KHRT ND News

KHRT ND News – 10/19/21

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

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K-Heart Sports – 10/19/21

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

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

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NFL-TITANS/BILLS

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

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NHL-SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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NFL-NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SEC-TENNESSEE

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

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

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KHRT ND News – 10/18/21

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

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

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

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

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

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NASCAR-TEXAS

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

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WNBA-FINAL

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

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NHL-SCHEDULE

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

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PGA-CJ CUP

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

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

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

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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

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

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-LSU-ORGERON OUT

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

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NBA-76ERS-SIMMONS

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

 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/17/21

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

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

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

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

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NLCS-BRAVES/DODGERS

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

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NHL-SCHEDULE

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

 

Elsewhere on NHL ice:

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

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

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

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

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

 
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KHRT ND News – 10/16/21

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

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

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

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

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

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NFL-BUCCANEERS/EAGLES

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

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NHL-SCHEDULE

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

 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– The Kraken have earned their first franchise victory in two games by beating the Predators, 4-3. Brandon Tanev scored his second goal into an empty net with 1:21 left. Alex Wennberg and Jared McCann each had a goal and an assist for Seattle.
 
– Ondrej Palat scored 2:43 into overtime to finish off the Lightning’s comeback in a 7-6 triumph over the Red Wings. Tyler Bertuzzi scored a career-high four times, three coming in the second period as Detroit took a three-goal lead. Ross Colton, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn scored in a four-minute span for Tampa Bay to make it 6-all.
 
– Andrei Svechnikov provided two goals and an assist in the Hurricanes’ 6-3 downing of the Islanders. Teuvo Teravainen added a goal and an assist to back Frederik Andersen, who stopped 25 shots in his Carolina debut. Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee each scored goals in the first of 13 straight road games for the Isles to open the season.
 
– The Stars pulled out a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Miro Heiskanen’s goal at 1:38 of OT. Jacob Peterson and Radek Faksa scored early for Dallas, and Braden Holtby and Anton Khudobin combined to make 31 saves. Adam Fox and Chris Kreider each had a goal for New York.
 
– Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty carried the Kings’ offense on a 6-2 rout of the Golden Knights. Kopitar set a team record by scoring five points in a season opener, delivering three goals and two assists. Drew Doughty added a goal and three assists to the win.
 
– The Blue Jackets rolled to an 8-2 win over the Coyotes as Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals and two assists. Max Domi added a goal and two assists to help Brad Larsen win his first game as coach of Columbus. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 36 shots in his first opening-night start.
 
– Anton Forsberg made a career-high 46 saves and the Senators scored three times in the first period before holding off the Maple Leafs, 3-2. Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist for Ottawa, which also received goals from Alex Formenton and Chris Tierney. Formenton scored on a slap shot with 0.6 seconds remaining in the opening period.
 
– The Sabres have followed a tumultuous summer with a stunning season-opening 5-1 win over the injury-depleted Canadiens. Victor Olofsson and Anders Bjork scored 2:01 apart in the second period. The Sabres converted three of six power-play opportunities, with Tage Thompson pushing Buffalo’s lead to 5-1 early in the third period.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Shildt, one week after the team lost to the Dodgers in the NL wild-card game. Cardinals president John Mozeliak said the firing was “something that popped up recently,” but he refused to expand on what he called “philosophical differences” between Shildt, the coaching staff and the front office. The Redbirds went on a team-record, 17-game winning streak last month and made the postseason with 90 victories. They were 252-199 after Shildt took over for manager Mike Matheny during the 2018, winning the NL Central in 2019 and reaching the playoffs the last three seasons.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Braves are preparing to play without outfielder Jorge Soler in the NL Championship Series as they await his clearance following his positive COVID-19 test. The Braves worked out Thursday at Truist Park without Soler, who was pulled from the lineup for Game 4 of the NL Division Series against Milwaukee on Tuesday.
 
– White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson says he wants Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa to remain in the dugout next season. La Russa’s future was a bit of a question mark after the White Sox were eliminated Tuesday by Houston in Game 4 of the AL Division Series. Chicago rolled to a 93-69 record and beat Cleveland by 13 games in AL Central for its first division championship in 13 years.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey did not practice Thursday, a sign that he could miss his third straight game while trying to rehab from a hamstring injury. The 2019 All-Pro running back had participated in four straight practices on a limited basis. Coach Matt Rhule old reporters on Wednesday that McCaffrey was “50-50” for the game and that his playing status would likely come down to a game-time decision. Carolina’s 2017 first-round draft pick was injured in a Week 3 win against the Houston Texans.

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

UNDATED (AP) – Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators have agreed to a seven-year, $57.5 million contract. Tkachuk was a restricted free agent and had not played for the Senators during the preseason until a deal was reached. The contract has an average annual value of $8.214 million.

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

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

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/14/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 101421 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 are above 4,000 again. Today’s information from the Department of Health lists 4,001 active, a rise of 22 since yesterday. There are 633 new positives today with 649 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 5.99%. Hospitalizations are up by 19 to 202, with 21 of those in ICU. There are four more deaths reported among those who were positive (1662).
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BISMARCK, ND – The state Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail or “any” deer gun licenses in several units in western North Dakota the option of turning those licenses in for refunds. Casey Anderson, Wildlife Chief, said the decision is based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, and evidence of moderate to significant deer losses in some areas that might affect hunting success in those locations. The first confirmed EHD report occurred in early August.
 
Hunters with antlered whitetail, antlerless whitetail, any antlered and any antlerless licenses are eligible for refunds in units 2H, 2I, 2J1, 2K1, 3A1, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3B3, 3C, 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. Hunters who return their licenses will have their bonus points restored, if applicable, to the same number of points prior to the 2021 deer gun lottery.
 
“Compared to previous years, a much larger portion of the state seems to be affected,” Anderson said. “Unfortunately, substantial mortality has been documented in some areas.” Game and Fish made license refunds an option for hunters in 2020 because of an EHD outbreak in limited units.
 
Department staff will continue to monitor reports to determine if licenses in additional units should become eligible for refunds due to the EHD outbreak. Hunters and landowners should report any dead deer along with photos, if possible, to the department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system, at gf.nd.gov/mortality-report.
 
Before deciding to turn in a license, Anderson urges license holders to make local contacts to find out the extent of mortality in their hunting unit. “Consistent with previous EHD outbreaks, the impact can at times be severe in localized areas while other areas within the unit have little to no impact and a good deer harvest may still be needed,” he said.
 
License holders who qualify and want a refund must mail their tag, along with a note requesting a refund due to EHD, to the Game and Fish Department’s Bismarck office no later than Nov. 4. Envelopes postmarked Nov. 4 will be accepted.
 
EHD, a naturally occurring virus that is spread by a biting midge, is often fatal to infected white-tailed deer, while mule deer do not usually
die from the disease. Hunters do not have to worry about handling or consuming meat from infected deer because the virus that causes EHD is not known to cause disease in humans. In addition, the first series of hard frosts typically kills the midge that transmits the EHD virus and will slow or halt the spread of the disease.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota University System has appointed David Krebsbach as the permanent vice chancellor for administrative affairs and chief financial officer. He was first appointed interim for the duties in August. Krebsbach will take on responsibilities as the system’s vice chancellor for administrative affairs and chief financial officer as of October 16, 2021.
 
Krebsbach has worked for the NDUS since August 2016. In his current role, he is responsible for all budget related and fiscal matters of the system office. He works closely with all 11 NDUS institutions on accounting, financial management and budget formulation. He has also played an integral role in preparing fiscal research, reports and testimony during legislative session. The position fills the need for leadership-level oversight of financial administration and other financial functions at the system level.
 
Prior to his work at the NDUS, he was a finance manager for Job Service of North Dakota for eight years. He also has experience working as a comptroller and as a senior accountant. Krebsbach obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, and is a Certified public accountant.
 
Chancellor Mark Hagerott said Krebsbach continues to be an exemplary fit to the organization. “David has proven leadership skills and extensive experience in administrative operations, as well as knowledge about the higher education funding formula. He comes to this position familiar with the legislative process and a work philosophy that will continue to be an asset to the NDUS,” Hagerott said. “He and the administrative affairs team have enabled us keep a balanced budget across the system. His professional approach has helped us navigate a budget plan through our COVID response and he continues to align our budget and strategic processes, all while maintaining a primary focus on our students and campuses.”
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota residents experienced a range of weather events this week, with rare October tornadoes in the southeastern part of the state, an early season snowstorm in the west and record rainfall. KFGO reports that preliminary reports indicate two tornadoes touched down on Wednesday in the southeast part of the state. Meanwhile, the Bismarck area saw 1.47 inches of rain Wednesday, a record for Oct. 13. Minot also saw record rainfall for the date at 1.60 inches. The western part of the state saw near-blizzard conditions. Northern Golden Valley County saw as much as 8 inches of snow.
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MINOT, ND – The numbers have been finalized for the 4th Annual Fuel The Fight fundraiser. Trinity Health Foundation say $80,000 was raised for the program which provides fuel vouchers for Trinity CancerCare Center patients. The fundraiser was held September 10th at Dakota Square ARCO in Minot. Officials say plans are already underway for Fuel the Fight 2022!
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 101421 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum is asking supporters to sign a petition endorsing his plan to use some of the state’s bulging surpluses to offset income taxes. It’s being viewed by lawmakers as an end-run on a Legislature that has signaled no appetite for the idea. The second-term Republican governor recommended using a portion of the state’s hefty and better-than-forecast ending fund balance of $1.1 billion in the last two-year budget cycle to provide income tax relief to residents. GOP Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says he hasn’t heard of a single lawmaker who supports the governor’s idea.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A former North Dakota oilfield executive has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for misleading shareholders about his company’s value, in a scheme that eventually forced it to go bankrupt and led to more than $886 million in losses. Joseph Kostelecky, of Dickinson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count each of wire fraud and securities fraud. The 60-year-old Kostelecky faces up to 40 years in prison when he’s sentenced Jan. 10. Kostelecky served as the highest ranking U.S. executive for Poseidon Concepts Corp., a fluid storage tank supplier based in Calgary, Alberta. Prosecutors say he made false and misleading claims about the company’s finances in order to inflate its stock price.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Departing North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Commissioner Jodi Smith has been hired by the governing group that is managing the Red River diversion project in Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota. Smith announced Tuesday she was leaving the the Land Department at the end of October, just five months into her second term. She was appointed to the post by the state Board of University and School Lands, known as the Land Board, in 2017. Smith will serve as director of lands and compliance for the Metro Flood Diversion Authority, a group of local and county leaders. Joel Paulsen, the authority’s executive director, said Smith’s background in complex land management and “track record of reaching across many constituencies” made her an ideal candidate for the job.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An attorney for a North Dakota photography business that abruptly went out of business and left many wedding couples in limbo says the company is working to release photos and images, It’s unclear whether customers who paid in advance for uncompleted work will be refunded. Two state agencies are investigating the shutdown of Glasser Images last week and the business owner is facing several lawsuits. Fargo attorney Tim O’Keeffe said the photos and videos are being secured and “kept safely” on hard drives, but it’s a “logistical challenge” to get them to customers and it could take weeks. Glasser Images photographed weddings throughout the Dakotas, Minnesota and Colorado without charging for travel costs, according to the company website.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – City officials in Moorhead have raised the legal age to buy tobacco products and banned all flavored tobacco products from stores. KFGO reports that the City Council voted 7-1 on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that raises the legal age from 18 to 21 and bars all flavored products from licensed stores, including menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing or smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vape juices. The ordinance brings the city into compliance with a federal law that raises the minimum legal sales age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21. Alderman Matt Gilbertson cast the lone dissenting vote, saying prohibition doesn’t work and people will just cross into North Dakota to buy tobacco in Fargo.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/14/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 101421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – With the Class 9B playoff starting this weekend, this is the last week for the 9B poll. There will be one more week of the Class 11B poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)            Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Beulah (13)                                8-0         68          1
2. Hillsboro-Central Valley (1)        7-1         57          2
3. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich  7-1         37          3
4. Kindred                                       7-1         34          4
5. Central Cass                             7-1           5          RV

Others receiving votes: Harvey-Wells County (6-2), Bowman County (7-1), Bishop Ryan (7-1)

 
Class 9B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)              Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(14)  8-0          70          1
2. New Salem-Almont                   8-0          55          2
3. Cavalier                                     8-0           41         3
4. Nelson County                          8-0            21         5
5. Bottineau                                   8-0            16        RV

Others receiving votes: South Border (7-1), Surrey (6-1)

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CLASS 9B PLAYOFFS
 
MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the first round of the Class 9B football playoffs this Saturday.
 
High School Football
Class 9B
 
State Playoffs
First Round – (Sat, 10/16)
(Region – Seed)
 
(R2#2) MayPort-CG hosts (R1#3) Enderlin-Maple Valley, 1 PM
(R5#2) South Border hosts (R6#3) Grant County-Flasher, 2 PM
(R3#2) New Rockford-Sheyenne hosts (R4#3) North Prairie, 1 PM
(R4#2) St. John hosts (R3#3) Four Winds, 2 PM
(R6#2) Mott-Regent-New England hosts (R5#3) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 1 PM
(R7#2) Lewis & Clark hosts (R8#3) Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 12 PM (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
(R1#2) Wyndmere-Lidgerwood hosts (R2#3) Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page, 1 PM
(R8#2) Ray-Powers Lake hosts (R7#3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 2 PM
 
#1-seeds from each region get a bye in the first round. Coaches voted on seeding:
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
#2 New Salem-Almont
#3 Cavalier
#4 Bottineau
#5 Nelson County
#6 Surrey
#7 Divide County
#8 Hettinger-Scranton

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MSU SOCCER

 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State soccer team (9-2, 8-0 NSIC) will look to stay undefeated in conference action. In order to do so they have to go through one of the bigger hurdles they’ve faced in conference action in the Augustana Vikings (6-3-2, 5-1-2 NSIC) Friday at 4 p.m. in Sioux Falls. They wrap up the weekend with a stop in Nebraska against the Wayne State Wildcats (3-6-2, 3-4-1 NSIC) Sunday at Noon. A weekend sweep of Augustana and Wayne State would ensure a new record of consecutive games won for the Beavers soccer program at 11, breaking the old record of 10 games in a row.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

TORONTO (AP) – William Nylander broke a tie at 1:06 of the third period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Toronto won in front of over 18,000 masked and fully vaccinated fans in Scotiabank Arena’s first regular-season crowd since March 10, 2020. Jack Campbell made 31 saves for Toronto, allowing only Jonathan Drouin’s first-period goal. Pierre Engvall tied it on a power play midway through the second. Toronto star Auston Matthews, the NHL leader with 41 goals in 52 games last season, sat out because of a wrist injury that hasn’t fully healed from surgery.

 
In other ice action:
 
– Bowen Byram scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead the short-handed Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which played without star center Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Jared Bednar. Both are in the COVID-19 protocol and away from the team.
 
– Kyle Turris scored the shootout winner and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. Jesse Puljujarvi and Zach Hyman scored in regulation for the Oilers, who squandered a late lead. Edmonton also got a pair of assists from Connor McDavid. Mike Smith finished with 36 saves. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Quinn Hughes scored for the Canucks. Thatcher Demko made 32 saves.
 
– Mason McTavish became the youngest player in Anaheim history to score a goal as the Ducks opened the season with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. The 18-year-old McTavish – the third overall pick in this year’s NHL draft – put in a loose puck 13:20 into the first period to give Anaheim a 2-0 lead. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck made a pad save on a shot by Isac Lundestrom, but McTavish gathered in the rebound. Adam Henrique, Kevin Shattenkirk and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim.
 
– The Washington Capitals made a season-opening 5-1 victory against the division-rival New York Rangers memorable Wednesday night for Alex Ovechkin’s 731st and 732nd goals and Hendrix Lapierre’s first. Ovechkin scored twice to pass Marcel Dionne for sole possession of fifth place on the NHL goals list, putting him a couple of steps closer to Wayne Gretzky’s record that had long seemed unbreakable. Ovechkin, one game into a new five-year contract to chase the mark, needs 163 goals to pass Gretzky.
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WNBA FINALS

PHOENIX (AP) – Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky. Griner kept the Mercury within reach of Chicago during a sluggish start and brought the Phoenix Suns players sitting courtside to their feet with her second career playoff dunk in the first quarter. She scored on a turnaround jump to help give Phoenix a late four-point lead in regulation, but just missed blocking Courtney Vandersloot’s tying layup with 4.4 seconds left. Taurasi opened overtime with a four-point play and added a 3-pointer that put Phoenix up 89-86 with 1:24 left. Skylar Diggins-Smith, who had 13 points and 12 assists, sealed it on a layup with 12.8 seconds left.

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TENNIS-INDIAN WELLS

INDIA N WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Grigor Dimitrov beat top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players. Medvedev’s defeat left the combined ATP and WTA tournament without its top two men’s and women’s seeds. Karolina Pliskova lost in the third round as did No. 2 Iga Swiatek. Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka beat American Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-2.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a four-year, $25 million extension, keeping him under contract through the 2025-26 season. The team announced the contract Wednesday at a news conference. General manager David Poile says they couldn’t be happier to get this deal done before the season opener Thursday night against Seattle. Ekholm was drafted by Nashville in 2009. He has played his entire career in Nashville.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The New York Islanders will start the season with 13 straight road games. That’s the second-longest road trip in NHL history and the longest to start a season. The NHL drew up the plan while construction of the team’s new home at UBS Arena is completed. Playing a few more games at Nassau Coliseum was not an option, so instead the Islanders will crisscross the country. New York will play its first home game on Nov. 20 against Calgary, more than five weeks into the season.
 
– The Toronto Maple Leafs sported TikTok decals on their helmets for the season opener against the Montreal Canadiens. The social media platform’s logo to appear on players’ helmets throughout the season. The NHL added helmet advertisements last season and the board of governors has unanimously approved sponsor patches on jerseys beginning next season.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Cardinals will be without two starters and probably a third as they try to stay unbeaten in a road game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has confirmed that tight end Maxx Williams is out for the season because of a right knee injury he suffered last week in the team’s 17-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. He also said three-time Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson will miss the game in Cleveland with an injury to his ribs while linebacker Chandler Jones is doubtful after testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

 
Meanwhile, NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett and star running back Nick Chubb are two of several key Browns players not practicing because of injuries. Garrett, who has seven sacks and been dominant all season, is dealing with knee and ankle issues. The 2020 All-Pro defensive end sat out two practices last week but played in Sunday’s 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Kansas City Chiefs practiced without five key starters including wide receiver Tyreek Hill and pass rusher Chris Jones. Hill was out with a bruised quad that he sustained in Sunday night’s loss to the Bills, when the Chiefs also lost running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a sprained knee ligament. Jones continues to deal with a lingering wrist injury. Also out Wednesday were linebacker Anthony Hitchens, defensive back Charvarius Ward and guard Joe Thuney.
 
– Daniel Jones has made some progress since suffering a concussion last weekend and there’s a chance the Giants quarterback will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that Jones remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. It is unlikely he’ll practice Thursday since the next step in the protocol would be either increased physical activity followed by a non-contact practice.
 
– Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey is 50-50 for Carolina’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. McCaffrey has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. Rhule thinks the decision will come right up until the game.
 
– Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was back on the practice field for Wednesday’s light workout. If all goes well over the next few days, he might be playing Sunday against Houston. The four-time Pro Bowler has been designated for return from injured reserve after having neck surgery in August and coach Frank Reich is optimistic Hilton will be cleared to play this weekend.
 
– It has not been a good start to the week for the Los Angeles Chargers offensive line. The Chargers found out on Monday that right guard Oday Aboushi would miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during Sunday’s 47-42 win over Cleveland. On Wednesday, the team announced that right tackle Bryan Bulaga will miss more time after having core muscle surgery. Michael Schofield stepped in after Aboushi was injured and will remain the starter. With Storm Norton filling in at right tackle, center Corey Linsley said that he expects everyone to continue to step up.
 
– Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor won’t come off injured reserve this week, and left tackle Laremy Tunsil will have thumb surgery and is expected to be out at least a month. Taylor injured his hamstring Sept. 19 against the Browns and was placed on injured reserve the following week. He is eligible to return this week, but coach David Culley said he still needs more time. Tunsil injured his left thumb in a loss to the Patriots on Sunday.
 
– The Tennessee Titans have brought back linebacker Avery Williamson, signing the veteran off Denver’s practice squad. Williamson was a fifth-round draft pick by the Titans in 2014 out of Kentucky. He spent his first four seasons with Tennessee before signing a three-year deal in 2018 with the New York Jets. Williamson missed the 2019 season with a torn ACL and was traded to Pittsburgh during last season. The Titans also announced that safety Amani Hooker has been cleared to return to practice even as he remains on injured reserve.
 
– Cornerback Tre Flowers has been released by the Seattle Seahawks as they struggle to find the right combination at the position. Flowers started the first three games but was benched in favor of Sidney Jones after Minnesota dissected Seattle’s secondary in Week 3. Coach Pete Carroll raved about Flowers’ performance in earning the starting job during training camp but didn’t have many answers on why his standing changed so quickly. The entire cornerback situation remains unsettled five weeks into the regular season.
 
– Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell says center Frank Ragnow feels guilty about having season-ending toe surgery. Campbell said that the surgery went well, and that Ragnow does not need to feel bad about doing the right thing for his long-term future. Ragnow was hurt earlier this month at Chicago and went on injured reserve last week.
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ESPN-WILD-CARD WEEKEND

NEW YORK (AP) – ESPN has signed a five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night game during the first weekend of the playoffs, beginning this season. The announcement was made by ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro at the CAA World Congress of Sport. The NFL announced last month that it was moving the Saturday early afternoon game on wild-card weekend to Monday night.

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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Ben Simmons has reported to the Philadelphia 76ers but the disgruntled All-Star guard still may not play for the franchise. Coach Doc Rivers says he doesn’t know if Simmons has backed off his trade demand. Rivers said Simmons was scheduled to return to the practice facility late Wednesday for an individual workout and that he won’t practice with the team until he clears NBA health and safety protocols. Rivers said he hasn’t ruled out Simmons traveling with the team to Detroit for their last preseason game Friday.

 
Elsewhere around the NBA:
 
– The New Orleans Pelicans exercised options on four former first-round draft choices including star forward Zion Williamson and also added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster. The Pelicans picked up fourth-year options on 2019 first-round draft choices Williamson, center Jaxson Hayes and guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, keeping them under contract through next season. New Orleans also exercised a third-year option on 2020 top draft choice Kira Lewis Jr., keeping him under contract through the 2022-23 season as well. The signing of Petty gives the Pelicans three ex-Alabama players including Lewis and 2021 second-round pick Herbert Jones.
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GOLF-AUSTRALIA-TOURNEMENTS CANCELED

SYDNEY (AP) – The men’s Australian Open golf tournament and Australian Women’s Open scheduled for next year have been canceled because of COVID-19-related travel and quarantine restrictions. Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland says “we believe it to be the right outcome under the current circumstances.” The men’s Australian Open was originally scheduled for next month at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney but had already been re-scheduled for a date in early 2022.

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OBIT-RAY FOSSE

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Ray Fosse, the strong-armed catcher whose career was upended when he was bowled over by Pete Rose at the 1970 All-Star Game, has died. He was 74. Carol Fosse, his wife of 51 years, said in a statement online that Fosse died Wednesday after a 16-year bout with cancer. Fosse was a budding talent for Cleveland when he made his first All-Star team as a 23-year-old in 1970, the same year he hit .307 with a career-high 18 homers and won the first of two Gold Gloves. Rose barreled over him to score the winning run in the 12th inning of the exhibition at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium. Fosse fractured and separated his left shoulder, and he told The Associated Press in 2015 his body still ached 45 years later.

 
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KHRT ND News – 10/13/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 101321 – 1200
 
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration says the U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic. International visitors will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the beginning of the pandemic. The rules announced today will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel. That starts in early November, when a similar easing of restrictions kicks in for air travel. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he’s “pleased to be taking steps to resume regular travel.”
 
Canada reopened its border to vaccinated U.S. citizens for nonessential travel on Aug. 9. Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement. “While this shift in policy unfortunately includes more needless delays, it is a positive and long overdue step toward ending the unnecessary restrictions that have caused real pain to our communities and citizens on both sides of the border as well as our retail and tourism businesses that rely on Canadian travelers,” Burgum said. “We will continue to press the Biden administration – as we have done repeatedly these past several months with our fellow border states and provinces – to lift these restrictions as soon as possible and resume normal travel with Canada, our closest friend, ally and trading partner.”
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Bismarck man is pleading not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl eight years ago. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Paxton Heywood entered the pleas Tuesday from prison. He’s accused of sexually assaulting a girl in 2013 so many times that prosecutors can’t count them. Heywood’s attorney argues the case is what he calls “deeply speculative” because it relies on the memory of a child who was quite young at the time of the alleged assaults. A jury in May found Heywood guilty of sexually assaulting a different girl in a separate case. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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MINOT, ND (TRINITY HEALTH) – A rising tide of COVID-19 cases is creating a strain at healthcare facilities across North Dakota, including Trinity Health. Trinity officials say the latest wave of community transmission is impacting patients, residents, and staff at both acute- and long-term care facilities.
 
At Trinity Homes, a new round of testing was initiated after a handful of positive cases were confirmed among residents and staff. The latest outbreak, though fairly small, has prompted Trinity Homes to return to a locked front entrance, which had been open in recent weeks. Scheduled visits are still allowed on a limited, case-by-case basis. COVID booster shots are being administered to fortify the facility’s resilience.
 
At Trinity Hospital, a moderate surge has been met with equal vigilance, according to Vice President Randy Schwan. He says the hospital has experienced a steady increase in COVID-19 cases each week for the last two months, with no signs of a plateau. Although admissions vary from day to day, the hospital’s med-surg, intensive care, and emergency beds have been at or near capacity on most days, primarily due to younger patients contracting COVID, combined with typical medical emergencies.
 
This past month, visitor restrictions at Trinity Hospital, Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s, and Kenmare Community Hospital were raised from “minimal” to “moderate,” with just one asymptomatic adult visitor allowed per day at a patient’s bedside or to accompany a patient to an outpatient procedure. The restrictions could be strengthened yet again, based on metrics that are being monitored daily.
Trinity Health is accepting appointments, based on eligibility, for first, second, and third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and for the quadrivalent flu vaccine. Appointments are available by calling Trinity Health’s Vaccination Line at 701-857-2515.
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BISMARCK, ND – Today’s COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 662 new positives along with 570 newly recovered. The daily positive rate is 7.31%. Active cases rise by 115 to 3,979. Hospitalizations rise by two to 183, with 22 of those in ICU. There 6 more deaths reported among those who were positive (1658).
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 101321 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Budget writers in the North Dakota Legislature began mulling proposals Tuesday on how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid the state received this year. House and Senate appropriations committees met separately in all-day meetings at the Capitol, listening to pitches from fellow lawmakers and others on a wish list that totaled $9.2 billion – significantly more than the $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus funds transferred to the state-owned Bank of North Dakota in June. The meetings, attended heavily by lobbyists, were the first in a series being held this month to prioritize projects ahead of a Nov. 8 special session, when the full GOP-led Legislature will debate the proposals. The $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus funds represents the single-largest deposit into state coffers in history. The money currently is parked in short-term CDs, earning less than 1% interest. A previous appropriation of $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus aid last year already has been spent or earmarked for spending. In the most recent round of federal funding, the Legislature already has designated all but about $700 million of the money on construction and other infrastructure projects.
 
Senate Appropriations Chairman Ray Holmberg and his counterpart in the House, Jeff Delzer, said priority for the rest of the funding will be given to water, sewer and infrastructure projects, for which there is an immediate need, and those that won’t require a commitment of funds from taxpayers in the future. The funds must be assigned by the end of 2024 and spent by the end of 2026, under federal rules.
 
GOP Gov. Doug Burgum last month recommended legislators quickly spend the money on infrastructure, economic development and other projects to avoid inflation and rising construction costs. GOP Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner and his House majority counterpart, Chet Pollert, said some of Burgum’s priorities would likely be inserted in the Legislature’s final spending package, including spending $100 million for natural gas infrastructure in the state’s oil patch, and funding for state-run workforce development program.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the agency that handles land rights for some of North Dakota’s largest industries has resigned less than five months into her second term, the governor’s office said Tuesday. Department of Trust Lands Commissioner Jodi Smith is stepping down Oct. 28. She was appointed by the state Board of University and School Lands, known as the Land Board, in 2017 and was reappointed to a second term in June. The Land Department leases rights for grazing and rights to produce oil, coal and gravel from state lands. It manages several state trust funds, including the common schools trust fund that benefits public schools. It’s unclear why Smith decided to take an early exit. She said in a statement that she will remember her time as commissioner with “great fondness” and has offered to act as a consultant after she steps down. “I am exceptionally proud of our accomplishments, proud of my team for their tireless dedication and I am looking forward to my next steps in my own career after these significant accomplishments,” she said.
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WEST FARGO, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum delivered opening remarks on Tuesday to kick off the 2021 Main Street ND Summit, emphasizing the importance of building smart, efficient infrastructure that allows communities to differentiate themselves so they can attract and retain a 21st century workforce and attract new investment.
 
Burgum welcomed participants to this year’s summit at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo and provided insight into both the physical elements of infrastructure and the critical need to grow a next-generation community with economic development, workforce and leadership development. The theme of this year’s event is Smart, Efficient Infrastructure.
 
“(Smart, efficient infrastructure) matters because we know that we’re in competition with other states and other communities” for workforce and economic development, Burgum said in his remarks. “How we build our infrastructure, where we build our infrastructure and how we pay for infrastructure affects everything else we do, because if we overspend on infrastructure in a way that’s inefficient, that cuts into our ability to build great amenities in our communities that help us differentiate.”
 
West Fargo was selected for the daylong summit to showcase the mixed-use development that takes advantage of existing and sustainable infrastructure, and properties that help to create in-fill and continue to grow their community.
 
Nearly 800 registrants heard from nationally renowned speakers who shared ways to create and pay for smart, efficient infrastructure. Breakout sessions included workforce development, partnership between businesses and community to retain and attract workforce, business and organizational succession planning and community and economic development.
 
The one-day interactive summit served as a forum for information on the community planning principles behind the pillars of Burgum’s Main Street Initiative: a 21st century workforce; smart, efficient infrastructure; healthy, vibrant communities; and economic diversification, a fourth pillar that was recently added to reflect the administration’s ongoing focus and work on diversifying North Dakota’s economy.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/13/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 101321 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Volleyball took center stage on the local sports schedule on Tuesday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s. 25-19, 25-13, 25-17
#2 Bismarck High def. Minot, 25-13, 25-16, 25-15
Bismarck Legacy def. Dickinson, (3-1)
Watford City def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Jamestown def. Mandan, (3-1)
 
Class B
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. Lewis & Clark, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 25-11 Bishop Ryan def. Glenburn, 25-11, 25-14, 25-7
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-19, 25-23, 25-10
Drake-Anamoose def. T-G-U, 25-19, 25-22, 25-9
Newburg-Westhope def. Bowbells-Burke Central, (3-0)
Rugby def. Harvey-Wells County, 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19
Velva def. Bottineau, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23
Garrison def. Nedrose, (3-1)
Beulah def. New England, 25-14, 25-21, 25-16
Central McLean def. Wilton-Wing, (3-0)
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot 125, Williston 61
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MSU HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team won’t play this weekend. The Beavers (5-0-0 overall) were scheduled to host Lindenwood University in games on Saturday and Sunday, but the visiting Lions were forced to cancel the trip. No makeup dates are scheduled. That means the next games for the Minot State women will be on Thursday, Oct. 21, when they visit Midland in Nebraska, then Adrian College in Nebraska on Friday, Oct. 22. The next home games at Maysa Arena for the Beaver women’s hockey team will be a month away when they host the University of Minnesota on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14. The Minot State men’s team will hit the ice for a pair of games hosting Liberty University on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at Maysa Arena. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on Friday, and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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UND HOCKEY-HONORS
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – UND sophomore Jake Sanderson has earned NCHC Defenseman of the Week honors and freshman Jake Schmaltz earned Co-Rookie of the Week Honors. Sanderson was a force at both ends of the ice to power North Dakota to a regular-season-opening sweep of Niagara. He chipped in four points offensively with a goal and an assist each night, while helping limit the Purple Eagles to only two goals all weekend. Schmaltz wasted no time making an impact, as he racked up three goals and four points in his first two NCAA games. Schmaltz becomes the first UND freshman to score in his first two games of his career since Drew Stafford in 2003-04.
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SUMMIT LEAGUE BASKETBALL – PRESEASON POLL

UNDATED – The Summit League has announced the annual preseason poll selected by the coaches, sports information directors and media. South Dakota State was picked as the men’s league favorite, with North Dakota State second and North Dakota finishing in seventh. Rocky Kreuser and Sam Griesel of NDSU earned preseason first team honors, while Tyree Eady of NDSU earned second team honors.

 
The women’s preseason poll has South Dakota at No. 1. NDSU comes in third and North Dakota ranked ninth. Heaven Hamling from NDSU earned preseason second team honors.
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MLB-LDS-SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED (AP) – Three down, one to go in baseball’s Division Series. The Astros have moved on to the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, and the Atlanta Braves have earned a spot in the NLCS. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have forced a fifth and deciding game in their NL Division Series by whipping the Giants.
 
Jose Altuve belted a three-run homer, scored four times and stole a base as the Astros eliminated the White Sox in Game 4 of the Division Series, 10-1. The rout puts the Astros in the ALCS for a fifth straight season. Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman each hit a two-run double as Houston bounced back from Sunday night’s 12-6 loss. The Astros earned their three victories by a combined 19 runs. The Astros’ bullpen fired two-hit ball over five innings after Lance McCullers Jr. held Chicago to a run on five hits and three walks over four innings. The White Sox didn’t score after Gavin Sheets hit a solo homer in the second to give them a brief lead. Michael Brantley had three hits and two RBIs for Houston, which will host Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
 
The Braves beat the Brewers, 5-4 on Freddie Freeman’s solo homer off Josh Hader in the eighth inning. Atlanta trailed 2-0 in the fourth and 4-2 in the fifth before beating Milwaukee for the third straight game since a series-opening loss. Eddie Rosario tied it the first time with a two-run single. Travis d’Arnaud made it 4-4 with an RBI single. Rowdy Tellez belted a two-run homer for the Brewers, who scored just six times in the series. Tyler Matsek worked a scoreless eighth to get the win. Will Smith put the potential tying run on base in the ninth before fanning Christian Yelich to end the series.
 
In Los Angeles, the Dodgers stayed alive with a 7-2 win over the Giants. Mookie Betts was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer that put the Dodgers ahead, 4-0 in the fourth inning. Will Smith capped the scoring with a two-run blast in the eighth. Six LA pitchers combined on a seven-hitter and blanked the Giants until the fifth. Walker Buehler was reached for three hits over 4 1/3 innings and left with a 4-0 lead. Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani was chased in the second inning, charged with two runs and five hits. Game 5 is Thursday in San Francisco. The Giants and Dodgers split the first two games in the Bay Area.
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NHL-SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins are the first winners of the NHL season, having spoiled the Tampa Bay Lightning’s banner-raising night. It was also a night of firsts in Las Vegas as the Seattle Kraken lost their NHL debut. Eleven Penguins collected at least one point in a 6-2 win over the Bolts. Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals for the short-handed Penguins, who added four more in the third. Three of the late goals were empty-netters. The Pens won easily without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Tristan Jarry turned back 26 shots and Kris Letang set up two goals. Jarry was perfect until Anthony Cirelli beat him with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 of 32 shots for the Lightning.
 
The Kraken clawed back from a 3-0 deficit in their NHL debut, only to lose, 4-3 to the Golden Knights on Chandler Stephenson’s goal with 11:27 remaining. Ryan Donato has the distinction of scoring Seattle’s first-ever goal, beating Robin Lehner midway through the second period. Jared McCann tallied 72 seconds later and Morgan Geekie tied it 35 seconds before Stephenson put the Knights ahead to stay. Max Pacioretty delivered two goals and an assist for Vegas.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is done for the season. Coach Mike Tomlin says Smith-Schuster will have surgery to repair an injured right shoulder and is heading to injured reserve. Smith-Schuster sustained the injury in the second quarter of a victory over Denver last weekend. The Steelers will turn to James Washington among others to fill the void left by Smith-Schuster’s absence.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Browns have placed versatile offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, safety M.J. Stewart and fullback Andy Janovich on injured reserve, keeping them out of action for at least three games. Stewart and Janovich sustained hamstring injuries against the Chargers while Hubbard recently underwent season-ending surgery on his triceps.
 
– Tom Brady says his heavily wrapped throwing hand is sore, but he expects to play when the Buccaneers visit the Eagles on Thursday. Brady injured his right hand in the first half of Tampa Bay’s 45-17 win over Miami on Sunday.
 
– The Buccaneers have removed Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden from the team’s Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. Gruden resigned as coach of the Raiders Monday night following the discovery of emails he sent containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. He led the Bucs from 2002 through 2008 and is the winningest coach in team history.
 
– The league has selected the cities Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to enter a final bidding stage to host a regular-season game in Germany. Next season is the target for Germany to host its first game though it could also debut in 2023 because of potential scheduling conflicts with soccer’s World Cup in Qatar.
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NBA-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets have announced that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he can be a full participant, ending the idea that he would play in only road games. Under a New York mandate, professional athletes playing for a team in the city have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play or practice in public venues. Asked if Irving was vaccinated, Marks said: “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I think that’s probably pretty clear.” Irving had rarely been with the team in New York. He wasn’t even eligible to practice with the Nets in New York until Friday, when the city told the team that its training facility was considered a private venue.
 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Celtics say center Al Horford has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently is in isolation. Horford didn’t travel with the team for its two-game exhibition road trip to Florida. He is the second Celtics player to test positive this month, joining Jaylen Brown.
 
– Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks will miss the start of the season to ensure he fully recovers from a broken left hand. Brooks is slated to receive additional treatment and will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks.
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NHL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Nick Suzuki to an eight-year, $63 million contract extension. The deal will pay Suzuki an average annual salary of $7.875 million. The 22-year-old led the Canadiens in playoff scoring last season with 16 points on seven goals and nine assists in 22 games to help the team reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993. Suzuki had 15 goals and 41 points in 56 regular-season games.
 
In other NHL news:
 
– Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon will miss the season opener against the Blackhawks on Wednesday night after testing positive for a breakthrough infection of COVID-19. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday that MacKinnon’s positive test surfaced Monday and that the center is “asymptomatic and feeling good.”
 
– The Wild have placed rookie left wing Matt Boldy on the injured non-roster list with a broken ankle. Boldy as hurt in a preseason game last week to spoil a strong training camp for the first-round pick in the 2019 draft. He’s expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks.
 
– Alex Ovechkin is questionable to play in the Capitals season opener against the Rangers on Wednesday. Ovechkin took part in an optional practice Tuesday after skating several laps around the ice to test out his unspecified lower-body injury. The 36-year-old Russian star is listed as day to day.
 
– NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league had only four unvaccinated players as it opened the 2021-22 season. Bettman said NHL officials and all the personnel that come into contact with the players are vaccinated.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/12/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 101221 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A judge has sentenced the driver of a prisoner transport van involved in a fatal crash to probation. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 58-year-old Geraldine Miller of Towner was driving the Pierce County van on Aug. 4 when it collided with another vehicle at an intersection between McClusky and Goodrich. Eighty-one-year-old Philemena Evenson, a passenger in the other vehicle, was killed. Miller pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment and was sentenced to nearly a year of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay $325 in court fees. She remains a correctional officer at the Rugby jail. She declined comment to the Tribune.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Investigators are trying to figure out why a man jumped out of a vehicle on Interstate 29 in Fargo. KFGO reports the 33-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle heading south on I-29 about 4:30 p.m. on Monday. He jumped out near an exit and was partially run over by the vehicle before he tried to leap over the overpass’ concrete guardrail. Two people restrained him and kept him from hurting himself further. He was taken to a hospital and was in serious but stable condition.
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BISMARCK, ND – A major storm system making its way through the central U.S. should impact North Dakota tonight through Thursday. Winter storm warnings and advisories are posted for Wyoming and much of eastern Montana today and Wednesday. Those advisories also extend into northwestern South Dakota and into Slope, Golden Valley, and Bowman counties in southwestern North Dakota. Forecasters say much of Wyoming and southeastern Montana could see 6 to 12 inches of snow. The mountains could get two feet of snow along with 50 mph wind gusts. Southwestern North Dakota could see 2 to 5 inches of snow. The rest of North Dakota should get anywhere between one to three inches of rain and winds gusting to 40 mph. Much of the state could also see a widespread freeze.
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BISMARCK, ND – Today’s COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health lists a daily positive rate of 9.04%. There are 725 new positives and 630 new recoveries. Active cases increase by 128 to 3,864. Hospitalizations drop by 30 to 181, with 22 of those in ICU. There are 10 deaths reported among those who were positive (1652). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 155 new positives (6891), hospitalizations drop four (319), and two deaths (55).
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BISMARCK, ND – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CHI St. Alexius Health is adding additional hours for mammography services during the month of October. CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is hosting Mammography Happy Hour on October 14 and 19, 2021, with additional appointment times available from 3 to 6 p.m. Individuals can schedule a 3D mammogram by calling 701.530.5550.
 
CHI St. Alexius Health Minot Medical Plaza is extending mammography hours until 8 p.m. on select days, and adding Saturday appointments. For more information on extended hours and to make an appointment, please call 701.857.8002.
 
Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, accounting for almost one in three (30%) newly diagnosed cancers. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Individuals should visit with their provider about personal risk factors and mammogram screening recommendations, as they vary depending on age and risk.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 101221 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (PNS) – Older North Dakotans are being bombarded with reminders about Medicare enrollment. While it is tempting to block out some messaging, state officials said there is important information that could help save money on prescription drug costs. Enrollment for Medicare ‘Part D,’ for people already on Medicare, begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.
 
Karri Morris, Medicare State Health Insurance Counseling manager for the North Dakota Insurance Department, said there are few significant changes to the process this year, but enrollees should still see if there is a better drug plan for them. “If they have medications that they are taking, they will want to review and compare the overall costs of the prescription plan, rather than just looking at the premium costs,” Morris advised.
 
She pointed out people too often focus on premium costs and overlook big changes in out-of-pocket expenses for their medications. And with national celebrities doing television ads for services such as Medicare Advantage, Morris cautioned some of what is being offered either might not be available to them, or would not meet their needs.
 
Locally, Sanford Health is offering a new Medicare Advantage plan, but it is only available in select counties, which Morris contended is why it is important to reach out to the Insurance Department and speak with a counselor. They are scheduling appointments now, and Morris said it is best not to wait. “You don’t want to wait until the end of open enrollment,” Morris cautioned. “At that time, they can encounter long wait times, or take the risk of missing the deadline of getting enrolled into a new plan.”
 
Josh Askvig, state director for AARP North Dakota, said scammers will not be taking a break this year, either. He urged people to be mindful of anyone who might call or email and sound helpful, but really is not. “They try and use that open enrollment period to heighten awareness, and they’ll call and say, you know, ‘In order to enroll, you need to pay this small fee,'” Askvig explained. He said neither the state nor Medicare officials will call with such a message. Appointments for Medicare counseling can be scheduled on the Insurance Department’s website, or by calling 888-575-6611.
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MINOT, ND – City of Minot crews were busy during the annual fall clean up week recently, collecting more than 316 tons of items during the week-long curbside collection event. As usual, what they collected varied greatly. It included 232 appliances, 583 tires, and four propane tanks. Officials say 233 people also brought 60 tons of debris to the city landfill for free dumping.
 
City officials also remind residents that the City of Minot landfill began winter hours on Monday. During winter hours, the landfill will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Household Hazardous Waste drop off site at the landfill will also be closed beginning on Monday, and reopen in the spring. Residents can still bring used oil and antifreeze to the landfill; these are accepted all year. Empty or dried paint cans are acceptable to be placed in your waste carts. Paint cans may also be solidified with concrete powder and floor dry, and may be placed in the waste carts after it has hardened. The HHW building at the landfill will reopen in April, followed by another HHW/E-Waste collection event held at Public Works.
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MINOT, ND – The 2022 Norsk Høstfest has been scheduled for the end of September following an agreement with EPIC Events of North Dakota. North America’s largest Scandinavian festival has been sidelined for two years by COVID-19 and its associated travel restrictions. The newly re-formed Høstfest Board of Directors have hired West Fargo and Minot based firm, EPIC Events, to book the entertainment, sponsorship, design, and logistical arrangements. This will assure a return of the festival that has become a mainstay of North Dakota attractions.

Board President Tim Mihalick says EPIC already has people assigned to the Minot office of Norsk Høstfest to begin the process of making the 2022 event a reality. “The enthusiasm, focus, and attention to detail that EPIC Events brings to the table will make it possible for us to bring Høstfest back to Minot and North Dakota. We as a board of directors are excited to have such a
dedicated team working to make sure that the best celebration of Scandinavian heritage on the continent will be coming back to life.”

Mihalick noted that local volunteers that have made Høstfest possible through its first four successful decades will continue to be essential to the festival’s return. He says sponsorships have also played a key role in making Høstfest viable over the years. He’s optimistic that businesses who have faithfully supported the event will continue to be a large part of the festival.

EPIC Events is an independent, entertainment & event promoter located in North Dakota. Their main goal is to bring live events (concerts, comedians, speakers and more!) to the surrounding region. They are also committed to the arts and will strive to bring opportunity to artists to display their work publicly.

“We look forward to continuing the Scandinavian tradition that Minot and North Dakota have been devoted to for many years. We want to carry on with all the vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters that have been around and keep the momentum going by attracting even more people to this next year’s event,” said spokeswoman McKenzy Braaten for EPIC Events.

Mihalick says information will be coming soon on exact dates of the 2022 Norsk Høstfest, as will details on entertainment and ticket availability. “We hope tens of thousands of loyal patrons of Norsk Høstfest will plan to be a part of the 2022 event to help us re-launch a treasured celebration of the region’s Scandinavian heritage.”

EPIC Events is an offshoot of EPIC Companies, who has over 25 mixed-use buildings in North Dakota and Minnesota.

 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/12/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 101221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – There’s a new No. 1 in the Class 11A Football Poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11AA Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)           Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck Century (11)         7-0           63         1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (2)   7-0           54         2
3. West Fargo                          5-2           38         3
4. Fargo Davies                        5-2           21         4
5. Fargo Shanley                      4-3           19         5
 
Others receiving votes: none
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck St. Mary’s (9)    6-1           61          2
2. Jamestown (4)                  5-2           56          1
3. Fargo North                       5-2           38          3
4. Wahpeton                          4-3           20         RV
5. Dickinson                          3-4           15           5
 
Others receiving votes: Devils Lake (4-3), Fargo South (2-5)
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MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class B
South Prairie-Max def. Bowbells-Burke Central, (3-0)
Central McLean def. Drake-Anamoose, 16-25, 25-22, 25-8, 13-25, 15-13
Bottineau def. Newburg-Westhope, 25-14, 25-14, 17-25, 25-21
New Town def. Parshall, (3-0)
Hazen def. Richardton-Taylor, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-19
Rolla def. St. John, 25-12, 25-8, 25-11
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MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the first round of the Class 9B football playoffs this Saturday.
 
High School Football
Class 9B
 
State Playoffs
First Round – (Sat, 10/16)
(Region – Seed)
 
(R2#2) MayPort-CG hosts (R1#3) Enderlin-Maple Valley, 1 PM
(R5#2) South Border hosts (R6#3) Grant County-Flasher, 2 PM
(R3#2) New Rockford-Sheyenne hosts (R4#3) North Prairie, 1 PM
(R4#2) St. John hosts (R3#3) Four Winds, 2 PM
(R6#2) Mott-Regent-New England hosts (R5#3) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 1 PM
(R7#2) Lewis & Clark hosts (R8#3) Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 12 PM (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
(R1#2) Wyndmere-Lidgerwood hosts (R2#3) Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page, 1 PM
(R8#2) Ray-Powers Lake hosts (R7#3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 2 PM
 
#1-seeds from each region get a bye in the first round. Coaches voted on seeding:
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
#2 New Salem-Almont
#3 Cavalier
#4 Bottineau
#5 Nelson County
#6 Surrey
#7 Divide County
#8 Hettinger-Scranton
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NFL-RAVENS/COLTS

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens put together a fourth-quarter comeback before Lamar Jackson completed one of the finest performances of his NFL career. Jackson hit Marquise Brown for a five-yard touchdown in overtime to send the Ravens past the Colts, 31-25. It was the fourth TD pass of the night for Jackson, who was 37 of 43 for a career-high 442 yards. He also ran for 62 yards on 14 carries. Brown and Mark Andrews each caught two scoring passes as the AFC North leaders improved to 4-1. Baltimore trailed 25-9 in the fourth quarter before scoring two touchdowns, blocking a field goal and watching Rodrigo Blankenship miss a 41-yard kick in the final minute of regulation. Carson Wentz completed 25 of his 35 passes for 402 yards and two scores for the 1-4 Colts.

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MLB-LDS SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have advanced to the AL Championship Series by knocking out the league’s best team in the division series. The Red Sox coughed up a 5-0 lead before Kike Hernandez lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to give Boston a 6-5 victory in Game 4. It was the third straight win by the Bosox following a series-opening loss at St. Petersburg. Christian Vazquez opened the series-winning rally with a single, moved to second on a bunt and scampered to third on Travis Shaw’s base hit. Danny Santana replaced Vazquez on the base paths and scored the deciding run.

 
Rafael Devers opened the scoring in the Red Sox’s five-run third by slamming a three-run homer. Wander Franco got Tampa Bay with 5-3 in the sixth with a two-run blast, two innings before Kevin Kiermaier hit an RBI double and scored on Randy Arozarena’s single. Garrett Whitlock tossed two perfect innings of relief to get the win. J.P. Feyereisen was the loser. It brings an abrupt end to the season for the Rays, who’d been eyeing back-to-back trips to the World Series after winning a league-high 100 games during the regular season.
 
The Giants have regained control of their NL Division Series, taking a two-games-to-one lead with a 1-0 shutout of the Dodgers. Evan Longoria’s solo blast in the fifth inning off Max Scherzer broke a scoreless tie and was one of just three hits for San Francisco all evening. Longoria was in an 0-for-23 funk before connecting. Scherzer allowed only two other hits while striking out 10 over seven innings, but the Dodgers managed just five hits off former teammate Alex Wood and the Giants’ bullpen. Tyler Rogers got the win in relief of Wood, giving up three hits over 1 2/3 innings.
 
One swing has given the Atlanta Braves a two-games-to-one lead over Milwaukee in the NL Division Series. Pinch-hitter Joc Pederson launched a three-run homer in the fifth inning, sending the Braves to their second straight 3-0 win against the Brewers. The blast made a winner out of Ian Anderson, who limited Milwaukee to three hits and no walks while striking out six over five innings. Four relievers followed with one inning of work, allowing Atlanta to complete a five-hitter. Will Smith worked the ninth for the save. Pederson’s home run came after Brewers starter Freddy Peralta scattered three hits over four innings. Adrian Houser took the loss. The Braves can wrap up the series at home today.
 
Game 4 of the AL Division Series between the Chicago White Sox and visiting Houston Astros was postponed with rain in the forecast. Carlos Rodon is still scheduled to start the game for Chicago today, with Game 1 starter Lance Lynn available out of the bullpen. Astros manager Dusty Baker will go with Lance McCullers instead of Jose Urquidy. The big topic at the ballpark was accusations from White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera, who said the Astros were stealing signs during the first two games of the series. Baker and his players didn’t seem bothered by Tepera’s charge. Houston averaged 7 1/2 runs in winning the first two games, then scored six in Sunday’s loss to the White Sox. Baker pointed out that his club scored an even amount of runs at home and the road during the regular season.
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BOSTON MARATHON

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) – Benson Kipruto won the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon as the race returned from a 30-month absence and moved to the fall for the first time in its 125-year history. Kipruto broke away from the lead pack as it turned onto Beacon Street with about three miles to go. He broke the tape in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 51 seconds. Diana Kipyogei won the women’s race to complete the eighth Kenyan sweep since 2000. Kipyogei finished in 2:24:45 in her major marathon debut.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is healthy and expected to play Sunday against Detroit after a precautionary hospital visit. He suffered a bruised throat during Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. Coach Zac Taylor said Burrow was taken to the hospital but wasn’t admitted. Burrow wasn’t sure when he took the hit to his throat.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was released from a hospital and cleared to travel after being treated and evaluated for a bruised throat. Owusu-Koramoah got hurt in the second half of Sunday’s 47-42 loss to the Chargers.
 
– The NFL has selected the cities Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to enter a final bidding stage to host a regular-season game in Germany. Next season is the target for Germany to host its first game, though it could also debut in 2023 because of potential scheduling conflicts with soccer’s World Cup in Qatar. The NFL has played 29 regular-season games in London since 2007.
 
– The Las Vegas Raiders will have a new coach for Sunday’s game at Denver. Jon Gruden has stepped down following emails containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. Emails acquired by The New York Times show that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the league. The Wall Street Journal said Friday that Gruden used a racist comment to describe NFL Players Association leader DeMaurice Smith in 2011. The Times acquired emails sent from between 2011-18 when Gruden was an analyst for ESPN. They show his use of derogatory language went well beyond that. Gruden
was in his second stint as the Raiders’ head coach.
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NBA-76ers-SIMMONS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers and representation for disgruntled All-Star Ben Simmons have neared a resolution of the guard’s holdout. Simmons was in Philadelphia Monday night. Coach Doc Rivers did not rule out the possibility of a return to practice at some point this week. Simmons missed training camp and the preseason in the wake of his offseason trade demand that had left the Sixers without their three-time All-Star. The decision has cost Simmons millions in lost salary and fines. The 25-year-old Australian still has $147 million and four years left on his contract.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Eleventh-ranked Kentucky has taken a hit to its defense. Defensive tackle Octavious Oxendine will miss the rest of the season with a lower leg injury sustained in Saturday’s 42-21 win over LSU. Coach Mark Stoops wasn’t more specific about Oxendine’s injury on Monday. The announcement comes as Oxendine was named SEC co-defensive line player of the week for his play against LSU.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have rewarded the head coach that has led them to the last two Stanley Cup tiles. Jon Cooper gets a three-year extension through the 2024-25 season. He is the longest-current tenured head coach in the NHL, behind the bench with the Lightning since March 2013. The team has made five Eastern Conference Final appearances under Cooper and has played in the Stanley Cup Final three times over the past seven seasons.

 
Elsewhere in the NHL:
 
– The Blackhawks have brought back Erik Gustafsson, agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the free-agent defenseman. The return of Gustafsson bolsters the Blackhawks’ blue line after they lost young defensemen Caleb Jones and Wyatt Kalynuk to injuries. Gustafsson was released by the Islanders on Sunday after receiving a tryout.
 
– The Seattle Kraken are expected to be without five players for the season opener at Vegas due to COVID-19 protocols. Forwards Jared McCann, Joonas Donskoi and Marcus Johansson were placed on the league’s COVID-19 protocol list as was defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. Forward Calle Jarnkrok has been in the protocol since late last week.
 
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/11/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 101121 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dozens of North Dakota National Guard troops are head to the southern border. The Bismarck Tribune reports 125 members of the Bismarck-based 957th Engineer Company have been deployed to the border for a year to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they contend with surges of migrants. The U.S. Army activated the Guard troops. Gov. Doug Burgum and North Dakota National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann addressed the troops during a send-off ceremony on Bismarck on Friday. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who visited the border in March, joined the event virtually.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality has been notified of a produced water spill from a pipeline in Mountrail County last Thursday. The incident occurred about 7 miles northwest of New Town. The cause of the spill was due to a third-party contractor striking a gathering line. Goodnight Midstream estimates that approximately 285 barrels of produced water were discharged, with all but 30 barrels immediately recovered from the trench. Produced water is a by-product of oil production. Personnel from Environmental Quality are inspecting the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service reports that two tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and North Dakota during storms on Saturday. KFGO reports that the weather service has confirmed a tornado with estimated peak winds of 100 mph touched down in Park Rapids, Minnesota, about 10:30 p.m. It tore roof panels from a church and a car dealership. A tornado with estimated peak winds of 70 mph touched down briefly in a field southeaster of Lidgerwood, North Dakota. No one was hurt in either instance.
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BISMARCK, ND – A storm system coming out of the Rockies could send wind, rain, and perhaps snow flakes to North Dakota. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the storm will impact the state tonight through Thursday. Widespread precipitation of 1 to 3 inches of rain, winds gusting to 45 MPH, freezing temperatures, and the first snowfall of the season for western North Dakota are expected. Minimal, if any, accumulation of snow is possible. Forecasters say the greatest impacts could come on Wednesday.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped in North Dakota. Information from the Health Department list 3,736 active cases, down 749 from Friday. Hospitalizations are up by 27 since Friday to 211, with 24 for of them in ICU. There have been 7 more deaths among those who were positive (1642). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 269 new positives since Friday (6736), 19 new hospitalizations since Friday (323), and 9 deaths since Friday (53).
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota wildlife officials are urging people to keep an eye out for migrating whooping cranes. The North Dakota Fish and Game Department says a portion of a population of 500 cranes are crossing the state on a 2,500-mile migration from nesting grounds at Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada to wintering grounds in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. The agency says anyone who spots cranes should leave them alone but record the date, time, location and the birds’ activities and report the sighting to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The reports help biologists locate crane habitat areas, monitor marked birds and determine population numbers and migration routes.
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 101121 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker from southeastern North Dakota who’s accused of misdemeanor theft in Bottineau County says he’s surprised by the charge and believes it’s fabricated. Republican Sen. Jason Heitkamp, of Wahpeton, tells The Associated Press he was in Bottineau earlier this week to retrieve some of his belongings from his former girlfriend and did not steal anything. He says he has been served with a summons but had not seen a copy of the complaint. Heitkamp says he does not yet have an attorney. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 2.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Wyndmere man facing four counts of felony child endangerment in Burleigh County is again scheduled for trial after missing several court dates since being charged nearly two years ago. Tory Fowler was stopped in November 2019 for speeding on U.S. Highway 83 near Wilton. A Burleigh County deputy sheriff noticed the odor of burned marijuana in Fowler’s car and later found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Four children were in the car. Since his arrest Fowler has missed three pretrial conferences, which resulted in the cancellation of three jury trials. A trial is set for Nov. 24.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) – Attorneys for a North Dakota man accused of wounding two Wisconsin police officers while he was on the run from an attempted murder charge in his home state are petitioning for a jury pool from a different county. Twenty-four-year-old Nathanael Benton, of Fargo, North Dakota, has pleaded not guilty in the shootings of two Delafield police officers in November 2020. The officers suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shootings that occurred in Waukesha County, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) west of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Benton’s lawyers said in a petition that local news coverage and social media surrounding police shootings has created too much prejudice among Waukesha County residents. They also said there is a “growing public bias” about the case.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The abrupt closure of a North Dakota-based photography business has left couples in a four-state area scrambling to locate wedding photos or find new photographers for upcoming nuptials. Glasser Images owner Jack Glasser said that due in large part to COVID-19 the Bismarck studio “simply couldn’t keep up with our ongoing costs, debt repayment, salaries, rent and other business expenses.” He told customers in an email he cannot offer refunds. The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office said it had fielded more than 170 complaints about the situation by Friday afternoon and was investigating. Glasser’s attorney, Tim O’Keeffe, tells The Bismarck Tribune he and Glasser will talking to customers in the next couple of days. The company did business in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Colorado.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Most abortions in Texas are banned again after clinics that had raced to provide them during a two-day legal reprieve canceled appointments Saturday following an appeals court ruling. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the law reinstated Friday. It prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks. That’s before some women know they’re pregnant. The Biden administration sued Texas to block the law and could take its case back to the Supreme Court. For now the closest options for abortions for Texas patients will be clinics in Oklahoma and Louisiana. Republican lawmakers in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota said they would consider introducing bills similar to the Texas law.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 101121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Daisy de Boer notched a penalty kick in the 81st minute and that’s all the scoring that was needed as the Minot State women’s soccer team tallied a 1-0 win over MSU-Moorhead. The win keeps the Beavers undefeated in the Northern Sun Conference at 8-0-0, 9-2-0 overall. Minot State travels to Sioux Falls, S.D. to take on the Augustana Vikings (6-3-2, 5-1-2 NSIC) Friday Oct. 15th at 4 p.m. They will conclude their short weekend trip with a battle against the Wildcats of Wayne State (Neb.) (3-6-2, 3-4-1 NSIC) Sunday Oct. 17th at noon.
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VIKINGS-LIONS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Minnesota Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions. New Detroit coach Dan Campbell successfully called for the go-ahead 2-point conversion try with 37 seconds left. Joseph made four field goals as the Vikings casually played the field position game until the extra-safe strategy nearly cost them. The Vikings are 2-3. The Lions are 0-5. Alexander Mattison fumbled on a third-and-7 run from the Minnesota 21 right after the 2-minute warning with Detroit out of timeouts. The Lions took the lead on a TD and Campbell’s gamble.
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MINNESOTA UNITED
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios and Lucas Esteves scored late goals to give the 10-man Colorado Rapids a 3-1 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Sunday. After falling behind on Adrien Hunou’s first-half and losing Danny Wilson to a red card in the 57th minute, Colorado (14-5-9) scored three times in the final 20 minutes – with substitute Barrios involved in all three. Bassett tied it on a penalty kick in the 73rd after Barrios was taken down in the box. Barrios put the Rapids ahead in the 84th, and Esteves completed the scoring in extra time. Minnesota dropped to 10-10-8.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Mason Crosby went from goat to hero with one kick in overtime. Crosby missed three consecutive field goal attempts before nailing a 49-yarder to give the Packers a 25-22 victory at Cincinnati. Crosby missed two in the final 2:12 of regulation and again in OT before sending the Packers to their fourth straight win. Aaron Rodgers threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, with Davante Adams grabbing 11 passes for 206 yards and a score. Aaron Jones rushed for 103 yards. Ja’Marr Chase had six receptions for 159 yards and a long TD. Joe Burrow threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He left the stadium for the hospital after the game as a precaution for a possible throat contusion.

 
In other Week 5 action around the NFL:
 
– The Buccaneers crushed the Dolphins, 45-17 as Tom Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Antonio Brown became the fastest receiver to 900 catches as he grabbed scoring strikes of 62 and 4 yards. Mike Evans had TD catches of 34 and 22 yards, and Giovani Bernard also scored on a 10-yard reception.
 
– The Bills won a rematch of last season’s AFC title game as Josh Allen threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth in a 38-20 trouncing of the Chiefs. Allen finished with 315 yards through the air, and Micah Hyde returned a rare interception of Patrick Mahomes 26 yards for another score. Mahomes threw for 272 yards and two TDs but was picked off twice and lost a fumble in a game delayed more than an hour by lightning in the second half.
 
– Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns for the Cowboys in a 44-20 thumping of the Giants. Prescott shook off a pair of first-half turnovers to finish 22 of 32 for 302 yards, one day to the year of his gruesome ankle injury suffered against New York. The already injury-plagued Giants lost running back Saquon Barkley to an apparent ankle sprain in the first quarter and quarterback Daniel Jones to a concussion in the second.
 
– DeAndre Hopkins hauled in a difficult 9-yard touchdown catch with 5:13 remaining to give the Cardinals a 17-7 lead in a 17-10 downing of the 49ers. Kyler Murray completed 22 of 31 passes for 239 yards to help the Cardinals improve to 5-0 for the first time since 1974. Niners rookie Trey Lance finished 15 of 29 passing for 192 yards and one interception in his first career start, also rushing for a team-high 89 yards.
 
– Austin Ekeler scored three touchdowns, including a 3-yard score with 1:31 remaining in the Chargers’ wild 47-42 triumph over the Browns. Justin Herbert had his record 11th 300-yard game with 398 yards passing and tied a career-high with four touchdowns. Mike Williams had 165 receiving yards and caught two TD passes for the Chargers, off to their first 4-1 start since 2014.
 
– Justin Fields threw his first career touchdown pass and the Bears’ defense was stellar in a 20-9 downing of the Raiders in Vegas. Jesper Horsted caught the first TD pass by Fields, who went 12 of 20 for 111 yards in his third career start. Derek Carr passed for 206 yards and Josh Jacobs rushed for a late touchdown in the Raiders’ second consecutive loss.
 
– Jalen Hurts ran six yards for a touchdown with 2:38 left, completing the Eagles’ comeback in a 21-18 downing of the Panthers. Hurts had a pair of scoring runs in the second half to help Philadelphia come back from a 12-point deficit. DaVonta Smith had seven catches for 77 yards and a 2-point conversion for the Eagles.
 
– The Steelers’ three-game losing streak is over after rookie Najee Harris ran for a season-high 122 yards in their 27-19 victory over the
Broncos. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns while enjoying great protection all afternoon. Teddy Bridgewater completed 24 of 38 passes for 288 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns for Denver, which has dropped two straight since a 3-0 start.
 
– Jameis Winston connected on a Hail Mary for one of his four touchdown passes in the Saints’ 33-22 downing of Washington. Winston connected with Marquez Callaway on the 49-yard TD on the final play of the first half after hitting Deonte Harris for a 72-yard score. Washington QB Taylor Heinicke was picked off twice while completing just 20 of his 41 passes for 248 yards and no touchdowns.
 
– Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions. Joseph made four field goals, including a career-best 55-yarder. Alexander Mattison provided 153 total yards and a second quarter touchdown catch for Minnesota.
 
– The Titans dealt the Jaguars their 20th consecutive loss as Derrick Henry ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns in Tennessee’s 37-19 victory. The Jaguars fumbled on the third play of the game, with Kevin Byard scooping it up and running 30 yards for a score. Jacksonville also missed an extra point, dropped a potential pick-6, missed a 53-yard field goal and and was flagged for a phantom pass interference penalty on a third-down play.
 
– Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds left lifted the Patriots to a 25-22 win over the Texans. Rookie Mac Jones threw a touchdown pass to tie it in the fourth quarter and engineered a 15-play, 85-yard drive that ended with Folk’s fourth field goal of the day. Jones threw for 231 yards with a touchdown and an interception as the Patriots ended a two-game skid.
 
– The Falcons were winners in London as Matt Ryan threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns in their 27-20 victory over the Jets. Rookie Kyle Pitts hauled in his first NFL TD catch and had nine rebounds for 119 yards in his finest game of the young season. Ryan completed 33 of 45 passes with no interceptions despite playing without his top two receivers.
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ALDS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox used extra innings to take a two-games-to-one lead over the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series. Christian Vazquez slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th to give the Red Sox a 6-4 win over the Rays. The Red Sox were ahead, 4-2 in the eighth inning before Wander Franco homered and Randy Arozarena tied it with an RBI double. Franco also scored on Austin Meadows’ two-run homer in the first inning. It was 4-all when Yandy Diaz singled with one out in the 13th and came around to score on a double by Kevin Kiermaier that glanced off the right field wall, caromed off outfelder Hunter Renfroe and flew into the bullpen. Umpires conferred and went to the headsets before correctly awarding Kiermaier a ground rule double, sending Diaz back to third. Boston’s Kike Hernandez made it 4-2 with his seventh consecutive hit, a solo homer in the fifth. He also singled home a run. Kyle Schwarber also homered for the Red Sox, who can wrap up the series today.

 
Meanwhile, the White Sox have avoided a three-game sweep in the AL Division Series by turning a 5-1 deficit into a 12-6 rout of the Astros. The game changed in the third inning as Yasmani Grandal smacked a two-run homer and Leury Garcia delivered a three-run blast. Grandal also was hit by a throw in a three-run fourth, allowing Luis Robert to come home and put the White Sox ahead to stay. The Astros lost despite Kyle Tucker’s two-run homer and two-run double. Garcia had four ribbies for the White Sox, who host Game 4 on Monday.
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NASCAR-CHARLOTTE

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Larson rallied from early electrical issues Sunday to win for the seventh time this season and storm into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Larson’s victory on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was his seventh of the season. Larson and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott moved into the round of eight, but Alex Bowman and William Byron were eliminated. Elliott was nearly sabotaged by a vengeful Kevin Harvick who was seeking payback after Elliott cost him a win three weeks ago. Tyler Reddick finished second.

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PGA-SHRINER CHILDREN’S OPEN

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Sungjae Im carded seven birdies in eight holes around the turn for a four-shot victory at the PGA Shriners Children’s Open. Im was among four players who had at least a share of the lead on the front nine before his birdie blitz led to a 9-under 62 and a 24-under total. Matthew Wolff was second, one in front of Rory Sabbatini, Marc Leishman and Adam Schenk.

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LPGA-FOUNDERS OPEN

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) – Jin Young Ko has won a tournament while tying an impressive scoring record. She finished off a wire-to-wire victory in the LPGA’s Cognizant Founders Cup, closing with a 5-under 66 for an 18-under total. Ko has strung together 14 consecutive rounds in the 60, tying the mark set by Annika Sorenstam in 2005. Ko joined Nelly Korda as the only three-time winners on the LPGA Tour this season. Caroline Masson finished four shots back in second.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-FURYK AND FRIENDS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Phil Mickelson has won for the third time in four career starts on the PGA Tour Champions, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory over Miguel Angel Jimenez in the Constellation Furyk & Friends. The 51-year-old Mickelson won for the first time since his out-of-nowhere triumph at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in May for his sixth career major title. Jimenez pulled even with Lefty with back-to-back birdies on the back nine, but Mickelson birdied 15 to move back in front for good.

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SOCCER-WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) – Anibal Godoy scored in the 54th minute as Panama upended the United States 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier. American coach Gregg Berhalter started a largely second-string lineup in the middle of another hectic stretch of three matches in seven days. The U.S. has eight points after five of 14 games, ahead of Panama on goal difference, heading into Wednesday night’s match against Costa Rica at Columbus, Ohio.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-AP POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Georgia is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking the top spot in the regular season for the first time since 1982. The Bulldogs claimed all 62 first-place votes following their lopsided win over Auburn and Alabama’s loss at Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide slipped from first to fifth following their first loss in 20 games. Iowa moved up a spot to second and is followed by Cincinnati and Oklahoma, giving hope for some fresh blood in the CFP semifinals. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon and Michigan State round out the top 10, with five of those spots occupied by Big 10 teams. Auburn fell out of the poll and Texas A&M re-emerged at 21 following the Aggies’ win over the Tide.

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NHL-RANGERS-ZIBANEJAD

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers and top center Mika Zibanejad have agreed to an eight-year contract worth $68 million. Zibanejad will count $8.5 million against the salary cap beginning next season and through 2029-30. The 28-year-old Swede was almost a point-a-game player last season with 24 goals and 26 assists in 50 games despite a slow start. Zibanejad has 283 points in 323 regular-season games since the Rangers acquired him from Ottawa in 2016.

 
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K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 101021 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Fargo Davies won the State Boy’s Soccer Tournament.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
5th Place
(W3) Bismarck Century 3, (2W) Bismarck High 2
 
3rd Place
(3E) West Fargo Sheyenne 1, (2E) Grand Forks Red River 0
 
Championship
(1E) Fargo Davies 1, (4E) Fargo Shanley 0
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MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class A
 
WDA Championships – Dickinson
1. Williston, 43
2. Bismarck High, 49
3. Bismarck Century, 73
4. Dickinson, 93
5. Bismarck Legacy, 112
6. Miinot, 180
7. Jamestown, 190
8. Mandan, 213
9. Watford City, 313
 
Individual winner: Ivan Askim of Williston, 15:48
 
Class B
 
West Region Meet – Bismarck
1. Bowman County, 38
2. New Town, 52
3. Beulah, 107
4. Killdeer, 143
5. Standing Rock, 165
6. South Prairie – Max, 180
7. Stanley, 187
8. Burke Central, 230
9. Southern McLean, 232
10. Shiloh Christian, 233
11. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 250
12. Bishop Ryan, 300
13. White Shield, 320
 
Individual winner: Ian Busche of Beulah, 16:08
 
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class A
 
WDA Championships – Dickinson
1. Williston, 50
2. Minot, 79
3. Bismarck High, 97
4. Bismarck Legacy, 104
5. Bismarck Century, 171
6. Mandan, 181
7. Jamestown, 203
8. Watford City, 248
9. Dickinson, 295
 
Individual winner: Bayla Weigel of Bismarck High, 18:27
 
Class B
 
West Region Meet – Bismarck
1. Southern McLean, 51
2. Bowman County, 77
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 89
4. Killdeer, 95
5. Stanley, 102
6. New Town, 117
7. Beulah, 159
8. Bishop Ryan, 187
 
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 19:19
 
High School Football
Independant 6-Man
 
State Playoffs – First Round
Trenton 71, Mandaree 0
 
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
Fargo Scheels Invite – records
Bismarck High, 5-1 (2nd Gold Bracket)
Bismarck Century, 5-1 (3rd Gold Bracket)
Bismarck St. Mary’s, 4-3 (6th Gold Bracket)
Minot, 3-3 (3rd Silver Bracket)
Bismarck Legacy, 4-3 (5th Silver Bracket)
Jamestown, 3-4
Mandan, 1-6
 
College Football
MSU-Moorhead 29, Minot State 17
 
College Mens Hockey
North Dakota 4, Niagara 0
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 5, Colorado 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Sioux Falls def. Minot State, 25-12, 25-6, 25-10
 
NAHL Hockey
North Iowa Bulls 6, Minot Minotauros 3
Bismarck Bobcats 3, Aberdeen Wings 2
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UND FOOTBALL
 
VERMILLION, S.D. (UND) – No. 13 North Dakota mustered only 258 yards of total offense and one touchdown, falling to South Dakota, 20-13, from the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. on Saturday. UND (2-3, 0-2 MVFC) just couldn’t seem to find its rhythm on offense, entering the red zone only twice in the contest to drop its second straight conference bout. For the second straight week, the Fighting Hawks defense swallowed up the attack of the Coyotes for a majority of the tilt. UND held the Yotes to just 179 yards through the air; however, the hosts held the ball for over 34 minutes and rushed for 189 yards to notch the upset. Tommy Schuster finished 24-of-37 for 208 yards and a touchdown while USD’s Carson Camp was sacked three times but completed nearly 70 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. The ground game couldn’t find its footing on the turf in Vermillion, with Otis Weah scampering for 58 yards on 15 carries to lead the Hawks. Travis Theis broke out with 138 yards on 23 carries, including a few key runs on the final drive of the game, to lead all rushers for USD.
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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Quincy Patterson accounted for four touchdowns on offense and fifth-ranked North Dakota State’s defense recorded five sacks in a 34-20 victory over No. 12 Northern Iowa on Saturday at the Fargodome. Christian Watson caught five passes for a career-high 163 yards including an 85-yard touchdown from Patterson to open the scoring midway through the first quarter. Patterson finished 11 of 21 passing for 182 yards and two TDs. North Dakota State (5-0, 2-0 MVFC) led 13-10 at halftime after a pair of field goals by Jake Reinholz from 27 and 22 yards, and the Bison used a pair of big plays on defense and special teams early in the third quarter to set up their next score. Theo Day was 12-of-31 passing for 257 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers, but was sacked five times for a loss of 35 yards.
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UNDATED (AP) – You can expect to see a new No. 1 in Sunday’s Associated Press college football poll after Alabama ended its 19-game winning streak. Seth Small made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give Texas A&M a 41-38 triumph over the top-ranked Crimson Tide. The Tide had scored 21 straight points to take a 38-31 lead, but the Aggies tied it when Zach Calzada connected with Ainias Smith for a 25-yard touchdown strike with three minutes left. Calzada threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as A&M handed Alabama its first loss since Nov. 30, 2019 against Auburn.

 
Oklahoma and Texas just completed the highest-scoring game in the history of the Red River rivalry. Kennedy Brooks led the sixth-ranked Sooners to a 55-48 victory over No. 21 Texas. Brooks ran for 217 yards and two go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 33-yard romp with three seconds left. The Sooners overcame a 21-point deficit, matching the second-largest comeback in program history. Caleb Williams completed 15 of 24 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns after replacing Spencer Rattler, who had two turnovers in the first half that led to Texas touchdowns.
 
The best matchup of the day had third-ranked Iowa rallying for a 23-20 win against No. 4 Penn State. Spencer Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete the Hawkeyes’ comeback from a two-touchdown deficit. Iowa picked off four passes and stifled the Nittany Lions after quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the game in the first half. Backup Ta’Quan Roberson was just 7 of 21 for 34 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
 
Checking out Saturday’s other completed Top-25 action:
 
– Stetson Bennett passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns in leading second-ranked Georgia past No. 18 Auburn, 34-10. The nation’s top defense gave up only its second touchdown of the year before beating the Tigers for the fifth straight time.
 
– CJ Stroud passed for five touchdowns and seventh-ranked Ohio State reached the end zone on its first eight possessions in a 66-17 crushing of Maryland. The Buckeyes freshman quarterback was 24 for 33 for 406 yards, including two touchdowns each to star wideouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson.
 
– Ninth-ranked Michigan beat Nebraska, 32-29 on a 39-yard field goal by Jake Moody with 1:24 remaining. Moody’s fourth field goal came after Wolverines defensive back Brad Hawkins forced quarterback Adrian Martinez to fumble, returning it 19 yards to the Nebraska 18.
 
– Boise State pulled off an impressive upset as the Broncos forced four turnovers in a 26-17 win at No. 10 BYU. Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran for a season-high 75 yards and a touchdown in Boise’s first win in its last three meetings with the Cougars.
 
– Eleventh-ranked Michigan State earned a 31-13 win at Rutgers as Jalen Nailor caught touchdown passes of 63, 63 and 65 yards from Payton Thorne. Nailor rolled up a career-high 221 yards on five catches for the Spartans, who are 6-0 for the first time in six years.
 
– No. 14 Notre Dame completed two scoring drives over the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Virginia Tech, 32-29. Jonathan Doerer won it by nailing a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining. It came after Jack Coan threw for a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie it with 2:26 left.
 
– No. 16 Kentucky is 6-0 for the first time since 1950 after Will Levis threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores in a 42-21 blowout of LSU. Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
 
– Matt Corral threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Sanders with 67 seconds remaining before 17th-ranked Mississippi stopped a two-point conversion try on the final play for a wild 52-51 win over No. 13 Arkansas. The Razorbacks scored a TD as time expired as Warren Thompson hauled in a nine-yard pass from KJ Jefferson.
 
– No. 19 Wake Forest pulled out a 40-37 overtime victory at Syracuse on A.T. Perry’s third TD of the afternoon. Perry caught a 22-yard pass from Sam Hartman in the left corner of the end zone, six plays after the Orange kicked a field goal to go ahead in OT.
 
– Emory Jones had a career-high four touchdowns passes as 20th-rated Florida punished Vanderbilt, 42-0. Dameon Pierce ran for a pair of TDs and grabbed a scoring pass in helping the Gators beat the Commodores for the 30th time in their last 31 meetings.
 
– Tanner Mordecai threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 24 SMU down Navy, 31-24. The Mustangs trailed by 14 in the second quarter until Bryan Massey scored on a 95-yard kickoff return.
 
– No. 25 San Diego State is 5-0 after Greg Bell rushed for 111 yards and a TD in their 31-7 pounding of New Mexico. Jordan Brookshire furnished a pair of rushing touchdowns and Chance Bell reached the end zone for the Aztecs.
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MLB-PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are coming home after splitting the first two games of their respective NL Division Series. Jose Urias hit an RBI single and limited the Giants to a run and three hits over five innings of the Dodgers’ 9-2 rout of San Francisco. The Dodgers broke it open in the sixth as Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock each delivered RBI doubles. Will Smith added a homer leading off the Dodgers’ three-run eighth. Losing pitcher Kevin Gausman was reached for four runs on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings. The Giants managed just six hits after Friday’s 4-0 shutout of LA.

 
Max Fried combined with three relievers on a five-hitter as the Braves blanked the Brewers, 3-0. Fried struck out nine while limiting Milwaukee to three hits over six innings. The Brewers didn’t get a runner in scoring position until Willy Adames hit a two-out double in the sixth. Fried responded by striking out Eduardo Escobar. Austin Riley homered and Ozzie Albies had an RBI double for the Braves, who bounced back after losing 2-1 in Game 1. The NL Division Series resume on Monday.
 
The two AL Division Series are changing venues and will resume today. The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays split their first two games. Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 after pitching well in Boston’s wild-card win over the Yankees on Tuesday. Rays manager Kevin Cash will go with Drew Rasmussen. The Bosox posted a 14-6 rout of the Rays on Friday after absorbing a 5-0 shutout in the series opener.
 
The Chicago White Sox will look to avoid a three-game sweep when they host the Houston Astros. The southsiders will start Dylan Cease in Game 3 against Rookie of the Year candidate Luis Garcia. White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Carlos Rodon might pitch a potential Game 4 on Monday after being limited down the regular-season stretch because of shoulder soreness and fatigue. Houston has earned five-run victories in each of the first two games.
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BOXING-FURY-WILDER

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tyson Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fury retained his WBC title in a thrilling conclusion to a superlative heavyweight trilogy. Fury finished Wilder for the second straight time in their trilogy, but only after five combined knockdowns. Wilder was knocked down in the third round and appeared to be on his way out, but he improbably rallied to knock down Fury twice in the final minutes of the fourth round. Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have placed star cornerback Jaire Alexander on injured reserve. The move means Alexander must miss at least the next three games. Alexander hurt a shoulder in a 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Matt LaFleur has said he’s hopeful that Alexander will avoid surgery and could “be back with us in a matter of weeks.” Alexander made the Pro Bowl and earned second-team honors in All-Pro balloting last season.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Bills have signed cornerback Taron Johnson to a three-year contract extension through 2024. The deal is for $24 million, with about $14 million guaranteed.
 
– Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. will not play Sunday against the Chargers due to a nagging ankle injury suffered in the season opener at Kansas City. The Browns also activated starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. from injured reserve.
 
– The 49ers have placed star tight end George Kittle on injured reserve with a calf injury that has been bothering him for weeks. Kittle played through the injury last week but was unable to practice at all this week.
 
– The Bears have placed running back David Montgomery on injured reserve because of a sprained knee and activated linebacker Danny Trevathan. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks did not travel with the team and will miss Sunday’s game at Las Vegas.
 
– The Raiders have placed cornerbacks Trayvon Mullen and backup Damon Arnette on injured reserve, shutting down both for at least three weeks. Backup tight end Derek Carrier is also on the list. All three players got hurt in last week’s loss to the Chargers.
 
– Chargers cornerback Ryan Smith has been activated from injured reserve. Smith was signed as a free agent from Tampa Bay during the offseason, but missed training camp and the first four weeks of the season due to a core muscle injury.
 
– Chiefs second-year linebacker Willie Gay Jr. has posted on social media that he is struggling with his mental health. Gay offered no specifics in the tweet, which was posted soon after Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Gay was excused from practice for “personal reasons.” Gay returned to practice just this week after coming off injured reserve.
 
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/09/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 100921 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his mother and a police officer as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice. Salamah Pendleton was convicted on two counts of murder in the May 2020 killings of Officer Cody Holte and Lola Moore. The 43-year-old Pendleton opened fire on Holte and other officers while they were trying to serve the papers to evict him and his mother from their apartment. Moore was killed as Pendleton fired wildly at officers. Pendleton had owed $800 in rent through April 2020.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota company said Thursday it will expand its ownership in a fleet of oil wells in North Dakota. Minnetonka-based Northern Oil and Gas said it will pay Texas-based Comstock Resources $154 million on the new properties, which are expected to produce 4,500 barrels of oil per day. Comstock Resources is controlled by Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Northern Oil, which invests in leases and drilling projects, has traditionally operated in North Dakota, However, the company recently announced other deals in the Permian Basin in New Mexico and Texas for shale oil, and in the Marcellus natural gas formation in Appalachia, the Star Tribune reported. “This is our third major transaction this year in as many basins,” Adam Dirlam, Northern’s chief operating officer, said of the North Dakota deal.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Wisconsin man accused of illegally transporting a black bear carcass from Canada to North Dakota has reached a plea agreement, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities said Joseph Stolarczyk, of Mosinee, Wisconsin, exceeded the Manitoba bag limit by killing two bears in the same year. He was arrested after bringing the bear across the Pembina Port of Entry in northeastern North Dakota. Stolarczyk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of unlawful transportation of wildlife in foreign commerce, according to court documents.
 
“Mr. Stolarczyk has agreed to plead guilty to the charge issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that in the exercise of due care he should have known he was allowed to take only a single bear in one calendar year in Manitoba,” Stolarczyk’s attorney, Richard Coad, said in a statement. “He accepts full responsibility for his actions.” Stolarczyk could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, KVRR-TV reported.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Fire Department will host a drive-through vaccination clinic on Sunday for both COVID-19 and flu shots. Sanford Health will conduct the clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 2111 10th Street SW. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Masks are required during the vaccination process. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and older will be available. Anyone receiving their second or COVID booster shot must bring their COVID vaccination card with them. Flu vaccinations will be available for ages 6 months and older. High-dose flu vaccines for people 65 years of age and older will also be available. Vehicles will be directed to enter Fire Station 1 through the north parking lot; vehicles will exit from the building’s west end.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/09/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 100921 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Freshman quarterback Jett Lundeen passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bishop Ryan Lions upset #5 Velva-Garrison 20-12 in a game we broadcast on 1320 KHRT. Both of Lundeen’s touchdown passes went to Zach Hendrickson as he finished 11 of 20 for 180 2TD / 2 INT. Bishop Ryan improves to 7-1 overall, 7-0 in the Northwest Region of Class 11B. The Aggies suffer their first loss and drop to 6-1 overall and in the Northwest Region.
 
In our broadcast on 106.9 K-Heart last night the Lewis & Clark Bombers defeated Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 28-6. Quarterback Patrick Simons rushed for 61 yards and two touchdowns and also passed for a score in leading the Bombers to victory. Runningback Huntyrr Anderson rushed 14 times for 146 yards, including a 75 yards scoring run. Andrew Christenson led the Honkers with 88 yards rushing, including their only score on a 27 yard run. Lewis & Clark finishes the regular season at 5-3, while the Honkers finish 2-5. These two teams will play again in Berthold on Saturday in the first round of the Class 9B playoffs.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 38, Bismarck High 0 (Century winning streak – 29)
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 30, (11A #3) Fargo North 13
#3 West Fargo 38, (11A RV) Grand Forks Red River 8
#4 Fargo Davies 33, (11A RV) Fargo South 7
#5 Fargo Shanley 61, (11A) Grand Forks Central 0
Bismarck Legacy 28, Minot 19
Mandan 17, (11A #1) Jamestown 14
(11A #5) Dickinson 23, Williston 12
 
Class 11A
(11AA) Mandan 17, #1 Jamestown 14
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 49, Turtle Mountain 0
(11AA #2) West Fargo Sheyenne 30, #3 Fargo North 13
Wahpeton 28, #4 Devils Lake 21
#5 Dickinson 23, (11AA) Williston 12
(11AA #4) Fargo Davies 33, Fargo South 7
(11AA #3) West Fargo 38, Grand Forks Red River 8
Valley City 28, Watford City 6
(11AA #5) Fargo Shanley 61, Grand Forks Central 0
 
Class 11B
#1 Beulah 38, Dickinson Trinity 30
#2 Hillsboro-Central Valley 35, Grafton 0
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 36, Northern Cass 0
#4 Kindred 47, Oakes 12
Bishop Ryan 20, #5 Velva-Garrison 12
Des Lacs-Burlington 40, Stanley 0
Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 24, South Prairie-Max 0
Rugby 66, New Town 0
Harvey-Wells County 48, Park River-Fordville-Lankin 0
Shiloh Christian 16, Southern McLean 0
Killdeer 18, Heart River 8
Bowman County 46, Hazen 7
Thompson 38, Carrington 0
Lisbon 40, Sargent County 6
Central Cass 34, Linton-HMB-Strausberg-Zeeland 14
Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 28, Fargo Oak Grove 14
 
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 34, Maple Valley-Enderlin 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 55, Mott-Regent-New England 12
#3 Cavalier 38, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 0
Surrey 42, #4 Divide County 20
#5 Nelson County 16, New Rockford-Sheyenne 6
Bottineau 50, North Prairie 14
Dunseith 50, T-G-U 26
St. John 56, North Star 22
Four Winds 45, Benson County 12
Central McLean 30, Beach 12
Grant County-Flasher 44, Kidder County 0
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 30, Hettinger-Scranton 22
South Border 48, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 12
Ray-Powers Lake 58, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 26
MayPort-CG 46, Hatton-Northwood 16
Larimore 36, Griggs-Midkota 0
Richland 32, Tri-State 0
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 50, Hankinson 48
 
Independent 6-Man
 
State Playoffs – First Round
Drake-Anamoose 80, Midway-Minto 74
Mandaree at Trenton – today
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Mandan 111, Bismarck High 75
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. Dickinson Trinity, 25-12, 25-14, 25-18
Williston Trinity Christian def. New Town, (3-0)
 
College Mens Hockey
North Dakota 6, Niagra 2
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 3, Colorado 0
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Northern State 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Southwest Minnesota State def. Minot State, 25-6, 25-20, 25-18
 
NAHL Hockey
North Iowa Bulls 3, Minot Minotauros 2
Aberdeen Wings 4, Bismarck Bobcats 1
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STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – The State Boy’s Soccer Tournament finishes today in Jamestown.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
Loser Out
(3W) Bismarck Century 2, (1W) Minot 0
(2W) Bismarck High 4, (4W) Bismarck Legacy 1
 
Semifinal
(4E) Fargo Shanley 1, (2E) Grand Forks Red River 0
(1E) Fargo Davies 2, (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne 1
 
Today’s schedule
 
5th Place
(2W) Bismarck High vs (W3) Bismarck Century, 9:30 AM
 
3rd Place
(2E) Grand Forks Red River vs (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 11:30 AM
 
Championship
(1E) Fargo Davies vs (4E) Fargo Shanley, 1:30 PM
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UNDATED – It’s Homecoming weekend at Minot State and the Beavers (0-5, 0-1 NSIC) host the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons (2-3, 0-1 NSCI). Kickoff is set for 2 PM at Herb Parker Stadium. The Beavers will also honor the Minot State Athletic Hall of Fame Classes of 2020 and 2021 at halftime.
 

After a grueling showdown against No. 5 North Dakota State that saw a 12-game winning streak at the Alerus Center come to an end, No. 13 UND (2-2, 0-1 MVFC) will search for its first conference win of the season at South Dakota (3-2, 1-1 MVFC) today from Vermillion, S.D. Kickoff is at 2 PM. Over its history, North Dakota has racked up 62 all-time wins over South Dakota in a series that dates back to 1903. A win today would give the Yotes the honor of being the program that UND has defeated most in its history.

5th-ranked North Dakota State (4-0, 1-0 MVFC) hosts 12th-ranked Northern Iowa (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) in the annual homecoming game at 1 PM today at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. This is the 55th meeting between North Dakota State and Northern Iowa. NDSU has won seven straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings to take a 28-26 lead in the all-time series dating back to 1938.

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T25 FOOTBALL

UNDATED (AP) – Fifth-ranked Cincinnati was able to avoid a letdown following their emotional win at Notre Dame last weekend. Desmond Ridder threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 23rd consecutive home win, a 52-3 laugher against Temple. Jerome Ford ran for a career-high 149 yards and two scores for Cincinnati, which owns the nation’s second-longest home winning streak. On the first snap of the second half, Ford found a gaping hole and sprinted 75 yards for a touchdown that made it 24-3. Owls QB D’wan Mathis was held to 120 yards passing after throwing for 614 yards and five touchdowns last weekend.

 
The other Top-25 game of the day had Rachaad White, Jayden Daniels and Elijhah Badger rushing for touchdowns to carry No. 22 Arizona State to an 28-10 win against Stanford. Cardinals quarterback Tanner McKee passed for 356 yards and a TD but was intercepted three times, including a pick-and-pitch that DeAndre Pierce brought back 27 yards for the game-clinching score.
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MLB PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants literally made quick work of the Los Angeles Dodgers to take Game 1 of their NL Division Series. Logan Webb pitched beautifully into the eighth inning and the Giants belted three home runs in a 4-0 shutout of the Dodgers. Webb struck out 10 and scattered five hits over 7 2/3s innings of a game that took just 2:39, 96 minutes shorter than the Dodgers’ wild-card win. San Francisco went ahead five batters into the bottom of the first on Buster Posey’s two-run blast off losing pitcher Walker Buehler. Kris Bryant and Brandon Crawford also went deep in the victory. Buehler was lifted shortly after Bryant’s home run, charged with three runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Game 2 is today in San Francisco.

 
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers have won their NL Division Series opener. Rowdy Tellez homered and threw out a runner at the plate to help the Brewers down the Braves, 2-1. Neither team scored until Tellez launched a two-run blast off Charlie Morton in the seventh inning. Morton hit Avisail Garcia with a pitch leading off the seventh before Tellez went deep, chasing the Atlanta starter. Morton allowed just two other hits. The Milwaukee first baseman also snuffed out a first-inning threat by nailing Jorge Soler at home. Corbin Burnes was outstanding in holding the Braves to two hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Pinch-hitter Joc Pederson homered for the Braves in the eighth. Game 2 is today in Milwaukee.
 
The Houston Astros have posted their second consecutive 5-run victory over the Chicago White Sox to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series. The Astros followed Thursday’s 6-1 win by scoring five times in the seventh inning to beat the Pale Hose, 9-4. The game was tied 4-4 until Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI single in the seventh. Carlos Correa provided a two-run double during the big rally, and Kyle Tucker had a homer and three RBIs. The Astros can close out the series on Sunday in Chicago.
 
In St. Petersburg, J.D. Martinez made his presence known by slamming a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Red Sox’s 14-6 win over the Rays. Martinez was 4-for-5 after missing Boston’s previous three games with an ankle injury. Xander Bogaerts, Alex Verdugo, Kike Hernandez and Rafael Devers also homered as the Red Sox tied the AL Division Series at a game apiece. Hernandez delivered five hits and three ribbies. The Bosox rallied after Jordan Luplow belted a grand slam that put the Rays ahead, 5-2 in the first inning. Game 3 is Sunday at Fenway Park.
 
In other news coming out of the division series:
 
– Right-hander Johnny Cueto is not on the Giants’ roster for the NL Division Series as manager Gabe Kapler went with his established bullpen. Cueto missed time through the season with elbow troubles. San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt is sidelined by a broken left thumb that
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is expected to be out several weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured right middle finger. NFL Network reported that Wilson had screws inserted to stabilize the finger. Wilson was injured during Thursday’s 26-17 loss to the Rams when his fingers hit the arm of defensive tackle Aaron Donald on the follow through of a pass attempt. Wilson has not missed a game in his career, starting all 149 in the regular season and 16 playoff games since being drafted by the Seahawks in 2012.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Teddy Bridgewater is trending toward starting Sunday against the Steelers one week after suffering a concussion in the Broncos’ loss to Baltimore. He could be without his top target, however. Wide receiver Courtland Sutton turned an ankle at practice Friday and was added to the injury report as questionable.
 
– Browns star defensive end and NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett expects to play Sunday against the Chargers despite missing his second practice of the week due to soreness. Garrett is listed as questionable by the Browns, who are dealing with numerous injuries across their second-ranked defense.
 
– Rookie quarterback Trey Lance will make his first start for the 49ers after Jimmy Garoppolo was ruled out of this week’s game with a calf injury. Garoppolo hurt his calf in the first half of last week’s loss to Seattle and left the game at halftime. Coach Kyle Shanahan says Garoppolo would have played if he was healthy and will regain his starting role as soon as he is recovered.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Kyrie Irving could join the Brooklyn Nets at practice this weekend. The Nets have been told their training center is considered a private facility and doesn’t fall under a New York coronavirus vaccination mandate. The city’s vaccine mandate requires pro athletes practicing or playing in public venues to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Though he can practice with the team in New York, Irving still wouldn’t be able to play in home games if he doesn’t meet the vaccination requirement.

 
Also in the NBA:
 
– Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss today’s exhibition game against the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics said Brown was asymptomatic and entering isolation. The third overall pick in the 2016 draft averaged nearly 25 points and six rebounds last season.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov has accepted the largest contract in team history. Two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations tell The Associated Press that the Panthers and their top scorer have worked out an eight-year, $80 million extension with an annual cap hit of $10 million. The center scored team highs of 26 goals and 58 points in 50 games for the Cats last season. He has totaled 108 goals and 294 points in 277 games over the last four seasons.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– Alex Ovechkin left the Capitals’ preseason finale against Philadelphia on Friday night with what the team called a lower-body injury. He is set to be examined further Saturday. Washington’s captain was slow to get up and skated off on his own while not putting much weight on his left leg.
 
– Blackhawks defenseman Caleb Jones has a sprained left wrist that is expected to keep him out about six weeks. The 24-year-old brother of Chicago defenseman Seth Jones was acquired in a July trade with Edmonton that moved Duncan Keith to the Oilers.
 
– Ontario’s major indoor professional sports teams have been given the green light to host capacity crowds. That means the Maple Leafs and Senators will be able to play in front of full arenas when their seasons start this month, as well the NBA’s Raptors. The move leaves the Canucks as the only NHL team without full-capacity crowds.
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/08/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 100821 – 1200
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his mother and a police officer as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice. Salamah Pendleton was convicted on two counts of murder in the May 2020 killings of Officer Cody Holte and Lola Moore. The 43-year-old Pendleton opened fire on Holte and other officers while they were trying to serve the papers to evict him and his mother from their apartment. Moore was killed as Pendleton fired wildly at officers. Pendleton had owed $800 in rent through April 2020.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a man killed in a single vehicle crash in Kidder County. 58-year Bryan Helder of Pettibone failed to negotiate a curve with his pickup and it entered the ditch and rolled. Helder was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the accident happened around 8:30 AM on Thursday.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Morton County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was involved in a collision while responding to a call. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that Deputy Damon Burkel was in a marked Morton County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle responding to an injury crash at the intersection of Memorial Highway and 46th Avenue SE in Mandan around 8:50 PM on Thursday. He slowed to make a U-turn at the intersection just west of the bridge. Before making the U-turn, Burkel deactivated his emergency lights. As Burkel was making the turn, an 18-year old struck the driver’s side of Burkel’s patrol vehicle. Minor injuries were reported to both drivers and a passenger. The crash is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 drop by 5 today to 4,485. Health officials report 696 new positives and 779 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 7.11%. Hospitalizations continue to rise as they are up by 6 today to 184, with 24 of them in ICU. There is one more death among those positive (1635). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 417 new positives since Wednesday (6467), 18 hospitalizations since Wednesday(304), and four deaths since Wednesday (44).
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 100821 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal single vehicle accident in Kidder County. Troopers say the accident happened just before 8:30 AM on Thursday. A 58-year old man from Pettibone failed to negotiate a curve with his pickup and it entered the ditch and rolled. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the investigation continues.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota company said Thursday it will expand its ownership in a fleet of oil wells in North Dakota. Minnetonka-based Northern Oil and Gas said it will pay Texas-based Comstock Resources $154 million on the new properties, which are expected to produce 4,500 barrels of oil per day. Comstock Resources is controlled by Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Northern Oil, which invests in leases and drilling projects, has traditionally operated in North Dakota, However, the company recently announced other deals in the Permian Basin in New Mexico and Texas for shale oil, and in the Marcellus natural gas formation in Appalachia, the Star Tribune reported. “This is our third major transaction this year in as many basins,” Adam Dirlam, Northern’s chief operating officer, said of the North Dakota deal.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Wisconsin man accused of illegally transporting a black bear carcass from Canada to North Dakota has reached a plea agreement, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities said Joseph Stolarczyk, of Mosinee, Wisconsin, exceeded the Manitoba bag limit by killing two bears in the same year. He was arrested after bringing the bear across the Pembina Port of Entry in northeastern North Dakota. Stolarczyk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of unlawful transportation of wildlife in foreign commerce, according to court documents. “Mr. Stolarczyk has agreed to plead guilty to the charge issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that in the exercise of due care he should have known he was allowed to take only a single bear in one calendar year in Manitoba,” Stolarczyk’s attorney, Richard Coad, said in a statement. “He accepts full responsibility for his actions.” Stolarczyk could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, KVRR-TV reported.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Fire Department will host a drive-through vaccination clinic on Sunday for both COVID-19 and flu shots. Sanford Health will conduct the clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 2111 10th Street SW. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Masks are required during the vaccination process. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and older will be available. Anyone receiving their second or COVID booster shot must bring their COVID vaccination card with them. Flu vaccinations will be available for ages 6 months and older. High-dose flu vaccines for people 65 years of age and older will also be available. Vehicles will be directed to enter Fire Station 1 through the north parking lot; vehicles will exit from the building’s west end.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/08/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 100821 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – A pair of high school football games come your way today on our two radio stations.
 
On 1320 KHRT you can hear the rivalry between Velva-Garrison and Bishop Ryan renewed. They play this afternoon at Herb Parker Stadium here in Minot. The Aggies and Lions currently sit atop the Northwest Region standings of Class 11B football at 6-0. Kyle Dean and Chad Olson will have the call starting at 2:45 PM on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com
 
In Class 9B football, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central will finish the regular season tonight by hosting Lewis & Clark. We’ll broadcast that game starting around 6:45 PM on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
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STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – Grand Forks Central repeats as champions of the State Boy’s Tennis Tournament. The individual and doubles tournament is today and Saturday.
 
High School Boys Tennis Tournament
State Tournament (Team Dual) – Grand Forks
 
First Round
(4E) West Fargo Sheyenne 3, (1W) Minot 2
(2E) Grand Forks Red River 4, (3W) Mandan 1
(1E) Grand Forks Central 5, (4W) Bismarck Century 0
(2W) Bismarck Legacy 3, (3E) Fargo South 2
 
Loser Out
(1W) Minot 3, (3W) Mandan 2
(4W) Bismarck Century 4, (3E) Fargo South 1
 
Semifinal
(2E) Grand Forks Red River 5, (4E) West Fargo Sheyenne 0
(1E) Grand Forks Central 5, (2W) Bismarck Legacy 0
 
5th Place
(1W) Minot 3, (4W) Bismarck Century 2
 
3rd Place
(4E) West Fargo Sheyenne 4, (2W) Bismarck Legacy 1
 
Championship
(1E) Grand Forks Central 3, (2E) Grand Forks Red River 2
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STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – Minot was upset on day one of the State Boy’s Soccer Tournament in Jamestown.
 
High School Boys Soccer
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
First Round
(4E) Fargo Shanley 1, (1W) Minot 0
(2E) Grand Forks Red River 2, (3W) Bismarck Century 1
(1E) Fargo Davies 4, (4W) Bismarck Legacy 0
(3E) West Fargo Sheyenne 4, (2W) Bismarck High 0
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
(1W) Minot vs (3W) Bismarck Century, 12 PM
(4W) Bismarck Legacy vs (2W) Bismarck High, 2:15 PM
 
Semifinal
(4E) Fargo Shanley vs (2E) Grand Forks Red River, 4:30 PM
(1E) Fargo Davies vs (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 6:45 PM
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MINOT, ND – Volleyball scores from Thursday
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain, 25-5,25-10,25-6
#2 Bismarck High def. Williston, 25-10, 25-14, 25-9
Jamestown def. Minot, 25-16, 31-29, 27-25
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 21-25,25-23,25-22,25-27,15-8
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, 25-23, 19-25, 25-15, 25-19
 
Class B
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. Glenburn, 25-14, 25-20, 25-14
Bishop Ryan def. Lewis & Clark, 25-15, 25-20, 25-20
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Surrey, 25-12, 25-13, 25-17
South Prairie-Max def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, (3-2)
Velva def. Newburg-Westhope, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22
Drake-Anamoose def. Washburn, 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 25-21
Rugby def. Bottineau, 25-7, 25-19, 25-18
Ray def. Parshall, 25-13, 25-6, 25-8
Powers Lake def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15
Trenton def. Mandaree, 25-9, 25-9, 25-4
Central McLean def. Kidder County, 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13
Harvey-Wells County def. Nelson County, 25-13, 25-17 & 25-10
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MLB PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays were winners in the first two AL Division Series games. The Astros coasted to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox before the Rays blanked the Boston Red Sox, 5-0.

 
Houston’s Lance McCullers was sharp over 6 2/3 innings, blanking the Sox on four hits and no walks. The 28-year-old McCullers didn’t allow a hit until Yoan Moncada singled with one out in the fourth. Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI double in the third and a solo homer in the fifth. Michael Brantley added two hits and two RBIs for the AL West champions. The Astros got to Lance Lynn for five runs and six hits over just 3 2/3 innings. Jose Abreu had two hits and an RBI for the White Sox. Game 2 is today in Houston. Lucas Giolito starts for Chicago against Framber Valdez.
 
In St. Petersburg, Wander Franco put Tampa Bay ahead with an RBI double in the first and scored on an RBI single by Yandy Diaz later in the inning. Randy Arozarena add a solo homer and stole home. Nelson Cruz also went deep for the Rays. The Red Sox loaded the bases against J.P Feyereisen in the eighth inning before the Tampa reliever fanned Rafael Devers and retired Hunter Renfroe on a popup for the final out. Rays starter and winner Shane McClanahan allowed five hits and no walks over five innings. Losing pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, two hits and two walks. Game 2 is today in St. Petersburg. Pitcher Chris Sale will try to help the Red Sox even the series. Rookie Shane Baz will start for Tampa Bay.
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NFL-RAMS/SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have rebounded from their first loss of the season. Matthew Stafford threw for 365 yards and a touchdown as the Rams defeated the Seahawks, 26-17 to improve to 4-1. Robert Woods grabbed 12 passes for 150 yards, and Cooper Kupp racked up 92 yards on seven receptions. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson missed significant game time due to injury for the first time. He appeared to hurt the middle finger on his throwing hand midway through the third quarter and attempted to direct one more drive before turning the game over to backup Geno Smith. Both Wilson and Smith threw for one touchdown and an interception for the 2-3 Seahawks.

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T25 FOOTBALL-COASTAL CAROLINA/ARKANSAS ST.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – No. 15 Coastal Carolina had no trouble extending its winning streak to 11 games. Grayson McCall threw a school-record 99-yard touchdown pass on his first attempt before the Chanticleers completed a 52-20 dismantling of Arkansas State. McCall completed 18 of 23 passes for a career-high 365 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Isaiah Likely also had a big night, setting career bests with eight receptions, 232 yards and four touchdowns.

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SOCCER-WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Ricardo Pepi scored both second-half goals for the U.S. in a 2-0 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier Thursday night. That gives him three goals in two qualifying matches, both key victories for the Americans in their quest to return to the World Cup next year.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Jaylon Smith has joined the Green Bay Packers, one day after the Dallas Cowboys released the veteran linebacker. The Packers officially announced Thursday afternoon that they had signed Smith. Smith made the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement in 2019 and led the Cowboys in tackles each of the past two seasons, but his play had dipped over the past year. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says its very unlikely that Smith plays Sunday against the Bengals.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Broncos starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has returned to practice for the first time since he was knocked out of Denver’s game against Baltimore last weekend with a concussion. Bridgewater worked with the starters and was listed as limited on the injury report. If Bridgewater doesn’t have any setbacks he could be cleared for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh.
 
– A person familiar with the injury tells The Associated Press that Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has been playing with a torn labrum in his left shoulder that won’t require surgery at this time. The person added that Mayfield will continue to play as long as the injury to his non-throwing shoulder doesn’t worsen. Mayfield hurt his shoulder while making a tackle after throwing an interception against Houston on Sept. 21.
 
– Add Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey to a growing list of NFL players who don’t like Thursday night games. The 2019 All-Pro said he “definitely” feels like playing on a short week against the Texans contributed to his hamstring injury, which held him out of last week’s 36-28 loss to the Cowboys. McCaffrey has been limited this week in practice but feels as if he might be able to play Sunday when the Panthers host the Philadelphia Eagles.
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NBA-NETS-IRVING

NEW YORK (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets are listing Kyrie Irving as ineligible to play in their home exhibition game today against Milwaukee. It’s another strong indication he has not met New York’s vaccination requirement. Irving has not been with the Nets for any of their practices in New York, where professional athletes are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to practice or play. The Nets are prevented by law from revealing whether he has been vaccinated. There is nothing related to the NBA that would cause a player to have the “ineligible” designation.

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NBA-FRAUD INDICTMENT

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal authorities say 18 former NBA players have been charged with allegedly pocketing $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan. An indictment in Manhattan federal court said the ex-players and one of their spouses engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims for reimbursement of medical and dental expenses that were never incurred. The list of those charged include Tony Allen, Glen Davis and Sebastian Telfair. Federal prosecutor Audrey Strauss said prosecutors have travel records, email and GPS data that proves the ex-players were sometimes far from the medical and dental offices at the times when they were supposedly getting treated. Strauss said that in one instance an ex-player was playing basketball in Taiwan when he was supposedly getting $48,000 worth of root canals and crowns on eight teeth at a Beverly Hills, California, dental office in December 2018.

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NHL-NEWS

MONTREAL (AP) – Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association joint player assistance program. The move comes less than a week before the season begins and just three months after he backstopped Montreal to the Stanley Cup Final. The 34-year-old Price will be away from the team while he takes part in the program for at least 30 days. Price’s wife says on social media that Price is putting his mental health and family first. Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin says the teams backs Price and would urge anyone needing help to get it.

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BIG-12-ATHLETE COMPENSATION

IRVING, Texas (AP) – The Big 12 says it will allow its schools to decide the amount of benefits to give athletes each academic year. The decision follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling related to caps on compensation, and a similar decision last month by the Southeastern Conference. The Supreme Court ruling meant that the NCAA could not ban schools from offering additional education-related benefits to Division I football and basketball players. The Big 12 is using the legal maximum of $5,980 per athlete as a benefits ceiling.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/07/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 100721 – 1200
 
MINOT, ND – A fire in a four-unit apartment complex displaced seven residents on Wednesday evening. The Minot Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Soo Street at 9:08 PM on Wednesday for a bedroom that was on fire. The first arriving firefighters found flames coming from a bedroom window. Fire crews entered the structure and quickly knocked down the fire and contained it to the apartment of origin. While the fire was being extinguished, crews conducted a search of the structure; all occupants were able to exit safely. One cat was found deceased in the apartment where the fire originated. Three engines, one ladder truck, and one command vehicle responded to the incident, with a total of 15 firefighters on scene. No injuries were reported. Firefighters remained on scene overnight to conduct fire watch of the structure for potential flareups. The fire was caused when hot materials were improperly disposed of in a garbage can.
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BISMARCK, ND – Five more deaths are reported today in North Dakota among those who were COVID-19 positive (1634). Information from the Department of Health lists another 709 new positives and 642 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 7.31%. Active cases rise by 111 to 4,490. Hospitalizations are up 6 to 178, with 23 of those in ICU. Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include were not available at the moment.
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UNDATED (AP) – Pfizer is asking the U.S. government to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11. If regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks. Pfizer already had announced that a lower dose of its vaccine worked and appeared safe in a study of the youngsters. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech officially filed its application with the Food and Drug Administration today. FDA’s advisers are scheduled to debate the evidence later this month. Until now the vaccine was available only as young as 12, and many parents and pediatricians are clamoring for protection for younger kids. North Dakota health officials report that 51.7% (343,467) of residents age 12 and up have been fully vaccinated.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Board of Chiropractic Examiners has revoked the license of Chad Isaak, the man convicted of killing four people at a property management company in Mandan. The seven-member board voted unanimously recently to revoke Isaak’s state chiropractic license which had been suspended pending the outcome of his murder trial. In August, a Morton County jury convicted Isaak in the April 2019 slayings of RJR co-owner Robert Fakler, employees Adam Fuehrer and Bill and Lois Cobb. Isaak lived in Washburn on property owned by RJR, but no definitive motive was established for the crime. All four victims were shot and stabbed. Isaak is scheduled in court Dec. 28 where he faces the possibility of life in prison on each of his four murder convictions.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot landfill will begin winter hours on Saturday, Oct. 11. During winter hours, the landfill will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM. The Household Hazardous Waste drop off site at the landfill will also be closed beginning on Monday, and reopen in the spring. Residents can still bring used oil and antifreeze to the landfill; these are accepted all year. Empty or dried paint cans are acceptable to be placed in your waste carts. Paint cans may also be solidified with concrete powder and floor dry, and may be placed in the waste carts after it has hardened. The HHW building at the landfill will reopen in April, followed by another HHW/E-Waste collection event held at Public Works.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 100721 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has announced a new grant program to fund learning opportunities outside of school for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. School districts and other organizations, including for-profit companies, nonprofit agencies, faith-based organizations, and higher education institutions, as well as regional education associations and city and county government agencies, are eligible to apply for “Out of School Time” grants.
 
Three-year grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with up to $2 million in grant money available. Grant applications must address students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, and provide learning opportunities outside of school, along with activities to complement students’ regular academic programs during the school day. Grant recipients will be required to collaborate with schools that serve students who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
 
Applications are due by 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Potential applicants with questions should contact program administrator Becky Eberhardt at raeberhardtnd.gov, or by phone at 701-328-2295.
 
“This is a new grant opportunity that is funded by federal pandemic emergency aid. It will offer enriched educational opportunities to students before and after school, on weekends, and in the summer to counter the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their instruction,” Baesler said. “This grant program offers our schools and other organizations a chance to provide new, innovative learning opportunities for students outside of school hours.”
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INDIANPOLIS – The Internal Revenue Service is reminding an estimated 32,800 North Dakota residents who asked for an extension to file their 2020 tax return, that they have until October 15, 2021 to file and avoid the penalty for filing late. The IRS urges everyone to file electronically in order to avoid delays and speed the processing of their return.
 
“October 15 is the deadline for just about everyone,” said IRS spokesperson Stacy Engle. “Members of the military and others serving in a combat zone, have more time. They normally have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file and pay any taxes due.”
 
There is usually no penalty for failure to file if the taxpayer is due a refund. However, people who wait too long to file and claim a refund, risk losing it altogether. The safest and fastest way for people to get a refund is to file electronically and have their refund electronically deposited into their bank or other financial account. Taxpayers can use direct deposit to deposit their refund into one, two or even three accounts.
 
IRS Free File is still available in English and Spanish giving taxpayers who earned $72,000 or less in 2020 a way to file and claim credits like the Recovery Rebate Credit, Advanced Child Tax Credit. The Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms, is also available for people comfortable preparing their own taxes.
 
Those who still have to file a 2020 tax return, owe tax, and did not request an extension can generally avoid additional penalties and interest by filing the return as soon as possible and paying any taxes owed. Taxpayers can file now and schedule their federal tax payments up to the Oct. 15 due date. Electronic payment options are the optimal way to make a tax payment.
 
– IRS Direct Pay allows taxpayers to pay online directly from a checking or savings account for free, and to schedule payments up to 365 days in advance.
 
– The IRS2Go app provides the mobile-friendly payment options, including Direct Pay and debit or credit card payments on mobile devices.
 
– Payment options and tax information is available in several languages by clicking on the “English” tab on the front page of IRS.gov.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced that their Community Services Division received more than $7.5 million in funding for weatherization, and energy furnace and cooling repair programs. Community Services received $2,891,278 in funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program from the U.S. Department of Energy, $2 million in funding for weatherization from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and $3 million in funding for the LIHEAP Emergency Furnace and Cooling Repair and Replacement Program. The combination of funding received is a 32% increase from the previous year.
 
“This year’s increase in funding will allow us to expand our ability to serve the residents of North Dakota,” Commerce Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner Shawn Kessel said. “Low-income homes spend a much higher percentage of their income on energy. Weatherizing and repairs to heating and cooling systems will allow saved dollars to be used for other necessities.”
 
Community Services contributed to a total of 611 weatherization, 1,215 emergency finance, and 337 cooling jobs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The Weatherization Assistance Program, led by Commerce and administered by local Community Action Agencies, uses various measures to increase energy efficiency in homes while strengthening the health and safety of the home. The program is available to renters and owners, whether they live in mobile homes, traditional wood-framed homes or apartments. There is no fee for applicants. Renters may also use the program but, they must meet the income guidelines and their landlord must comply with other program requirements.
 
Eight Community Action Agencies in North Dakota have been weatherizing homes through the program since 1976. Since 2001, over 12,500 homes have been equipped with energy-conserving measures. These measures typically save each homeowner 25% of heating costs per year.
 
Individuals qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program based on income guidelines. Applicants for the LIHEAP Emergency Furnace and Cooling Repair and Replacement Program are required to be a fuel assistance client. Both Weatherization Assistance and LIHEAP programs are administered by Community Action Agencies. To apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program, contact your local Community Action agency or visit NDWAP.com.
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DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $258 million in total assistance to North Dakota as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for North Dakota on April 1, 2020. Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.
 
This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to North Dakota tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.
 
The total includes $117 million from FEMA’s Public Assistance program for vaccines, testing sites, medical staffing and supplies (including ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment), alternate care facilities, and other identified COVID-19 related management, communication, transportation and administrative costs.
 
An additional $86 million was provided by FEMA to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources to augment state efforts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Defense all supported COVID-19 operations in North Dakota.
 
FEMA also contributed $37.5 million in Lost Wages Assistance to individuals to help ease the economic burden of North Dakotans struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, and $1 million for Crisis Counseling to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the pandemic through outreach and educational services.
 
Another $4.2 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for families who have lost a loved one.
 
North Dakota also has been allocated $12.3 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/07/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 100721 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – No change atop the Class 11B and Class 9B football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)               Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Beulah (15)                                7-0          78         1
2. Hillsboro-Central Valley (1)        6-1          58         3
3. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich  6-1          36         3
4. Kindred                                       6-1         33         4
5. Velva-Garrison                           6-0          25         5

Others receiving votes: Central Cass (6-1), Harvey-Wells County (5-2), Bowman County (6-1)

 
Class 9B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                 Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(16)     7-0          80          1
2. New Salem-Almont                     7-0           60          2
3. Cavalier                                       7-0           47          3
4. Divide County                              7-0           29          5
5. Nelson County                             7-0          12          RV

Others receiving votes: Bottineau (7-0), Hettinger-Scranton (6-1), South Border (6-1), Surrey (5-1), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (5-2)

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STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – The State Boy’s Soccer Tournament begins today in Jamestown. Minot is the No. 1-seed from the West with a record of 15-1-1. Bismarck Century is the defending champion.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
First Round
(1W) Minot vs (4E) Fargo Shanley, 12 PM
(2E) Grand Forks Red River vs (3W) Bismarck Century, 2:15 PM
(1E) Fargo Davies vs (4W) Bismarck Legacy, 4:30 PM
(2W) Bismarck High vs (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 6:45 p.m.
 
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STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – The State Boy’s Tennis Tournament begins today in Grand Forks with the team dual competition. The individual and doubles tournament is Friday and Saturday. Grand Forks Central is the defending champion.
 
High School Boys Tennis Tournament
 
State Tournament (Team Dual) – Grand Forks
 
First Round
(1W) Minot vs (4E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 10 AM
(2E) Grand Forks Red River vs (3W) Mandan, 10 AM
(1E) Grand Forks Central vs (4W) Bismarck Century, 10 AM
(2W) Bismarck Legacy vs (3E) Fargo South, 10 AM
 
Consolation & semifinals, 1 PM; 5th Place & 3rd Place, 4:30 PM; Championship, 6 PM.
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MSU HOCKEY-SIGNING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team is just beginning the season, but head coach Ryan Miner is building for the future. Miner announced that Cameron Schmidt has signed a Letter-of-Intent to attend Minot State and play hockey for the Beavers starting in the fall of 2022. Schmidt is a senior at Bismarck High School and a two-time North Dakota High School State Champion as the Bismarck Blizzards won the title in 2019 and 2020. Schmidt was named to the WDA All-Conference team after the 2021 season. She netted seven goals and added 14 assists in 21 games for Bismarck last season, and during the 2019-20 season she had eight goals and 11 assists in 26 games for the Blizzard.

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MLB-NL WILD CARD

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Chris Taylor has put the Los Angeles Dodgers into the NL Division Series. Taylor slammed a two-out, two-run homer off Alex Reyes in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers a 3-1 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals. Reyes entered the game after Cody Bellinger was issued a two-out walk by losing pitcher T.J. McFarland.

 
A wild pitch by Max Scherzer scored Tommy Edman and gave the Cardinals the lead in the first inning. It remained 1-0 until Justin Turner unloaded a home run off Adam Wainwright in the bottom of the fourth. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts put the outcome in the hands of his bullpen after Scherzer was lifted with two on and one out in the fifth. The LA bullpen came through with 4 2/3 shutout innings, allowing just two hits while fanning six. Wainwright allowed four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. The two clubs were a combined 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position until Taylor’s blast.
 
The Dodgers get to face the 107-win San Francisco Giants, who say Logan Webb will start Game 1 on Friday. Webb won the NL West clincher on Sunday, hitting a two-run homer and working into the eighth inning. Kevin Gausman gets the starting nod for the Giants in Game 2.
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MLB PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The two American League Division Series begin today. The top teams in the AL East are squaring off in the Division Series.

 
The Red Sox led the division by 4 1/2 games on July 7, only to finish eight games behind the Rays. Tampa Bay won the season series, 11-8 despite losing their first four meetings with Boston. Shane McClanahan starts Game 1 for the Rays on Thursday after going 10-6 during the regular season. He’ll be opposed by Eduardo Rodriguez. Chris Sale could start Game 2 against rookie Shane Baz. Bosox manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that he’s not sure J.D. Martinez will be available due to an ankle injury.
 
The White Sox and Astros were separated by just two wins as they captured their respective division titles, but Houston took the season series, 5-2. The Astros are making their fifth consecutive postseason appearance. The White Sox are in consecutive playoffs for the first time in franchise history. A pair of Lances are the Game 1 starters. Lance Lynn pitches for the White Sox after going 11-6 with a 2.69 ERA in the regular season. The Astros counter with Lance McCullers Jr., who was 13-5 with a 3.16 ERA. The Astros will send Framber Valdes to the mound for Game 2 against Lucas Giolito.
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MLB-NEWS

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The San Diego Padres have fired Jayce Tingler, who presided over the biggest collapse in franchise history just a season after finishing second in voting for NL Manager of the Year. General manager A.J. Preller announced the move three days after the Padres finished 79-83 and in third place in the NL West, 28 games behind San Francisco. Tingler’s fate was sealed during a brutal freefall that saw the Padres go from a one-game lead for the NL’s second wild-card spot on Sept. 9 to being eliminated from playoff contention with seven games left.

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NFL-MOVES

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – After resisting the move, Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has made Justin Fields his first-string quarterback going forward, moving veteran Andy Dalton into the backup role. The former Ohio State quarterback and a first-round draft pick had played against Detroit and Cleveland as the starter but only because of veteran Dalton’s knee injury. Dalton is recovered from a bone bruise and has resumed practicing this week.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio says quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a chance to practice Thursday after leaving Sunday’s game against Baltimore with a concussion. Fangio says Bridgewater is improving and was cleared to lift weights with the team and attend meetings.
 
– The Panthers have acquired veteran cornerback and 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore from the Patriots for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick. The moves comes after Gilmore and the Patriots couldn’t come to terms on a new contract.
 
– Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis after missing Sunday’s 36-28 loss to the Cowboys with a hamstring injury.
 
– Browns starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. has returned to practice and will likely be activated later this week to play against the Chargers. However, the Browns are without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as well as cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greg Newsome II and nickel back Troy Hill.
 
– The Cowboys are moving on from linebacker Jaylon Smith without getting into the specifics of the decision to release their leading returning tackler four games into 2021. One of the factors was a looming $9.2 million guarantee on Smith’s 2022 salary if he got injured.
 
– Washington has put tight end Logan Thomas on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Thomas’ absence for at least the next three games could open the door for Sammis Reyes to become the first person from Chile to play in an NFL game.
 
– The Lions put standout center Frank Ragnow on injured reserve, another setback for a banged-up winless team. The Lions are expected to give center Evan Brown his first career start Sunday at Minnesota.
 
– Jets coach Robert Saleh says safety Marcus Maye has the team’s support. The star player is dealing with legal issues after being charged in February with drunken driving after a car crash in Florida. Saleh declined to say whether he and the team previously knew about the accident and arrest that was first reported Monday night.
 
– Suspended Dallas offensive lineman La’el Collins has sued the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Collins is seeking an injunction to stop the remaining two games of a five-game ban over substance-abuse violations. The suit claims the NFL suspended the seventh-year player for missed tests when the labor agreement reached in 2020 no longer allowed for suspensions over missed tests or positive marijuana tests.
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NFL RATINGS

UNDATED (AP) – NFL games are averaging 17.3 million viewers on television and digital, a whopping 17% increase over last season and 3% compared to two years ago. Whether or not the league can maintain that level of growth remains to be seen. Last season was played during the pandemic, mostly in empty stadiums. Also, many people’s viewing habits changed in a presidential election year. Four of the five league broadcasters have growth above 20%.

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NBA-NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA has agreed to not randomly test players for marijuana this season. It’s a continuation of the policy that was put in place last year for the restart bubble and has remained since. Drug testing will continue for things such as human growth hormone, other performance-enhancers and “drugs of abuse” such as methamphetamine, cocaine and opiates. More than half of the states in the U.S. have decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane is being investigated on allegations that he used a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. A person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press about the inquiry. Using a fake vaccination card is illegal in both the United States and Canada, as well as against NHL rules. This probe is just the latest into Kane, who was cleared last month of allegations made by his estranged wife that he bet on NHL games, some involving his own team.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme says he does not expect Carey Price to practice before the start of the regular season, making the goaltender doubtful for the opener at Toronto. Ducharme says Price is recovering from a non-COVID-19 illness and offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
 
– The Coyotes have signed forward Alex Galchenyuk to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old returns to Arizona after scoring five goals with eight assists with Ottawa and Toronto last season.
 
– Quinton Byfield was placed on injured reserve by the Kings, a day after fracturing his left ankle in a preseason game. The second overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft was hurt in the third period of the Kings’ 4-1 loss to the Coyotes.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/06/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 100621 – 1200
 

BISMARCK, ND – A North Dakota Highway Patrol officer involved in the shooting of a Montana man will not face any charges. Following a vehicle chase on Interstate 94 west of Mandan on the evening of September 7th, Trooper Stephen Mayer killed the lone occupant of the vehicle, 45-year-old Craig Knutson, of Billings, Montana. The pursuit began about 7 miles east of Hebron and ended after deputies placed spike strips on the highway and Mayer used his cruiser to push the fleeing vehicle’s rear end sideways, sending it into a spin. After the vehicle stopped, Mayer saw that Knutson had a gun and told the three deputies at the scene about the weapon before he fired the fatal shot.

Patrol officials say after careful review the Morton County States Attorneys Office determined that Mayer was justified in discharging his firearm in defense of himself and others. No charges will be filed. The Highway Patrol also says they have completed a review and determined that Mayer acted within department policy during the incident.

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WILLISTON, N.D. – The Williston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teenager. 15-year old Leah Varela was last seen in Williston on Monday wearing a purple tie dye sweater and blue jeans. She’s listed as 5′ 2″ and 110 pounds, with black hair and black eyes. If anyone has any information, you’re asked to call the Williston Police Department at 701-577-1212.
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WATFORD CITY, ND – Authorities responded to an explosion at an oil well in McKenzie County Tuesday morning. According to a post on the Watford City Police Department Facebook page, emergency personnel responded to the explosion near the intersection of 12th Street and 17th Avenue NE. As of shortly before 9:30 a.m., the department reported that a fire was out, and there was no danger to the public. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. The cause of the explosion is unclear. The sheriff’s office said one person suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 increase by 286 today to 4,379. The daily positive rate is 7.75%. There are 812 new positives with 572 new recoveries. There are six more hospitalizations bringing the total to 172, with 23 of those in ICU. Health officials also report six more deaths among those who were positive (1629). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 173 new positives (6070), 9 hospitalization (284), and three deaths (44).
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BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Game and Fish officials are looking for information in connection to a moose poaching case near Tolley. Officials say a cow moose was shot and left in a field near the intersection of 56th Ave. NW and 95th St. NW, northwest of Tolley. It was likely shot between 10 p.m. Friday, October 1st, and 7 a.m. Saturday, October 2nd. Officials say it appears the cow was shot several times with a shotgun and birdshot while possibly being chased by a vehicle. No meat was taken from the moose. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Report All Poachers hotline at 701-328-9921. Individuals can remain anonymous if they chose and are eligible for a reward if a conviction is made based on information they provide.
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 100621 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum on Tuesday repeated his call for the Biden administration to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S. southern border as he prepares to help send off 125 members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company on Friday to a mission along the border. The soldiers from the Bismarck-based multi-role bridge unit will support U.S. Customs and Border Protection in ongoing efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The mobilization of North Dakota National Guard soldiers was requested by the U.S. Army through the National Guard Bureau and is a continuation of the southern border military mission that began in 2018.
 
Burgum concurred with the deployment, which is expected to last about a year. The governor said he plans to visit the soldiers at the border during their deployment and stands in solidarity with fellow governors who will be gathering at the border Wednesday to raise awareness of the need to address the border crisis.
 
“It’s been over two weeks since I and 25 fellow governors sent a joint letter urging President Biden to meet with us to discuss solutions to the ongoing crisis at the southern border, and we still have not received an answer. Meanwhile, as the administration fails to address the southern border crisis, it continues to hold firm to its baffling decision to extend the ban on nonessential land-based travel from Canada into the United States, even though vaccinated Canadians can fly into the U.S. and vaccinated Americans have been allowed into Canada since Aug. 9,” Burgum said. “We’re grateful for the courageous men and women of the North Dakota National Guard for their readiness to protect our great state and nation when needed. We know they will serve with professionalism, compassion and integrity as they support efforts to end this humanitarian crisis and secure the southern border.”
 
The Sept. 20 letter sent by 26 governors to President Biden followed a letter sent by Burgum and 19 other governors in May urging the administration to take action to end the humanitarian crisis and secure the southern border. Burgum also has joined other border-state governors and premiers of Canadian provinces in calling on the administration to open the northern border to nonessential travel.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A man accused of shooting at police officers outside a Fargo hotel in 2019 has been acquitted of attempted murder and aggravated assault. But, a jury Monday found Henry Aiken guilty on two other charges – terrorizing and reckless endangerment. The 55-year-old Aiken earlier pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm. Officers responding to the Radisson Inn in November 2019 found Aiken armed with a gun. Police say he fired one shot toward officers and additional shots at the hotel before entering the lobby where he was quickly arrested. Police say Aiken appeared confused and in crisis at the time.
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FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has elected a woman to be its next leader. Results released Tuesday show that Janet Alkire would be the first woman to head the tribal council in more than two decades. Gates Kelley was elected Standing Rock chairwoman in 1946 and was the first woman to lead a tribe in the United States. South Dakota Public Broadcasting reports that Alkire received 829 votes to defeat current tribal Vice Chairman Ira Taken Alive, who came in with 762 votes. Taken Alive said he is contesting the results. Alkire is a 15-year Air Force veteran who served as Standing Rock’s executive director twice. The Standing Rock Reservation straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border and is home to about 8,000 people.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Oasis Petroleum North America, LLC, recently notified the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality that a produced water spill occurred on Oct. 3 at a saltwater disposal facility they operate in Williams County. The incident occurred about 5 miles southeast of Williston. The cause of the spill is due to equipment failure and is still under investigation. Oasis estimates that approximately 220 barrels of produced water discharged, with an estimated two barrels migrating off the pad, impacting an agricultural field. Produced water is a by-product of oil production. Personnel from Environmental Quality are inspecting the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/06/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 100621 – 0700
 
FARGO, ND – The State Class A Girl’s Golf Tournament finished on Tuesday in Fargo. Fargo Davies won the team competition. Three time defending champ Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century was tied with Lexi Bartley of Fargo Davies for the individual title after the second round. It took five playoff holes before Bartley wins.
 
High School Girls Golf
 
State Tournament – Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo
Final Results
 
1. Fargo Davies, 319-310-629
2. Bismarck Century, 323-326-649
3. Mandan, 328-331-659
4. Fargo Shanley, 335-325-660
5. Bismarck Legacy, 346-343-689
6. Wahpeton, 350-345-695
7. Bismarck High, 355-357-712
8. Grand Forks Red River, 349-364-713
9. Dickinson, 365-351-716
10. West Fargo Sheyenne, 361-357-718
11. Fargo North, 378-374-752
12. Williston, 383-377-760
 
Individual – Final Results (Top 10 – All Tournament Team)
 
1. Lexi Bartley – Fargo Davies, 151 (won on 5th playoff hole)
2. Hannah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 151
3. Carrie Carmichael – Williston, 152
4. Anaka Lysne – Wahpeton, 153
5. Anna Huettl – Mandan, 154
T6. Anna Olson – Fargo Davies, 155
T6. Lola Homiston – Dickisnon, 166
8. Rose Solberg – Fargo Davies, 156
9. Leah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 158
T10. Ava Kalanek – Bismarck Legacy, 160
T10. Payton Stocker – West Fargo Sheyenne, 160
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MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century remains atop the Class A Volleyball Poll, while Northern Cass moves to No. 1 in the Class B poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class A Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)     Points    Last Poll
 
1. Bismarck Century (7)      35        1
2. Bismarck High                 27        4
3. Fargo Shanley                 20        RV
4. West Fargo                     15        5
5. West Fargo Sheyenne    13        3
 
Others receiving votes: Jamestown
 
 
Class B Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                    Points    Last Poll
 
1. Northern Cass (5)                          83          2
2. Linton-HMB (1)                               81          3
3. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(3)  74         1
T4. Our Redeemers                           55         T9
T4. Thompson                                    55          4
6. Central Cass                                 38           5
7. Kenmare                                        36           6
8. North Star                                       24           8
9. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion              15           RV
10. Dickinson Trinity                           11           7
 
Others receiving votes: Oakes, Hatton-Northwood, Kindred, Beulah
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MINOT, ND – Volleyball matches from yesterday:
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
 
#1 Bismarck Century def. Williston, 25-6, 25-12, 25-9
Mandan def. Minot, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16
Jamestown def. Turtle Mountain, 25-13, 25-6, 25-16
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, (3-0)
Dickinson def. Watford City, 27-25, 25-14, 25-18
 
Class B
 
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Rolla, 25-14, 25-16, 25-17
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. South Prairie-Max, 25-9, 25-21, 25-13
Bishop Ryan def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 14-25, 25-22, 25-16, 26-24
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Glenburn, (3-0)
Lewis & Clark def. Surrey, (3-2)
Nedrose def. Stanley, (3-0)
Velva def. Rugby, 13-25, 25-19, 27-29, 25-19, 15-10
Drake-Anamoose def. Newburg-Westhope, 25-19, 25-14, 25-22
Divide County def. Powers Lake, (3-1)
Trenton def. Tioga, 25-6, 25-19, 25-22
Williston Trinity Christian def. Alexander, (3-0)
Garrison def. Grant County, (3-2)
New Salem-Almont def. Central McLean, (3-2)
Hazen def. Mott-Regent, (3-2)
North Star def. St. John, (3-0)
Benson County def. Harvey-Wells County, (3-0)
 
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Century 115, Jamestown 70
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MSU SOCCCER
 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – A pair of players on the Minot State women’s soccer team have been honored. Senior forward Sofia Lewis was named the NSIC Offensive Player of the Week and junior Maddie Kindred was named the NSIC Goalie of the Week.
 
Lewis is the all-time leading scorer at Minot State with 49 career goals as a Beaver. She scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Winona State on Friday and scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Upper Iowa on Sunday. Lewis now has seven goals on the season for Minot State, which leads the Beavers (7-2-0 overall, 6-0-0 NSIC) and is second-most in the league.
 

Kindred made seven saves in the Beavers’ victory on Friday, then stopped all four shots she faced on Sunday. The pair of shutouts gives Kindred four on the season as she has currently not allowed a goal in 203 minutes, 46 seconds.

Lewis, Kindred, and the rest of the Minot State soccer team, which has won seven in-a-row, is back in action at home again this weekend hosting Northern State University (4-3-1, 3-2-1) on Friday night in a game pushed back to 7:30 p.m., then host Minnesota State University Moorhead (0-9-0, 0-6-0) on Sunday at Noon.

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UND FOOTBALL
 
IRVING, Texas (UND) – UND Senior left tackle and team captain Matt Waletzko has been selected as a Semifinalist for one of college football’s most prestigious awards, the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy. He is one of 36 nominees from the FCS. Celebrating its 32nd year, the Campbell Trophy® recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance, and exemplary leadership. Waletzko is one of 176 total nominees for the award among all NCAA divisions and NAIA. Former winners of the award include Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow. The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 27.
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MLB-AL WILD CARD

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have earned themselves a few days in Florida. The Bosox have moved into the AL Division Series by thumping the Yankees, 6-2 in the wild-card game. Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber belted early homers and Alex Verdugo drove in three runs to back a sterling performance by Nathan Eovaldi. Bogaerts set the tone with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, two innings before Schwarber’s solo blast. Verdugo padded Boston’s lead with an RBI double and a two-run single. Eovaldi allowed a run and four hits while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings, blanking New York until Anthony Rizzo homered in the sixth. Gerrit Cole was pulled with two on and no out in the third, charged with three runs and four hits. Giancarlo Stanton had three of New York’s six hits, including a ninth-inning homer. The ALDS begins Thursday in St. Petersburg as the Bosox take on the league-leading Tampa Bay Rays.

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MLB-PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay left-hander Shane McClanahan will start Game 1 of the Rays’ AL Division Series against the Red Sox. Rookie Shane Baz will take the mound for Game 2 on Friday night. Depending on bullpen use in the opening two games, manager Kevin Cash said Drew Rasmussen is the “highly likely” Game 3 starter.

 
In other playoff news:
 
– Astros left-hander Framber Valdez will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the White Sox, following Game 1 starter Lance McCullers Jr. Valdez won a career-high 11 games this season with 125 strikeouts and a 3.14 ERA in 22 starts. Chicago manager Tony La Russa hasn’t named his starting pitchers.
 
– Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes will start Game 1 of the NL Division Series with the Braves on Friday. Milwaukee also says that right-hander Brandon Woodruff will start Game 2 on Saturday. The Braves are going with right-hander Charlie Morton for the opener and left-hander Max Fried for Game 2.
 
– Two missing Dodgers pitchers earn nearly as much as the entire Rays’ Major League roster heading into the playoffs. The defending champion Dodgers currently have more than three times the payroll of the Rays, the team they beat in last year’s World Series. The Dodgers had a Major League-high $260.9 million payroll on Aug. 31.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have agreed to deals with right-hander Antonio Senzatela and first-baseman C.J. Cron. Senzatela’s five-year, $50.5 million contract includes a club option for 2027. He was 4-10 with a 4.42 ERA in 28 starts last season. Cron will return on a two-year, $14.5 million deal. He hit .281 with a team-leading 28 homers after signing a free-agent deal last February.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Shortstop Alcides Escobar has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract to stay with the Nationals. Escobar batted .288 with 21 doubles, two triples, four homers and 28 RBIs in 75 games with the Nationals after signing with the club in July. The 2015 All-Star is a lifetime .259 hitter with 245 doubles and 470 RBIs over 12 major league seasons.
 
– Former Major League player and general manager Eddie Robinson has died at age 100. Robinson had been the oldest former big leaguer, the last surviving member of the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series championship team. He played 13 years in the majors and was GM of the Rangers from 1976-82.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs are adding Josh Gordon to their 53-man roster and the wide receiver is expected to play in Sunday night’s AFC title game rematch against the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs signed Gordon to the practice squad last week with the assumption that he would join the active roster when he learned enough of the playbook. He had just been reinstated by the NFL following his sixth suspension for violations of league policies. The Chiefs hope his size and athleticism provide another option alongside Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in their passing offense.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Cowboys are releasing linebacker Jaylon Smith in what could be considered a cost-cutting move because of a guaranteed salary next season in the case of an injury. Smith’s role had been reduced with the presence of rookie Micah Parsons and the move of Keanu Neal to linebacker from safety.
 
– A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dolphins have traded wide receiver and returner Jakeem Grant to the Bears. Grant for a sixth-round pick in the 2023 draft.
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NCAA-TRANSFERS

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA Division I Council has approved a one-year waiver that will allow football teams to sign up to seven players to replace those that leave the program. The move is intended to address a growing number of transfers. Current NCAA rules state a team can sign no more than 25 players to a scholarship in any year. But more players are switching teams and a bonus year of eligibility was granted to athletes who competed during the pandemic last year. That has coaches worried they will not be able to replenish their rosters.

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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Kyrie Irving didn’t practice with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, again remaining away from the team amid questions about his availability to play in New York because of the city’s vaccine mandate. Coach Steve Nash had no further update about the status of his All-Star guard but said the team supports him. Irving hasn’t said if he has been vaccinated against COVID-19, asking for privacy when pressed about his status during the team’s media day on Sept. 27. He wasn’t with his teammates that day at Barclays Center, instead appearing via Zoom. New York has a mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for athletes who play in or practice in the city.

 
Also in the NBA:
 
– Pau Gasol has announced his retirement from basketball, ending a career of more than two decades that earned him two NBA titles and a world championship gold with Spain’s national team. The 41-year-old Gasol had already announced his farewell from international basketball in August after Spain lost to the United States in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. Gasol won his two NBA titles with the Lakers.
 
– Tuesday’s exhibition game between the Bucks and Grizzlies in Memphis was suspended after three quarters when a fire alarm went off, leading to evacuation of FedExForum. The Grizzlies were leading 87-77 in the preseason opener for both teams. Officials said the problem was a false alarm caused by a sprinkler in a non-public area.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/05/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 100521 – 1200
 
HETTINGER, ND – The Adams County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting at Hettinger Public School. Officers say a student walked in to a classroom at approximately 11:15 AM Monday and shot themself. The school went into emergency lockdown. The student involved in the shooting was taken for emergency medical treatment. No other students, staff or faculty were involved.
 
There is no school or sports activities today, according to a Facebook post from Hettinger Public School. The post says there is counseling services at the Centennial Chappel (Evenson Jenson Funeral Chappel) today from 1 to 4 p.m., and there will be school Wednesday and Thursday for those who feel comfortable attending. Counseling services will be available Wednesday and Thursday on the school campus as well.
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WILLISTON, N.D. – The Williston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in investigating a shooting Sunday night. According to a press release, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of 32nd Street East, where they found evidence of multiple shots fired into a vehicle with one striking an individual’s hand. A person of interest has been identified and the investigation is ongoing. Both names have not been released. If you have any information pertaining to the shooting, contact the Williston Police Department at 701-577-1212.
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BISMARCK, ND – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has released a public safety alert regarding an increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. According to the alert, deadly, counterfeit pills, that are being mass-produced by criminal drug networks, are being seized by the DEA and its law enforcement partners at record rates. The number of DEA-seized counterfeit pills with fentanyl has jumped nearly 430 percent since 2019. DEA lab testing reveals that 2 out of every 5 pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose.
 
Data collected through the North Dakota Violent Death Reporting System (NDVDRS), indicates the state has recorded more than 250 drug overdose deaths since January 2019, of which a majority were opioid-related, many involving fentanyl.
 
According to the DEA alert, some of the most common counterfeit pills are made to look like prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Oxycontin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), and alprazolam (Xanax®); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall®). Fake prescription pills are widely accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms – making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including teens and young adults. The North Dakota Department of Health reminds North Dakotans that the only safe medications are ones prescribed by a trusted medical professional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. Pills purchased outside of a licensed pharmacy are illegal and can be dangerous or lethal.
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BISMARCK, ND – The 14-day rolling positivity rate of COVID-19 in North Dakota is at it’s highest level since mid-December. The Department of Health reports that rate is up to 7.81%. Active cases rise by 181 today to 4,093. Health officials report 861 new positives and 700 new recoveries. Hospitalizations rise by 9 today to 166, with 25 of those in ICU. There are two more deaths among those who were positive (1623). Breakthrough numbers (those of the fully vaccinated) have 278 new positives (5897), 21 new hospitalizations (275), and five deaths (41).
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BISMARCK, ND – Locally and nationally, it has been a long and active fire season. North Dakota alone has seen almost 2,400 wildfires in the state, burning more than 125,000 acres. The State Fire Marshal, North Dakota Forest Service, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and local firefighting resources are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our state. Thus, Governor Doug Burgum has declared October 3-9, 2021, as Fire Prevention Week in North Dakota. North Dakotans everywhere are encouraged to do their part in preventing fires, both in and outside the home.
 
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics show that in 2019, U.S. fire departments responded to 339,500 home structure fires, which caused 2,770 fire deaths. These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help make the most of that time, giving everyone enough time to get out. Residents are encouraged to make sure their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the needs of all family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
 
There are a number of fire prevention methods you can practice outside the home as well. Avoid parking machinery and vehicles on or near dry vegetation. Ensure your equipment is properly maintained, and cross chains when hauling to prevent sparks. Farmers harvesting crop should be sure to keep their machines clean, mount fire extinguishers in and outside the cab, and know how to use them. Extinguish campfires and properly discard cigarettes. Teach your children about fire safety, and adhere to any burn bans or red flag warnings in effect.
 
Local jurisdictions – city, county, or tribal – may institute burn bans in accordance with the fire danger index, if conditions require. To learn more about your local Burn Ban restrictions and daily Fire Danger rating, visit https://www.ndresponse.gov/burn-ban-restrictions-fire-danger-maps. You can also consult with your local fire department or emergency management office for the most current information regarding restrictions in your area.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 100521 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former North Dakota legislator who once was the Republican Party’s nominee for lieutenant governor and U.S. Senate has died. According to her obituary, Donna Nalewaja, died Sept. 30 from COVID-19 at the age of 81. Nalewaja served in the state House from 1983 to 1986 and in the state Senate from 1987 to 1998. She was the running mate of Leon Mallberg on the Republican gubernatorial ticket in 1988, losing to Democrats George Sinner and Lloyd Omdahl. Nalewaja also ran unsuccessfully against Democrat Byron Dorgan for U.S. Senate in 1998, after which she left politics.
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MANDAN, ND – A Washburn man who was convicted of murdering four people in Mandan will be sentenced late this year. Chad Isaak will be sentenced for his quadruple murder convictions on December 28. Morton County Court documents say the hearing will happen at 8:30 am in a Mandan Courthouse. Isaak was found guilty in August after a 3-week trial on charges he murdered four RJR Maintenance and Management employees in Mandan. RJR co-owner Robert Fakler and employees William Cobb, Lois Cobb, and Adam Frueher were killed in the early morning hours of April 1st, 2019.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Passenger traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports declined in August after a more robust July. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission director Kyle Wanner says July is historically one of the busiest months out of the year for air travel, so lower passenger numbers heading into the fall as leisure travel begins to slow down is not so surprising. About 82,400 passengers boarded planes in August, nearly double the same month last year, but well below the nearly 102,000 boardings in August 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Year-to-date boardings are ahead of the 2020 pace at all eight airports.
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BISMARCK, ND (NDGF) – The state Game and Fish Department’s annual fall aerial mule deer survey is set for mid-October in western North Dakota. Weather permitting, the survey takes about two weeks to complete. During the survey period, people could notice low-flying small airplanes over some parts of the badlands. Game and Fish biologists have completed aerial surveys of the same 24 badlands study areas since the 1950s. The survey is used to collect mule deer population data for monitoring demographic trends, such as buck-to-doe and fawn-to-doe ratios.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/05/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 100521 – 0700
 
FARGO, ND – The State Class A Girl’s Golf Tournament began yesterday in Fargo. Fargo Davies lead the team competition after day one. Three time defending champ Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century leads the individual competition.
 
High School Girls Golf
State Tournament – Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo
 
Day One Results
 
1. Fargo Davies, 319
2. Bismarck Century, 323
3. Mandan, 328
4. Fargo Shanley, 335
5. Bismarck Legacy, 346
6. Grand Forks Red River, 349
7. Wahpeton, 350
8. Bismarck High, 355
9. West Fargo Sheyenne, 361
10. Dickinson, 365
11. Fargo North, 378
12. Williston, 383
 
Individual – Day On Results (Top 20)
 
1. Hannah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 72
T2. Anaka Lysne – Wahpeton, 76
T2. Anna Huettl – Mandan, 76
T4. Carrie Carmichael – Williston, 77
T4. Lexi Bartley – Fargo Davies, 77
6. Ava Olson – Fargo Davies, 78
T7. Jaya Grube – Grand Forks Red River, 79
T7. Leah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 79
T7. Rose Solberg – Fargo Davies, 79
T10. Ana Kalanek – Bismarck Legacy, 80
T10. Lola Homiston – Dickinson, 80
T10. Payton Stocker – West Fargo Sheyenne, 80
T13. Aysia Mettler – Mandan, 81
T13. Sydney Hanson – Grand Forks Central, 81
T15. Adie Wagner – Fargo South, 82
T15. Lindsey Astrup – Fargo Shanley, 82
T15. Ruby Heydt – Mandan, 82
18. Grace Stroh – Bismarck High, 83
T19. Jadyen Arel – Grand Forks Red River, 84
T19. Krista Kramer – Fargo Shanley, 84
T19. Navisha Soni – Bismarck Century, 84
T19. Sophie Keelin – Fargo Shanley, 84
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MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century and Jamestown remain No. 1 in their respective football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11AA Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)          Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck Century (11)         6-0          63         1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (2)   6-0          54          2
3. West Fargo                          4-2          38         4
4. Fargo Davies                        4-2          21         5
5. Fargo Shanley                      3-3          19          3
 
Others receiving votes: none
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Jamestown (12)                 5-1          64         1
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s (1)     5-1          53          2
3. Fargo North                        5-1          39          3
4. Devils Lake                        4-2           22         4
5. Dickinson                           2-4          10          5
Others receiving votes: Grand Forks Red River (3-3), Wahpeton (3-3), Fargo South (2-4)
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MINOT, ND – A couple volleyball matches were played yesterday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class B
Surrey def. T-G-U, (3-2)
Washburn def. Nedrose, (3-2)
New Town def. White Shield, 25-11, 25-11, 25-11
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NDSU-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
ST. LOUIS (NDSU) – North Dakota State kicker Jake Reinholz was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week by the league office. It is his second career player of the week honor. Reinholz, a senior from Fargo, N.D., scored the first nine points for No. 5-ranked North Dakota State in a 16-10 road win over 10th-ranked North Dakota as the Bison improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
 
Reinholz made all three of his field goals – one each in the first, second and third quarters – including a career-long 45-yarder to open the scoring. He connected from 34 yards and 30 yards to put the Bison ahead, and converted an extra point on NDSU’s only touchdown in the fourth quarter. In 18 career games, Reinholz has converted 42 of 42 extra-point kicks and is 9 of 13 on field goals.
 
North Dakota State is scheduled to host Northern Iowa (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) in the annual homecoming game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
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NASCAR-TALLADEGA

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) – Bubba Wallace has become just the second Black driver to win a NASCAR’s Cup Series race. He was declared the winner when rain stopped the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. He is the first Black driver to win at NASCAR’s elite Cup level since Wendell Scott in 1963. Wallace drives for a team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.

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NFL-RAIDERS CHARGERS

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Justin Herbert threw for three touchdowns, Austin Ekeler rushed for 117 yards and scored twice and the Los Angeles Chargers knocked the Las Vegas Raiders from the unbeaten ranks with a 28-14 victory. Los Angeles, 3-1 for the first time since 2014, is part of a three-way tie atop the AFC West with Las Vegas and Denver. The Raiders’ loss leaves the Arizona Cardinals as the NFL’s lone undefeated team after four weeks. Herbert, who completed 25 of 38 passes for 222 yards, accounted for all of his TDs in the first half as the Chargers built a 21-0 halftime lead. The Raiders scored on their first two possessions of the second half to draw within a touchdown, but Ekeler gave Los Angeles some breathing room with an 11-yard scoring run.

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MLB-METS-NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) – Luis Rojas has been let go as manager of the New York Mets after two losing seasons. The team declined its option on Rojas’ contract for 2022, making the announcement one day after finishing third in the NL East at 77-85 in Steve Cohen’s first year of ownership. Monday’s move was no surprise, the first of several significant changes coming again this offseason for a club in constant turmoil. The Mets said Rojas has been offered the opportunity to remain in the organization in a role still to be determined. The club said decisions about the coaching staff will be made in the next several days.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Chicago White Sox think pitcher Carlos Rodon will be healthy enough to help them in the playoffs after the All-Star left-hander was limited down the regular-season stretch. General manager Rick Hahn says the team is optimistic he’ll be able to contribute through October. Hahn said Rodon will only pitch once during the division series against the AL West champion Houston Astros that begins Thursday. If the White Sox advance, they’ll evaluate his workload on a series-by-series basis.
 
– Major League Baseball drew 45.3 million fans this year as fans gradually were allowed to return, down from 68.5 million over 2019 in the last season before the coronavirus pandemic. The commissioner’s office says this year’s MLB season averaged 18,901 for 2,397 dates. The Los Angeles Dodgers led the major leagues in home attendance at 2.8 million. They did not start selling full capacity until games in mid-June. Atlanta was second at 2.3 million, followed by San Diego at 2.2 million, Texas and St. Louis at 2.1 million and Houston at 2.07 million.
 
– Mookie Betts and the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the top 10 selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season. Betts’ No. 50 uniform claimed the top spot for the second straight year after he was acquired prior to the 2020 season from the Boston Red Sox. He’s joined in the top 10 by teammates Clayton Kershaw at five, Cody Bellinger at six and World Series MVP Corey Seager at eight. Kershaw and Seager are set to become free agents.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-ALABAMA-MCCLELLAN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban says tailback Jase McClellan is out for the year with a knee injury. The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s top backup runner is set for surgery today. McClellan was injured in a win over No. 17 Mississippi, when Brian Robinson Jr. ran 36 times for 171 yards and four touchdowns. McClellan is second on the team in rushing with 40 carries for 191 yards and a touchdown. He also has 10 catches for 97 yards with another three scores.

 
Elsewhere in college football:
 
– Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will be out indefinitely after injuring his throwing shoulder in Saturday’s loss at Penn State. Coach Tom Allen says the redshirt junior does not need surgery to repair the separated AC joint in his left shoulder, at least not yet. He will be re-evaluated weekly. Jack Tuttle will replace Penix as the starter and could be the starter when the Hoosiers host No. 11 Michigan State on Oct. 16.
 
– Syracuse coach Dino Babers confirmed that wide receiver Taj Harris has left the program and will enter the transfer portal. Babers said he spoke with Harris before and after Saturday’s loss at Florida State and said Harris decided “the best opportunity” would be to transfer. Harris played in only three of the Orange’s five games this season and had 16 catches for 171 yards. Harris was a third-team All-ACC selection last season and led the team with 58 receptions for 733 yards and five touchdowns.
 
– The Southeastern Conference has fined Kentucky $250,000 for violating its access to competition area policy after fans rushed the field at the end of the Wildcats’ 20-13 victory over then-No. 10 Florida. The school was fined for a third policy offense. Its previous violation and fine occurred following a game against Mississippi State in 2018. A crowd of 61,632 watched unbeaten Kentucky earn its first home victory over Florida since 1986 and first over a Top-10 opponent since 2010.
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/04/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 100421 – 1200
 
MANDAN, ND – A Washburn man who was convicted of murdering four people in Mandan will be sentenced late this year. Chad Isaak will be sentenced for his quadruple murder convictions on December 28. Morton County Court documents say the hearing will happen at 8:30 am in a Mandan Courthouse. Isaak was found guilty in August after a 3-week trial on charges he murdered four RJR Maintenance and Management employees in Mandan. RJR co-owner Robert Fakler and employees William Cobb, Lois Cobb, and Adam Frueher were killed in the early morning hours of April 1st, 2019.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Passenger traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports declined in August after a more robust July. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission director Kyle Wanner says July is historically one of the busiest months out of the year for air travel, so lower passenger numbers heading into the fall as leisure travel begins to slow down is not so surprising. About 82,400 passengers boarded planes in August, nearly double the same month last year, but well below the nearly 102,000 boardings in August 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Year-to-date boardings are ahead of the 2020 pace at all eight airports.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped in North Dakota. Information from the Department of Health list 3,912 active cases today, a drop of 422 since Friday. Combined reports of Saturday, Sunday and today list 1,260 new positives and 1,790 new recoveries. Hospitalizations dropped by 14 to 147 on Saturday, but are up to 157 today, with 24 of those in ICU. There were 10 deaths over the weekend among those who tested positive (1621). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 362 new positives since Friday (5619), 11 hospitalizations (254), and two deaths (36). Those age 12+ that are fully vaccinated in North Dakota stands at 51.4% (341,376), while adults fully vaccinated stands at 53.6% (322,675).
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum and health officials say that hospital capacity is reaching critical levels. And the are urging the public to take steps to help reduce hospitalizations, ranging from avoiding high-risk activities to practicing defensive driving to taking coronavirus precautions. The COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state surpassed 160 on Friday for the first time in nearly 10 months, and the percentage of staffed hospital beds in North Dakota that remained available fell below 10%. North Dakota’s six largest hospitals on Friday reported 43 patients have been sent to other facilities, sometimes hundreds of miles away.
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 100421 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and chief medical officers and physicians from several of the state’s largest hospitals are warning that hospital capacity in North Dakota is reaching critical levels and urged the public to help reduce the need for hospitalization. “The pressure on hospitals and clinics in both our urban and rural areas is reaching critical levels, and we all need to do our part to avoid hospitalization and prevent further strain on these facilities and their staff as we work through this incredibly challenging time,” Burgum said.
 
North Dakota hospitals and health systems have seen a significant increase in acute health care needs over the past several months, and they anticipate this higher demand to continue for some time, said Dr. Richard Vetter, chief medical officer at Essentia Health in Fargo. The additional demand has led to increased delays in access to care, particularly in emergency rooms and inpatient settings, Vetter said, noting patients are being referred outside of their usual referral patterns – sometimes to facilities several hundred miles away. “We are concerned that as influenza numbers increase, this will also put additional strain on our health system,” Vetter said. “We strongly encourage everyone to consider receiving a flu shot in the next 1-2 months.”
 
Regional centers are currently unable to support critical access hospitals as they have in the past, and providers have seen adverse outcomes due to delays in care, said Dr. Chris Meeker, chief medical officer at Sanford Bismarck. Today North Dakota’s six largest hospitals reported 43 patients were deflected to other facilities, including six psychiatric patients; and 29 patients were waiting in emergency departments to be admitted to the hospital.
 
“Health systems across North Dakota face headwinds in caring for the people of our state. Our hospitals are at or above capacity, affecting care for all medical conditions. Physicians, nurses, and other vital frontline health care workers are doing heroic work caring for our communities despite shortages in staff and space,” Meeker said. “We have difficult times ahead, but I’m confident we’ll work together to see us through.”
 
Dr. Jeffrey Sather, chief of medical staff at Trinity Health in Minot, said the staffing shortage is the most daunting challenge facing hospitals. “The health care systems in our state and across the region are at the point of being overwhelmed,” Sather said. “We are above our capacity to provide the normal care we all expect. I am so proud of every employee for what they go through every day. We have been doing the best we can over the past 18 months. I am also proud of the collaboration between health systems working together through this pandemic to care for our fellow citizens.” “Now more than ever we need the help of everyone to reduce the strain on our health care systems by reducing the need for hospitalization,” Sather added.
 
Dr. Joshua Ranum, vice president of the North Dakota Medical Association and a physician at West River Health Services in Hettinger, said North Dakota was an early adopter of monoclonal antibody treatments that helped keep COVID-19 cases out of the hospital, but the current nationwide shortage of monoclonal antibodies is putting further strain on hospital capacity.
 
“Right now, stepping into a hospital in North Dakota is like stepping into an alternate reality,” Ranum said. “Our hospitals are at a redline capacity and will likely be that way for several more weeks. In stark contrast, one can move about the community almost normally, unaware of the chaos inside the hospital blocks away. We encourage all North Dakotans to get vaccinated, stay healthy, and stay safe in order to stay out of the hospital. It may be you or a loved one who desperately needs that hospital bed.”
 
The medical officials suggest several ways the public can help reduce hospitalizations:
 
– Avoid dangerous or high-risk activities that could cause serious injury.
– See your primary physician regularly and take care of your chronic health conditions.
– Make sure vaccinations are current for you and your children.
– Wash hands, social distance and wear a mask to help against all respiratory viruses.
– If you are sick with any respiratory virus, stay home and isolate to avoid infecting others.
– Practice defensive driving. There have been many recent high-trauma vehicle accidents in North Dakota. Obey traffic laws, use caution
in construction zones, avoid distracted driving, use seat belts and helmets, and don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
– Consider a telehealth option if you aren’t feeling well.
 
State leaders are working closely with hospital leaders to understand and support hospital capacity challenges. Meetings are held daily with chief medical officers and chief nursing officers from the six large hospitals to review numbers of med/surg, pediatric and ICU patients, deflections, transfers, patients in the emergency department, nurses sidelined and monoclonal antibody usage. A weekly meeting is also held with the six large hospitals and the State Health Officer to discuss capacity issues.
 
The North Dakota Department of Health’s (NDDoH) Department Operations Center (DOC) has added four ambulances to assist hospitals with the growing number of patient transfers. As supply chains are tightening, the DOC has supported hospitals with blood tubes and testing supplies. The DOC also manages the allocation and delivery of monoclonal antibodies to health care providers. In addition to the weekly federal allocation of monoclonal antibodies, the state has purchased 1,000 doses and is encouraging hospitals to do the same.
 
Currently, approximately 65 North Dakota National Guard members are on duty in support of the NDDoH to augment health care staff. To address the staffing shortage in health care facilities, State Health Officer Dr. Nizar Wehbi has extended the waiver for temporary nurse aid registration in North Dakota through Dec. 31, 2021. The NDDoH also continues to provide support for flu vaccinations and coordinate with long-term care facilities to make available more hospital capacity.
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SOLEN, N.D. (AP) – The Morton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the vandalism and theft of road signs in south-central North Dakota, near the South Dakota border. Road crews on Thursday found that about 15 signs at intersections on a 6-mile stretch north of Solen had been run over or stolen. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says áreplacement of each sign costs about $250, and the vandalism also “causes a significant risk for motorists relying on those signs.” áDamaging or stealing a sign is a misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Progress is being made on making the state Capitol in Bismarck more accessible to those who are physically disabled. State leaders have approved constructing new bathrooms and making other renovations to better accommodate wheelchairs. Over the next year, a meeting room will be made into three larger family restrooms which will be wheelchair accessible. There will also be wider doors installed for some meeting rooms. Contractors will be hired in the coming months and construction will start shortly thereafter.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Police Department administered Tobacco Compliance Checks on Sunday to 33 licensed tobacco retailers in the city, with 28 retailers passing the check by refusing to sell tobacco products to underage volunteers. Five businesses did not pass. Police say this Tobacco Compliance Check was the first one administered since the ordinance change, this past August, raising the tobacco products age to 21-years in the City of Minot. Due to this recent change, the clerks found in violation, were informed of their error and issued written warnings. The license holders were also sent warning letters asking them to ensure their staff is fully aware of, and enforces the new age restrictions from here on. Future violations will result in penalties provided by ordinance.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum directed all government agencies to fly the U.S. and state flags at half-staff on Sunday in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in North Dakota. Burgum encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses. The governor’s directive was in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden, who proclaimed Oct. 3-9 as Fire Prevention Week. Burgum proclaimed Oct. 2-3 as Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in North Dakota, in recognition that volunteer and career firefighters place themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives and property of North Dakotans.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/04/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 100421 – 0700
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Sofia Lewis scored a pair of goals as the Minot State women’s soccer team recorded a 3-0 shutout of Upper Iowa at the Herb Parker Stadium on Sunday. Minot State opened the scoring when Lewis recorded a goal in the sixth minute, assisted by Sofia Galvez. Only five minutes into the second half, the Beavers grabbed a 2-0 advantage on a goal from Chloe Allen, assisted again by Galvez. MSU went up 3-0 on Lewis’ 86th-minute goal. The win improved the Beavers to 7-2-0 overall and 6-0-0 in NSIC play. The Beavers will kick-off homecoming with a duel against the Northern State Wolves (4-3-1, 3-2-1 NSIC) Friday, Oct. 8th, at 7:30 p.m. They will conclude homecoming weekend with a matchup against the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons (0-9, 0-6 NSIC) set for Sunday Oct. 10th with kickoff set for Noon.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the big league home run lead with 48. Perez wound up matching the team record for home runs set by Jorge Soler in 2019. Perez topped the majors with 121 RBIs. The Twins ended the season at 73-89 and in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the previous two years. The Royals finished at 74-88.
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VIKINGS-BROWNS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Myles Garrett and the Cleveland defense produced another dominant performance. This one gave coach Kevin Stefanski a victory over his old team. The Browns beat the Minnesota Vikings 14-7 to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Vikings fell to 1-3. Garrett was credited with one-half of Cleveland’s two sacks and four hits on Kirk Cousins. Greedy Williams became the first player this season to intercept Minnesota’s quarterback. The Browns again leaned on their two-pronged rushing attack with predictable success. Cousins hit Justin Jefferson for a touchdown on the opening drive. The Vikings failed to score on 11 more possessions.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – It took a team-record 107 victories and all 162 games for the San Francisco Giants to finally nail down the National League West title. They will be joined in the postseason by the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, who wrapped up the two American League wild-card berths.

 
Logan Webb slammed a two-run homer and pitched brilliantly into the eighth inning of the Giants’ 11-4 pounding of the Padres. Webb had a three-hitter and an 11-1 lead before allowing three straight singles in the eighth. He struck out eight and remains unbeaten since May 5. Buster Posey drove in three runs on a pair of singles and notched his 1,500th career hit. Wilmer Flores chipped in a two-run single and Mike Yastrzemski’s two-run double put the Giants ahead, 11-1 in the seventh.
 
Both the Red Sox and Yankees won in their final at-bat, giving Boston the right to host the Yanks in the AL wild-card game on Tuesday. Rafael Devers’ second homer of the afternoon was a tiebreaking, two-run blast in the ninth inning of the Red Sox’s 7-5 downing of the Nationals in Washington. Devers collected his third and four RBIs of the game after Kyle Schwarber reached on an error. Eduardo Rodriguez worked the eighth to improve to 13-7, two days after starting and winning the series opener against the Nats.
 
The Yankees pulled out a 1-0 win over the Rays on Aaron Judge’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Bombers were held to just one hit until Rougned Odor led off the ninth with a single. Yankees shortstop Gio Urshela made a daring catch in the sixth inning, charging recklessly into the Tampa Bay dugout.
 
Checking out the rest of Sunday’s schedule:
 
– Trea Turner hit his second grand slam in less than 48 hours to easily wrap up the NL batting title and carry the Dodgers past the Brewers, 10-3. Turner finished with a .328 average and the Dodgers ended up with 106 wins, the most for a second-place team in major league history.
 
– Austin Riley drove in two runs with two hits in the Braves’ 5-0 shutout of the Mets. The NL East champs allowed just three hits and reached Noah Syndergaard for two runs in the first inning, including a leadoff homer by Jorge Soler.
 
– Matt Duffy extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with a pair of run-scoring singles to help the Cubs earn a 3-2, rain-shortened win over the Cardinals. Tommy Edman homered for the Redbirds, who will visit the Dodgers for the NL wild-card game on Wednesday.
 
– Nick Fortes hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the fourth inning of the Marlins’ 5-4 defeat of the Phillies.
 
– Joey Votto capped off a resurgent season by hitting his 36th home run and Nick Castellanos reached the 100-RBI plateau for the second time in in the Reds’ 6-3 downing of the Pirates.
 
– Josh VanMeter slammed a tiebreaking homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory against the Rockies.
 
– Daz Cameron homered leading off the ninth to spark a three-run inning in the Tigers’ 7-3 win over the White Sox. The AL Central champs ended a six-game winning streak and prepare to take on the Astros in the ALDS.
 
– The Astros pulled out a 7-6 win over the Athletics on AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel’s RBI single in the ninth inning. Gurriel hit .319 and became Houston’s second player to win a batting title after Jose Altuve in 2014, ’16 and ’17.
 
– George Springer hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the Blue Jays’ season-ending, 12-4 rout of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. launched his 48th homer, but it wasn’t enough to get Toronto into the postseason.
 
– The Mariners absorbed a 7-3 loss to the Angels after wins by the Yankees and Red Sox eliminated them from postseason contention. Shohei Ohtani led off the game with his 46th home run of the season for the Angels and Jared Walsh added a two-run shot.
 
– Cleveland won its final game as the Indians as Aaron Civale allowed only three singles while pitching six scoreless innings of a 6-0 win over the Rangers. Yu Chang homered for the Indians, who will play as the Cleveland Guardians next season.
 
– Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco homered for the Twins in a 7-3 win against the Royals.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The weather was poor, but the outcome was sunny for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady was a winner in his return to Foxborough as he rallied the Bucs to a 19-17 win over New England. Brady was 22 of 43 for 269 yards with no touchdowns on a rainy Sunday night, but he engineered the fourth-quarter drive to beat his former team. The winning drive was capped by Ryan Succop’s 48-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter. Ronald Jones had an 8-yard scoring run for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Brady broke Drew Brees’ NFL career passing yardage record and became the fourth quarterback with victories against all 32 NFL teams, joining Brees, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.
 
New England had a chance to win, but Nick Folk’s 56-yard field-goal try hit the left upright with with less than a minute to play. The Patriots are 1-3 for the first time since 2001, when Brady took over the offense. Patriots rookie Mac Jones finished 31 of 40 for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
 
In other NFL action in Week 4:
 
– Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were productive against the NFL’s top defense as the Dallas Cowboys handed the Panthers their first loss, 36-28. Prescott threw for four touchdowns while completing 14 of his 22 passes for 188 yards. Elliott had his first 100-yard rushing game of the year for the 3-1 Cowboys, finishing with 143 on 20 carries as Dallas rolled up 245 yards on the ground.
 
– Andy Reid became the first NFL coach with 100 wins for two franchise as the Chiefs beat his former team, 42-30 at Philadelphia. Patrick Mahomes threw three of his five touchdown passes to Tyreek Hill, who had 11 receptions for 186 yards. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for a career-high 387 yards and two TDs, but Philly had three touchdowns negated by penalty.
 
– Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds had the first of Buffalo’s four interceptions in a 40-0 dismantling of the Texans. Micah Hyde, Tyler Matakevich and Jaquan Johnson also picked off passes and Cam Lewis forced a fumble as Buffalo made life miserable for rookie QB Davis Mills. Josh Allen finished 20 of 29 for 248 yards with two touchdowns to Justin Knox, while the Bills limited Houston to 109 total yards.
 
– The Browns’ defense led a 14-7 win over the Vikings, leaving Cleveland with a 3-1 record. Minnesota didn’t score after Kirk Cousins hit Justin Jefferson for a touchdown pass to cap a commanding opening drive. Nick Chubb had 21 carries for 100 yards, and Kareem Hunt ran 14 times for 69 yards and a touchdown.
 
– The Ravens were 23-7 winners over the Broncos as Lamar Jackson threw for 316 yards, including a 49-yard scoring strike to a diving Marquis Brown. Baltimore ran for 100 yards for the 43nd consecutive game, tying the NFL set by the Steelers in the 1970s. The Ravens knocked Broncos starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the game with a concussion on his final pass of the first half.
 
– Aaron Rodgers connected with Randall Cobb for two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Packers won their third straight, 27-17 over the Steelers. Rodgers went 20 of 36 for 248 yards and scored the Packers’ first points on a 4-yard rush. Roethlisberger threw his 400th career touchdown pass on the game’s opening series and became the eighth player to reach that milestone.
 
– Justin Fields has his first career win after the Bears compiled 373 total yards in a 24-14 decision over the Lions. Fields completed 11 of 17 passes for 209 yards and an interception, one week after he was sacked nine times and held to one net passing yard. David Montgomery ran for 106 yards and scored on Chicago’s first two possessions before leaving with a knee injury.
 
– Russell Wilson overcame a shaky start to throw for two touchdowns and run for a third in the Seahawks’ 28-21 win versus the 49ers. Wilson connected on a 12-yard TD pass to DK Metcalf late in the first half and then produced two touchdowns in a span of less than a minute in the third quarter. The 49ers couldn’t rally after losing starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a calf injury at halftime and playing without injured kicker Robbie Gould all game.
 
– Kyler Murray passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns as the Cardinals ripped the Rams, 37-20, giving Arizona its first 4-0 start in nine years. A.J. Green caught a 41-yard TD pass, Chase Edmonds ran for 120 yards and James Conner rushed for two short scores. The Cardinals lit up the Rams’ defense for 465 total yards and scored touchdowns after two early takeaways.
 
– Saquon Barkley ran for a 6-yard touchdown in overtime after Daniel Jones passed for a career-high 402 yards in the Giants’ first win of the year, a 27-21 comeback over the Saints. New Orleans led 21-10 in the fourth quarter before Jones and Barkley combined for a 54-yard touchdown pass that ignited the Giants’ comeback. Graham Gano extend the game by drilling a 48-yard field goal with 31 seconds left in regulation.
 
– Taylor Heinicke heaved a 30-yard touchdown pass to J.D. McKissic with 33 seconds remaining to give Washington a 34-30 triumph in Atlanta. Heinicke completed 23 of 33 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns, two of them in the final 3:52. Cordarelle Patterson became the first Atlanta player since 2018 to score three touchdowns in a game.
 
– The Colts picked up their first win of the season as Carson Wentz threw a pair of touchdown passes to Mo Alie-Cox in a 27-17 victory over the Dolphins. Wentz completed 24 of 32 passes for 228 yards to help Indianapolis avoid its first 0-4 start in 10 years. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 103 yards and a score for the Colts, who outgained the Dolphins, 226-15 in the middle two quarters.
 
– Matt Ammendola kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime before Randy Bullock was wide left on a 49-yarder with 15 seconds left, sending the Jets to a 27-24 win over the Titans. Zach Wilson was mostly terrific in his first NFL win, going 21 of 34 for 297 yards with touchdown passes to Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder. Ryan Tannehill found a wide-open Cameron Batson in the end zone for a tying 2-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining in regulation.
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PGA-SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Sam Burns has earned his second PGA win of the year by taking the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. Burns ran off four birdies in a six-hole stretch to start the back nine and pulled away for a 5-under 67. Staked to a two-shot lead going down the 18th, he took a safe bogey from the greenside bunker to secure a one-shot win over resurgent Nick Watney and PGA Tour rookie Cameron Young.

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LPGA-SHOPRITE

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) – Celine Boutier of France is the winner at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Boutier rallied from five shots behind by closing with a 63. Jin Young Ko and Inbee Park were one shot over the last four holes and neither could manage a birdie. Brooke Henderson also tied them for second.

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NASCAR-TALLADEGA-RAIN OUT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) – NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been rained out and rescheduled for Monday afternoon. NASCAR pulled the plug early because Talladega does not have lights and television partner NBC was scheduled to air Tom Brady’s return to New England after the race.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama and Georgia remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college football poll after a week in which nine ranked teams lost. Iowa moved up to No. 3 and is gearing up for No. 4 Penn State in its biggest home game since the 1980s. No. 5 Cincinnati has its highest ranking in 12 years. Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan and Brigham Young round out the top 10. Clemson is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2014 despite beating Boston College. The Tigers had been ranked in 107 consecutive polls.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free agents Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson to new contracts. Hughes got a $47.10 million, six-year contract with a $7.85 million annual salary cap hit that puts him among the highest-paid defensemen in the NHL. Pettersson signed for $22.05 million over three years with a $7.35 million annual cap hit.

 

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K-Heart Sports – 10/03/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 100321 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Linton-HMB defeated Our Redeemer’s to win the The Laker Invite on Saturday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
Laker Invite – Des Lacs & Burlington
 
Pool Play

Pool A
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. #7 Dickinson Trinity, 25-8, 25-21
Rugby def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 25-12, 25-23
#3 Linton-HMB def. #T9 Our Redeemer’s, 25-16, 25-21
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 25-21, 26-24
#3 Linton-HMB def. Rugby, 25-17, 25-11

 
Pool B
RV Bishop Ryan TIES RV Carrington, 16-25, 25-23
#4 Thompson def. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 25-10, 25-12
RV Bishop Ryan def. Hazen, 25-13, 25-17
#4 Thompson def. RV Carrington, 25-18, 25-18
Glen Ullin-Hebron def. Hazen, 25-19, 25-14
 
Pool C
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 25-21, 25-15
#5 Central Cass def. Center-Stanton, 25-10, 25-21
Des Lacs-Burlington def. #6 Kenmare, 25-14, 25-23
#5 Central Cass def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 25-21, 25-16
#6 Kenmare def. Center-Stanton, 25-19, 25-7
 
Pool D
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 25-19, 25-14
Fargo Oak Grove def. RV Beulah, 25-16, 25-22
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich TIES Ray, 23-25, 25-17
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion TIES Fargo Oak Grove, 26-24, 23-25
RV Beulah def. Ray, 25-10, 25-11
 
Championship Tournament
 
First Round
#5 Central Cass def. Fargo Oak Grove, (2-0)
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Des Lacs-Burlington, (2-1)
#3 Linton-HMB def. RV Bishop Ryan, (2-0)
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. #4 Thompson, (2-0)
 
Consolation
Fargo Oak Grove def. RV Bishop Ryan, (2-1)
#4 Thompson def. Des Lacs-Burlington, (2-0)
 
Semfinal
#3 Linton-HMB def. #5 Central Cass, (2-0)
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. #1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, (2-0)
 
5th Place
#4 Thompson def. Fargo Oak Grove, (2-0)
 
3rd Place
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #6 Central Cass, (2-1)
 
Championship
#3 Linton-HMB def. #T9 Our Redeemer’s, (2-0)
 
Consolation Tournament
 
First Round
Rugby def. Hazen, (2-0)
Glen Ullin-Heabron def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, (2-1)
Medina-Pingree-Buchanon def. Ray, (2-0)
RV Beulah def. Center-Stanton, (2-1)
 
Second Round
#6 Kenmare def. Rugby, (2-1)
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. Glen Ullin-Heabron, (2-1)
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, (2-0)
RV Carrington def. #T9 Beulah, (2-1)
 
Semifinal
#6 Kenmare def. RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, (2-0)
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. RV Carrington, (2-1)
 
3rd Place
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. RV Carrington, (2-0)
 
Championship
#6 Kenmare def. #7 Dickinson Trinity, (2-1)
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WDA TENNIS
 
MINOT, ND – The individual and doubles portion of the WDA Boys Tennis Tournament finished on Saturday at Hammond Park in Minot. Mason Haugenoe of Williston defeated Hunter Rice of Minot 6-3, 6-2 to win the individual title. Zach and Aiden Diehl of Minot defeated Anthony Janes & Jay Moylan of Bismarck Legacy 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to win the doubles title. The Boys Tennis State Tournament is scheduled for Thursday – Saturday, October 7-9, in Grand Forks.
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WDA SOCCER
 
MANDAN, ND – Minot won the WDA Boys Soccer Tournament. The State Boys Soccer Tournament is Thursday and Friday, October 7 & 8, in Jamestown.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
State Qualifiers
(4) Bismarck Legacy 2, (5) Jamestown 0
(3) Bismarck Century 10, (6) Dickinson 2
 
Championship
(1) Minot 3, (2) Bismarck High 2
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SCOREBOARD
 
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class A
 
Minot Invite
1. Bismarck Legacy, 23
2. Mandan, 48
3. Minot, 58
4. Watford City, 135
 
Individual winner: Morgan Brindley of Bismarck Legacy, 17:11
 
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class A
 
Minot Invite
1. Bismarck Legacy, 42
2. Minot, 46
3. Watford City, 96
4. Mandan, 101
5. Bismarck Century, 112
 
Individual winner: Jaelyn Ogle of Watford City, 19:08
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
West Fargo Invite
1. Minot, 392
2. West Fargo Sheyenne, 343.5
3. Bismarck Century, 331.5
4. Williston, 149.5
5. Dickinson, 148
6. Grand Forks Central, 131
7. Jamestown, 122
8. Fargo Davies, 111
9. West Fargo, 107
10. Bismarck Legacy, 106
11. Mandan, 101
12. Fargo Shanley, 95
13. Fargo South, 82
14. Grand Forks Red River, 39.5
15. Bismarck High, 35
16. West Fargo Horace, 31
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
Bismarck Legacy def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Williston, (3-0)
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
 
College Football
Bemidji State 49, Minot State 35
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 3, Midland University 2
 
College Womens Volleyball
Wayne State def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-13, 25-9
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 5, Bismarck Bobcats 2
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UND-NDSU FOOTBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (NDSU) – The No. 5-ranked North Dakota State football team used a stout defensive performance to defeat No. 10-ranked North Dakota on Saturday afternoon inside the Alerus Center, 16-10. It was the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both schools, with NDSU improving to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the MVFC. UND dropped to 2-2 on the season.

The Bison scored their first nine points with a trio of field goals from senior Jake Reinholz – one each in the first, second and third quarters. Reinholz’s 45-yarder to open the scoring was a career long. NDSU iced the victory with a three-yard touchdown run by quarterback Quincy Patterson with 1:13 remaining in the fourth quarter, pushing the margin to 16-7. The Fighting Hawks added a late field goal before a last-ditch onside kick attempt was covered by the Bison.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Minnesota Twins blanked Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals 4-0. Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the team record for home runs. He leads the majors with 48 homers, one more than Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Perez is tied for the Royals record for home runs with Jorge Soler, who hit 48 in 2019. Josh Donaldson hit his 26th homer and Luis Arraez drove in two runs for Minnesota. Jax allowed just one hit in five innings. The rookie struck out three and walked two in the best of his 14 starts in the majors.
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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Seventh-ranked Cincinnati went into South Bend Saturday afternoon, built a 17-0 halftime lead and left with a 24-13 victory over No. 9 Notre Dame. Desmond Ridder threw for two touchdowns and ran for a big fourth-quarter score, securing a victory in the 5-0 Bearcats’ first-ever top-10 regular-season matchup. Ridder was 19 of 32 for 297 yards, hooking up with Alec Pierce six times for 144 yards. The 4-1 Fighting Irish got within 17-13 midway through the fourth quarter, but Ridder widened the game with a 36-yard pass to Leonard Taylor and capped the drive with a six-yard scoring run.

 
Saturday’s action included losses by third-ranked Oregon and No. 10 Florida against unranked teams.Trevin Wallace returned a blocked field goal 76 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter before Kentucky completed a 20-13 upset of Florida. Chris Rodriguez Jr. had a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Kentucky made a final defensive stand to hold off the Gators.
 
Tanner McKee threw a TD pass on an untimed down at the end of regulation and another on the opening possession of overtime to lead the Cardinal to a 31-24 victory over Oregon. The Ducks appeared poised for their first 5-0 start in eight years when they rallied from 10 points down at halftime to take a 24-17 lead early in the fourth quarter on Anthony Brown’s second TD run of the game.
 
In Saturday’s other Top-25 action:
 
– Brian Robinson rushed for career highs of 171 yards and four touchdowns as top-ranked Alabama coasted to a 42-21 victory Saturday over No. 12 Mississippi. Bryce Young passed for a couple of touchdowns for the 5-0 Crimson Tide.
 
– Zamir White rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another score as second-ranked Georgia ripped No. 8 Arkansas, 37-0. The Bulldogs gained 273 yards on the ground while holding the Razorbacks to eight first downs and 156 total yards.
 
– Sean Clifford threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 4 Penn State beat Indiana, 24-0. Jahan Dotson caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Nittany Lions, who forced eight punts, two turnovers and blocked a field goal for their ninth straight victory.
 
– Spencer Rattler threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns for sixth-ranked Oklahoma in a 37-31 victory at Kansas State. Kennedy Brooks added 91 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Jeremiah Hall reached the end zone twice to help the Sooners get to 5-0.
 
– C.J. Stroud passed for 330 yards and a career-high five touchdowns to send No. 11 Ohio State to its 20th straight Big Ten win, 52-13 over Rutgers. Chris Olave finished with five catches for a team-high 119 yards and two TDs.
 
– Cornelius Johnson caught both of Cade McNamara’s touchdown passes and 14th-ranked Michigan remained unbeaten with a 38-17 victory over Wisconsin. The Badgers lost starting quarterback Graham Mertz to a chest injury.
 
– Mississippi State pulled off a 26-22 win at 15th-ranked Texas A&M as Will Rogers threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns. Nathan Pickering sacked Zach Calzada in the end zone late for a safety.
 
– Grayson McCall threw for 212 yards on 13-of-13 passing with two touchdowns to Isaiah Likely as No. 16 Coastal Carolina rolled to a 59-6 victory over Louisiana Monroe to start Sun Belt Conference play. The Chanticleers are 5-0 for a second straight season and have won 16 of their last 17 games.
 
– Kenneth Walker and Jayden Reed combined to score five touchdowns in the first half to help No. 17 Michigan State post a 48-31 rout of Western Kentucky. Reed returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown and had 46-yard reception for another score in the first quarter, helping the Spartans take a 21-10 lead.
 
– Matthew Shipley kicked a tiebreaking, 33-yard field goal with 3:33 remaining before Hugh Nelson II intercepted a pass at Hawaii’s 2-yard line in the waning seconds of the Rainbow Warriors’ 27-24 triumph over 18th-ranked Fresno State. Hawaii forced six turnovers in recording its first win over a ranked opponent since 2010.
 
– Jaylen Warren ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns for No. 19 Oklahoma State in a 24-14 decision over 21st-rated Baylor. Cowboys QB Spencer Sanders passed for 182 yards and ran for 76, but he helped the Bears stay in the game by throwing three interceptions.
 
– Jayden Daniels passed for 286 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Ricky Pearsall in Arizona State’s 42-23 trouncing of 20th-rated UCLA. Rachaad White had two rushing touchdowns for the Sun Devils, who scored on five straight possessions.
 
– Jarquez Hunter scored on a 1-yard run with 3:11 to give No. 22 Auburn its first lead and a 24-19 victory over LSU.
 
– Devin Leary threw for two touchdowns and No. 23 North Carolina State held off Louisiana Tech 34-27.
 
– Nick Sciba kicked a 29-yard field goal with 22 seconds left to give No. 24 Wake Forest a 37-34 win over Louisville.
 
– No. 25 Clemson escaped with a 19-13 victory over visiting Boston College behind B.T. Potter’s four field goals.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Yankees were stopped cold in their bid to clinch a playoff berth on Saturday. The Rays are a 100-win team for the first time in franchise history following a 12-2 dismantling of the Yankees. Brandon Lowe belted three home runs and had seven RBIs as Tampa Bay prevented the Yankees from capturing a wild-card berth. Austin Meadows capped the assault with a three-run homer. The Rays hit four home runs, while the Yankees had just four hits. The outcome leaves the Yankees and Red Sox tied for the first two AL wild cards, with Toronto and Seattle one game back heading into the final day of the season.

 
– In Washington, Christian Vazquez tripled home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning before Kike Hernandez added a two-run blast to put the Red Sox ahead on the way to a 5-3 win over the Nationals. Tanner Houck struck out eight over five perfect innings, but the Nationals tied it in the eighth on Juan Soto’s sacrifice fly.
 
– The Blue Jays have set a franchise record with 258 home runs after slamming five more in a 10-1 pounding of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero smacked his 47th homer of the season for Toronto, which also received longballs from George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez, Bo Bichette and Danny Jansen. Alek Manoah limited Baltimore to a run over seven innings, helping the Jays stay alive in the wild-card race.
 
– The Mariners also will be playing meaningful baseball on Sunday following their 6-4 win over the Angels. Mitch Haniger had four hits and five RBIs, including a two-run single that broke a 4-4 deadlock in the eighth inning. Haniger also crushed a two-run homer in the fifth.
In other big-league action:
 
– Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker hit two of Houston’s four homers as the Astros rolled past the Athletics, 10-4 to wrap up home-field advantage for their AL Division Series against the White Sox. Alvarez connected on a three-run homer to right in the first, and Tucker hit a two-run homer in the sixth.
 
– Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of the White Sox’s sixth straight victory, 5-4 versus the Tigers. Lucas Giolito allowed one run and two hits in a playoff tuneup.
 
– The NL West title remains up for grabs following the Giants’ 3-2 loss to the Padres. Jake Cronenworth hit an RBI double in the 10th to end San Francisco’s seven-game winning streak and prevent the Giants from clinching. Austin Slater had a pinch-hit homer for the Giants, who are stuck on a team record-tying 106 victories.
 
– The Dodgers kept the NL West race alive as Julio Urias picked up his major league-leading 20th victory in their 8-3 rout of the Brewers. The Dodgers got a three-run homer from Justin Turner in the first inning, a two-run blast by AJ Pollock in the fourth, and a solo shot by Corey Seager in the fifth. That was more than enough offense for Urias, who allowed just one hit over seven innings in becoming the team’s first 20-game winner since Clayton Kershaw in 2014.
 
– Joc Pederson and William Contreras homered off Carlos Carrasco while the Braves built a 6-1 lead in a 6-5 win against the Mets. New York scored twice in the ninth and had the bases loaded before Atlanta won for the seventh time in eight games.
 
– Ian Happ drove a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to push the Cubs past the Cardinals, 6-5. Rowan Wick picked up his fifth save as the Cubs sent the Cardinals to just their second defeat in their last 21 games.
 
– Jesus Luzardo struck out a career-high 11 and Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a three-run homer in leading the Marlins’ 3-1 win versus the Phillies. Luzardo gave up one run and six hits through 5 1/3 innings.
 
– Jordan Lyles closed his season by allowing only two hits in seven innings of the Rangers’ 7-2 decision over the Indians. Jonah Heim broke a fourth-inning tie with a three-run home run as Texas avoided its 102nd loss.
 
– Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter in the Twins’ 4-0 shutout of the Royals. Salvador Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the Kansas City record for home runs.
 
– Bryan Reynolds is batting .302 after collecting four hits, including the tiebreaking, RBI triple in the Pirates’8-6 comeback over the Reds. Ben Gamel had three hits for Pittsburgh which trailed by five before winning its second straight since suffering its 100th loss.
 
– Pavin Smith reached base five times and Arizona chased Antonio Senzatela with a six-run first in an 11-2 pounding of the Rockies. Christian Walker finished with three doubles and pitcher Zac Gallen contributed a two-run double in the big first inning.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has returned to the injured list days before the team begins a postseason defense of its World Series championship. The three-time Cy Young Award winner has forearm discomfort, the same injury that sidelined him for 57 games from Aug. 9 to Sept. 13. Kershaw was lifted in the second inning of Friday’s starting after allowing three runs. He said after that game that it’s possible he could miss the postseason.

 
In other MLB matters:
 
– Yankees manager Aaron Boone says DJ LeMahieu has a sports hernia that will require offseason surgery, but the team’s leadoff hitter will attempt to play through the injury in October. The team hopes he can play in the scheduled regular-season finale Sunday and potentially in the postseason.
 
– The Rockies have made Bill Schmidt their permanent general manager, promoting him from the interim GM spot he’d held since May.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss his return trip to New England because of a rib injury. It’s the first game he has missed since he came out of retirement to play alongside Tom Brady with the Buccaneers.
 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Bears say rookie Josh Fields will make his second straight start Sunday against the Lions while listing Andy Dalton as doubtful. Fields was able to go through full practices the entire week while Dalton was limited every day because of a bone bruise to his left knee. Fields wore a brace on his injured right hand all week in practice.
 
– The Colts have placed three-time All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson on injured reserve, a move that will keep him out at least three weeks.
 
– The Ravens have activated running back Le’Veon Bell from the practice squad and put defensive end Derek Wolfe on injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s game at Denver.
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NHL-CAPITALS-BACKSTROM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom says he’s taking his hip injury rehab slowly and has no timetable on when he’ll be able to play. The 33-year-old Swede has ruled out having another surgery on his left hip. He had arthroscopic surgery on it in 2015. The Capitals could put Backstrom on long-term injured reserve to get salary-cap relief. That would force him to miss at least the first 10 games of the season. Backstrom was Washington’s most consistent player and leading scorer last season with 53 points in 55 games.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MAUI INVITATIONAL

MAUI, Hawaii (AP) – The Maui Invitational is relocating to Las Vegas this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions in Hawaii. The original field of eight schools remains in place for the marquee early season event, to be held during Thanksgiving week. The tournament was played in North Carolina last year.

 
 
 
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