning as much as possible about playing in the position in the pros. Watching video of Cousins in the offense has been a significant part of his education. The Vikings are bringing their third-round draft pick along slowly. Jake Browning and Nate Stanley have a head start on Mond in the competition to be the primary backup to Cousins.
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NBA PLAYOFFS

PHOENIX (AP) – Chris Paul continues to demonstrate why the young Phoenix Suns picked up the 36-year-old veteran after last season. The Suns have a two-games-to-none lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals after Paul provided 17 points and 15 assists without a turnover in a 123-98 rout of the Nuggets. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton also had double-doubles for the Suns, who shot 18 of 38 from 3-point range. Booker finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Ayton had 16 points and 10 boards. Nikola Jokic had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Denver, a day after getting the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. But the Nuggets couldn’t find anyone else to score consistently. Game 3 is Friday in Denver.

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NHL PLAYOFFS

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) – The New York Islanders are the last team standing in the NHL’s East Division. The Isles are heading to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year following a 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins. The Islanders took control with a three-goal second period and earned a semifinal rematch against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The game was tied 1-1 in the second until Brock Nelson scored two straight goals in a 7:19 span. Kyle Palmieri made it 4-1 with a stuff shot against Tuukka Rask, who stopped 23 of 27 shots. Brad Marchand’s second power-play goal of the night drew the Bruins within 4-2 early in the third, but the Islanders iced it on empty-netters by Cal Clutterbuck and Ryan Pulock. Travis Zajac notched his first playoff goal as an Islander, and Semyon Varlamov handled 23 shots. It’s the second straight series in which the Islanders won the last three games after trailing 2-1.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Cubs got the better of an ex-teammate while beating the San Diego Padres for the fifth time in six games this season. Joc Pederson homered off Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta allowed one run and four hits in five innings of the Cubs’ 3-1 victory over the Padres. Darvish retired his first nine hitters before Pederson went deep to tie the game. Darvish pitched well but took the hard-luck loss when the Cubs scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on Anthony Rizzo’s double-play ball. Sergio Alcantara homered off Emilio Pagan with one out in the eighth, his first of the season.

 
Elsewhere around the Majors:
 
– Milwaukee’s five-game winning streak is over after Vladimir Gutierrez pitched seven effective innings and Tyler Stephenson drove in three runs to highlight the Reds’ 7-3 win against the Brewers. Gutierrez allowed two runs and six hits in the longest of his three big league starts.
 
– Tyler O’Neill homered twice and the Cardinals ended a six-game losing streak by ripping the Indians, 8-2. Matt Carpenter laced a three-run homer and Adam Wainwright limited Cleveland to two runs in seven innings.
 
– Kevin Pillar and Billy McKinney each homered twice as the Mets beat Matt Harvey decisively for the second time this season, a 14-1 laugher over the Orioles. Pete Alonso and Mason Williams also homered in support of Taijuan Walker, who allowed a run and five hits over seven innings.
 
– The Phillies pulled out a 2-1 win over the Braves on Luke Williams’ two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth. The Phillies had just four hits and made 15 straight outs before Andrew McCutchen drew a one-out walk off losing pitcher Will Smith.
 
– Starlin Castro furnished an RBI double during a two-run 11th that lifted the Nationals to just their fourth win in 13 games, 9-7 over the Rays. Ryan Zimmerman had his 27th career multihomer game and Juan Soto also went deep for Washington.
 
– Justin Turner hit two home runs and the Dodgers got 7 1/3 scoreless innings from their bullpen in a 2-1 victory over the Pirates. Five relievers blanked Pittsburgh after starter Tony Gonsolin failed to make it through the second inning of his season debut.
 
– Raimel Tapia hit two doubles, singled and scored twice for the Rockies in a 4-3 downing of the Marlins. Charlie Blackmon had two hits and an RBI for Colorado, which won on the road for just the fifth time in 28 games.
 
– Arizona absorbed its 19th straight road loss and seventh in a row overall as Sean Manaea worked six innings of two-hit ball in the Athletics’ 4-0 shutout of the Diamondbacks. Mark Canha had two hits and two RBIs for Oakland, and Jed Lowrie finished with three hits as the AL West leaders won for the sixth time in seven games.
 
– Brock Holt delivered a game-ending, RBI single in the 11th inning to give the Rangers just their second win in 14 games, 4-3 over the Giants. The Rangers tied the game in the ninth and 10th innings before ending a 13-game losing streak in interleague play.
 
– The Astros hammered the Red Sox, 8-3 as Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered to help Jake Odorizzi pick up his first win since 2019. Cristian Javier allowed one hit and struck out three over four scoreless innings to get his first save, closing out Houston’s third straight win.
 
– The Yankees were 9-6 winners at Minnesota as Gerrit Cole got back on track with six sharp innings amid the hubbub in the game around pitcher grip aids. Giancarlo Stanton homered twice for New York, which also got round-trippers from Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar.
 
– Randal Grichuk hit a long homer and the Blue Jays took advantage of a season-high four errors by Chicago and a bases-loaded walk to beat the AL Central-leading White Sox, 6-2. The White Sox were sailing along with a 2-1 lead after Lance Lynn struck out nine over seven innings.
 
– Jake Fraley made a game-saving catch in the ninth inning, then drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th to lead the Mariners over the Tigers, 9-6. Fraley robbed Isaac Paredes of a game-ending homer with one out in the ninth, reaching well over the left-field fence to make the catch.
 
– Griffin Canning was sharp in the Angels’ 6-1 win over the Royals, allowing one run and five hits over 6 2/3 innings. Slumping hitters Anthony Rendon and Kean Wong each had two RBIs to back Canning, who began the day with a 5.82 ERA this season.
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FRENCH OPEN

PARIS (AP) – Rafael Nadal finally lost a set at the French Open. That didn’t stop him from advancing to the semifinals for a record-extending 14th consecutive time. Nadal was a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 winner against 10th seed Diego Schwartzman. The 13-time Roland Garros champion actually trailed 4-3 in the third set before winning the last nine games of the match.

 
Nadal had won 36 straight sets in Paris. He’ll next face a longtime rival in top seed Novak Djokovic, who was a 6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 winner against Matteo Berrettini. Djokovic is in a Grand Slam semifinal for the 40th time, six behind Roger Federer’s all-time record in men’s tennis.
 
The semifinal between Djokovic and Nadal on Friday will be the pair’s 58th meeting in their dazzling careers. Djokovic has a 29-28 edge overall, but Nadal leads 7-1 at the French Open. The Djokovic match was delayed about 22 minutes while fans were escorted from the stadium because of the 11pm coronavirus curfew. Some disappointed fans jeered and even sang “We’ve paid, we’ll stay” as they refused to leave at 10:45 p.m. as curfew approached.
 
The women’s semifinals will be played without rising American star Coco Gauff or defending champion Iga Swiatek. Barbora Krejcikova fought off five set points in defeating Gauff, 7-6. 6-3. The 33rd-ranked Krejcikova will play her first semifinal at a major tournament.
 
Maria Sakkari powered past defending champion Swiatek 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals for the first time. Swiatek had won 22
consecutive sets at Roland Garros before Sakkari continued her longest run in a major.
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NBA-PACERS-BJORKGREN

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Nate Bjorkgren is one and done as head coach of the Indiana Pacers. President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard has fired Bjorkgren after just one season and a 34-38 record. The Pacers struggled defensively and missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons amid reports of locker room drama. Pritchard said players used the word “micromanaged” during interviews after their season ended. Indiana was without leading scorer TJ Warren, NBA blocks champion Myles Turner and Caris LeVert for huge chunks of the season.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Brooklyn’s James Harden will miss Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday at Milwaukee because of the right hamstring injury that forced him out of the series opener. Harden left 43 seconds into that game with tightness, but the Nets squeeze out the victory before blowing out the Bucks in Game 2. He missed 20 of 21 games late in the season because of the hamstring.
 
– The league has fined Heat President Pat Riley $25,000 for being too clear that he’d eagerly welcome a reunion with LeBron James. Riley told radio host Dan Le Batard on Friday’s show that he would “leave the key under the doormat” if James called and said he wanted to return to Miami.
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MLB-NEWS:

UNDATED (AP) – Baseball’s Hall of Fame is moving this year’s induction ceremony for Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and the late Marvin Miller from July 25 to Sept. 8. The decision was made so a crowd may attend as coronavirus restrictions ease. The Hall announced that the ceremony will take place outdoors on the Hall’s lawn as a ticketed event with a limit on crowd size. The inductions were to have taken place in July 2020 but were postponed due to the pandemic. No candidates were elected in 2021.

 
Also around the Majors:
 
– Rangers closer Ian Kennedy has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a mild left hamstring strain. Kennedy has converted 12 of his 13 save opportunities while posting a 2.53 ERA. He hasn’t pitched since Friday.
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL-ZOMBRO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Minor league pitcher Tyler Zombro has been released from the hospital. The Tampa Bay Rays prospect will transition to outpatiant occupational and speech therapy in Durham, North Carolina, after being struck in the head by a line drive last week. Zombro was pitching for Triple-A Durham when he was hit by a sharp liner from Norfolk’s Brett Cumberland in the eighth inning on June 3. Zombro crumbled to the ground, lay motionless for a moment face down, then began to convulse uncontrollably as teammates and a trainer rushed toward the mound.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have added a veteran presence at inside linebacker by signing De’Vondre Campbell. He comes to Green Bay after starting all 16 games for the Cardinals last season, posting 99 tackles, including 69 solos. Campbell has 462 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 7 1/2 sacks and six forced fumbles in 75 career regular-season games.

 
Checking out other NFL happenings:
 
– Washington pass rusher Montez Sweat says he doesn’t support the team’s attempt to persuade players to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Asked what was causing his hesitancy, the 24-year-old said: “I haven’t caught COVID yet. I don’t see me treating COVID until I actually get COVID.” Coach Ron Rivera said his staff and team employees were all fully vaccinated, compared with nearly half of players.
 
– Peyton Manning has been elected to the Broncos Ring of Fame in recognition of his record-breaking four-year run in Denver that culminated with a victory in Super Bowl 50. Manning will be honored during a game against Washington on Halloween, less than three months after his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. The six-member selection committee unanimously selected Manning as the 35th member of the team’s Ring of Fame.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 06/09/21

KHRT NEWS – 060921 – WEDNESDAY – 1200
MINOT, ND – Minot’s water situation is beginning to return to normal. After work on Monday and Tuesday, one of the City’s wells under repair – Well E in the Sundre well field – is back online. The well produces approximately 1 million gallons of raw water per day. The remaining wells undergoing repairs should be back in operation by the end of this week.
 
Last week, The City of Minot issued a mandatory water restriction of all outdoor water use, including any lawn watering, car washing, or other uses. The water restrictions were due to several wells in the raw water system that failed, limiting the amount of water that could be produced at the Minot Water Treatment Plant.
 
“I want to thank the public for reducing their water usage over the past few days,” City of Minot Assistant Public Works Director Jason Sorenson said. “Over the weekend our daily usage dropped to approximately 7.5 million gallons, so we were able to refill our storage facilities, which had been at critically low levels.”
 
Sorenson said the plan is to have all down wells operational by the end of the week, which means the water restrictions could be lifted. But with hot weather continuing and little rain in the forecast, Sorenson is hoping residents continue to monitor their outdoor water usage and follow the City ordinance that allows homes with even numbers to water on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and those with odd numbers to water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
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FARGO, ND – A North Dakota man has been sentenced to federal prison for preparation of false tax returns. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Peter D. Welte sentenced 43-year old Benjamin Boway of Mapelton to 18 months in federal prison for the charge of Aiding in Preparation of False Tax Returns. Welte also sentenced Boway to 1 year of supervised released, $134,498 in restitution and $500 in special assessment fees.
 
Between 2015 and 2018, Boway, the sole owner and operator of a tax preparation business, Bennie Tax Services, in Mapleton, ND, knowingly filed fraudulent tax returns. Boway charged clients a fee for the preparation and filing with the Internal Revenue Service of federal individual income tax returns for the tax years of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Some of the returns he prepared on behalf of clients were false and fraudulent, representing that the taxpayers were entitled to claim credits and deductions that Boway knew were not legitimate. The tax loss attributable to the Boway’s fraudulent conduct was $134,298.
 
“Mr. Boway used his tax return preparer’s knowledge and expertise against his clients and the IRS, but fortunately an IRS CI special agent was able to identify, investigate and recommend prosecution of this abusive return preparer,” said Amanda Prestegard, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation division in the St. Louis Field Office. “IRS Criminal Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office remain committed to protect the integrity of the tax system and innocent victims that suffer monetary loss.”
 
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, and Assistant United States Attorney Megan A. Healy prosecuted the case.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – City leaders in Bismarck have killed a proposal to allow chickens within city limits. The Bismarck Tribune reports the City Commission denied a request Tuesday from the city Planning and Zoning Commission to hold a public hearing on a potential ordinance that would have allowed city residents to keep up to four chickens. Commissioner Steve Marquardt said he was concerned about disposal of chicken feces and commissioners had received emails from residents opposing the ordinance. He says the city needs a lot of things but chickens aren’t one of them.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Fargo firefighters found themselves battling a string of dumpster fires on the city’s southern edge late Tuesday. The fire department said in a news release the first call came in at 10:50 p.m. A half-hour later firefighters responded to another dumpster fire at a different location. Three minutes later they responded to three dumpster fires at the same location. The department says the fires are considered suspicious given the timing and proximity to one another.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) reminds drivers who are traveling the state this summer to watch for Safety Corridors and their enhanced safety features, which may include an increased law enforcement presence.
Corridors are on Highway 85 from Watford City to ND 68, Highway 52 from Brooks Junction to Velva, and Highway 83 from Bismarck to Washburn.
 
Safety Corridors include signage indicating reduced speed, no-passing zones, information about road conditions, and reminders to buckle up, drive sober, and distraction-free. In addition to these signs, Corridors may include pavement markings that are more visible, especially in dark or wet conditions.
 
Safety Corridors were implemented on North Dakota highways as a part of the Vision Zero plan to help reach the goal of zero fatalities on North Dakota roads. Preliminary crash fatalities in 2021 are trending higher than previous years with 32 fatalities as of May 31, 2021.
This reminder is a part of the Summer H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) strategy and Vision Zero initiative to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Summer H.E.A.T. will take place through August to encourage everyone to wear a seat belt, use appropriate child passenger safety seats, follow all posted speed limits, and drive sober and distraction-free.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – 060921 – WEDNESDAY – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State tax revenue exceeded projections in April. The Bismarck Tribune reports April’s general fund revenues outpaced 2019 legislative projections by 1.2%, or more than $2.7 million. Revenues have exceeded projections by 2.2%, or $96.6 million, since mid-2019. May’s revenue numbers aren’t available yet but State Office of Management and Budget Director Joe Morrisette said Monday they looked to be what he called “fairly positive.” Overall sales taxes, the largest source of general fund revenue, are still 2.5% lower than the 2019 forecast, reflecting the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall oil taxes are 26% under forecasts.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services, through its eight regional human service centers, has launched a comprehensive behavioral health crisis response system to provide help and support 24-hours a day, seven days a week to North Dakotans who are experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge, or other emotional situation. The initiative also includes crisis response services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities through the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) in Grafton.
 
“Over the past two years, we have made great strides in strengthening the state’s behavioral health continuum of care by creating a standardized crisis response delivery system,” said department Executive Director Chris Jones. “One of our key priorities is to provide services closer to home and these services ensure people receive the right services, in the right location and at the right time.”
 
The enhanced services include a three-digit crisis line (211) that anyone can call for help, including law enforcement and other first responders who are helping individuals in stressful situations. Some reasons to call could include substance use, depression, suicidal thoughts, trauma, relationship conflict, concerns for loved ones or other challenges.
 
Clinically trained specialists provide confidential support and try to resolve the crisis over the phone. If it requires an in-person response, a team of behavioral health professionals will meet an individual where he or she is to provide stabilization, resolution and other supportive services.
 
The mobile response services are provided within a 45-mile radius of the state’s eight largest cities. The services can be provided in a person’s home, work location or other community setting. For individuals outside the 45-mile radius, the mobile response team connects by phone for support, assessment and crisis psychotherapy, and if the situation is unresolved, recommend treatment at the nearest critical access hospital. The human service centers are actively working to create memorandums of understanding with North Dakota critical access hospitals to provide these services through telehealth in rural communities outside the 45-mile radius.
 
“The focus of these services is to help individuals facing a crisis get help quickly, to meet them where they are comfortable, and to provide support to avoid unnecessary law enforcement involvement, emergency room use or inpatient hospitalization,” said Rosalie Etherington, Ph.D., chief clinic director for the human service centers.
 
In addition, the human service centers are repurposing existing residential units that provide long-term treatment services into 24-hour stabilization facilities that focus on short-term intervention and treatment services. Once fully operational, individuals will be able to walk into a facility, receive an assessment and get services that best meets their needs, which could include a referral to a treatment provider for appropriate services.
 
Efforts are underway to fully develop the stabilization facilities and services in the coming months, as some regions are working to remodel existing buildings to accommodate the new treatment model. All human service centers also offer daytime walk-in assessments Monday through Friday during regular business hours to serve individuals with behavioral health emergencies.
 
“This is a monumental shift in how we best serve people in crisis,” said Jeff Stenseth, field services operations officer. “While some regions have been offering these services for some time, we gradually enhanced them throughout the state over the past year. We are hearing from law enforcement and other first responders that the more robust services are making a difference in their communities.”
 
Also included in the initiative is a specialized developmental disabilities crisis response team who supports individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. “Our team of crisis coordinators and applied behavior analysts work closely with the regional mobile response teams. When someone in crisis has a disability, we are called to provide stabilization, support and service coordination within 24-hours of the initial call to 211,” said Sue Foerster, LSTC superintendent. “We also provide support and training to developmental disability service providers and families throughout the state.”
 
These enhanced services are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, on weekends and holidays to all North Dakotans, not just individuals who receive services through the human service centers. A sliding fee schedule is available based on an individual’s ability to pay, and insurance is accepted if available.
 
During the 2019 legislative session, North Dakota lawmakers authorized funding and additional full-time positions to enhance 24-hour emergency and crisis services. The enhancements are a result of the 2018 Human Services Research Institute’s report that examined the state’s behavioral health system to prevent and respond to behavioral health challenges and promote the well-being of North Dakotans. In January 2020, the department contracted with FirstLink 211 for the phone support services.
 
The department’s regional human service centers are located in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston with satellite clinics in Grafton, Rolla and Valley City.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum thanked members of the State Water Commission for their service and announced Tuesday that the eight appointed Commission positions are now open for applications. The eight members are appointed to six-year terms by the governor and provide regional representation on the Commission. Under state law, they are considered to have resigned effective Jan. 1 of the first year of each four-year term of the governor.
 
Burgum, who began his second term Dec. 15, accepted the members’ statutorily triggered resignations at the end of today’s Commission meeting and announced the positions would be open for applications, including from current members who wish to continue serving. He similarly opened the Commission positions for applications in 2017.
 
One of the eight members, Commissioner Steven Schneider, who represents the Little Missouri, upper Heart and upper Cannonball river basins, resigned from the Commission on May 13.
 
“We are grateful to these State Water Commission members for their leadership in promoting water resource management and addressing water supply, flood protection and other water issues. This board has engaged deeply in regular meetings and subcommittee meetings throughout their tenure, and we appreciate the positive energy and thoughtful policy ideas they have brought to the Commission,” Burgum said. “Thoroughly reviewing a pool of leadership candidates at the beginning of a new term is always a good board governance practice.”
 
For purposes of continuity, the governor is required to reappoint three of the current members to fill out their terms. Pursuant to statute, all commissioners shall continue to serve until the governor’s appointments or reappointments have been named. All current commissioners are eligible to reapply. The governor will accept applications for the open commission seats until Thursday, July 15. The application form can be found online at https://apps.nd.gov/gov/boards/.
 
In addition, the state will soon begin accepting applications for director of the North Dakota Department of Water Resources, established as the primary state water agency with the passage and signing of House Bill 1353 in April. The new director will hire and oversee the State Engineer and the staff of Department of Water Resources.
 
The 10-member State Water Commission consists of Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, and the eight members appointed by the governor to six-year terms, with one member each from the following drainage basins in North Dakota: upper Missouri River basin; the lower Missouri River basin; the James River basin; the upper Red River basin; the lower Red River basin; the Mouse River basin; the Devils Lake basin; and the Little Missouri River, upper Heart River, and upper Cannonball River basin.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will conduct field training exercises Friday through Sunday in the Kimball Bottoms area near the Missouri River, south of Bismarck. The N.D. National Guard reminds the public to be aware of the training activities and to use extreme caution when in the area, since there will be increased vehicle and boat traffic during unit training operations. The public’s cooperation and understanding is appreciated.
 
For the safety of the public, the off-road vehicle area known as the Desert will be closed to the public from 12 p.m. on Friday, June 11 through 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 13. In addition to land training in the area, approximately 130 Soldiers will conduct boating and bridging operations on the Missouri River. The river will not be closed to the public, but visitors and boaters are asked to use caution while in the area.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 06/09/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 060921 – 0700

CASSELTON, N.D. – The North Dakota Scheels Softball All-Star Series finished up Tuesday in Casselton. The West notched a 20-8 victory over the East. Sydney Gustavvson of Mandan went 3-for-4 with two home runs, six RBIs and two runs scored to pace the West. Bismarck Century’s Madison Zander, who was named series Most Valuable Player, homered and finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs. The West swept Monday’s doubleheader 6-2 and 3-2 in Bismarck. The all-time series is now even at 5-5.

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CLASS B SOFTBALL
 
FARGO, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has released their Class B Girls Softball All-State Team.
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B

All-State Team

 
Beulah – Taylor Christensen
Central McLean – Daisy Sparrow, Sophie Sparrow
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark – Brooklyn Benno, Brynley Benno
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood-Kenmare-Bowbells – Ginger Savelkoul
Velva-Drake-Anamoose – Olivia Passa
Westhope-Newburg-Bottineau – Ellie Braaten
Wilton-Wing – Taryn Schurhamer
Central Cass – Abree Lindstrom, Catie Sinner
Grafton – Kasey Stegman
Hillsboro-Central Valley – Noella Kritzberger
Kindred-Richland – Abigail McDonald
Mayville-Portand-CG – Rylee Satrom
Northern Cass – Abby Richman
Thompson – Mackenzie Hughes, Mya Krogstad
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STATE GOLF
 
BISMARCK, ND – The Boys State Class A Golf Tournament at Hawktree Golf Course in Bismarck was suspended Tuesday due to weather. The North Dakota High School Activities Association says the state tournament will resume today. The event will still be a 36-hole Tournament with the remainder of Day 1 play to be played this morning followed by a final round of 18 holes today.
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs game in Dickinson against the Badlands Big Sticks was postponed Tuesday night due to weather. The Big Sticks were leading 6-3 in the top of the 7th inning. The two teams are scheduled to play again today in Dickinson.
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TWINS-YANKEES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gary Sánchez and Miguel Andújar homered, DJ LeMahieu had two hits and an RBI, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 to end a four-game skid. Aaron Judge drove in two runs for New York, which had lost eight of its previous 10 and won despite going 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and stranding 11. Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings in relief of Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery. Taylor Rogers allowed two runs on three hits in the eighth for Minnesota.

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LYNX-MYSTICS
 
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tina Charles had 31 points and eight rebounds and the Washington Mystics held off the Minnesota Lynx for an 85-81 win. Myisha Hines-Allen added 19 points, Ariel Atkins scored 17 points, and Natasha Cloud had 11 points, eight assists and a career-high six steals. The Mystics had their largest of the game at 68-50 late in the third quarter and the Lynx cut it to 80-76 on Layshia Clarendon’s 3-pointer with 31.3 seconds left. Napheesa Collier had 22 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota. Clarendon added 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
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NBA PLAYOFFS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers barely managed to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals. Joel Embiid had 40 points and 13 rebounds as the Sixers knocked off the Hawks, 118-102, evening the series at a game apiece. The 76ers also received big contributions from Shake Milton, who buried a 32-footer and scored 14 points in an electrifying stretch off the bench. Milton fueled a 14-0 run that blew the game open in the second half. Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari scored 21 apiece for the Hawks, who trailed by just two before Philadelphia’s big run. Game 3 is Friday in Atlanta.

 
The Jazz opened their Western Conference semifinal series by getting 45 points from Donovan Mitchell in a 112-109 win over the Clippers. Mitchell poured in 32 points in the second half to rally the Jazz from a double-digit deficit. Jordan Clarkson and Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 18 points apiece, with Clarkson and Mitchell combining for 12 3-pointers. Utah took the lead for good on a 21-9 run bookended by 3-pointers from Bogdanovic. Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points to lead Los Angeles, while Paul George chipped in 20 with 11 rebounds. Game 2 is Thursday in Salt Lake City.
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NHL PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning are eight wins away from a second consecutive Stanley Cup. The Lightning have reached the semifinals with a 2-0 shutout of the Hurricanes in Game 5. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 shots for his second shutout of the postseason and third of his playoff career. Vasilevskiy and the Lightning held Carolina to two goals in the three games at Raleigh, stopping 97 of 99 shots. Brayden Point snapped a scoreless tie with his eighth goal of the playoffs, a power-play tally just over four minutes into the second period. Ross Colton added an unassisted goal midway through the third. Alex Nedeljkovic made 23 saves for the Hurricanes. The Bolts will play the winner of the Islanders-Bruins series, which New York leads, 3-2.

 
Meanwhile, a 3-2 win gives the Vegas Golden Knights a three-games-to-two advantage in their second-round series. Mark Stone scored on a breakaway 50 seconds into overtime, sending the Knights to their third straight victory. Trailing 2-0 entering the third, the Golden Knights found another gear with Alex Tuch scoring 1:03 into the period and Jonathan Marchessault tying it up just 3:04 later. Marc-Andre Fleury was sensational at times while stopping 28 shots. Fleury picked up playoff win No. 88, which ties him with Billy Smith and Ed Belfour for the fourth-most in NHL history. Colorado appeared in command after a 2-0 lead courtesy of Brandon Saad late in the first and another from Joonas Donskoi in the second. The Knights can close out the series at home on Thursday.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The AL East leaders continue to swim above their division rivals. Tyler Glasnow struck out 11 over seven strong innings of the Tampa Bay Rays’ 3-1 win over Washington. Glasnow gave up one run, six hits and walked one during a season-high 114-pitch start. Manuel Margot hit a leadoff homer in the first off Jon Lester, who worked out of two-on, two-outs jams in the second and third.

 
In other Major League action:
 
– The Red Sox’s five-game winning streak is over after Carlos Correa and Yordan Alvarez homered in Houston’s 7-1 victory against Boston. Framber Valdez allowed one run and five hits over 7 1/3 innings, striking out eight to pick up his second straight win over the Bosox.
 
– Gary Sanchez and Miguel Andujar homered and the Yankees ended a four-game slid with an 8-4 downing of the Twins. Aaron Judge drove in two runs for New York, which had lost eight of its previous 10 and won despite going 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position.
 
– Andrew Vaughn homered in the seventh inning and delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth, pushing the White Sox past the Blue Jays, 6-1. Leury Garcia added a two-run triple and Garrett Crochet got three outs for the win as the AL Central leaders moved a season-high 14 games over .500 at 37-23.
 
– Jose Ramirez homered and drove in four runs, leading Shane Bieber and the Indians to a 10-1 pasting of the Cardinals. Bieber gave up one run and five hits in six innings, striking out five, sending St. Louis to its sixth consecutive loss.
 
– The Tigers earned a 5-3 win over the Mariners behind Matthew Boyd, who allowed an unearned run, six hits and a walk over six innings. Eric Haase hit a two-run homer while Detroit was building a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
 
– Mike Tauchman hit a go-ahead grand slam and Brandon Crawford homered twice in the Giants’ 9-4 thumping of the Rangers. Crawford appeared in his 1,326th game at shortstop to break Travis Jackson’s franchise record for the position.
 
– Athletics hurler Chris Bassitt struck out six over seven strong innings to win his sixth consecutive decision, 5-2 against the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker led off the second with a home run and Bassitt limited Arizona to two runs and four hits.
 
– Shohei Ohtani hit the longest homer of his major league career, a 470-foot blast in the first inning of the Angels’ 8-1 drubbing of the Royals. Max Stassi, Jose Iglesias and Justin Upton also homered off Kris Bubic before Taylor Ward added a two-run shot in the eighth.
 
– Ke’Bryan Hayes hastily missed first base and was called out after hitting a first-inning homer, sending Walker Buehler on his way to seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers beat the Pirates, 5-3. Chris Taylor smacked a two-run homer to back Buehler, who retired his last 13 batters and had two hits while allowing just two hits.
 
– Zach Davies allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings in pitching the Cubs to a 7-1 win over the Padres. Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in four runs, and Patrick Wisdom went deep again for Chicago.
 
– Avisail Garcia homered and singled home another run in the Brewers’ 10th win in 11 games, 5-1 versus the Reds. Milwaukee starter and winner Adrian Houser pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
 
– Maikel Franco become the sixth player to hit a home run into the second deck at Camden Yards, helping the Orioles post a 10-3 win over the Mets. Bruce Zimmermann allowed a two-run homer in the first inning to Pete Alonso, but the Mets managed only one more hit off him in five innings.
 
– Austin Riley, Ronald Acuna Jr. and William Contreras each hit a solo homer to power the Braves past the Phillies, 9-5. Acuna also had a single, double and three RBIs as the reigning three-time NL East champions evened their record at 29-29.
 
– Pablo Lopez allowed only two runs in a career-best eight innings, and Corey Dickerson hit a two-run triple for the Marlins in a 6-2 win over the Rockies. Jesus Aguilar had two hits and two RBIs to help Miami bounce back from a 1-8 road trip.
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FRENCH OPEN

PARIS (AP) – American teenager Coco Gauff is bidding for a spot in the French Open semifinals against Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic. If she wins, the 17-year-old Gauff will become the youngest woman in the semifinals at any major tournament since 2006. Gauff has not been defeated by a player outside the top 30 on clay this season. Krejcikova is ranked 33rd.

 
Defending champion Iga Swiatek then faces Maria Sakkari on Court Philippe Chatrier. In the men’s quarterfinals, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal faces No. 10 seed Diego Schwartzman before No. 1 Novak Djokovic meets No. 9 Matteo Berrettini at night.
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NBA-MVP

DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic wasn’t highly regarded when he was taken in the NBA draft. He’s now the league’s reigning MVP. The Nuggets’ big man has been revealed as the NBA’s top player making him by far the lowest draft pick ever to win the award. The Serbian product has become a dominant force since being selected 41st overall in the 2014 draft. Jokic’s scoring average jumped from 19.9 points per game last season to 26.4. He tied his career high with 10.8 rebounds per game, and his average of 8.3 assists was just shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time season average for a center. Jokic was the runaway winner, getting 91 of the 101 first-place ballots cast

Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid was second, Golden State’s Stephen Curry was third, 2019 and 2020 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee was fourth and Phoenix’s Chris Paul was fifth.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri has seen his eight-game suspension for an illegal hit upheld by an arbitrator. Kadri has already served six games of a suspension he received after an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in Game 2 of their first-round series. Faulk sustained a concussion, according to the report, and didn’t play in the final two games as the Avalanche swept the Blues to advance. Colorado was holding out hope that Kadri might be available for Game 5 of their second-round series Tuesday in Denver.

 
Also in hockey:
 
– The NHL fined Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy $25,000 for his criticism of the officials after their 5-4 loss to the Islanders in Game 5 of the second-round series. The Islanders scored three power-play goals on four chances in a 5-4 victory on Monday night while being called for two penalties themselves. The Islanders ranked 29th out of 31 teams in penalty minutes during the regular season, while the Bruins were fifth and received the most minor penalties.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Aaron Rodgers saga continues in Green Bay. The three-time MVP quarterback wasn’t with the Packers for their first mandatory minicamp session on Tuesday after declining to participate in voluntary organized team activities. The Packers have the option to fine Rodgers just over $93,000 if he misses all three minicamp sessions this week. Rodgers’ future with the team has been uncertain ever since ESPN reported shortly before this year’s draft that Rodgers doesn’t want to return to Green Bay.

 
In other developments from NFL camps:
– Tom Brady is back on the practice field with the Buccaneers. The 43-year-old quarterback was a full participant Tuesday at mandatory minicamp for the Super Bowl champions, taking part in individual drills and doing some 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. Coach Bruce Arians said last week there was a chance he’d limit Brady’s involvement as he recovers from offseason knee surgery.
 
– Giants running back Saquon Barkley isn’t going to work out with teammates on the field until his rehabilitation from a major knee injury is complete. Barkley to the ACL in his right knee in the second game last season. He was not on the field Tuesday as the Giants opened a three-day mandatory minicamp.
 
– The NFL will spend up to $1 million funding up to five studies that will examine how to better help players ease their pain and find alternatives to opioids. Those potential alternatives include marijuana and other cannabis-derived products. The league and the NFL Players Association formed a joint pain management committee in 2019 to help find alternatives to opioids and give players and league medical staffs information on pain management.
 
– The 49ers have lost two more backups to significant injuries during offseason workouts. The team announced that safety Tarvarius Moore tore his Achilles tendon and offensive lineman Justin Skule tore the ACL in his knee during Monday’s practice.
 
– Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was held out of parts of practice Tuesday because of tightness in his left hamstring. The No. 1 overall draft pick returned after getting some treatment on the field and threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
 
– The Cardinals have signed linebacker and first-round pick Zaven Collins to his rookie contract. Collins is expected to be an immediate contributor in the middle of the defense alongside second-year linebacker Isaiah Simmons, who was the No. 8 overall pick last year. Collins was an AP All-American last season at Tulsa and also won the Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award and Bednarik Award
 
– The Ravens have signed guard Michael Schofield, who played 11 games last season for the Panthers and started three. Prior to that, Schofield played for the Chargers and Broncos.
 
– Former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel has died at 71. The 1997 NFL coach of the year guided the Giants from 1997 to 2003, posting a 58-53-1 record. New York won the NFC in 2000 before losing to the Ravens in the Super Bowl. John Fassel told the Los Angeles Times his father was taken to a Las Vegas hospital with chest pains and died while being treated Monday.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Injured Red Sox ace Chris Sale made a positive step in his return from Tommy John surgery, throwing 25 pitches off a bullpen mound at Fenway Park. The 31-year-old left-hander said he would start tomorrow if the team would let him. But Red Sox manager Alex Cora said they needed to be patient to make sure Sale comes through rehab OK. Sale had elbow ligament replacement surgery in March, 2020. It typically takes a minimum of 12 months to recover from the procedure, but can stretch to two years.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Khris Davis has been designated for assignment by the slumping Rangers as the team continues to rebuild with youth. Davis hit .157 with two home runs and five RBIs in his 22 games after missing the Rangers’ first 34 contests because of a left quad strain. He has struggled at the plate since leading the majors with 48 home runs in 2018.
 
– Mets manager Luis Rojas says he expects infielder Jeff McNeil to begin a rehab assignment by the end of the weekend. McNeil hasn’t played since May 16 because of a strained left hamstring. Rojas also said outfielder Michael Conforto is probably a couple weeks from starting his rehab assignment as he comes back from a strained right hamstring, but Luis Guillorme could be activated this weekend
 
– The Nationals have placed pitcher Austin Voth on the 10-day injured list with a fractured nose. Voth was sent to a Philadelphia hospital Sunday to get his nose reset. It was broken when he was hit by a pitch while squaring around to bunt against Philadelphia’s Vince Velasquez.
 
– The Blue Jays have put Danny Jansen on the 10-day injured list and recalled fellow catcher Riley Adams from Triple-A Buffalo. Jansen strained his right hamstring running the bases during Sunday’s 6-3 loss to Houston.
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OLYMPICS-TOKYO-REFUGEE TEAM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The refugee team for the Tokyo Olympics has 29 athletes competing in 12 sports. The team picked by the International Olympic Committee was drawn from 55 athletes who fled their home countries and got scholarships to train for the games in a new home country.

 
 
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