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KHRT ND News – 10/02/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 100221 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota 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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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled six meetings for October to consider adjustments to the state budget and discuss how to spend the state’s $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid. Gov. Doug Burgum said Thursday that he wants to spend the aid quickly on infrastructure, economic development and other projects to avoid inflation and rising construction costs. Legislative leaders say they agree with some of the themes in Burgum’s spending blueprint, but that the spending plan could differ significantly from the governor’s proposal. The Legislature controls state government spending and will eventually decide how the money is spent.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The drought worsened in northwestern North Dakota over the past week, but conditions in all other regions of the state are holding steady. Parts of the northwest that were in severe drought last week are now in extreme drought, the second-worse of four categories, according to this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor map. The Bismarck Tribune reports a small pocket of exceptional drought – the worst category – remained in Golden Valley County in the southwest. Record and even historic heat blanketed much of North Dakota early this week. Dickinson on Tuesday hit 100 degrees. Above-normal temperatures are likely again next week.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Beginning this heating season, North Dakotans who need help paying for their winter heating bills can apply online for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The heating assistance program is the final program to be added to the state’s online Self-Service Portal and Consolidated Eligibility System (SPACES). Individuals can also apply locally at a human service zone office or by mail if they prefer.
 
“As we work to improve lives and focus on our key priority of stable families, we are pleased to give North Dakotans the option of applying online for economic assistance programs, including heating assistance, and health care coverage programs,” said Economic Assistance Division Director Michele Gee. “This is the final release in the SPACES project, which began with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2015. The project replaced multiple outdated technology systems with a modern, web-based system.”
 
Applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 heating season can be submitted between Oct. 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022. This past year, the federally funded program helped about 12,800 qualifying North Dakota households by providing an average of $890 in help per household.
LIHEAP can pay part of a qualifying household’s home heating costs, whether a home is heated with natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, or wood. The aid amount varies based on the number of people living in the household, their combined incomes, the heat source and other factors intended to ensure help goes to those most in need.
 
Both homeowners and renters can apply. However, individuals living in subsidized housing whose heat is included in their rent are not eligible for the program. North Dakota who are struggling to pay for food, heating costs, rent, child care or medical coverage, or who are experiencing related stressors can apply and learn more about helpful programs on the department’s Help is Here website at https://www.helpishere.nd.gov/.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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K-Heart Sports – 10/02/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 100221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Paxton Ystaas threw for three touchdowns and caught another as Des Lacs-Burlington defeated Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 46-8 last night in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Ystaas was 9 of 9 passing for 128 yards and the three scores. Caleb Rist led the rushing attack carrying the ball 23 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Rylan Olson also had a 65 yard punt return for a touchdown. The only score for the Sioux came in the third quarter on an 18 yard pass play from Walker Braaten to Will Artz. DLB improves to 6-1 overall, 5-1 in the Northwest Region of Class 11B. Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn drops to 1-6 overall, 1-5 in the Northwest Region.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 49, #3 Fargo Shanley 7 (Century winning streak – 28)
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 37, Minot 0
#4 West Fargo 41, Bismarck Legacy 25
#5 Fargo Davies 27, Mandan 21 OT
Bismarck High 35, Dickinson (#5 11A) 6
Bismarck St. Mary’s (#2 11A) 41, Williston 13
 
Class 11A
#1 Jamestown 32, Valley City 13
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 41, Williston (11AA) 13
#3 Fargo North 34, #4 Devils Lake 14
Bismarck High (11 AA) 35, #5 Dickinson 6
Fargo South 7, Wahpeton 0
Grand Forks Red River 24, Watford City 13
Grand Forks Central 48, Turtle Mountain 6
 
Class 11B
#1 Beulah 39, Shiloh Christian 22
#3 Hillsboro-Central Valley 28, #2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 13 (LA-E-M winning streak ends at 44)
#4 Kindred 41, Sargent County 6
#5 Velva-Garrison 38, South Prairie-Max 6
Nedrose 19, Rugby 14
New Town forfeits to Bishop Ryan
Harvey-Wells County 45, Grafton 14
Hazen 40, Dickinson Trinity 13
Killdeer 30, Southern McLean 28
Bowman County 49, Heart River 0
Carrington 44, Northern Cass 12
Thompson 32, Park River-Fordville-Lankin 0
Central Cass 44, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 22
Fargo Oak Grove 23, Linton-HMB-Strasburg-Zeeland 20
Oakes 14, Lisbon 8
 
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 50, Hankinson 0 (in 7 wins outscored opponent 429-12)
#2 New Salem-Almont 52, Kidder County 6
#3 Cavalier 42, #4 MayPort-CG 20
#5 Divide County 50, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 8
Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 32, Tioga 18
Ray-Powers Lake 64, Alexander 25
Bottineau 62, Dunseith 15
St. John 54, North Prairie 42
New Rockford-Sheyenne 53, T-G-U 14
Four Winds 60, North Star 46
Nelson County 57, Benson County 8
South Border 40, Central McLean 8
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 26, Beach 6
Grant County-Flasher 56, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 36
Hettinger-Scranton 30, Mott-Regent-New England 22
Hatton-Northwood 28, Larimore 24
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 46, Griggs-Midkota 0
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 48, Richland 0
Maple Valley-Enderlin 42, Tri-State 0
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
West Fargo Pentahalon
1. West Fargo Sheyenne, 337
2. Williston, 184
3. Mandan, 143
4. Bismarck Legacy, 107
5. Wahpeton, 59
6. Bismarck High, 34
 
College Mens Hockey
Minot State 4, University of Jamestown 0
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 2, Midland University 1
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 1, Winona State 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Augustana def. Minot State, 25-18, 25-10, 25-12
 
NAHL Hockey
Bismarck Bobcats 7, Minot Minotauros 3
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LAKER INVITE
 
MINOT, ND – The Laker Invite began on Friday with pool play, which will finish this morning. The tournament brackets will play out this afternoon.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 

Laker Invite – Des Lacs & Burlington
Pool Play

Pool A
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Rugby, 25-9, 25-15
#3 Linton-HMB def. #7 Dickinson Trinity, 25-17, 25-16
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 25-9, 25-14
Rugby TIES #7 Dickinson Trinity, 25-23, 23-25
#3 Linton-HMB def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 25-9, 25-9

 
Pool B
RV Bishop Ryan def. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 25-12, 25-14
RV Carrington def. Hazen, 25-13, 25-9
#4 Thompson def. RV Bishop Ryan, 25-11, 25-17
Glen Ullin-Hebron TIES RV Carrington, 23-25, 25-23
#4 Thompson def. Hazen, 25-12, 25-12
 
Pool C
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Center-Stanton, 25-17, 25-19
#6 Kenmare def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 25-21, 25-19
#5 Central Cass TIES Des Lacs-Burlington, 17-25, 25-14
Medina-Pingree-Buchanon def. Center-Stanton, 25-19, 25-15
#5 Central Cass def. #6 Kenmare, 25-22, 25-22
 
Pool D
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #T9 Beulah, 25-18, 27-25
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. Ray, 25-20, 25-15
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Fargo Oak Grove, 25-11, 25-12
#T9 Beulah TIES RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 22-25, 25-17
Fargo Oak Grove def. Ray, 25-21, 25-14
 
TODAY’S SCHEDULE
 

Pool Play – in Burlington

Pool A
#T9 Our Redeemer’s vs #7 Dickinson Trinity, 9 am
Rugby vs Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 10 am
#T9 Our Redeemer’s vs #3 Linton-HMB, 10:45 am
#7 Dickinson Trinity vs Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 11:30 pm
Rugby vs #3 Linton-HMB, 12:15 pm

 
Pool B
RV Bishop Ryan vs RV Carrington, 9 am
Glen Ullin-Hebron vs #4 Thompson, 10 am
RV Bishop Ryan vs Hazen, 10:45 am
RV Carrington vs #4 Thompson, 11:30 am
Glen Ullin-Hebron vs Hazen, 12:15 pm
 
Pool Play – in Des Lacs
 
Pool C
Des Lacs-Burlington vs Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 9 am
Center-Stanton vs #5 Central Cass, 10 am
Des Lacs-Burlington vs #6 Kenmare, 10:45 am
Medina-Pingree-Buchanon vs #5 Central Cass, 11:30 am
Center-Stanton vs #6 Kenmare, 12:15 pm
 
Pool D
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 9 am
RV Beulah vs Fargo Oak Grove, 10 am
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs Ray, 10:45 am
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs Fargo Oak Grove, 11:30 am
RV Beulah vs Ray, 12:15 pm
 
Championship Tournament – in Des Lacs
 
First Round
Match 1: Pool C #1 vs Pool D #2
Match 2: Pool D #1 vs Pool C #2
Match 3: Pool A #1 vs Pool B #2
Match 4: Pool B #1 vs Pool A #2
 
Consolation
Match 5: Match 1 loser vs Match 3 loser
Match 6: Match 2 loser vs Match 4 loser
 
Semifinal
Match 7: Match 1 winner vs Match 3 winner
Match 8: Match 2 winner vs Match 4 winner
 
5th Place
Match 5 winner vs Match 6 winner
 
3rd Place
Match 7 loser vs Match 8 loser
 
Championship
Match 7 winner vs Match 8 winner
 
Consolation Tournament – in Burlington
 
First Round
Pool C #3, bye
Match 1: Pool A #4 vs Pool B #5
Pool D #3, bye
Match 2: Pool B #4 vs Pool A #5
Pool A #3, bye
Match 3: Pool C #4 vs Pool D #5
Pool B #3, bye
Match 4: Pool D #4, vs Pool C #5
 
Second Round
Match 5: Pool C #3 vs Match 1 winner
Match 6: Pool D #3 vs Match 2 winner
Match 7: Pool A #3 vs Match 3 winner
Match 8: Pool B #3 vs Match 4 winner
 
Semifinal
Match 9: Match 5 winner vs Match 6 winner
Match 10: Match 7 winner vs Match 8 winner
 
3rd Place
Match 9 loser vs Match 10 loser
 
Championship
Match 9 winner vs Match 10 winner
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WDA TENNIS
 
MINOT, ND – The West Region Boys Tennis Tournament finishes today at Hammond Park here in Minot. In singles play, Hunter Rice of Minot will battle Jared Pitcher of Bismarck Century in the semifinals at 11 am. The other semi has Tyler Wahl of Bismarck High against Mason Haugenoe of Williston. In the doubles tournament Minot has two duos in the semi’s. Zach and Aiden Diehl battle Karter Hatzenbuhler & Brady Helbling of Mandan at 11 am. In the other semi Colby Opp & Grayson Schaeffer of Minot take on Anthony Janes & Jay Moylan of Bismarck Legacy. The top eight singles place winners and doubles teams qualifying for the state tournament.
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WDA SOCCER
 
MANDAN, ND – The WDA Boys Soccer Tournament is today in Mandan. Four teams move on to the state tournament.
 
High School Boys Soccer
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
State Qualifiers
(4) Bismarck Legacy vs (5) Jamestown, 12 PM
(3) Bismarck Century vs (6) Dickinson, 2 PM
 
Championship
(1) Minot vs (2) Bismarck High, 4 PM
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MINOT STATE FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot State football team (0-4) finds themselves back on the road this week for the third time this season as they opens NSIC North Division play at Bemidji State (2-2) in the “Battle of the Beavers”. Kickoff is 2 PM.
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UND-NDSU FOOTBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, ND – Fifth-ranked North Dakota State (3-0) visits 10th-ranked North Dakota (2-1) in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams at 2 PM today at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Both teams are coming off bye weeks. This is the 114th meeting between North Dakota State and North Dakota dating back to 1894. It is the 10th most played rivalry among current Football Championship Subdivision members.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Perez went hitless on a night when every other Royals starter had at least one hit, and Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 11-6. With the loss, the Twins were assured of finishing in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the last two years. Perez, who leads the majors with 48 home runs and 121 RBIs, went 0 for 4 and was hit by a pitch. All the other Kansas City starters either scored or drove in a run. Hunter Dozier, who homered, and Whit Merrifield each had three hits. Jonathan Heasley picked up his first major league win. He allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Fifth-ranked Iowa did nothing Friday to cause AP poll voters to drop them in the rankings. Spencer Petras threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Hawkeyes blasted Maryland, 51-14 at College Park. The 5-0 Hawkeyes intercepted Taulia Tagovailoa five times and outscored the Terrapins 31-0 in the second quarter to turn the game into a laugher. Tagovailoa had thrown only one interception all season while leading the Big Ten in passing yards. The Terps finished with seven turnovers overall, four in the second quarter. Maryland was trying for its first 5-0 start in 20 years.

 
In Friday’s other Top-25 game:
 
– Tyler Allgeier ran for a career-high 208 yards and three touchdowns in leading No. 13 BYU to a 34-20 victory against Utah State. Baylor Romney threw for 187 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-19 passing in the first half, but was injured just before halftime and sat out the second half.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The American League wild-card race continues to change form. The latest standings have the New York Yankees leading the first wild card by one game over Boston, with the Blue Jays and Mariners one game behind the Red Sox for the second wild-card.

 
Rookie Wander Franco hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to give the Rays a 4-1 lead in a 4-3 victory over the Yankees. Nelson Cruz Jr. hit his 32st home run and Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead single in the second inning to put Tampa Bay ahead to stay. Joey Gallo and Brett Gardner slapped RBI singles in the ninth before Andrew Kittredge struck out Gary Sanchez and Rougned Odor to complete Tampa Bay’s AL-leading 99th win.
 
Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run sixth that pushed the Red Sox past Washington, 4-2. Renfroe’s three-run homer opened the scoring. Eduardo Rodriguez went 5-plus scoreless innings, allowing five fits as Boston won for just the second time in seven games.
 
The Blue Jays knocked off the Orioles, 6-4 as Danny Jansen smacked a two-run homer and collected three RBIs. Steven Matz pitched seven solid innings and improved to 5-0 with a 2.90 ERA in nine starts since Aug. 10. Kelvin Gutierrez spoiled Matz’s shutout bid with a leadoff homer in the eighth.
 
In Seattle, Jose Suarez threw five strong innings and Brandon Marsh delivered a two-run double for the Angels in a 2-1 victory over the Mariners. Kyle Seager led off the Seattle ninth with a double, but Raisel Iglesius recovered to get Luis Torrens, Abraham Toro and Jarred Kelenic for his 34th save. The M’s lost for just the second time in a dozen games despite Kelenic’s RBI double.
 
Checking out the rest of Friday’s Major League schedule:
 
– The Giants blanked the Padres, 3-0 to maintain their two-game lead over the Dodgers atop the NL West. Darin Ruf hit a first-inning home run and Mike Yastrzemski added an RBI single to send San Francisco to its franchise record-tying 106th victory. Anthony DeSclafani struck out three and didn’t walk a batter, allowing four hits over five scoreless innings of his 13th win.
 
– The Dodgers kept pace with the Giants as Trea Turner hit a grand slam and solo home run in their 8-6 decision over the Brewers. Turner’s fourth career grand slam off Eric Lauer tied it at 5 in the fifth. Pinch-hitter Matt Beaty launched a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to send Los Angeles to its 13th straight home win.
 
– Matt Olson and Chad Pinder each homered in the Athletics’ 8-6 win over Houston, cutting the Astros’ lead over the White Sox to one game for home-field advantage in the division series. Sean Manaea permitted two runs on seven hits through in 5 2/3 innings as the A’s ended a three-game losing streak.
 
– The Cardinals won for the 19th time in 20 games by knocking off the Cubs, 4-3 on Paul Goldschmidt’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Tyler O’Neill homered twice and threw out the potential go-ahead run in the ninth inning for St. Louis.
 
– The Mets ended the Braves’ six-game winning streak as Brandon Nimmo homered twice to lead New York’s 4-3 victory over the NL East champs. Tylor Megill allowed one hit in five scoreless innings as the Mets won for the fourth time in five games.
 
– Lance Lynn picked up his first win since July 25 by tossing one-run ball over five innings of the White Sox’s 8-1 trouncing of the Tigers. Jose Abreu homered and drove in four runs for the AL Central champs.
 
– Bryce Harper had three hits, including a homer and double in the Phillies’ 5-0 shutout of the Marlins. Ranger Suarez pitched seven scoreless innings, extending his string without allowing a run to 21 and lowering his ERA to 1.35.
 
– Cole Tucker made a spectacular diving catch, then hit his first career grand slam to cap an eight-run eighth inning that sent the Pirates over the Reds, 9-2. Tucker also led off the first inning with a triple and made a spectacular catch in short right field.
 
– Austin Hedges and Bobby Bradley homered before Jose Ramirez finished with three RBIs in the Indians’ 9-4 drubbing of the Rangers. Eli Morgan allowed four runs and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings to win his third straight start.
 
– Hunter Dozier and Whit Merrifield each had three hits, with Dozier homering in the Royals’ 11-6 decision over the Twins. Salvador Perez was the lone Kansas City starter without a hit, leaving him with major league highs of 48 home runs and 121 RBIs.
 
– The Rockies rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat the Diamondbacks, 9-7. Trevor Story hit a go-ahead single in the ninth after pinch-hitter Dom Nunez tied it with a solo homer.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Adam Wainwright isn’t ready to retire. Not after winning 17 games this season at age 40. The Cardinals have announced that Wainwright has agreed to a contract for next season. The three-time All-Star will spend his 18th year with the Cardinals in 2022, tying Hall of Famer Jesse Haines for the most years as a pitcher with the team. Wainwright is 17-7 with a 3.05 ERA this year and will ride a six-decision winning streak into the NL wild-card game next week.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw exited Friday’s start with left forearm discomfort in the second inning against the Brewers. Kershaw gave up three runs and two hits on 42 pitches over 1 2/3 innings in his final regular-season start. He didn’t pitch from July 4 to Sept. 12 while on the injured list with left forearm inflammation.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Will it be Andy Dalton or rookie Justin Fields under center when the Chicago Bears take on Detroit on Sunday? Dalton and Fields are dealing with injuries, but Fields has been able to go through full practices the entire week while Dalton has been limited every day. Dalton is suffering from a bone bruise to his left knee, which caused him to miss last weekend’s loss to Cleveland. Fields was roughed up by the Browns in his first NFL start, sacked nine times while throwing for just one net passing yard.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was back at practice Friday after missing the previous two days with a back issue. Jackson was listed as a full participant in practice by the Ravens. Though Jackson is questionable for Sunday’s game at Denver, offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday he didn’t think the injury was serious.
 
– The Seahawks expect wide receiver Tyler Lockett to play Sunday against San Francisco despite a hip injury that slowed him in practice this week. The 49ers could be down two more starting cornerbacks for the game but are holding out hope star tight end George Kittle can play. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that slot cornerback K’Waun Williams will miss the game against the Seahawks with a calf injury and outside cornerback Josh Norman is doubtful with a chest injury.
 
– Wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown are among six Titans who won’t play Sunday against the Jets. The Titans declared both of the Pro Bowl receivers out along with outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who didn’t play despite being dressed last week against Indianapolis. Also out are three-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern and rookie cornerback Caleb Farley.
 
– Falcons receiver Russell Gage will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. Atlanta has also ruled out defensive lineman Marlon Davidson for Sunday’s game against Washington because of an ailing ankle.
 
– Washington has activated wide receiver Curtis Samuel after he missed the first three games of the season with a lingering groin injury. Coach Ron Rivera expects Samuel to play Sunday at the Falcons.
 
– The Bills will be without safety Jordan Poyer and left guard Jon Feliciano for their game against the Texans on Sunday. Poyer is sidelined by a left ankle injury, and Feliciano is out due to a concussion.
 
– Jets coach Robert Saleh says receiver Denzel Mims will be active for the Sunday’s game against Tennessee. The second-round pick from last year was a healthy scratch the past two weeks. Veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder is also expected to make his season debut after missing the first game with COVID-19 and the last two with a groin injury.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WISCONSIN-ALVAREZ

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is naming the playing field at Camp Randall Stadium after former Badgers football coach and athletic director Barry Alvarez. Chancellor Rebecca Blank said the playing field will be known as “Barry Alvarez Field at Camp Randall Stadium.” He coached Wisconsin from 1990-2005 and set a program record for career coaching victories, winning three Rose Bowl titles. The program that had gone 9-36 in the four years before his arrival. Alvarez was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

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

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KHRT ND News – 10/01/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 100121 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health reports another 656 new cases of COVID-19 today. The daily positive rate is 8.02%. There are 699 new recoveries listed. Active cases are down by five to 4,334. Of those 1,173 are age 19 and under, 1,424 are age 20-39, 987 are age 40-59, and 750 are age 60+. Hospitalization rise by six to 161, with 21 of those in ICU. It’s the most hospitalizations since the middle of December. No deaths are reported today among those who are positive. Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 313 new positives (5257), 13 hospitalizations (243) and no deaths (34).
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BISMARCK, ND – Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in our state and the staffing shortage in health care facilities, Dr. Wehbi, North Dakota State Health Officer, extended the waiver for temporary nurse aid registration in North Dakota. This waiver, which was set to expire on October 31, 2021, will be extended to December 31, 2021.
 
This waiver:
 
– Extends all registrations currently held by temporary nurse aides in North Dakota to December 31, 2021.
 
– Allows individuals seeking a temporary nurse aide registration to apply for registration after completing an 8-hour training course.
 
– Allows current temporary nurse aides to reapply for temporary nurse aide registration.
 
– Waives the $25 application fee for temporary nurse aides.
 
All temporary nurse aides must be registered with the Nurse Aide Registry. This process requires completing an 8-hour training course, applying for registration, and having the employing facility sign an attestation statement attesting to the competency of the temporary nurse aide. A waiver allowing temporary nurse aide registration will be in place until the federal government’s waiver of these requirements expire or December 31, 2022, whichever comes first.
 
Since March 2020, 667 individuals have utilized this program. Currently, there are 341 temporary nurse aides active on the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry.
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BISMARCK, ND – Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce the likelihood of encounters with deer. Most deer-vehicle accidents occur primarily at dawn and dusk when deer are most often moving around.
 
Motorists should be aware of warning signs signaling deer are in the area. When you see one deer cross the road, look for a second or third deer to follow. Also, pay attention on roadways posted with Deer Crossing Area caution signs.
 
A few precautions can minimize chances of injury or property damage in a deer-vehicle crash:
 
– Always wear your seat belt.
 
– Don’t swerve or take the ditch to avoid hitting a deer. Try to brake as much as possible and stay on the roadway. Don’t lose control of your vehicle or slam into something else to miss the deer. You risk less injury by hitting the deer.
 
– If you spot deer ahead, slow down immediately and honk your horn.
 
Deer-vehicle accidents are at times unavoidable. If an accident does happen, law enforcement authorities do not have to be notified if only the vehicle is damaged. However, if the accident involves personal injury or other property damage, then it must be reported. In addition, a permit is required before taking possession of a road-killed deer. Permits are free and available from game wardens and local law enforcement.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 100121 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday recommended legislators quickly spend most of the $1 billion of federal coronavirus aid the state received this year on infrastructure, economic development and other projects to avoid inflation and rising construction costs.
 
The second-term Republican governor, in an address at the state Capitol, also recommended using a portion of the state’s better-than-expected ending fund balance of $1.1 billion in the last two-year budget cycle to provide $207 million in income tax relief to residents and $100 million to bolster the state’s troubled pension fund, which is threatened to be exhausted in time if lawmakers do not take action.
Burgum, who dubbed his spending plan “Accelerate ND,” earlier asked state agencies for proposals as a way to set priorities for the federal coronavirus relief money. The proposals totaled nearly $5 billion.
 
Legislative leaders said they have been meeting for the past several weeks with the governor and agreed in principle to some of the themes in his spending blueprint. The Legislature, which controls spending on state government, will eventually decide where the money goes.
 
The Legislature is already set to reconvene Nov. 8 to finish work on legislative redistricting. However, lawmakers have just four days left that they can meet until 2023 under the North Dakota Constitution, leaving them little time to squeeze in anything besides redistricting. The Legislature already met 76 of the 80 days allotted under the constitution every two years. Burgum could call a special session, though, and that would give lawmakers as much time as they need to address the coronavirus funds. Burgum declined to say if he would do that.
 
Senate Appropriations Chairman Ray Holmberg, a Republican from Grand Forks, said lawmakers have yet to prioritize how the money would be spent, and would look closely Burgum’s blueprint. However, he does not think all of the federal money needs to be spent as quickly as possible. “There is something to be said about showing restraint and not spending every penny,” said Holmberg, the longtime chairman of the powerful committee.
 
A previous appropriation of $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus aid last year already has been spent or earmarked for spending. The more recent round of money must be assigned by the end of 2024 and spent by the end of 2026, under federal rules. GOP House Majority Leader Chet Pollert said he believed there is some “commonality” between Burgum’s wishes and the Legislature on how the money should be spent, particularly on infrastructure projects. But, he said. “legislators are the appropriators and they want input.”
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Police have made an arrest in connection with a fire at an apartment complex in Bismarck Thursday. Firefighters responded to a fire at the three-story apartment building about 5 a.m. As tenants were being evacuated, the 33-year-old man who was later arrested was found on his balcony. As the fire was investigated, police say it was determined the man was allegedly boiling cooking oil. He told investigators he planned throw the oil on gang members who were trying to enter his apartment.
 
Officers had responded to the apartment building on Wednesday night on a call about three or four gang members who were trying to get in the man’s apartment. Police were unable to find any evidence that this occurred. There were no injuries as a result of the fire, which was contained to one apartment. The man is being held in the Burleigh Morton Detention Center on a probable charge of endangerment by fire.
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MINOT, ND – Work will begin Monday on the mill and overlay phase of an ongoing project on Burdick Expressway east between South Broadway and the Burdick Viaduct. Traffic will remain head-to-head on the two south lanes of Burdick Expressway east while crews remove the top layer of asphalt on the two north lanes. Once the asphalt is removed, crews will fix areas in need of repair, and then install a new layer of asphalt. When the two north lanes are completed, the work will move to the two south lanes. There will be impacts to vehicle traffic attempting to cross north and south on that section of Burdick Expressway. Drivers should expect some delays during the milling and paving process, which will be taking place during the day and at night. The mill and overlay phase of the project is anticipated to be completed in approximately 10 working days.
 
In a related project, work to install new accessible pedestrian ramps will transition to the Burdick/Broadway intersection late this week, with traffic changes beginning as early as Friday. Crews will install eight new accessible pedestrian ramps at the four corners of the intersection and on the pedestrian islands. During the work, which will be done in three phases, the two outside lanes of Broadway will be closed to vehicle traffic in and around the intersection. Work in the intersection is expected to last approximately two weeks. Drivers are encouraged to be aware of changing traffic patterns in the construction zones, and to reduce speeds while in the zones to create a safe work environment for crews.
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BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3. State Game & Fish officials say it is a great opportunity to introduce a new hunter to the outdoors with limited competition and hopefully milder weather. Legally licensed residents and nonresidents 15 and younger can hunt rooster pheasants statewide. An adult at least 18 must accompany the youth hunter in the field, but the adult may not carry a firearm.
 
Resident youth hunters must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat license. Nonresident youth hunters from states that provide a reciprocal licensing agreement for North Dakota residents qualify for North Dakota resident licenses. Otherwise, nonresident youth hunters must purchase a nonresident small game license. Hunters 12 and older need to have passed a certified hunter education course or obtain an apprentice hunter validation, which allows an individual to hunt small game for one license year without completing hunter education.
 
Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The daily bag limit and all other regulations for the regular pheasant season apply. And if you’re successful, visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Wild Game and Fish Recipes webpage at gf.nd.gov/recipes for ideas on taking your bounty from field to fork.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/01/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 100121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Our Friday night football broadcast takes us to Westhope where the Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn Sioux host the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers. DLB is 5-1 on the season, while the Sioux at 1-5. Pre-game is set for 6:45 pm on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
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WDA TENNIS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys tennis team won the team dual competition at the West Region Boys’ Tennis Tournament held at Hammond Park here in Minot. The Magicians are undefeated in WDA regular season and tournament play. The win ends Bismarck Legacy’s run of six consecutive titles. The Sabers were runner-up. Joining those two squads at next week’s state tournament are Mandan and Century. Both punched its tickets to state with wins over Williston and Bismarck High, respectively, in state qualifier matches. The individual portion of the West Region Tournament is today and Saturday.
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
West Region Tournament – Hammond Park in Minot
Team Dual Tournament
 
First Round
#1 Minot, bye
#4 Bismarck Century 3, #5 Williston 2
#2 Bismarck Legacy 4, #7 Bismarck High 1
#3 Mandan 4, #6 Jamestown 1
 
Loser Out
#5 Williston, bye
#7 Bismarck High 3, #6 Jamestown 2
 
Semifinal
#1 Minot 5, #4 Bismarck Century 0
#2 Bismarck Legacy 4, #3 Mandan 1
 
State Qualifier
#3 Mandan 4, #5 Williston 1
#4 Bismarck Century 4, #7 Bismarck High 1
 
Championship
#1 Minot 4, #2 Bismarck Legacy 1
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SCOREBOARD
 
MINOT, ND – Volleyball also highlighted the Thursday sports schedule.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Mandan, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. #2 Jamestown, (3-1)
#4 Bismarck High def. Minot, (3-0)
Watford City def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Bismarck Legacy def. Dickinson, (3-2)
 
Class B
#6 Kenmare def. Powers Lake, 25-17, 25-8, 25-18
Nedrose def. Tioga, (3-2)
Rugby def. Glenburn, 25-18, 25-8, 25-14
Bottineau def. T-G-U, 25-17, 25-19, 26-24
Velva def. Drake-Anamoose, (3-2)
Nelson County def. Dunseith, (3-1)
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. St. John, (3-0)
Harvey-Wells County def. Rolla, 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 26-24
Garrison def. Shiloh Christian, (3-0)
Washburn def. Hazen, (3-1)
Flasher def. Wilton-Wing, (3-1)
New Town def. Mandaree, 25-18, 25-17, 25-15
Trenton def. Williston Trinity Christian, (3-2)
Ray def. Stanley, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12
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MSU MEN’S HOCKEY
 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State Mens Hockey team began the season in Jamestown last night. Connor Navrat scored at 1:25 in overtime and the Beavers won 3-2. The Jimmies went up 1-0 in the second period. The Beavers retaliated and scored not once, but twice. Carter Barley assisted in Navrot’s first goal of the night. Not long after, Jared Hamm worked with Jake Bestul to get the second goal of the night for the Beavers with just 4:35 left in the second period. Freshman Jake Anthony had an impressive college debut for MSU with 30 saves. The same two team play again tonight, but this time here in Minot at MAYSA Arena.
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LAKER INVITE
MINOT, ND – One of the top Class B in-season volleyball tournaments in the state will be this weekend as the Laker Invite is held today and Saturday. 11 of the 17 teams either ranked, or receiving votes, in the latest Class B Volleyball Poll will participate. Pool play begins at 1 pm today in Des Lacs.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in four runs, Jonathan Schoop hit a solo homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 10-7, avoiding a three-game sweep. Alex Lange (1-3) earned the win with 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief, recording two strikeouts. Michael Fulmer earned his 13th save. Byron Buxton hit two home runs, Josh Donaldson added a three-run homer and Brent Rooker hit a solo shot as the teams combined for seven homers. Ralph Garza Jr. (1-4) didn’t retire a batter in his outing, giving up three runs in the eighth. It was the final home game of the season for the Twins who will finish the season playing the Royals in a three-game weekend series in Kansas City.
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NFL-THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Bengals won a battle of recent No. 1 picks, doing it in comeback fashion. Evan McPherson kicked a 35-yard field goal as time ran out to give the Bengals a 24-21 triumph over the Jaguars. Cincinnati trailed 14-0 at halftime before Joe Burrow led a pair of quick TD drives in the third quarter. The first player taken in the 2020 draft was 25 of 32 for 348 yards and a pair of TD passes to C.J. Uzomah. Tyler Boyd had nine receptions for 118, while Uzomah grabbed five passes for 95 yards to help the Bengals improve to 3-1. Trevor Lawrence ran for a touchdown, but the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft failed to throw a scoring pass, completing 17 of 24 for 204 yards and no interceptions for the 0-4 Jaguars.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – It was a pretty good night for the New York Yankees in Toronto. They expanded their lead for the first AL wild card, dropped Boston into a tie for the second wild-card spot and pushed the Blue Jays one game behind the Red Sox and Mariners. Anthony Rizzo, Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres homered in a four-run sixth that put the Yankees ahead in a 6-2 downing of the Jays. Toronto led 2-1 until Rizzo and Judge hit consecutive home runs. Judge provided a pair of solo shots, giving him 39 home runs. The Yankees received 4 1/3 shutout innings for their bullpen after Corey Kluber was reached for two runs and seven hits.

 
In Baltimore, Ryan Mountcastle smacked a three-run homer as the Orioles took the rubber match of their three-game set with the Red Sox, 6-2. The Birds scored three times in the third inning and three in the sixth to back Alexander Wells, who entered the game with a 7.61 ERA.
 
Beginning today, the Yankees close their season with three games against visiting Tampa Bay, the Red Sox have three in Washington, the Blue Jays host Baltimore for three and the Mariners entertain the Angels through Sunday.
 
Meanwhile, it’s champagne time for the Astros and Braves. Houston captured the AL West for the fourth time in five years, and the Braves came away with their fourth consecutive NL East title.
 
Carlos Correa’s 25th home run was a three-run blast in the fourth inning of the Astros’ 3-2 victory over the Rays. Lance McCullers Jr. limited the AL East champs to three hits over six innings, including Brandon Lowe’s two-run homer in the sixth. Ryan Pressly worked the ninth to close out the combined four-hitter.
 
In Atlanta, Jorge Soler and Austin Riley hit solo homers while the Braves built a 5-0 lead in a 5-3 decision over the Phillies. Ian Anderson carried a shutout into the seventh and held Philadelphia to two runs and three hits over six-plus frames. Kyle Gibson was lifted in the fifth inning as the Phils absorbed a three-game sweep that eliminates them from playoff consideration.
 
Checking out the rest of Thursday’s Major League action:
 
– The Giants have maintained their two-game lead over the Dodgers atop the NL West after defeating the Diamondbacks, 5-4 on LaMonte Wade’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Buster Posey collected two RBIs and Brandon Crawford homered after Arizona took a 3-0 lead. Johnny Cueto worked 2 1/3 innings of relief after coming off the injured list earlier in the day.
 
– The Dodgers belted consecutive homers in the first and fourth innings of an 8-3 assault on the Padres. Mookie Betts and Corey Seager did the honors in the opening frame before Justin Turner and AJ Pollock helped Los Angeles complete a three-game sweep. The Dodgers won their 12th in a row at home and are set to close out the regular season with three home games against NL Central-champion Milwaukee while the Giants will host San Diego.
 
– Dylan Carlson homered from both sides of the plate in the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over the Brewers. Carlson’s homers made a winner out of J.A. Happ, who entered the game 0-3 in his last five starts against the Brewers. Happ gave up three runs and struck out nine over 6 1/3 innings of the Redbirds’ 18th win in 19 games.
 
– Pete Alonso homered twice and Francisco Lindor launched a grand slam as the Mets beat the Marlins for the third time in their four-game set, 12-3. James McCann poked a two-run double and Michael Conforto had three hits and two RBIs.
 
– Adolis Garcia set a Rangers rookie record for home runs and RBIs in a 7-6 win over the Angels. Garcia’s two-run blast gives him 31 homers and 90 ribbies, breaking a tie with Pete Incaviglia in both categories.
 
– Justin Steele tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and Sergio Alcantara delivered a two-run homer to finish with three RBIs in the Cubs’ 9-0 shellacking of the Pirates. Pittsburgh became the fourth major league team with 100 losses this season, matching the all-time mark set on 2002 and matched two years ago.
 
– The Indians picked up a 6-1 win over the Royals as Shane Bieber pitched three effective innings and Bradley Zimmer drove in three runs. Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez doubled in his first at-bat after coming out of Wednesday’s game with a sprained ankle.
 
– Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in four runs as the Tigers outslugged the Twins, 10-7. Detroit’s Jonathan Schoop provided one of the game’s seven home runs.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Yankees have placed slugger Luke Voit on the 10-day injured list with a sore left knee. Voit limped back to the dugout after running to first base during Wednesday’s loss at Toronto. He is batting .239 with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 68 games this season, missing time while recovering from knee surgery performed in March. New York recalled right-hander Albert Abreu from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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MLB-CARDINALS-WILD-CARD STARTER

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has named Adam Wainwright as the starter in the NL wild-card game against either the Dodgers or Giants. The 40-year-old Wainwright is 17-7 with a 3.08 ERA this season and has won 10 of his last 11 decisions.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Giants have signed troubled tackle Isaiah Wilson to their practice squad. The move gives the former first-round draft pick another chance to overcome off-the-field issues and make it in the NFL. Wilson was taken 29th overall in last year’s draft by the Titans out of Georgia. He missed time with COVID-19 and legal problems and played only three snaps on offense and one on special teams. The Titans traded him to Miami in March. Wilson was waived by the Dolphins 11 days later after showing up late for meetings and failing to show for workouts he had scheduled. He has faced numerous drug and alcohol charges in Tennessee and Georgia, including some stemming from a high-speed police chase.

 
Elsewhere around the NFL:
 
– Colts running back Marlon Mack has requested a trade as his playing time has been reduced this season. Mack was the starter for two seasons before tearing his Achilles tendon in last season’s opener and losing the job to rookie Jonathan Taylor.
 
– Titans punter Brett Kern was limited Wednesday with an injured right groin muscle that kept him out of Thursday’s practice. So the Titans signed punter Johnny Townsend to the roster after working out some punters.
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NBA-VACCINES

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says the NBA has seen a rise in vaccination rates in recent days when factoring in those players who have received at least one of the necessary shots. The person says the leaguewide rate is now around 95% when counting those who are now at least in the vaccination process. The NBA gave teams tentative health and safety protocols for the season Tuesday, detailing how players who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccination will be tested far more often than their vaccinated colleagues and face a slew of other restrictions.

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NCAA-JOINT FINAL FOUR

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA is exploring the idea of holding a joint Final Four. That would mean both the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would play their semifinals and title games in the same city on the same weekend. There is no guarantee it will happen and the earliest it could take place is 2027. The Final Fours from 2027-31 for both tournaments will be announced next fall. Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues at the tournaments. The NCAA earlier this week said the women’s tournament can start using “March Madness” in marketing and branding this season.

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SOCCER-PELE

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian soccer legend Pele has been discharged from the hospital where he received treatment for nearly a month. The 80-year-old Pele spent days in intensive care after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor. A hospital statement says the three-time World Cup champion is stable and will continue with chemotherapy.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/30/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 093021 – 1200
 
MINOT, ND – A Minot man is in custody on several charges, including drug and stolen property charges. The Ward County Narcotics Taskforce and the Minot Police Department executed a search warrant at a northeast Minot residence around 11:30 AM on Tuesday. It resulted in recovery of stolen property, firearms, and a large amount of drug evidence to include a substantial quantity of fentanyl. Officers and agents seized approximately 6.5 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of around $300,000, and approximately 170 grams of fentanyl, with a street value of $350,000. Police also located a large amount of marijuana, a stolen bicycle valued at approximately $2,000, and firearms. Police say the occupant of this residence, Loren Berg Jr., was also wanted on Ward County warrants for domestic violence and terrorizing. Berg was arrested on numerous charges.
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FARGO, ND – A Belcourt man has been sentenced in an child assault case. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Peter D. Welte sentenced 40-year old Adam Jason Poitra to 36 1/2 years in federal prison for aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year old minor child. Welte also sentenced Poitra to lifetime supervised release and a $100.00 special Assessment. An investigation revealed that between September 2017 and May 2018, Poitra sexually abuse an 11-year old child countless times while in Belcourt.
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BISMARCK, ND – Another 309 active cases of COVID-19 are reported in North Dakota today by the Health Department. It brings the total to 4,339. The daily positive rate is 7.24%. There are 766 new positives and 488 new recoveries today. Hospitalizations are up by 27 to 155, with 20 of those in ICU. One more death among those with the virus brings the total for September to 46, the most in a single month since January (1611).
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MINOT, ND – First District Health Unit officials say they are now giving booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19, in accordance with CDC recommendations. The new recommendations authorize providers to offer a booster dose to:
 
– everyone 65 or older
 
– anyone 18 and older who has an underlying medical condition, including cancer, diabetes, Down syndrome, a heart condition, hypertension, overweight or obesity, pregnancy, history of smoking, and substance abuse disorder; or
 
– works in a high-risk setting, such as health care workers, first responders, education staff, food and agriculture workers, grocery store workers and other frontline essential workers; or
 
– lives in a high-risk setting; for example, long term care, correctional facilities and homeless shelters.
 
The booster dose is given at least 6 months after the completion of the primary vaccination series. The booster is only authorized for people who received the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are expected to apply for authorization in the near future.
Guidelines remain in place for a third dose, also called the additional dose, of COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immunity. The additional dose can be given at least 28 days after the second dose of either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
 
First District continues to encourage everyone 12 and older to get vaccinated, eat healthy meals, get plenty of sleep, and stay physically active. Healthy lifestyles help the immune system and improve the body’s ability to fight diseases like COVID-19. It is also important to stay home if you are sick.
 
An appointment for the primary series of COVID vaccinations, the booster shot, or an additional dose can be scheduled online by visiting the First District website, www.fdhu.org, or by calling your local First District Health Unit office.
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FARGO, ND – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from August 20th to September 6th to deter motorists from driving impaired. Of the 108 alcohol or drug-related citations issued, there were 37 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. Alcohol-related charges also include 21 arrests or citations for minor in consumption, minor in possession and open container. This enforcement period also resulted in 28 drug-related arrests.
 
Officials report that approximately one in seven adult arrests in North Dakota in 2020 were for DUI. Alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and arrests are 100% preventable. Every driver and vehicle occupant can help meet the state’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries by taking personal responsibility when traveling. This means wearing a seat belt at all times, transporting children in child passenger safety seats appropriate for the child’s age, height and weight, driving distraction-free, driving sober and obeying all posted speed limits. High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate vehicle deaths in North Dakota.
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HORACE, N.D, – Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying, harvesting and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, will soon complete its 800th assistance case.
 
The farm of Eugene and Katie Birklid, near Fort Ransom, ND, will be the site of this milestone service event. Eugene recently underwent his fourth brain surgery to combat a problematic cyst. This intensive procedure requires up to 6 weeks of recovery, which conflicts with the family’s crucial harvest operations. Farm Rescue is honored to provide equipment and volunteers to assist with the Birklid’s soybean crop.
 
Farm Rescue assisted its very first family in 2006. Since then, the nonprofit has continued adding services to help a larger number of rural families stricken by unexpected crises. The organization now serves seven states, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Reaching the 800 mark is the result of a tremendous collaborative effort from volunteers, sponsors, donors and staff, who fulfill the patriotic and compassionate mission of Farm Rescue.
 
“The altruistic mission of Farm Rescue continues to have a positive impact throughout farming and ranching communities,” said Bill Gross, Founder & President, Farm Rescue. “It has been a great honor to partner with donors, sponsors and volunteers to provide vital assistance to 800 families who have experienced unexpected crises.”
 
Farm Rescue is currently accepting applications for harvest assistance throughout its entire 7-state service territory. Any farm family experiencing a major injury, illness or natural disaster is encouraged to submit an application at farmrescue.org or by calling 701-252-2017. Referrals are also welcome.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 093021 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Republican-led committee rearranging the boundaries of North Dakota’s new legislative map has decided to separate House districts on two American Indian reservations. Tribal leaders believe the so-called subdistricts increase the odds for electing their own members to the Legislature. The subdistricts would be on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation and the Fort Berthold reservation. The chairmen for the Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux say a lawsuit is likely because their reservations were not divided into subdistricts in the newest map that still must be approved by the full Legislature.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Missouri man was injured in a two-vehicle accident in the oil patch. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 10 AM on Tuesday about 3 miles south of Fortuna. Troopers say 40-year old David Walker was driving a flatbed truck that was run into by a pickup pulling a trailer. Both vehicles were part of a larger work convoy. The Patrol says the driver of the pickup, 22-year old Luke Clinton of Florence, Missouri, was following Walker, but in the heavy dust didn’t notice we was going slower. Clinton was trapped in the pickup and had to extracated by the Grenora Fire Department. He was transported to a Williston hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Walker was not injured. Troopers say Clinton was cited for following too close.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 are at their highest level since early December. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health list 4,030 active cases Wednesday, an increase of 336 from Tuesday. There are 830 new positives Wednesday with 521 new recoveries. The 14-day rolling positivity rate is 7.1%. Hospitalizations are down 7 to 128, with 18 of those in ICU. There are three more deaths reported among those with COVID-19 (1610).
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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is encouraging groups to participate in the Mountain Plains Crunch Off in celebration of Farm to School Month in October. North Dakota is competing with seven other states to see which state can get the most “crunches” into a piece of local produce, per capita.
 
“We are encouraging students, teachers, farmers, parents, community members and local food enthusiasts to participate,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “The Crunch Off is a great way to celebrate Farm to School Month and supports local agriculture.”
Those interested in hosting a Crunch event should register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/79XXHNM to be counted in the state total. Crunch events may be held anytime through Oct. 15, 2021. A complete Crunch Off Toolkit may be obtained by visiting https://www.nd.gov/ndda/2021-crunch.
 
The Crunch Off is one of many educational activities NDDA will be promoting as part of Farm to School Month. Each October, schools, farms, communities and organizations across the country celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with local ingredients during the event. Farm to School Month was created to spread awareness about the national Farm to School program which supports students eating more locally produced fruits and vegetables and encourages education on food production and eating local.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/30/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 093021 – 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 (12)                                     6-0          65         1
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(2)  6-0          58         2
3. Hillsboro-Central Valley                   5-1          41         3
4. Kindred                                           5-1          21          4
5. Velva-Garrison                                5-0          18          5

Others receiving votes: Central Cass (5-1), Harvey-Wells County (4-2), Bowman County (5-1), Shiloh Christian (5-1)

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

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(14)   6-0           70         1
2. New Salem-Almont                    6-0           54         2
3. Cavalier                                      6-0           42         3
4. MayPort-CG                               6-0           24         5
5. Divide County                            6-0            12        RV

Others receiving votes: Nelson County (6-0), Bottineau (6-0), Surrey (4-1), Ray-Powers Lake (5-1)

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MINOT, ND – The West Region Boys Tennis Tournament gets underway today at Hammond Park here in Minot with the team dual tournament. Minot is the top seed and receives a first round bye. The top four place winners qualify for the state tournament. The individual region tournament will be held Friday and Saturday with the top eight singles place winners and doubles teams qualifying.
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
West Region Tournament – Hammond Park in Minot
Team Dual Tournament – Thu 9/30
 
First Round
#1 Minot, bye
#4 Bismarck Century vs #5 Williston, 10 am
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Bismarck High, 10 am
#3 Mandan vs #6 Jamestown, 10 am
 
Loser Out
Century/Williston loser, bye
Legacy/Bismarck loser vs Mandan/Jamestown loser, 1 pm
 
Semifinal
Minot vs Century/Williston winner, 1 pm
Legacy/Bismarck winner vs Mandan/Jamestown winner, 1 pm
 
The two State Qualifiers and Championship are scheduled for 4 pm.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jorge Polanco launched a three-run homer and Michael Pineda was solid in his last start of the year as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2. Minnesota began the game with three hits against right-hander Casey Mize. After singles by Luis Arraez and Byron Buxton, Polanco took Mize deep to center field on the first pitch. Polanco’s 32nd homer of the season gave him 94 RBIs, both team highs. Pineda allowed one run and scattered eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in what could be his final game with the Twins. The veteran right-hander can become a free agent this offseason. He finished with a 3.62 ERA in 22 games after making just five starts in 2020.
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MINNESOTA UNITED
 
WASHINGTON (AP) – Junior Moreno scored his first goal for D.C. United with five minutes left to seal a 3-1 victory over Minnesota United on Wednesday night. Moreno blasted a shot toward the goal that deflected off the back of a defender. Ola Kamara opened the scoring for D.C. United in the 23rd minute and Julian Gressel made it 2-1 in the 45th. Kamara had a penalty kick stopped in the second half. Bakaye Dibassy scored for Minnesota in the 40th minute.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The AL wild-card races just got a bit tighter. The Boston Red Sox are back within a game of the New York Yankees for the first wild card, with the Mariners a half-game behind the Sox and a half-game ahead of Toronto.

The Red Sox’s four-game skid is over after J.D. Martinez smacked a solo homer and a two-run double in a 6-0 shutout of the Orioles. Hunter Renfroe also homered to back Nathan Eovaldi, who allowed four hits over six innings. Alex Verdugo added a two-run single in the eighth for Boston.
 
Bo Bichette homered twice for the Blue Jays, including the tiebreaking blast in the eighth inning of their 6-5 victory over the Yankees. Marcus Semien slammed his 44th home run, breaking the single-season record for second basemen. The Jays lead the majors with 251 home runs, six off the team record. Jose Berrios retired the first 14 Yankees in order, striking out seven, before giving up three straight hits in the fifth. The Yankees had won seven in a row.
 
Checking out Wednesday’s other Major League action:
 
– The Rays clinched home-field advantage throughout the AL postseason with a 7-0 rout of the Astros. Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi both homered to back Drew Rasmussen, who combined with three relievers on a three-hitter. Wander Franco had three hits in stretching his on-base streak to 43 consecutive games, tying Frank Robinson’s rookie record set with the 1956 Reds. The outcome keeps the Astros’ magic number at one for winning the AL West.
 
– The Mariners rallied for a 4-2 win over the Athletics, keeping Seattle just a half-game behind the Red Sox for the second AL wild card. Ty France broke a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly in the seventh, one inning before Abraham Toro homered for the first time this month. Jarred Kelenic provided a two-run double in the Mariners’ 10th win in 11 games overall, and their 12th straight over the A’s.
 
– Carlos Rodon for his 13th victory as the White Sox dumped the Reds, 6-1. Tim Anderson and Gavin Sheets homered to help Chicago win its fourth in a row and move a season-high 23 games above .500. Sheets drove in three runs for the AL Central champions.
 
– The Dodgers wasted an early 5-1 lead and trailed 9-6 before homering four times in the eighth inning to beat the Padres, 11-9. Max Muncy and AJ Pollock ignited the rally with back-to-back homers, Cody Bellinger tied it with a blast and Corey Seager delivered a two-run shot that allowed Los Angeles to stay two games behind the NL West-leading Giants. Pollock homered twice and Mookie Betts hit a solo shot for the Dodgers.
 
– The Giants have reached 104 wins for the first time since 1905 by completing a 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks. Alex Wood and three relievers combined for a four-hitter, allowing San Francisco to win on a sacrifice fly by Kris Bryant. This year’s Giants are just the second team to win 104 games following a losing season, joining the 1946 Red Sox.
 
– The Cardinals’ team-record, 17-game winning streak is over following a 4-0 loss to the Brewers. Daniel Vogelbach belted a two-run homer and Adrian Houser scattered three hits over five innings. Manny Pina added a solo homer for the Brewers, who have won four of five.
 
– The Braves have reduced their magic number to one for clinching their fourth straight NL East title by whipping the second-place Phillies, 7-2. Austin Riley provided a two-run double and three RBIs for Atlanta, which can wrap up the division by winning on Thursday. Max Fried is 7-0 with a 1.46 ERA over his last 11 starts after allowing one earned run over seven innings of his 14th victory.
– Shohei Ohtani sparked a four-run sixth-inning rally as the Angels handed the Rangers their 100th loss, 7-2. Ohtani beat out an infield grounder, stole second and proceeded to third on an error by catcher Jose Trevino before scoring on Jack Mayfield’s single.
 
– Salvador Perez tied a Royals record with his 48th homer of the season before leaving with a sprained right ankle in the third inning of a 10-5 thrashing of the Indians. Hunter Dozier hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the seventh and scored on a wild pitch by Nick Wittgren.
 
– Miguel Rojas’ two-run single capped a three-run eighth that pushed the Marlins past the Mets, 3-2. Taijuan Walker carried a one-hitter and a 2-0 lead into the eighth before Miami ended its seven-game losing streak.
 
– Willson Contreras drove in all the Cubs’ runs in a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh, ending Chicago’s seven-game losing streak. The Pirates led 2-1 in the seventh until Contreras delivered a two-run double.
 
– The Twins knocked off the Tigers, 5-2 as Jorge Polanco launched a three-run homer and Michael Pineda allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings. Polanco’s 32nd homer of the season gave him 94 RBIs, both team highs.
 
– Trevor Story had four hits in possibly his final appearance at Coors Field with Colorado, helping the Rockies earn a 10-5 win over the Nationals. Ryan McMahon added a three-run homer in Colorado’s home finale, which was interrupted for two hours by rain.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has appealed the three-game suspension he received from Major League Baseball on Wednesday. Anderson was punished for making contact with Umpire Tim Timmons during the on-field incident in Monday’s game against the Tigers. The All-Star also was fined for the incident and will be allowed to play until the appeals process is completed.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Toronto’s Marcus Semien has broken the single-season record for home runs by a second baseman. Semien belted his 44th tonight against the Yankees, topping the previous mark of 43 set by Davey Johnson with the 1973 Braves. Four of Semien’s home runs this season have come while he was playing shortstop.
 
– Brewers reliever Devin Williams fractured his throwing hand when he punched a wall after his team celebrated its NL Central title. The injury will require surgery and likely knocks him out of the entire postseason. It leaves the NL Central champs without their main setup man for All-Star closer Josh Hader.
 
– Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch the rest of the season, scrapping Sunday’s scheduled start for the Angels against the Mariners. Manager Joe Maddon says it was a mutual decision to keep him off the mound, although Ohtani will continue to serve as the designated hitter. Ohtani was 9-2 with a 3.18 ERA for Los Angeles this season.
 
– Royals outfielder Michael A. Taylor has accepted a two-year, $9 million contract through 2023. The 30-year-old is batting .244 in his first season with the Royals, providing 12 homers, 52 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 20 attempts. The defensive standout spent his first seven seasons with Washington before coming to Kansas City.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope they’ve addressed a need in the secondary by signing veteran cornerback Richard Sherman for the rest of the season. The three-time All-Pro cornerback and Super Bowl champion has been dealing with legal issues in the offseason, including his arrest at the home of his wife’s parents. Sherman said Tom Brady helped recruit him to the defending Super Bowl champions, who have been hit hard by injuries to their secondary. The five-time Pro Bowler spent the last three seasons with the 49ers after a seven-year run with Seattle, where he won the 2013 Super Bowl and reached the title game the following season.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Raiders defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been suspended for six games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. McCoy is out for the season after hurting his knee in the season opener. He can serve the suspension handed down Wednesday while recovering from the injury.
 
– Colts coach Frank Reich isn’t sure who he’ll have for Sunday’s game at Miami. Quarterback Carson Wentz played last weekend with two sprained ankles that are still healing. All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson’s streak of 51 consecutive starts is in jeopardy because of his own sprained ankle.
 
– Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he is “feeling great,” three days after he was taken to the hospital with an illness and dehydration following a loss to the Chargers. Reid declined to discuss details of his health with reporters.
 
– The Jaguars have ruled out struggling kicker Josh Lambo for Thursday night’s game at Cincinnati. That leaves Matthew Wright to handle field goals and extra points.
 
– Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith has a concussion after being involved in a car accident. The head injury leaves his availability for the Jets’ game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans in doubt.
 
– A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Jets safety Marcus Maye will be sidelined three to four weeks with an ankle injury. The exact nature of the injury is uncertain, but it is believed Maye was hurt in the 26-0 loss at Denver on Sunday although he played every snap on defense.
 
– The Bengals will be without receiver Tee Higgins and safety Jessie Bates for their Thursday night matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as kicker Josh Lambo and defensive tackle Roy Robertson-Harris. But cornerback Trae Waynes is expected to make his Bengals debut.
 
– The Titans may not have either of their two Pro Bowl wide receivers as they start a two-game road swing Sunday at the Jets. A.J. Brown played only eight snaps before hurting a hamstring in last week’s win over Indianapolis. Julio Jones played half of the offensive snaps.
 
– Browns rookie cornerback Greg Newsome II will miss Sunday’s game at Minnesota with a calf injury.
 
– The Ravens have activated receivers Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin from injured reserve. They also activated defensive lineman Justin Madubuike and linebacker Justin Houston from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
 
– The Bears have taken a major step toward building a new stadium by signing a purchase agreement for Arlington Park about 30 miles northwest of the city. The Bears have been playing at Soldier Field since 1971, but the stadium’s seating capacity is the smallest in the NFL at 61,500. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet Tuesday night that the city “remains committed to continuing to work to keep the team in Chicago.”
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NBA-REPLAY CHANGES

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA Board of Governors has approved changes to the league’s instant replay rules on a one-year trial basis for the upcoming season. The NBA has eliminated referee-initiated replay review of out-of-bounds violations during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter and the final two minutes of any overtime period. The league has also extended the coach’s challenge so that teams can trigger replay review of out-of-bounds violations throughout the entire game.

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NBA-COVID-19

UNDATED (AP) – The NBA has released tentative health and safety protocols to its teams, detailing a host of restrictions and rules for players who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccination. Most restrictions are designed to prevent unvaccinated players from frequenting local establishments and keeping them cloistered from their teammates away from the court. League spokesman Mike Bass says any player who elects not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for games missed. Bass also acknowledged that any vaccine mandate needs to be approved by the NBA Players Association.

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TENNIS-INDIAN WELLS

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is the latest big name to drop out of the BNP Paribas Open set for next month in the Southern California desert. He joins women’s No. 1 Ash Barty in skipping the tournament set to run Oct. 4 to Oct. 17 in Indian Wells. Djokovic didn’t provide a reason when he announced his change of plans on Twitter.

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NLRB-COMPENSATING ATHLETES

UNDATED (AP) – The National Labor Relations Board says college football players and some other athletes in money-making sports are employees of their schools. The guidance in a memo from the board’s top lawyer could lead to expansive rights for players to unionize and negotiate over their working conditions. NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo also threatened action against schools, conferences and the NCAA if they continue to use the term “student-athlete.” She says the term was designed to obscure the employment relationship with college athletes and discourage them from pursuing their rights.

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SPORTS JOURNALISM-LOEDE OBIT

CLEVELAND (AP) – Longtime AP Radio stringer and Cleveland sports fixture Matt Loede has died after battling cancer for more than two years. He was 46. Despite his diagnosis, Loede barely stopped working and continued to keep a positive attitude while undergoing chemotherapy treatments and hospital stays. He was still covering Indians games this month. Loede was one of the first two recipients of the “Marv Schneider AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award” in 2020.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/29/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092921 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, ND – A Missouri man was injured in a two-vehicle accident in the oil patch. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 10 AM on Tuesday about 3 miles south of Fortuna. Troopers say 40-year old David Walker was driving a flatbed truck that was run into by a pickup pulling a trailer. Both vehicles were part of a larger work convoy. The Patrol says the driver of the pickup, 22-year old Luke Clinton of Florence, Missouri, was following Walker, but in the heavy dust didn’t notice we was going slower. Clinton was trapped in the pickup and had to extracated by the Grenora Fire Department. He was transported to a Williston hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Walker was not injured. Troopers say Clinton was cited for following too close.
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BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Game and Fish director Jeb Williams has appointed 20-year department employee Casey Anderson as Chief of the Wildlife Division. “Casey has certainly proven himself as a leader,” Williams said. “His experience and communication skills will serve the agency well as wildlife chief.” Anderson has been the Assistant Wildlife Chief since 2014. He has also held private land field coordinator and biologist positions. A native of the Turtle Lake-Mercer area in McLean County, he has a bachelor’s degree in the Fish and Wildlife Management option of Zoology from North Dakota State University.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 are at their highest level since early December. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health list 4,030 active cases today, an increase of 336 from yesterday. 1,131 of them are age 19 and under, 1,289 are age 20-39, 933 are age 40-59, and 677 are age 60+. Sioux County has the most active cases per 10,000 residents at 97, Stark County is 95, Dunn is at 93, Morton and Burleigh are each at 90.
 
There are 830 new positives today with 521 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 7.85%. The 14-day rolling positivity rate is 7.1%. Hospitalizations are down 7 to 128, with 18 of those in ICU. There are three more deaths reported among those with COVID-19 (1610).
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 178 new positives today (4873), four hospitalizations (223), and one death (33).
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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is encouraging groups to participate in the Mountain Plains Crunch Off in celebration of Farm to School Month in October. North Dakota is competing with seven other states to see which state can get the most “crunches” into a piece of local produce, per capita.
 
“We are encouraging students, teachers, farmers, parents, community members and local food enthusiasts to participate,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “The Crunch Off is a great way to celebrate Farm to School Month and supports local agriculture.”
Those interested in hosting a Crunch event should register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/79XXHNM to be counted in the state total. Crunch events may be held anytime through Oct. 15, 2021. A complete Crunch Off Toolkit may be obtained by visiting https://www.nd.gov
/ndda/2021-crunch.
 
The Crunch Off is one of many educational activities NDDA will be promoting as part of Farm to School Month. Each October, schools, farms, communities and organizations across the country celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with local ingredients during the event. Farm to School Month was created to spread awareness about the national Farm to School program which supports students eating more locally produced fruits and vegetables and encourages education on food production and eating local.
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A cold front moving through the region has eased record-breaking heat this week in North Dakota. The National Weather Service says Tuesday’s reading of 100 in Dickinson appears to be the latest in the year that the state has recorded a triple-digit temperature. The temperature in Dickson was 2 degrees higher that the city’s previous record, set in 1905. Bismarck also had a record high Tuesday of 98 degrees, 1 degree higher than the city’s 1905 record for the date. Hot weather also covered eastern North Dakota. Grand Forks eclipsed its century-old record with a high of 91 degrees.
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092921 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers putting the final touches on North Dakota’s new legislative map has delayed action n a proposal to create separate House districts on two of the state’s five American Indian reservations. Some members of the 14-member Republican-led committee said Tuesday they wanted more legal guidance before voting on the motion. The committee is scheduled to meet again Wednesday. Some North Dakota tribal leaders appealed to lawmakers last week to split legislative House districts that include reservations, a move they believe will increase the odds for electing American Indians to the Legislature.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The developer of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota has a new contract with a company that will buy and market all diesel and gasoline produced at the facility. Developer Meridian Energy Group says its 10-year contract with Musket Corp. covers 360 million gallons of diesel and 280 million gallons of gasoline produced annually. The fuels make up 90% of the volume of refined products at the plant. Meridian first proposed the refinery just 3 miles from the park in 2016, with the goal of having it operating by next year.
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MINOT, ND – Minot Fire investigators have determined the cause of an explosion and fire at a home early Monday morning. Crews responded to the home in the 1200 block of 2nd Avenue SW shortly after 1:30 a.m. Monday and found the rear of the home engulfed in flames. Investigators determined hot coals started a carpeted deck on fire on the rear of the home. The fire blew an aerosol can, which prompted the fire to spread. A person walking by heard the explosion and alerted the occupants to evacuate. No one was hurt, but the fire caused significant damage to the home. The Red Cross is assisting four people displaced by the fire.
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MINOT, ND (TRINITY HEALTH) – Trinity Health is accepting appointments for booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The boosters are available to individuals determined to be eligible for a third dose by federal health authorities. Guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says four groups are eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. The guidance allows for a single booster dose to be administered at least six months after completion of the full two-dose Pfizer series. Those eligible are:
 
Individuals over age 65
Individuals 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions placing them at risk for severe COVID
Individuals 18 and older living in a group setting such as nursing homes or group homes
Individuals 18 and older working in occupations placing them at risk. Examples are nursing home staff, healthcare workers, teachers, and day care staff, among others.
 
Appointments for the Pfizer boosters are available by calling Trinity Health’s Vaccination Line at 701-857-2515. Vaccine appointments are open to adults 18 years of age and older and can be obtained Monday thru Friday or at a special Saturday vaccine clinic scheduled October 2. Masks are required in all Trinity Health facilities.
 
Both the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment. Patients have the option of getting a “two-shot combo” by receiving their flu shot at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccination.
 
“People can get a COVID-19 vaccine-the first, second or third dose-and a flu shot at the same time,” said Infectious Disease Specialist Casmiar Nwaigwe, MD. “Experience has shown that the body’s immune response and side effects are generally the same whether the vaccines are administered at the same time or separately. You no longer need to wait 14 days between vaccinations.”
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/29/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 092921 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Heart River won the State Class B Girl’s Golf Tournament. Avery Bartels of Kindred repeated as the State Individual champion.
 
High School Girls Golf
Class B
 
State Tournament – CrossRoads Golf Club in Carrington
Final Results
 
1. Heart River, 665
2. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 692
3. Linton-HMB, 7095
4. Kindred, 712
5. Fargo Oak Grove, 723
6. Grafton, 748
7. Rugby, 779
8. Carrington, 781
9. Stanley, 788
10. Des Lacs-Burlington, 790
11. New Town, 813
12. Western Morton Co., 821
13. Hatton-Northwood, 825
14. Velva, 830
15. Hazen, 833
16. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 851
17. Northern Lights, 855
18. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier, 877
 
Individual Results (Top 20)
 

1. Avery Bartels – Kindred, 145
2. Ainsley McLain – Grafton, 146
T3. Lauryn Keller – Des Lacs-Burlington, 157
T3. Sophie Brantner – Fargo Oak Grove, 157
5. Libby Dulmage – Rugby, 158
6. Madison Jarrett – Heart River, 160
7. Elle Nicholas – North Star, 161
8. Erin Kelsch – Linton-HMB, 162
T9. Grace Nantt – Heart River, 166
T9. Sophie Ketterling, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 166
T11. Molly Robb – Heart River, 167
T11. Kathleen Vetter – Linton-HMB, 167
T13. Kacie Rexin – Carrington, 173
T13. Ashley Schmitt – Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 173
T13. Mackenzie Schneider – Heart River, 173
T13. Sydney Carlson – Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier, 173
T13. Mckenzie Haas – Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 173
18. Kayla Hoyme – Kindred, 176
19. Josie Brantner – Fargo Oak Grove, 177
T20. Riele Shaw – Kindred, 178
T20. Kaisa Mortenson – Stanley, 178

Other area golfers

 
T22. Winter Oldrock – New Town, 179
27. Caiti Hennessy – Stanley, 186
T28. Tyra St. Claire – Bottineau, 188
T31. Abbey Peterson – Velva, 190
T41. Carmen Elick – Northern Lights, 196
T41. Marti Moberg – Northern Lights, 196
T43. Katelyn Duchscher – Rugby, 197
45. Meadow Roberts – Nedrose, 199
46. Laken Lee – Westhope-Newburg, 200
T52. Savanna Whitman – New Town, 203
T54. Ashlyn Dibble – Rugby, 204
T56. Brooklyn Hansen – Des Lacs-Burlington, 205
T59. Sydney Rogness – Hazen, 206
T63. Avery Ellis – Stanley, 209
T63. Coryssa Behles – Garrison, 209
T65. Jaci Lohnes – Velva, 210
T65. Raylene Driver – New Town, 210
T65. McKenna Mau – Kenmare, 210
T70. Lexus Gerving – Hazen, 212
T70. Ella Pearson – Des Lacs-Burlington, 212
T72. Keelah Karow – Velva, 213
T76. Lyla McCasson – Velva, 217
78. Laila Christianson – Des Lacs-Burlington, 218
T80. Kennley Davis – Northern Lights, 220
T82. Kia Smith – New Town, 221
T82. Abigail Hysjulien – Hazen, 221
T86. Reese LaRocque – Rugby, 222
T86. Emma Taylor – Tioga, 222
88. Zannah Bjerklie – Des Lacs-Burlington, 223
89. Ella Mortensen – Stanley, 225
T90. Kirra Grimm – Hazen, 226
T90. Alyssa Harmel – Rugby, 226
T95. Aspen Locken – Stanley, 228
99. Marly Santjer – Rugby, 230
T104. Halle Sorensen – Stanley, 236
111. Grace Balas – Velva, 241
112. Aleigha Lenoir – Northern Lights, 243
114. Callie Cadwell – Velva, 247
115. Ava Walen – Des Lacs-Burlington, 252
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MINOT, ND – The play-in matches were held on Tuesday for the WDA Boys Soccer Tournament that will be held on Saturday in Mandan.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
 
Jamestown 2, Williston 0
Dickinson 2, Mandan 1 OT
 
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
 
#1 Bismarck Century def. #4 Bismarck High, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21
Bismarck Legacy def. Minot, (3-2)
Mandan def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, (3-1)
Devils Lake def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Dickinson def. Williston, (3-0)
 
Class B
 
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. #T9 Beulah, 23-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-22
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 25-23, 25-16, 18-25, 25-17
Bishop Ryan def. South Prairie-Max, 25-17, 25-3, 16-25, 25-17
Lewis & Clark def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, (3-1)
Surrey def. Glenburn, (3-2)
Drake-Anamoose def. Rugby, 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 17-25, 15-12
Velva def. Nedrose, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 15-6
Harvey-Wells County def. Rolette, (3-0)
Hettinger-Scranton def. Hazen, 25-17, 25-6, 25-23
Alexander def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15
Ray def. Trenton, 22-25, 28-26, 25-22, 26-28, 15-13
Tioga def. Powers Lake, 24-26, 25-19, 26-24, 25-19
 
College Womens Volleyball
 
University of Mary def. Minot State, 25-18, 25-19, 25-17
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Miguel Sanó homered and Minnesota pitchers shut down Detroit until the ninth inning, as the Twins beat the Tigers 3-2. Jorge Alcala (4-6) earned the win with a perfect inning in relief of starter Charlie Barnes. Tyler Duffey, Caleb Thielbar, Ralph Garza Jr. each pitched scoreless innings for Minnesota. Alexander Colomé allowed two runs in the ninth, yet earned his 17th save. Tyler Alexander (2-4) surrendered one run in six innings for Detroit. Akil Baddoo and Jonathan Schoop had RBI singles in the ninth off Colomé.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – A 17-game winning streak has allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to wrap up the second National League wild card with five days to spare. Dylan Carlson, Nolan Arenado and Jose Rondon homered to back Adam Wainwright in the Redbirds’ 6-2 victory over the Brewers. The game was tied 2-2 in the fifth until Tyler O’Neill hit a run-scoring single, his 22nd RBI in his last 20 games. Wainwright allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings for his 17th victory. He’s won his last six decisions. St. Louis was 71-69 on Sept. 11 before the winning streak, the longest in team history and the longest in the major leagues since Cleveland took 22 in a row in 2017.

 
Checking out Tuesday’s other Major League action:
 
– The Giants kept their two-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West by defeating the Diamondbacks, 6-4. Wilmer Flores furnished a go-ahead, bases-loaded single in a four-run sixth that sent San Francisco to its 103rd win, tying the third-highest total in franchise history. Logan Webb struck out six and walked two, not allowing an earned run over five innings in a third straight no-decision.
 
– The Dodgers were 2-1 winners over the Padres behind Walker Buehler, who limited San Diego to three hits over seven scoreless innings. Buehler shook off his September swoon and picked up his 15th victory. The L.A. runs came on Trea Turner’s RBI double and AJ Pollock’s RBI single.
 
– The Yankees moved two games ahead of Boston for the first AL wild card with a 7-2 verdict over the Blue Jays. Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run, while Aaron Judge chipped in a solo shot and two RBIs in New York’s seventh consecutive win. Gio Urshela added a solo blast after Stanton homered for the fourth consecutive game, giving him 35 this season.
 
– The Red Sox absorbed their fourth straight loss by falling to the American League-worst Orioles, 4-2. Boston led 2-0 in the sixth until Ryan Mountcastle smacked a two-run homer and Pedro Severino added an RBI single later in the inning. Kyle Schwarber and Hunter Renfroe homered for the Bosox, who are just a half-game ahead of Seattle for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Mariners gained ground on Boston as Mitch Haniger slammed his 100th career home run in a 4-2 win against the Athletics. Jake Fraley had a go-ahead two-run double on the Ms’ 40th comeback win. The Mariners are 18 games over .500 for the first time since August 2018 following their ninth victory in 10 contests.
 
– Charlie Morton and Jorge Soler led the Braves to a 2-1 win over the Phillies and a 3 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia atop the NL East. Morton struck out 10 while limiting the Phils to three hits over seven shutout innings. Soler delivered a two-run single in the third off Zack Wheeler, who entered the game 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA in four starts this month.
 
– The White Sox thumped the Reds, 7-1 as Luis Robert homered twice and Reynaldo Lopez pitched two-hit ball over a season-high six innings. Yoan Moncada and Gavin Sheets also homered for the White Sox, who have hit at least four in a tow 12 times this season. Chicago remains 2 1/2 games behind Houston for home-field advantage in the AL Division Series.
 
– The Astros walked twice with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 4-3 triumph over the Rays. Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve hit solo homers for the Astros, who ended a four-game skid and will clinch the AL West if the Mariners fall to the Athletics. The Rays took a 3-2 lead when Randy Arozarena hit a solo homer off Phil Maton with one out in the ninth.
 
– Salvador Perez clubbed his major league-leading 47th home run, a go-ahead blast in the sixth inning of the Royals’ 6-4 downing of the Indians. Perez also tops the majors with 118 RBIs and 17 go-ahead home runs.
 
– The Mets ended a five-game skid as Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in their 5-2 win over the Marlins in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Winning pitcher Marcus Stroman made his major league-leading 33rd start and allowed five hits over five innings, including a two-run homer by Lewin Diaz.
 
– Javier Baez beat a throw to the plate on a grounder in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets a 2-1 victory in the nightcap. Mets starter Noah Syndergaard struck out two in a perfect first inning, his first major league action since undergoing Tommy John surgery 18 months ago.
 
– Kyle Freeland carried a shutout into the seventh inning to help the Rockies end a five-game home losing streak, 3-1 versus the Nationals. Trevor Story lined a long solo homer and Freeland blanked Washington until his bases-loaded walk in the seventh.
 
– Colin Moran slammed a three-run homer and drove in four runs as the Pirates dealt the Cubs their seventh straight loss, 8-6. Bryan Reynolds had three hits and scored three times in Pittsburgh’s second win in six games.
 
– Miguel Sano homered and the Twins shut down the Tigers until the ninth inning of a 3-2 victory. Sano connected for his 30th home run of the season, a solo shot in the seventh inning.
 
– Texas avoided 100 losses for the second straight game as rookie Andy Ibanez slapped a two-run single while the Rangers scored four in the second to beat the Angels, 5-2. A.J. Alexy won for the third time in four career starts, yielding Max Stassi’s two-run homer and just two other hits over five innings.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Albert Pujols has switched places with Cody Bellinger on the Dodgers’ COVID-19 list. Pujols landed on the list and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Manager Dave Roberts says Pujols wasn’t feeling well after receiving his second vaccination. Bellinger was activated from the IL after missing eight games with a broken left rib.

 
Also around the Majors:
 
– The Mets said that pitcher Jacob deGrom will be shut down for the remainder of the season. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has
been sidelined since mid-July because of an elbow injury. The club says the injury has healed.
 
– Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin will retire as the Dodgers’ Spanish-language announcer following the 2022 season, ending a 64-year run with the team. The 85-year-old Jarrin made the announcement today, saying he wants to spend more time with his two sons and grandchildren as well as travel. He began calling Dodgers games in 1959 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, becoming just the second Spanish-language announcer to receive the honor.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The NFL is stressing the importance of symptom reporting to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a video featuring coaches Pete Carroll, Andy Reid, John Harbaugh and Ron Rivera. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo sent to teams on Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press that “it is vital for all players, coaches and other personnel to understand and report symptoms immediately.” Seattle’s Carroll, Kansas City’s Reid, Baltimore’s Harbaugh and Washington’s Rivera appear to repeat a simple message: “If you feel something, say something.”

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Panthers have placed starting safety Juston Burris on injured reserve with a groin injury, meaning he will miss at least three games. Burris was injured during Carolina’s 24-9 win over the Texans last Thursday night.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-KANSAS STATE-THOMPSON

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is unlikely to play against sixth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday, even though he is making progress from a knee injury that he sustained in an early victory over Southern Illinois. Wildcats coach Chris Klieman says Thompson remains on target to return against Iowa State on Oct. 16. That means Will Howard and fellow sophomore Jaren Lewis are in line to play against Oklahoma.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-KENTUCKY-ARRESTS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A grand jury in Fayette County, Kentucky has declined to indict six University of Kentucky football players on first-degree burglary charges. The charges were brought last month following a police investigation of an incident last March at a private party. Lexington Police arrested Reuben Adams, Robert McClain, Devito Tisdale, Joel Williams, Earnest Sanders IV and Andru Phillips.

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NBA-NEWS

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Ben Simmons was absent from Philadelphia 76ers training camp on Tuesday as expected as he tries to persuade the team to trade him, even with $147 million and four years left on his contract. Coach Doc Rivers clings to the belief that Simmons may show up at training camp or at some point this season to try to lead the Sixers back to the top of the Eastern Conference. For the moment, the focus is on getting Tyrese Maxey first-team reps and ready for an increased workload in his second season with the Sixers.

 
Elsewhere in the NBA:
 
– The NBA has released tentative health and safety protocols to its teams. These rules detail how unvaccinated players will be tested far more often than their vaccinated colleagues and face a slew of other restrictions. Teams were told in the draft of the rules, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. Among the other restrictions for unvaccinated players:
– They will not be able to eat in the same room with vaccinated teammates or staff.
– They must have lockers as far away from vaccinated players as possible
– They must stay masked and at least six feet away from all other attendees in any team meeting.
– They will be required to remain at their residence when in their home market.
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BOXING-PACQUIAO
 
MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves. The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring. The 42-year-old Pacquiao finishes his 26-year, 72-fight career with 62 wins, eight losses and two draws.
 
 
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Laker Invite Volleyball Tournament

MINOT, ND – One of the top Class B in-season volleyball tournaments in the state will be this weekend as the Laker Invite is held on Friday and Saturday. 11 of the 17 teams either ranked, or receiving votes, in the latest Class B Volleyball Poll will participate.
 
Pool A
#3 Linton-HMB
#7 Dickinson Trinity
#T9 Our Redeemer’s
Rugby
Park River-Fordville-Lankin
 
Pool B
#4 Thompson
RV Bishop Ryan
RV Carrington
Hazen
Glen Ullin-Hebron
 
Pool C
#5 Central Cass
#6 Kenmare
Des Lacs-Burlington
Center-Stanton
Medina-Pingree-Buchanon
 
Pool D
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich
#T9 Beulah
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
Ray
Fargo Oak Grove
 
All pool play on Friday will be in Des Lacs with Pools A & B beginning at 1 pm while Pools C & D are scheduled to start at 5 pm. Pools A & B will finish play on Saturday at 9 am in Burlington. Pools C & D finish play on Saturday at 9 am in Des Lacs. Based on pool play records, the tournament bracket play will be Saturday afternoon. The Championship Tournament featuring the top two seeds from each pool will be played in Des Lacs. The Consolation Tournament featuring seeds 3-5 from each pool will be played in Burlington.
 
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
Laker Invite – Des Lacs & Burlington
 

Pool Play – Fri (10/1) in Des Lacs

Pool A
#T9 Our Redeemer’s vs Rugby, 1 pm
#3 Linton-HMB vs #7 Dickinson Trinity, 2 pm
Park River-Fordville-Lankin vs #T9 Our Redeemer’s, 2:45 pm
Rugby vs #7 Dickinson Trinity, 3:30 pm
#3 Linton-HMB vs Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 4:15 pm

 
Pool B
RV Bishop Ryan vs Glen Ullin-Hebron, 1 pm
Hazen vs RV Carrington, 2 pm
#4 Thompson vs RV Bishop Ryan, 2:45 pm
Glen Ullin-Hebron vs RV Carrington, 3:30 pm
Hazen vs #4 Thompson, 4:15 pm
 
Pool C
Des Lacs-Burlington vs Center-Stanton, 5 pm
#6 Kenmare vs Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 6 pm
#5 Central Cass vs Des Lacs-Burlington, 6:45 pm
Center-Stanton vs Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 7:30 pm
#6 Kenmare vs #5 Central Cass, 8:15 pm
 
Pool D
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs #T9 Beulah, 5 pm
Ray vs RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 6 pm
Fargo Oak Grove vs #1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 6:45 pm
#T9 Beulah vs RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 7:30 pm
Ray vs Fargo Oak Grove, 8:15 pm
 

Pool Play – Sat (10/2) in Burlington

Pool A
#T9 Our Redeemer’s vs #7 Dickinson Trinity, 9 am
Rugby vs Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 10 am
#T9 Our Redeemer’s vs #3 Linton-HMB, 10:45 am
#7 Dickinson Trinity vs Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 11:30 pm
Rugby vs #3 Linton-HMB, 12:15 pm

 
Pool B
RV Bishop Ryan vs RV Carrington, 9 am
Glen Ullin-Hebron vs #4 Thompson, 10 am
RV Bishop Ryan vs Hazen, 10:45 am
RV Carrington vs #4 Thompson, 11:30 am
Glen Ullin-Hebron vs Hazen, 12:15 pm
Pool Play – Sat (10/2) in Des Lacs
 
Pool Play – Sat (10/2) in Des Lacs
 
Pool C
Des Lacs-Burlington vs Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 9 am
Center-Stanton vs #5 Central Cass, 10 am
Des Lacs-Burlington vs #6 Kenmare, 10:45 am
Medina-Pingree-Buchanon vs #5 Central Cass, 11:30 am
Center-Stanton vs #6 Kenmare, 12:15 pm
 
Pool D
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 9 am
RV Beulah vs Fargo Oak Grove, 10 am
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs Ray, 10:45 am
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs Fargo Oak Grove, 11:30 am
RV Beulah vs Ray, 12:15 pm
 
Championship Tournament – Sat (10/2) in Des Lacs
 
First Round
Match 1: Pool C #1 vs Pool D #2
Match 2: Pool D #1 vs Pool C #2
Match 3: Pool A #1 vs Pool B #2
Match 4: Pool B #1 vs Pool A #2
 
Consolation
Match 5: Match 1 loser vs Match 3 loser
Match 6: Match 2 loser vs Match 4 loser
 
Semfinal
Match 7: Match 1 winner vs Match 3 winner
Match 8: Match 2 winner vs Match 4 winner
 
5th Place
Match 5 winner vs Match 6 winner
 
3rd Place
Match 7 loser vs Match 8 loser
 
Championship
Match 7 winner vs Match 8 winner
 
Consolation Tournament – Sat (10/2) in Burlington
 
First Round
Pool C #3, bye
Match 1: Pool A #4 vs Pool B #5
Pool D #3, bye
Match 2: Pool B #4 vs Pool A #5
Pool A #3, bye
Match 3: Pool C #4 vs Pool D #5
Pool B #3, bye
Match 4: Pool D #4, vs Pool C #5
 
Second Round
Match 5: Pool C #3 vs Match 1 winner
Match 6: Pool D #3 vs Match 2 winner
Match 7: Pool A #3 vs Match 3 winner
Match 8: Pool B #3 vs Match 4 winner
 
Semifinal
Match 9: Match 5 winner vs Match 6 winner
Match 10: Match 7 winner vs Match 8 winner
 
3rd Place
Match 9 loser vs Match 10 loser
 
Championship
Match 9 winner vs Match 10 winner
 
 

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KHRT ND News – 09/28/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092821 – 1200
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The man charged with shooting and killing a woman in Grand Forks earlier this month is facing additional felony charges. Charges of attempted robbery and theft have been filed against 26-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Abdullahi who is accused of attempting to rob a man and stealing a car. He was previously charged with murder after 28-year-old Megan Gustafson was shot and killed during an argument. Police had responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person in a Grand Forks neighborhood on Sept. 12. Authorities say Abdullahi was arguing with Gustafson inside a house before she was shot. Investigators believe they knew each other.
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JOPLIN, MT – The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate an Amtrak train derailment in Montana. NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said in a Monday briefing that they are not ruling anything out and that maintenance is going to be a “big concern” in the investigation. Three people were killed and dozens of others were injured when the train derailed at about 4 p.m. local time near Joplin, nearly 200 miles north of Helena, Mont.
 
The NTSB has assumed the lead role in determining how eight of the 10 cars left the tracks. The Federal Railroad Administration also has a team of experts assisting in the investigation. The Empire Builder train was en route from Chicago to Seattle with 141 passengers and 17 crew members when it veered off the tracks.
 
Local authorities identified the victims Monday as 72-year old Marjorie Varnadoe and 74-year old Donald Varnadoe of Georgia; and 29-year old Zach Schneider of Illinois. Donald Varnadoe was a real estate agent from St. Simons Island, Ga., and his wife, Marjorie, was a well-known schoolteacher, according to a family friend. The couple called their cross-country Amtrak trip their “trip of a lifetime,” said Robert Kozlowski, who worked with Donald Varnadoe. He said they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Schneider of Fairview Heights, Ill., was traveling with his wife on vacation to Portland, Ore., when the train derailed, according to a GoFundMe page created to
cover funeral expenses.
 
Liberty County Sheriff Nick Erickson estimated that as many as 30 people were injured. By Monday, five remained hospitalized and in stable condition in Great Falls, Mont., local officials said.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The developer of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota has a new contract with a company that will buy and market all diesel and gasoline produced at the facility. Developer Meridian Energy Group says its 10-year contract with Musket Corp. covers 360 million gallons of diesel and 280 million gallons of gasoline produced annually. The fuels make up 90% of the volume of refined products at the plant. Meridian first proposed the refinery just 3 miles from the park in 2016, with the goal of having it operating by next year.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – FEMA has approved disaster assistance for McKenzie County. The county was added to the disaster declaration approved by President Biden on Sept. 1 making aid available to eight counties for severe storms and flooding occurring from June 7-11, 2021.
 
FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides aid to state, tribal and local governments as well as certain private non-profits for damaged public infrastructure and emergency actions taken to protect lives and property. Funding is provided as a cost share of no less than 75 percent, with the remainder being the responsibility of the state and the applicant. The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services manages the Public Assistance program on behalf of the state. Information will be provided to potential applicants in McKenzie County on how to request assistance.
 
The Public Assistance program was previously approved for Burke, Divide, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, LaMoure, Sioux and Williams counties. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
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BISMARCK, ND – A spike in COVID-19 cases is reported today by the North Dakota Health Department. Active cases jump by 378 today to 3,694. There are 888 new positives today and 529 new recoveries. Cass County records 200 of those new positives, Burleigh added 163, Grand Forks 75, Stark 60 and Ward 56. The daily positive rate is 10.56%. Hospitalizations rise by two to 135, with 21 of those in ICU. Three more deaths are reported among those positive (1607). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) since Friday include 499 new positives (4695), 21 hospitalizations (219) and two deaths (32).
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092821 – 0700
 
JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) – An Amtrak train that derailed in rural Montana over the weekend was going just under the speed limit at about 75 mph when it went off the track along a gradual curve. That’s according to federal investigators. They said Monday that the accident may have ejected some passengers. Three people died. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are studying video from the train and another locomotive that went over the same track a little over an hour earlier. The train derailed before a switch in the line, where one set of tracks turned into two. That stretch of track had been inspected just two days before.
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MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota stuntman known as the Flying Farmer has been moved out of intensive care after a dramatic crash on his first car jumping attempt in five years. John Smith was injured Sunday when his car corkscrewed off the ramp and rolled. He was eventually taken by medical helicopter to a Minot hospital. His daughter, Amanda Smith, tells The Bismarck Tribune that her father is scheduled to undergo surgery Monday for what she called “a huge slice” in his upper left arm and shoulder. The 57-year-old Smith has gained notoriety for his jumps at fairs and other attractions across the state. He says he was inspired by motorcycle daredevil Evil Knievel.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The Spirit Lake Tribe has been trying for nearly two decades to get North Dakota officials to replace signs at the reservation’s major ports of entry that were moved because of ongoing flooding of Devils Lake. With help from the state Department of Transportation, the markers are back in their rightful place. Tribal Chairman Doug Yankton says it is as much about principle as it is property. He says it highlights tribal sovereignty and shows the importance of tribal members learning about their history and culture. Yankton and the tribe finally got their new signs after state transportation director Bill Panos visited the reservation and received a four-hour tour that stretched to every end of the reservation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s only congressman is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong said in a Twitter post on Sunday that he had been experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms and took a test which came back positive. The 44-year-old Republican congressman says he has been fully vaccinated since January. Armstrong says his doctor advised him to quarantine for 10 days. He says he has contacted friends in Congress and will be casting his votes this week by proxy, as Capitol Hill gears up for a busy week that includes a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package.
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UNDATED (AP) – Hospitals and nursing homes around the country are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With such rules taking effect this week in states New York, California and Rhode Island, the fear is that some employees will quit or let themselves be fired or suspended rather than get the vaccine. In New York State, some hospitals have already begun suspending or otherwise removing holdouts.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday that Bret Dockter, a sixth-grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School in Harvey, has been named North Dakota’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.
 
Dockter was one of four finalists for the honor, which is presented each year. They were celebrated Monday at a ceremony in the state Capitol’s Memorial Hall. The other three finalists were Heather Ell, a first-grade teacher at John Hoeven Elementary School in Minot; Shari Jerde, a teacher of business education and family and consumer sciences at Grand Forks’ Community High School; and Matthew Nielson, a science teacher at Valley City Junior/Senior High School. All attended Monday’s celebration.
 
Dockter, 46, teaches social studies, science and mathematics at Hanson, and coaches Harvey High School’s football team. He has been an educator for 23 years, including 11 in his current position. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Minot State University and a master’s from North Dakota State University. In accepting the award, Dockter praised his colleagues, his students, his wife and family, and the community of Harvey, which he described as an ideal place to teach and raise a family.
 
“The reason that I think we’re all here is our students,” Dockter said. “It is such a joy to see how, each year, the class comes together. This recognition is really not as much about me, as it is the kids in my classroom. I think early on in my career, I thought I needed all the answers, and I had all the answers. It is clear now that I never did,” he said. “I learned much more from (his students) than they have learned from me … They have challenged me to not become stagnant, but rather give all that I have, because they deserve the best.”
 
Baesler attended celebrations for the finalists earlier this month at their respective schools, which she called “heartwarming and inspirational.” The educators, she said, “are not only outstanding teachers. They are respected and beloved by their students.” “Mr. Dockter’s goal every day when he walks through the classroom door is provide a safe environment where his students thrive academically and socially,” Baesler said. “He is willing to adapt and change his teaching methods to fit the moment, and make sure his students are learning as much as they can. “He is a firm believer in project-based learning, and of giving students the power to control their own learning,” Baesler said. “He loves seeing students find and develop strengths that they didn’t know they had.”
 
Gov. Burgum praised Dockter’s “commitment to service to these kids, and his caring and passion.” Dockter “understands that students learn better and are more successful when they see themselves as part of something larger, as members of a team or project team,” the governor said. “He encourages students to apply what they learn in the classroom in their lives outside of school, and he encourages relationship building in his community.”
 
Dockter will be North Dakota’s candidate for the national 2022 Teacher of the Year award, a program that is managed by the Council for Chief State School Officers, a Washington, D.C., organization that represents state education interests. He succeeds 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year Kristi Reinke, a social studies teacher at Jim Hill Middle School in Minot. Reinke was a member of the selection committee that chose Dockter for the 2022 honor.
 
“His love, dedication and respect for his job not only shows up in his classroom and his building, but it helps to recruit and retain teachers to the profession,” Reinke said of Dockter. “A teacher’s influence goes on and on, and Bret, the students that you’ve helped, the athletes that you’ve coached, they’ll pass those lessons along forever.”
 
The process of naming the 2022 Teacher of the Year began last spring, when Baesler invited nominations for County Teachers of the Year. Forty North Dakota educators were subsequently honored as Teachers of the Year from their respective counties. The four finalists for the state Teacher of the Year award were picked from among that group, including Dockter, who was Wells County’s Teacher of the Year. The state Teacher of the Year was chosen by an eight-member screening committee of education stakeholders, who reviewed their applications and interviewed the finalists. The process is outlined in North Dakota law, NDCC 15.1-02-21.
 
Nick Archuleta, president of North Dakota United, an organization that represents teachers and public employees, said Dockter and his fellow Teacher of the Year finalists were “incredible teachers representing incredible colleagues, all across the state.” They embraced the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, he said. “The quality of the work you have done over the course of the past few years has been nothing short of phenomenal,” Archuleta said. “You went from full-time face-to-face instruction, to full-time distance learning instruction, and back again, more competently and professionally than any state in the nation.” “That says something special about North Dakota, where teachers, school boards, administrators and state government work together in the interests of our children to develop and implement policies and protocols to keep our students safe and learning,” Archuleta said. “I cannot overstate just how important that is.”
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/28/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 092821 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Monday was day one of the State Class B Girl’s Golf Tournament, which will finish play today. Kindred has won the last two state titles. Avery Bartels of Kindred is the defending individual champion.
 
High School Girls Golf
Class B
 
State Tournament – CrossRoads Golf Club in Carrington
Day One Results
 
1. Heart River, 325
2. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 347
3. Linton-HMB, 355
4. Kindred, 356
5. Fargo Oak Grove, 363
6. Grafton, 378
7. Rugby, 389
8. Stanley, 394
9. Carrington, 396
10. Des Lacs-Burlington, 401
11. New Town, 411
12. Western Morton Co., 418
13. Hatton-Northwood, 422
14. Velva, 426
15. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 429
16. Hazen, 443
17. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier, 450
18. Northern Lights, 452
 
Individual Results (Top 20)
 
1. Ainsley McLain – Grafton, 73
2. Avery Bartels – Kindred, 74
3. Elle Nicholas – North Star, 77
T4. Libby Dulmage – Rugby, 79
T4. Madison Jarrett – Heart River, 79
T6. Kathleen Vetter – Linton-HMB, 80
T6. Mackenzie Schneider – Heart River, 80
T6. Sophie Brantner – Fargo Oak Grove, 80
T6. Lauryn Keller – Des Lacs-Burlington, 80
10. Grace Nantt – Heart River, 82
11. Erin Kelsch – Linton-HMB, 83
T12. Molly Robb – Heart River, 84
T12. Mckenzie Haas – Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 84
14. Sydney Carlson – Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier, 85
15. Sophie Ketterling, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 86
T16. Kayla Hoyme – Kindred, 87
T16. Winter Oldrock – New Town, 87
18. Ashley Schmitt – Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 88
T19. Megan Robb – Heart River, 89
T19. Caiti Hennessy – Stanley, 89
T19. Riele Shaw – Kindred, 89
T19. Emma Ketterling – Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 89
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BISMARCK, ND – The Bismarck Century girl’s golf team won their fifth consecutive WDA Tournament championship. The top six finishers qualified for the state team tournament.
 
High School Girls Golf
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck
 
1. Bismarck Century, 323
2. Mandan, 330
3. Bismarck High, 360
4. Dickinson, 361
5. Bismarck Legacy, 361
6. Williston, 364
7. Minot, 373
8. Jamestown, 382
9. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 386
10. Watford City, 484
 
Medalist: Anna Huettl – Mandan, 76
 
Top 10 finishers (All-Region)
 
1. Anna Huettl – Mandan, 76
2. Aysia Mettler – Mandan, 77
3. Leah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 78
4. Hannah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 79
5. Aysia Iverson – Bismarck Century, 81
6. Grace Stroh – Bismarck High, 82
T7. Lola Homiston – Dickinson, 83
T7. Carrie Carmichael – Williston, 83
9. Regan Braun – Bismarck Century, 85
10. Olivia Sorlie – Jamestown, 86
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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)         5-0           71         1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (4)    5-0           64         2
3. Fargo Shanley                       3-2          39          T3
4. West Fargo                           3-2          36          T3
5. Fargo Davies                        3-2          12           NR
 
Others receiving votes: Mandan (2-3)
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)         Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Jamestown (13)                  4-1          73          1
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s (2)      4-1           61          2
3. Fargo North                         4-1          40           3
4. Devils Lake                          4-1          29          4
5. Dickinson                            2-3          16           5
 
Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (4-1)
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NFL SCHEDULE

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott lost the handle on the ball while being rushed in the end zone, spotted the Eagles an easy touchdown and then proceeded to dismantle them. Prescott threw for three touchdowns in his first home game since he suffered an ankle injury on the same field almost a year ago, Trevon Diggs returned an interception 59 yards for a score and Dallas dominated Philadelphia 41-21 on Monday night. Except for the fumble, Prescott was efficient, going 21 of 26 for 238 yards without an interception in the first NFC East game for both teams. Ezekiel Elliott ran for a season-high 95 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Dalton Schultz had the first two-TD game of his career. Prescott’s first game at AT&T Stadium since the season-ending compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 last year against the New York Giants was also the return to full capacity, with 93,267 inside and the retractable roof open at the $1.2 billion facility.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Mitch Haniger hit two identical three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners gained precious ground in the AL wild-card race with a 13-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. Seattle’s 10th straight victory against Oakland tied the team record for most consecutive wins against a single opponent. The Mariners have won eight of nine overall and nine of their last 11. They are 1 1/2 games behind Boston for the second wild card, with Toronto a game back of the Red Sox. Both those teams were off Monday. Oakland fell 3 1/2 games behind Boston and two back of the Mariners with two more games to play in Seattle.

 
In other Monday action:
 
– Josiah Gray pitched into the sixth inning to earn his second career win, and the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4. Luis Garcia hit a two-run single and Alcides Escobar had three hits for the Nationals. Gray, who made his major league debut with the Dodgers on July 20, has won consecutive starts. The prized right-hander was acquired July 30 in the blockbuster trade that sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to Los Angeles. Colorado has lost 10 of 11 home games, including two three-game sweeps by the San Francisco Giants.
 
– Joey Votto homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-1 to stay alive in the race for the second NL wild card. Nick Castellanos, rookie Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez also connected as Cincinnati posted its fourth straight victory, clinching a second straight winning season. Castellanos had five RBIs, and India finished with four hits and scored four times. The Reds pulled within 5 1/2 games of idle St. Louis for the second wild card. The Cardinals need just one more win to secure the spot.
 
– Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run home run, Yasmani Grandal homered to spark a six-run fourth inning and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox held off the Detroit Tigers in a testy 8-7 win. The benches cleared after Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu and Detroit shortstop Niko Goodrum exchanged words when Abreu was tagged out attempting to steal second base in the ninth.
 
– The Cleveland Indians have won their last home game before they become the Guardians, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-3. Amed Rosario homered, drove in three runs and had four hits and Cal Quantrill pitched six strong innings to delight a Progressive Field crowd that came to see the Indians play one last time under the name they’ve carried since 1915. The team announced the name change earlier this year in the wake of a nationwide reckoning over racist names and symbols. Cleveland’s Bradley Zimmer homered off his brother, Kansas City reliever Kyle Zimmer, in the eighth.
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MLB-NEWS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Giants first baseman and home run leader Brandon Belt has a broken left thumb and his availability for the final week of the regular season and playoffs is unclear. The Giants said an X-ray showed the broken bone and Belt will “continue to meet with doctors over the next couple of days to develop a recovery plan and timetable for his return.” The injury is a big blow for the NL West leaders, who begin a home series with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night still seeking to close out their first division title since 2012. The Dodgers are two games back to start the season’s last week.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars are sending cornerback CJ Henderson, the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for tight end Dan Arnold. The deal also includes a swap of draft picks in 2022: Jacksonville gets Carolina’s third-rounder, the Panthers get a fifth-rounder in return from the Jaguars. Trading Henderson fills a need for unbeaten Carolina and unloads a headache for the winless Jaguars. Panthers first-round pick Jaycee Horn broke a bone in his right foot against Houston on Thursday night and could miss the rest of the season. Henderson had become Jacksonville’s latest first-round flop.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Denver Broncos will be without speedy receiver KJ Hamler for the rest of the season. Hamler tore his left ACL in the Broncos’ 26-0 win over the New York Jets. He was the Broncos’ second-round pick last season. Their top 2020 pick is wide receiver Jerry Jeudy who is also injured.
 
– Panthers coach Matt Rhule said the team has decided not to place running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve while he recovers from a strained hamstring. Had McCaffrey been placed on IR he would have missed at least three games. However, by keeping him on the 53-man roster there is a chance he could return sooner.
 
– Chiefs coach Andy Reid has been released from the hospital. He felt ill and was taken by ambulance to be treated for dehydration following the Chiefs’ 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The 63-year-old Reid is expected to coach Sunday when the Chiefs visit Philadelphia.
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NBA-NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) – Forward Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Denver Nuggets that could be worth up to $207 million. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal to The Associated Press. Porter’s agreement would be worth at least $173 million over five years and could rise to the supermax level of $207 million over that span if he reaches certain criteria this season. He’s assured of making at least $29.8 million in 2022-23, a figure that would rise if he qualified for more by being voted onto an All-NBA team or winning the league’s MVP award this season.

 
Elsewhere in the NBA:
 
– Giannis Antetokounmpo says he feels fine as he prepares for the Milwaukee Bucks’ title defense but will be careful with the left knee that he hyperextended during the championship run. Antetokounmpo missed the final two games of the Eastern Conference finals after hurting his knee but returned to earn MVP honors in the NBA Finals. He scored 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
 
– Unable to attend the Brooklyn Nets’ media day, Kyrie Irving asked for privacy when pressed about his vaccination status and availability for home games. The All-Star guard spoke via Zoom through a monitor set up in the interview room at Barclays Center. If a player is not vaccinated, he would be forced to sit out the Nets’ home games. Irving says his status will be cleared up at a later date.
 
– The Minnesota Timberwolves are familiar with change. They’re undergoing plenty of it with training camp about to start. The biggest shakeup came last week when president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas was fired. Star center Karl-Anthony Towns says he had just joked the day before the dismissal about the offseason being strangely quiet until then. There’s also an ownership transfer taking place from Glen Taylor to partners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez. The $1.5 billion sale is scheduled to be completed in two years, when Lore and Rodriguez will become majority owners.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/27/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092721 – 1200
 
MINNEAPOLIS – Amtrak services will not not operate west of St. Paul until at least Tuesday following the derailment that killed three people in Montana over the weekend. At around 4 p.m. Saturday, an Amtrak train was derailed near Joplin, Montana. Eight of the train’s ten cars were derailed, and three people were killed of the 141 passengers and 7 crew members. More than 50 were injured. As a result of the crash, westbound Amtrak Empire Builder trains from Chicago will terminate in St. Paul through Tuesday. No substitute transportation is currently available, according to Amtrak. Trains will also not operate between Seattle and St. Paul and Portland and St. Paul.
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MINOT, ND – An explosion caused a residential house fire in southwest Minot early this morning. The Minot Fire Department was dispatched to a reported explosion at 1200 2nd Avenue SW at 1:35 a.m. Firefighters were informed that the house was heavily consumed with fire, and that the occupants had not been accounted for. Fire crews quickly knocked down the fire that had engulfed the rear of the home and extinguished the flames spreading toward adjacent structures. Crews initiated search and rescue operations on all three floors until they could account for all occupants. A pedestrian walking by the home when the incident occurred alerted the individuals inside to evacuate immediately. No one was injured during the incident. The cause of the explosion and fire are under investigation.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Two people have died and three others have been injured in an interstate crash near Fargo. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday in a construction zone on Interstate 29 when a pickup truck crossed the center line and struck an SUV head on. Both drivers were killed. The patrol identified them as 66-year-old Ricky Allen Pender, of Moorhead, Minnesota and 27-year-old Skylur Herman Koch, of Fargo. A passenger in the pickup and two others in the SUV suffered serious injuries. The injured were taken to Essentia Health and Sanford Hospital, both in Fargo.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota are at 3,316 today, down 288 since Friday. Information from the Department of Health lists 219 new positives today and 361 new recoveries. Hospitalizations are up 12 since Friday to 133, with 21 of those in ICU. There have been 7 deaths since Friday among those positive with COVID (1604).
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MINOT, ND – The Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Minot and the North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police – Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7 a partnering throughout the month of October to host a non-perishable food drive to help restock the DVCC food pantry in the emergency shelter. Donations of “shelf stable” foods such as mac and cheese, soup, ramen, hamburger helper, instant mashed potatoes, cereal, snacks, taco kits, etc. are requested. Donations can be dropped off at: Minot PD, Velva City Hall, and the Sheriff’s Offices of Renville, Bottineau, Pierce, and McHenry Counties.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092721 – 0700
 
JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) – Investigators are seeking the cause for the weekend derailment of an Amtrak train in far northern Montana that killed three people. Seven people remained hospitalized Sunday but were in stable condition. The Empire Builder train was westbound when the derailment occurred about 4 p.m. Saturday just outside the tiny community of Joplin. Nearby residents rushed to the scene to help first responders attend to the roughly 160 passengers and crew. National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into the cause of the accident, which occurred near a switch on the tracks. The Empire Builder runs between Chicago and Seattle.
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MAKOTI, N.D. (AP) – The first car jumping attempt in five years by North Dakota’s version of Evil Knievel ended in disaster when the car driven my the man known as the Flying Farmer corkscrewed off the ramp and rolled. Authorities say 57-year-old John Smith was alert after the crash Saturday at a rural gravel pit and that he even tried to pull himself out of the car while talking to rescuers. He was eventually cut out and taken by a medical helicopter to a hospital, according to firefighters. The extent of his injuries wasn’t known. The crowd of about 300 spectators went silent when Smith crashed. The Bismarck Tribune reports that his family members, including his daughters and wife Melinda, reacted emotionally, running to the mangled car.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The driver of a Pierce County prisoner transport van involved in a fatal crash last month has been charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment. Court documents allege 58-year-old Geraldine Miller, of Towner, failed to stop and yield the right of way at an intersection. Philemena Evenson, of Tacoma, Washington, was killed in the crash. She was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with the prisoner transport van on Aug. 4 at an intersection between McClusky and Goodrich. Three people in the prisoner transport van were taken to hospitals. Miller is a correctional officers with the Rugby jail.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – A man with a felony record has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a gun that he left with four unsupervised children in his Moorhead home, where one of the children accidentally shot and killed the man’s 6-year-old cousin. Phillip N. Jones, Jr., 34, entered his plea Thursday in St. Paul in connection with the death of Marcellus Dixon, who was shot and killed on March 21 at an apartment. The plea deal seeks a prison term of up to 4 years and nine months. Jones has felony convictions that include attempted drive-by shooting, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Two people have died and three others have been injured in an interstate crash near Fargo. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday in a construction zone on Interstate 29 when a pickup truck crossed the center line and struck an SUV head on. Both drivers were killed. The patrol identified them as 66-year-old Ricky Allen Pender, of Moorhead, Minnesota and 27-year-old Skylur Herman Koch, of Fargo. A passenger in the pickup and two others in the SUV suffered serious injuries. The injured were taken to Essentia Health and Sanford Hospital, both in Fargo.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/27/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 092721 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot State women’s soccer team sits atop the NSIC standings following a 2-1 win in Sioux Falls on Sunday. Melanie Van Walstijn scored her first goal of the season in the ninth minute and Sofia Lewis added her fourth of the season in the 26th minute, assisted by Tiffany Schennum. Maddie Kindred totaled six saves for the Beavers who improve to 5-2-0 overall and a perfect 4-0-0 in NSIC action on the year. The Beavers will get to stay home this coming weekend as they host Winona State on Friday at 3 pm and Upper Iowa on Sunday at Noon.
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VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings accelerated past Seattle 30-17 for their first win over the Seahawks in 12 years. Kirk Cousins threw for three touchdown before halftime for Minnesota and guided three clock-draining field goal drives in the second half. Alexander Mattison stepped in for the injured Dalvin Cook and racked up 171 total yards. He rushed 18 times for 76 yards in the second half as the Vikings seized control with 23 straight points. The Vikings converted nine of 14 third downs. They also had possession for a whopping 22:40 after halftime. That’s more than 75% of the second half. They beat Seattle for the first time with Pete Carroll as coach and Russell Wilson as the quarterback.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Danny Jansen hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, George Springer also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 to maintain pressure in the AL wild-card race before heading to Toronto for their final homestand. Toronto will enter the final week two games back for the second AL wild card. The New York Yankees and Boston were tied for the wild-card lead heading into their game. Toronto won the final two games of the four-game series. The Blue Jays host three-game series against New York and Baltimore. The Twins have the day off today before beginning their final home series of the season on Tuesday.
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LYNX-SKY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Courtney Vandersloot led a balanced attack with 19 points and the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky raced past the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx 89-76 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game. The Sky, who lost four of six coming into the playoffs, won with a 22-6 advantage in fast break points fueled by 11 steals. They also dominated inside with a 37-29 rebound margin and made 19 of 20 free throws. Chicago opens the best-of-five semifinals series at Connecticut on Tuesday. Kahleah Copper scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Sky. Aerial Powers led Minnesota with 24 points. The Lynx end the season with a 22-11 record.
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GOLF-RYDER CUP

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The young guns from the U.S. Ryder Cup team have completed the most lopsided win since Europe became part of the event in 1979. Daniel Berger won the final hole in the final match for the last point and a 19-9 victory at Whistling Straits. The final blow came from Collin Morikawa, at 24 the youngest player on the team and already a two-time major champion. He holed a 3-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole that assured the Americans at least the 14 1/2 points they needed. Scottie Scheffler showed why he was selected as one of six Ryder Cup rookies on the United States squad, defeating top-ranked Jon Rahm by a 4-3 margin. Dustin Johnson became the first American since Larry Nelson in 1979 to go 5-0, completing his perfect week by beating Paul Casey in a match he never trailed.

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NASCAR-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Denny Hamlin has earned his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by holding off Chase Elliott and kicking off the second round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Hamlin got his first victory of the season in the playoff opener at Darlington three weeks ago in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. A breakthrough victory in Vegas proves Hamlin has emerged as a serious contender for his first Cup Series championship after a 17-year career filled with near-misses. Kyle Busch finished third on his hometown track, followed by Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney as the 12 remaining playoff drivers began the second round and the final seven races of the season. Hamlin, Busch and Truex put Joe Gibbs Racing in three of the top four spots.

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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Justin Tucker bailed out the Baltimore Ravens after they had wasted a nine-point, fourth-quarter lead. Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal, bouncing it past the crossbar as time expired to give the Ravens a 19-17 win over the Lions. After Baltimore wasted a 16-7 lead, Lamar Jackson threw a 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins on fourth-and-19 to get the Ravens across midfield with 7 seconds left. Tucker topped the previous record of 64 yards set by Denver’s Matt Prater in 2013.

 
Elsewhere around the NFL:
 
– The Buccaneers’ 10-game winning streak is over after Matthew Stafford passed for 343 yards and four touchdowns to send the Rams past Tampa Bay, 34-24. Stafford’s best pass of the game came early in the third quarter, when he connected with a wide-open DeSean Jackson for a 75-yard score to extend Los Angeles’ lead to 21-7. Tom Brady completed 41 of 55 passes for 432 yards and two scores.
 
– The Chiefs suffered their second straight loss as Justin Herbert’s touchdown toss to Mike Williams with 32 seconds gave the Chargers a 30-24 win at Kansas City. The Chargers capitalized on four turnovers, including Patrick Mahomes’ second interception in the closing minutes. Herbert finished with 281 yards passing and four touchdowns without an interception.
 
– Aaron Rodgers completed two deep passes to Davante Adams on a last-minute drive before Mason Crosby drilled a 51-yard field goal as time expired to give the Packers a 30-28 triumph over the 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo gave San Francisco the lead on a 12-yard TD pass to Kyle Juszczyk with 37 seconds to play. Rodgers threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns for Green Bay, which has back-to-back wins since a 38-3 loss to the Saints in Week 1.
 
– Cleveland’s defense made sure Justin Fields’ first NFL start was a disaster in defeating the Bears, 26-6. The Browns sacked Fields nine times, with Myles Garrett setting a team record with 4 1/2. Kareem Hunt finished with 155 totals yards, including a 29-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
 
– Ryan Tannehill threw for 197 yards and three touchdowns as the Titans topped the Colts, 25-16. Tennessee’s Derrick Henry ran for 113 yards as he topped the 100-yard mark for a sixth straight divisional game. Quarterback Carson Wentz started for the Colts despite sprained ankles, throwing for 194 yards.
 
– Jameis Winston threw for two touchdowns and Malcolm Jenkins had a pick-6 in the Saints’ 28-13 win over the Patriots. Taysom Hill ran for a touchdown and Alvin Kamara rushed 24 times for 89 yards. Patriots QB Mac Jones was 30 of 51 for 270 yards and a TD, but he also threw three interceptions, two leading to Saints touchdowns.
 
– The Bengals thumped the Steelers, 24-10 as Joe Burrow threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Burrow found rookie Ja’Marr Chase for 34-yard and 9-yard scores as the Bengals won at Heinz Field for the first time since 2015. Ben Roethlisberger completed 38 of 57 passes for 318 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Steelers.
 
– Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes before halftime and guided three clock-draining field goal drives after that as the Vikings accelerated past the Seahawks, 30-17. Alexander Mattison stepped in for the injured Dalvin Cook and racked up 171 total yards, rushing 18 times for 76 yards in the second half. Cousins went 30 for 38 for 323 yards in his third consecutive turnover-free game.
 
– Von Miller led a defense that sacked Zach Wilson five times, intercepted him twice and limited the rookie to 160 yards passing in the Broncos’ 26-0 win over the Jets. Alexander Johnson had two of Denver’s sacks of Wilson, helping Denver move to 3-0 for the first time since 2016. Wilson was 19 of 34 and was picked off by Justin Simmons and Caden Sterns in the fourth quarter.
 
– Daniel Carlson’s 22-yard field goal as time expired in overtime lifted the Raiders to a 31-28 victory over the Dolphins. Derek Carr found Bryan Edwards for 34 yards before Peyton Barber put together runs of 27 and 8 yards to set up the short field goal. Carr completed 26 of 43 pass attempts for 386 yards and two touchdowns.
 
– Josh Allen quieted his early season critics by throwing four touchdown passes and rushing for another in the Bills’ 43-21 thrashing of Washington. Allen finished 32 of 43 for 358 yards and surpassed the 100-touchdown plateau in his 47th career start. Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke struggled in his first career road start by going 14 of 24 for 212 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
 
– The Cardinals came away with a 31-19 win over the Jaguars as Byron Murphy intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a touchdown following a botched trick play. James Conner capped two long drives with short TD runs, and Murphy delivered the game-changing play when he stepped in front of Jacob Hollister near the sideline and took it the other way for 29 yards. Kyler Murray completed 28 of 34 passes for 316 yards, with an interception.
 
– The Falcons pulled out a 17-14 win over the Giants on Younghoe Koo’s 40-yard field goal on the final play. Matt Ryan engineered two late drives and threw two touchdowns to rally the Falcons. It spoiled a day when the Giants retired the jersey of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers are the latest Major League team to wrap up a playoff berth. The Brewers clinched their second NL Central title in four years, beating the Mets, 8-4 behind Willy Adames’s two-run homer and three RBIs. Freddy Peralta won for the first time since Aug. 10, ending a skid in which he went 0-2 in five starts. He allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

 
Checking out Sunday’s other Major League action:
 
– The Cardinals extended their team-record winning streak to 16 games as Andrew Knizner scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the ninth inning of a 4-2 decision over the Cubs. Paul Goldschmidt and Harrison Bader homered as St. Louis dropped its magic number to one for clinching the second NL wild card.
 
– The Phillies’ five-game winning streak ended with a 6-0 loss to the Pirates, leaving Philadelphia 2 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Braves. Phillies starter Hans Crouse gave up a home run to Cole Tucker on his first major league pitch.
 
– Will Smith worked around three ninth-inning walks by striking out the side as the Braves knocked off the Padres, 4-3. Joc Pederson homered and scored twice for the Braves, who have led the division since Aug. 15.
 
– Corey Seager hit two solo homers and the Dodgers claimed their 100th win by blanking the Diamondbacks, 3-0. Julio Urias scattered five hits over five innings of his MLB-leading 19th victory, but Los Angeles remains two games behind the NL West-leading Giants.
 
– Brandon Crawford slammed a three-run homer to cap the Giants’ four-run ninth in their sixth consecutive win, 6-2 over the Rockies. Giants first baseman Brandon Belt left the game in the seventh inning after getting hit on the left hand with a pitch while squaring to bunt.
 
– Tyler Stephenson and Nick Castellanos hit consecutive home runs before Kyle Farmer broke the game open with a grand slam in the Reds’ 9-2 thrashing of the Nationals. Tyler Mahle allowed one unearned run and three hits in six innings as Cincinnati secured its first non-losing season since 2012.
 
– After two dropped foul balls prolonged his at-bat, Aaron Judge doubled in the go-ahead runs to lead the Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Red Sox and a three-game sweep at Fenway Park. Giancarlo Stanton followed with a two-run homer over the Green Monster and out of the ballpark to give the Yankees their sixth straight victory and a one-game lead over Boston for the first AL wild card.
 
– The Athletics completed a three-game sweep by downing the Astros, 4-3 on Mark Canha’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Alex Bregman homered for the Astros, whose magic number to clinch the division stayed at two.
 
– Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth that sent the Mariners to their seventh win in eight games, 5-1 versus the Angels. Jarred Kelenic tied it with a seventh-inning homer to help Seattle move two games out of a playoff slot.
 
– Danny Jansen slammed a go-ahead, three-run homer, and George Springer also went deep for the Blue Jays in a 5-2 downing of the Twins. Toronto will enter the final week one game back for the second AL wild card.
 
– Rookie Shane Baz pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win his second straight start, helping the Rays earn a 3-2 victory over the Marlins. Nelson Cruz had two RBIs to help Tampa Bay complete its team-record 14th series sweep of the year.
 
– The Royals earned a 2-1 win over the Tigers behind Kris Bubic, who was reached for just two hits and a walk over seven innings.
 
– Andy Ibanez hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers avoided their 100th loss by beating the Baltimore Orioles, 7-4 for a four-game split.
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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Clemson has tumbled from ninth to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping its streak of 97 straight weeks in the top 10. The Tigers lost for the second time this season Saturday, falling in double overtime at North Carolina State. Clemson’s top-10 streak was tied with Alabama for the longest current run in college football and second-longest in the history of the AP poll, behind Miami’s 137 from 1985-93. The Crimson Tide remain No.1, followed by Georgia, Oregon, Penn State and Iowa. The Nittany Lions moved up two spots, while Oklahoma fell two positions to sixth. Cincinnati, Arkansas, Notre Dame and Florida round out the top 10.

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MLB-ATHLETICS-ANDRUS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus is done for the season after breaking his left leg while scoring the winning run in Saturday’s game against the Astros. The A’s also placed infielder Jed Lowrie on the IL on Sunday with a sprained right hand.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Kansas City coach Andy Reid was taken from Arrowhead Stadium to the hospital after the Chiefs’ 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs would only say that Reid was feeling “ill” after the NFL Network reports the coach was being hospitalized. Reid coached the duration of the game and addressed the team in the locker room. But he sent assistant coach Dave Toub to speak to reporters. That is a job that Reid customarily handles. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes says Reid “seemed fine” when he spoke to the team after the game.

 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/26/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 092621 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Williston earned a pair of cross country titles on Saturday.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
 
1. Williston, 45
2. Bismarck Century, 45
3. Bowman County, 126
4. Bismarck Legacy, 136
5. Kindred, 147
 
Individual winner: Griffin House of Bismarck Century, 15:54
 
High School Girls Cross Country
 
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
 
1. Williston, 51
2. Grand Forks Red River, 70
3. Bismarck Legacy, 135
4. Rugby, 144
5. Bismarck Century, 187
 
Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 19:25
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
Minot Invite
 
1. Minot, 543
2. West Fargo Sheyenne, 504
3. Bismarck Century, 364
4. Bismarck Legacy, 231
5. Mandan, 207
6. Bismarck High, 84
 
High School Boys Soccer
Williston 4, Mandan 3
 
College Football
Minnesota State-Mankato 68, Minot State 10
 
College Womens Volleyball
Winona State def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-14, 25-16
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 3, Austin Bruins 2
St. Cloud Norsemen 8, Bismarck Bobcats 3
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Teoscar Hernández, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1. Toronto stayed two games behind Boston and New York in the AL wild-card race with seven games remaining. Robbie Ray scattered three hits in six innings as the Blue Jays ended a three-game slide. Semien hit his 43rd home run in the sixth for a 3-1 lead. That tied him with Davey Johnson of Atlanta in 1973 for the most home runs in a season by a second baseman.
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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Brian Kelly has broken a record set by a legendary coach.
Kelly became Notre Dame’s winningest coach as the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish clobbered No. 18 Wisconsin, 41-13. It was Kelly’s 105th win with the Irish, surpassing Knute Rockne. Jack Coan faced his old team but came out of the game with a left leg injury in the third quarter. Coan was sacked five times while completing 15 of 29 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown. Drew Pyne was 6 of 8 for 81 yards and a TD in relief of Coan. Graham Mertz threw four interceptions for the Badgers, two that were returned for touchdowns in the final 2:30 minutes.

 
Meanwhile, Arkansas won an SEC matchup of Top-25 teams. KJ Jefferson threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns before the 16th-ranked Razorbacks held on for a 20-10 triumph over No. 7 Texas A&M. Jefferson came up limping and favoring his left leg after getting tackled out of bounds to start the second half, and left a few plays later. The Aggies hadn’t allowed a passing touchdown this season until Jefferson’s 85-yard score to Treylon Burks late in the first quarter, making it 10-0.
 
In other Top-25 college football action:
 
– Jameson Williams opened the game with a 100-yard kickoff return, then added an 81-yard touchdown catch and another 83-yard runback in No. 1 Alabama’s 63-14 pounding of Southern Miss. Bryce Young was nearly flawless in throwing for five touchdowns while completing 20 of 22 passes for 313 yards.
 
– JT Daniels threw for 121 yards and two touchdowns playing only the first quarter of second-ranked Georgia’s biggest rout of Vanderbilt, 62-0. The Bulldogs nearly had more points than Vandy managed yards, outgaining the Commodores 524-77.
 
– Oregon dealt Arizona its 16th consecutive loss as Anthony Brown threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead the third-ranked Ducks to a 41-19 rout of the Wildcats. The Ducks put it away on Bennett Williams’ 68-yard interception return for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
 
– Gabe Brkic nailed a 30-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 4 Oklahoma a 16-13 win over West Virginia. Spencer Rattler completed all six of his passes for 54 yards on the final drive to get the Sooners into scoring range after starting at the Oklahoma 8 with 3:39 left.
 
– Spencer Petras threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns as fifth-ranked Iowa came back from a 14-7 halftime deficit to beat Colorado State, 24-14. The Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on back-to-back possessions that took a combined four plays in the third quarter.
 
– Sean Clifford passed for four touchdowns and a career-high 401 yards, leading No. 6 Penn State to a 38-17 victory over Villanova. Clifford completed 19 of 26 passes, finding Parker Washington for two TDs and Jahan Dotson and KeAndre Lambert-Smith for one apiece.
 
– Devin Leary threw for four touchdowns, including the winning 22-yard pass to Devin Carter as North Carolina State stunned No. 9 Clemson, 27-21 in double-overtime. The Wolfpack celebrated after stopping the Tigers on downs near the goal line, damaging Clemson’s shot at a spot in the ACC title game.
 
– True freshman quarterback Kyle McCord overcame early jitters to throw for 319 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 59-7 thrashing of Akron. Freshman TreVeyon Henderson ran for 93 yards and two scores in the first half for the 10th-ranked Buckeyes.
 
– Eleventh-ranked Florida racked up a 38-14 win over Tennessee as Emory Jones had two touchdown passes to go with a career-high 144 yards rushing. He became the Gators’ first QB to top 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing since Tim Tebow in 2009.
 
– Baylor pulled out a 31-29 win over No. 14 Iowa State as Gerry Bohanon threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. The Bears stopped a two-point try with 24 seconds left and recovering the ensuing onside kick to secure their first win over a ranked opponent since 2015.
 
– Baylor Romney threw for a career-high 305 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 15 BYU to a 35-27 victory over South Florida. Tyler Allgeier ran for 81 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help the Cougars earn their sixth straight victory dating to last season.
 
– No. 17 Coastal Carolina scored on eight of nine possessions in a 53-3 thrashing of UMass. Grayson McCall threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, helping the Chanticleers start off 4-0 for the second straight season.
 
– Hassan Haskins ran for touchdowns on 19th-ranked Michigan’s first two possessions of a 20-13 victory against Rutgers. The Wolverines won despite being held to 112 yards rushing after entering the game leading the nation at 350 yards per game on the ground.
 
– Chester Kimbrough intercepted a pass in overtime before Matt Coghlin made a 21-yard field goal to keep No. 20 Michigan State unbeaten with a 23-20 decision over Nebraska. Jayden Reed returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown with 3:47 left in regulation to tie it 20-all for the Spartans.
 
– Jeff Sims came off the bench to run for three touchdowns and pass for another in Georgia Tech’s 45-24 rout of No. 21 North Carolina.
 
– No. 23 Auburn rallied to beat Georgia State, 34-24 as Shedrick Jackson caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Finley with 45 seconds remaining.
 
– Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and also ran for two short scores to help No. 24 UCLA earn a 35-24 victory at Stanford.
 
– Spencer Sanders completed 22 of 34 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns, leading Oklahoma State to a 31-20 victory over No. 25 Kansas State.
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GOLF-RYDER CUP

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Only a total collapse by the United States Ryder Cup team on Sunday will prevent it from coming away with the trophy. The U.S. closed out Saturday’s fourball matches with an 11-5 lead over Europe, its biggest two-day advantage since 1975. Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler won the day’s final best-ball match 3 and 1 over Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland to split the afternoon matches. America’s other point in the afternoon came from Dustin Johnson, who improved to 4-0 for the week. Johnson paired with Collin Morikawa for a 4-and-3 win over Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy. The Americans need just 3 1/2 points on Sunday to claim the cup. No team has won fewer than 3 1/2 points on the final day since the tournament has been closing with 12 singles matches.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the three most storied franchises in National League history, but they’ve never had a winning streak as long as they own right now. The Cardinals picked up their 15th consecutive win as Harrison Bader, Tyler O’Neill and Paul DeJong homered in an 8-5 win over the Cubs in Chicago. Catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder Bader were part of a pair of rundowns that became a double play, preserving the Redbirds’ one-run lead in the eighth. It was the fourth double play of the afternoon for the Cards, who have homered 11 times in the first three games of the series. St. Louis topped the previous club record of 14 straight wins set in 1935.

 
In Saturday’s other Major League action:
 
– The Braves still lead the NL East by 1 1/2 games over Philadelphia after Jorge Soler delivered a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning of a 10-8 win at San Diego. Soler also hit a three-run homer in the sixth as Atlanta eliminated San Diego from playoff contention.
 
– Ranger Suarez pitched a four-hit shutout while striking out seven as the Phillies beat the Pirates, 3-0. Bryce Harper hit his 34th home run and Matt Vierling hit his first major league homer, both coming in the third inning of Philadelphia’s fifth win in a row.
 
– Brandon Belt went deep twice and the Giants increased their lead in the NL West to two games over the Dodgers with a 7-2 win against the Rockies. Belt’s second blast was San Francisco’s 236th homer of the season, surpassing the 235 total of the 2001 club.
 
– Ketel Marte and Carson Kelly homered early off Clayton Kershaw before the Diamondbacks completed a 7-2 win over the Dodgers. Zac Gallen pitched one-run ball for six innings as Arizona denied Los Angeles its 100th victory.
 
– The Brewers’ magic number to clinch the NL Central is one after Corbin Burnes struck out nine while allowing five hits over six innings of a 2-1 win versus the Mets. Eduardo Escobar’s two-run single in the third highlighted Milwaukee’s four-hit attack.
 
– The Rays rolled to a 7-3 win over the Marlins to become the second AL team to wrap up a division title. Mike Zunino smacked a go-ahead homer and Brandon Lowe later added a pair of RBI doubles for the AL East champs.
 
– The Yankees picked up their fifth straight win and moved into a tie with Boston for the first AL wild card by defeating the Red Sox, 5-3 on Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam in the eighth inning. Kevin Plawecki and Bobby Dalbec homered for the Red Sox, who have dropped two straight after carrying a seven-game winning streak into the series.
 
– The Blue Jays remain two outs out of an AL playoff berth after Teoscar Hernandez, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered in their 6-1 downing of the Twins. Semien hit his 43rd home run to tie the record for most home runs in a season by a second baseman.
 
– The Athletics pulled out a 2-1 decision over the Astros on Starling Marte’s game-ending double with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Josh Harrison had an RBI single and Elvis Andrus singled twice for the A’s.
 
– The Indians posted a 6-0 shutout of the White Sox behind Eli Morgan, who allowed one hit in six innings. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer and had an RBI single off All-star Lance Lynn, whose winless streak reached nine starts.
 
– Nick Castellanos slugged a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning to send the Reds past the Nationals, 7-6. Castellanos finished with three RBIs and Eugenio Suarez drove in two for Cincinnati.
 
– Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning of the Tigers’ 5-1 decision over the Royals. Jeimer Candelario supplied a run-scoring double in Detroit’s fifth win in six games.
 
– Kelvin Gutierrez homered to cap a three-run seventh inning and the Orioles beat the Rangers, 3-2. The game was scoreless in the seventh when the 105-loss Orioles broke through against Texas starter Jordan Lyles.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Steelers star outside linebacker T.J. Watt won’t play against Cincinnati after all. The team has downgraded Watt from questionable to out for Sunday’s home game due to a groin injury suffered in last Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. He was limited in practice this week but said Friday he was hoping to play. Watt’s absence means the Steelers will be without both of their starting outside linebackers on Sunday.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Dolphins have placed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve. That means he will miss at least three games before he can return from fractured ribs. Jacoby Brissett is set to start for Miami on Sunday.
 
– Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers due to an ankle injury. Jenkins got hurt during Monday night’s 35-17 victory over the Lions, though he remained in the game. The Packers also announced that tight end Dominique Dafney won’t play against the Niners due to a hip injury.
 
– Chargers defensive lineman Justin Jones will miss his second straight game after being downgraded to out for Sunday’s clash with the Chiefs in Kansas City. Jones suffered a calf injury in Los Angeles’ 20-16 win over Washington on Sept. 12 and has not practiced the last two weeks. Edge rusher Joey Bosa is questionable and remains a game time decision due to ankle and toe injuries.
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NBA-WIZARDS-HACHIMURA

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp for personal reasons. The team says it’s an excused absence and there will be more updates when appropriate. Hachimura averaged 13.8 points over 57 games last season. He averaged 13.5 points as a rookie in 2019-20.

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NHL-BLUES-SENATORS TRADE

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – The Ottawa Senators have acquired Zach Sanford, sending St. Louis native Logan Brown to the Blues for the veteran forward. St. Louis also receives a conditional 2022 draft pick from Ottawa. Sanford had 10 goals and 16 points in 52 games for the Blues last season.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/25/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 092521 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s first and only federal capital punishment case is on hold after a federal judge threw out the death sentence given to Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. in 2006 in the death of college student Dru Sjodin. Judge Ralph Erickson cited what he called misleading testimony from a medical examiner and failures by defense attorneys to say a new sentencing phase would be warranted. Prosecutors have to decide whether they will appeal first. That’s a question that comes as President Joe Biden personally opposes capital punishment and executions nationwide are on hold. Sjodin’s family has said they support the death penalty for Rodriguez.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Fargo’s mayor and health officials have made an urgent appeal for North Dakota residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks indoors. The plea comes as coronavirus cases surge. Mayor Tim Mahoney says hospitals and medical staffs are overwhelmed. North Dakota has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. Mahoney and others say 90% of people hospitalized in North Dakota for the virus are not vaccinated. The North Dakota Health Department said Friday that vaccine boosters should be available next week to people 65 and older and others who have existing health problems that make them more at risk for severe illness from the virus.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers has substantially completed a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in some rural regions. The preliminary plan unanimously approved Thursday also forces several incumbent lawmakers to run against each other to keep their jobs, including the Democratic Senate minority leader and the GOP House majority leader. Rep. Bill Devlin, chairman of the committee, says the panel will return to the Capitol twice next week to “tweak” the plan that was drafted over the past several weeks.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reaching an agreement with the federal government to pay $15 million in fines. Summit Midstream Partners was charged for negligently discharging oil and for failing to immediately report the spill, which occurred north of Williston over a period of five months in 2014 and 2015. A pipeline leaked 700,000 barrels of produced water, which is highly saturated saltwater that comes up in wells along with oil and gas. Produced water can contain oil. Some of the wastewater reached Blacktail Creek, which eventually flows into the Missouri River.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot City Council approved on second reading a 2022 budget of approximately $175.271 million at their meeting this week. The approved budget, which calls for a 121.69 mill levy, includes new positions of two dispatchers, one plumbing inspector, two bus drivers, one computer forensic technician, one mechanic, one property maintenance position, one GIS technician, one recycling coordinator, one water plant operator, and four positions that would transition from part time to full time. The 2022 budget includes funding to continue work on flood control phases, the Northwest Area Water Supply project, and projects through the National Disaster Resilience program. While the funding for those projects already exists, it must be included in the budget in order to be spent in 2022.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/25/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 092521 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Runningback Chris Jenner and quarterback Rylan Scheig combined for 342 yards of offense and five touchdowns as Surrey defeated Lewis & Clark 36-6 last night, in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Jenner rushed 25 times for 225 yards and two scores. Scheig rushed 11 times for 60 yards with two TD’s and he also threw for 57 yards and another score. The Bomber attack was led by Huntyrr Anderson with 110 yards rushing on 14 carries and a touchdowns. Patrick Simons rushed for 84 yards on 15 carries and threw for 80 yards. Lewis & Clark lost four fumbles on the night. Surrey improves to 4-1 on the season, while the Bombers drop to 3-3.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 21, #5 Mandan 14 (27 game winning streak)
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 36, Bismarck Legacy 7
#T3 Fargo Shanley 33, (#1 11A) Jamestown 13
#T3 West Fargo 42, (11A) Fargo South 3
Minot 31, Williston 0
Fargo Davies 27, Bismarck High 0
 
Class 11 A
(#T3 11AA) Fargo Shanley 33, #1 Jamestown 13
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 51, Wahpeton 20
#3 Fargo North 42, Grand Forks Red River 8
#4 Devils Lake 21, Grand Forks Central 15
#5 Dickinson 33, Watford City 14
Valley City 30, Turtle Mountain 0
(#T3 11AA) West Fargo 42, Fargo South 3
 
Class 11B
#1 Beulah 28, Killdeer 12
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 37, Harvey-Wells County 30 (44-game winning streak)
#3 Hillsboro-Central Valley 41, Carrington 0
#4 Kindred 41, Fargo Oak Grove 0
#5 Velva-Garrison 20, Nedrose 12
Bishop Ryan 37, Stanley 7
Des Lacs-Burlington 35, South Prairie-Max 0
Rugby 18, Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 6
Southern McLean 30, Heart River 8
Shiloh Christian 37, Hazen 30
Bowman County 14, Dickinson Trinity 7
Thompson 30, Grafton 16
Northern Cass 47, Park River Area 8
Central Cass 41, Lisbon 8
Sargent County 44, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 26
Oakes 32, Linton-HMB 13
 
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 42, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 12
#2 New Salem-Almont 48, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 14
#3 Cavalier 58, Griggs-Midkota 8
Divide County 58, #4 Ray-Powers Lake 50
#5 MayPort-CG 50, Larimore 18
Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 60, Alexander 24
Bottineau 20, St. John 6
North Prairie 26, T-G-U 14
Central McLean 60, Kidder County 38
South Border 28, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 8
Mott-Regent-New England 42, Grant County-Flasher 34
Hettinger-Scranton 44, Beach 20
New Rockford-Sheyenne 60, Benson County 22
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 38, Hatton-Northwood 12
Hankinson 49, Tri-State 6
Enderlin-Maple Valley 32, Richland 0
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
Roy Griak – Minneapolis (Top 5)
 
1. Bismarck High, 85
2. Notre Dame, 177
3. Dickinson, 180
4. Bloomington Jefferson, 190
5. Brandon Valley, 279
 
Individual winner: Charlie Power Thies of St. Paul Como Park, 16:31
 
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Legacy 3, Fargo Davies 2
Fargo Davies 4, Bismarck Century 1
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot 116, West Fargo Sheyenne 70
Minot 138, Dickinson 48
Bismarck Legacy 118, Bismarck High 67
West Fargo Sheyenne 118, Dickinson 68
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Southwest Minnesota State 1
 
College Womens Volleyball
Upper Iowa def. Minot State, 25-5, 25-15, 25-13
 
NAHL Hockey
Austin Bruins 3, Minot Minotauros 2
St. Cloud Norsemen 5, Bismarck Bobcats 4
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State football team (0-3) host 20th-ranked Minnesota State Mavericks tonight at 6 pm at Herb Parker Stadium. Elsewhere in college football, NDSU and UND have byes this week before they begin Missouri Valley Conference play next week against each other in Grand Forks.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Byron Buxton’s two-run homer spoiled José Berríos’ return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto’s playoff hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1. Buxton hit his 15th homer of the season in a three-run third inning against Berríos (12-9), who was making his first start in Minnesota after being sent to Toronto at the trade deadline. The Blue Jays are 1-4 on their final road trip of the season, and are three games behind New York and Boston in the AL wild-card race.
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T25 FOOTBALL

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Fresno State was a winner in its return to The Associated Press college football poll. Jake Haener threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half to help the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs rally from a 12-point deficit in a 38-30 decision over UNLV. Haener connected on scoring strikes of 4, 23 and 25 yards to Jalen Cropper on three straight possessions to turn a 21-9 deficit in to a 29-21 lead. Haener and Cropper struck again with a 26-yard TD that made it 35-30 with 4:53 to play.

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GOLF-RYDER CUP
 
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The United States dropped the first completed match during Ryder Cup on Friday. The Americans didn’t lose another as they took a 6-2 lead over Europe at Whistling Straits. The day ended with the U.S. going 2-0-2 in fourball. Even with a 3-1 start in foursomes, Steve Stricker broke up all his American teams and and still won the afternoon fourballs session. Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele each went 2-0 on the opening day, while Rory McIlroy lost both of his matches. All six U.S. rookies contributed at least a half-point in giving Europe its largest first-day deficit in Cup history.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have tied the longest winning streak in team history by sweeping a pair from the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The Redbirds were 8-5 winners in the opener on two-run homers by Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill and pinch-hitter Jose Rondon. Tommy Edman had three hits and Goldschmidt had three RBIs to help the Cardinals take a 8-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth.

 
The Cardinals made it 14 wins by blowing out the Cubs, 12-4 in the nightcap. Tyler O’Neill provided a three-run homer and pair Lars Nootbaar smacked a pair of solo shots. Harrison Bader added a solo drive, double and single as St. Louis batters went deep five times in the nightcap and eight times on the day. The Cards reeled off 14 straight wins in 1935 behind Hall of Famers Dizzy Dean, Ducky Medwick and Frankie Frisch.
 
The Redbirds were three games out of a playoff berth when the streak began. They now lead the second NL wild card by five games over the Phillies and have a magic number of four to wrap up a postseason berth. The Phillies currently are 1 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Braves after Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning to send the Phils past the Pirates, 8-6. Brad Miller also went deep as Philadelphia won its fourth in a row and eighth in the last 10. Hector Neris wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth by getting Ke’Bryan Hayes to ground out, avoiding the Phillies’ major league-leading 35th save.
 
Fernando Tatis Jr. homered leading off the top of the seventh inning to send the Padres to a 6-5 win over the Braves in the resumption of a game that was suspended due to rain in Atlanta on July 21. Tatis’ homer regained the lead for the Padres after Braves pinch-hitter Adam Duvall tied it with a solo homer with one out in the bottom of the sixth. The Braves captured the scheduled game as Max Fried retired his last 18 batters and finished with a three-hitter for his second career shutout, leading a 4-0 win at San Diego. Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer for the Braves in the nightcap.
 
Checking out Friday’s other MLB action:
 
– The Giants continue to hold a one-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West after Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer in San Francisco’s 100th victory, 7-2 at Colorado. Tommy La Stella, Crawford and Brandon Belt had solo home runs to give San Francisco a 3-2 lead after six. Kervin Castro tossed two innings for his first major league victory.
 
– Chris Taylor robbed a pair of potential extra-base hits on defense in the ninth inning to secure the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory at Arizona. AJ Pollock hit a two-run homer and also stole an extra-base hit from Josh Rojas in the first inning. Winning pitcher Tony Gonsolin limited the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings.
 
– Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s three home runs and Eric Lauer turned in a much-needed strong start for the Brewers in a 5-1 win over the Mets. Kolten Wong and Willy Adames also went deep as Milwaukee ended a five-game skid and trimmed its magic number for winning its first NL Central title since 2018 to two. The Brewers have won 12 of their last 13 against the Mets in Milwaukee, including seven in a row.
 
– The Rays clobbered the Marlins, 8-0 as Ryan Yarbrough allowed two hits over six innings of relief to help the AL East leaders reduce their magic number to two. The Rays got three RBIs each from Randy Arozarena and Kevin Kiermaier, who came within a homer of hitting for the cycle. Tampa Bay rookie shortstop Wander Franco returned after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury and extended his on-base streak to 40 games with a sixth-inning walk.
 
– The Red Sox’s seven-game winning streak is over following an 8-3 pounding by the Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton slammed a three-run homer and Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the sixth as New York climbed within one game of Boston for the first AL wild card. Boston didn’t score until Rafael Devers’ three-run homer.
 
– Byron Buxton’s two-run homer was the difference as the Twins dumped the Blue Jays, 3-1. The blast was part of a three-run third against Jose Berrios, who was back in Minnesota for the first time since being dealt to Toronto at the trade deadline. Marcus Semien homered for the Blue Jays, who are two games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card.
 
– Like the Jays, the Mariners are two games out of a playoff spot following a 6-5 win over the Angels. Ty France homered and Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error to help Seattle pick up its season-high sixth straight win. Paul Sewald worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth by fanning Jack Mayfield and getting Jose Rojas on a grounder to first for his 11th save.
 
– Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings of the Athletics’ 14-2 thrashing of the Astros. Montas also became the first Athletics pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season. Starling Marte had four hits and four RBIs as the A’s kept Houston’s magic number to clinch the AL West at three.
 
– Luis Robert hit a leadoff home run in the fifth inning of the White Sox’s 1-0 win over the Indians. Chicago starter Dylan Cease left after being struck on the right arm by a comebacker in the sixth inning, but X-rays were negative. Shane Bieber retired all nine hitters he faced in his first start for the Indians since suffering a shoulder injury in June.
 
– The Reds blew a 7-4 lead in the ninth before Aristides Aquino singled home the winning run in the 11th to give Cincinnati n 8-7 victory over the Nationals. Nick Castellanos, Eugenio Suarez, Max Schrock and pinch-hitter Delino DeShields homered for the Reds.
 
– The Royals knocked off the Tigers, 3-1 as Carlos Hernandez pitched five shutout innings and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair of runs. Hernandez allowed two hits, walked three and hit a batter, one start after allowing seven runs in four innings.
 
– Adolis Garcia hit a go-ahead two-run double in a five-run ninth that gave the Rangers an 8-5 verdict over the Orioles. Cedric Mullins belted a three-run shot to become the first player in Orioles history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared for takeoff. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver made it through a full week of practice without any issues with his reconstructed knee. Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham will make his return Sunday at home against the Bears. Beckham hasn’t played since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament on Oct. 25 against Cincinnati, an injury that kept him out during the Browns’ playoff run. He’s been inactive for Cleveland’s first two games.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will play on Sunday against Cincinnati. Roethlisberger has been dealing with a bruised chest that limited his participation in practice this week. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt is questionable with a groin injury suffered in a loss last week to Las Vegas. Outside linebacker Alex Highsmith, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and defensive lineman Carlos Davis are out.
 
– Panthers coach Matt Rhule says running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a strained hamstring. McCaffrey was injured in Carolina’s 24-9 win over the Houston Texans Thursday night. The news isn’t as good for rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn, who has three broken bones in his foot and could miss the remainder of the season.
 
– Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan practiced fully all week and is set to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after being scratched for the Titans’ win in Seattle. Starting tight end Anthony Firkser, rookie cornerback Caleb Farley and outside linebacker Derick Roberson all are out against the Colts.
 
– The Ravens have put linebackers Jaylon Ferguson and Justin Houston and defensive linemen Brandon Williams and Justin Madubuike on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Baltimore also ruled out tackle Ronnie Stanley and defensive end Derek Wolfe for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Quarterback Lamar Jackson was back to full participation in practice after missing Thursday because of an illness.
 
– Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark strained his hamstring and cornerback Charvarius Ward strained his quad in practice this week, leaving the status of both in doubt for their game against the Chargers on Sunday.
 
– The NFL is adding Monday night to its Wild Card Weekend. The league says it will play one of its first six playoff games on Monday night beginning this season. The NFL added a third wild-card team in each conference last season, and then played three wild-card games on Saturday and three on Sunday during its first weekend of the playoffs. The new schedule means the league will play two games on Saturday, three on Sunday and one on Monday night.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Bulls say forward Patrick Williams has a severe left ankle sprain that could cause him to miss the start of the season. The Bulls expect Williams to miss four to six weeks because of the injury sustained Sept. 15 during an optional individual workout. Bulls guard Coby White is expected to make a full return in November after having surgery on his left shoulder.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Knicks’ entire roster is vaccinated, making all the players eligible to play in their home games. Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors are required to be vaccinated unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply. The Knicks are the first of those teams to say they have met the mandate.
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NHL-BLACKHAWKS-COVID-19
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Mike Hardman were held out of practice Friday because of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The announcement on the team’s second day of training camp doesn’t necessarily mean that either player tested positive. General manager Stan Bowman said Thursday that the team was 100% vaccinated.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/24/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reaching an agreement with the federal government to pay $15 million in fines. Summit Midstream Partners was charged for negligently discharging oil and for failing to immediately report the spill, which occurred north of Williston over a period of five months in 2014 and 2015. A pipeline leaked 700,000 barrels of produced water, which is highly saturated saltwater that comes up in wells along with oil and gas. Some of the wastewater reached Blacktail Creek, which eventually flows into the Missouri River.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers on Thursday worked on completing a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in population-lean rural regions.
 
The redistricting plan was drafted over the past several weeks. The task was required due to population shifts shown by the 2020 federal census. Each district is supposed to include approximately the same number of people, although small variances are allowed. The principle is called, “one person, one vote,” and is intended to give each district similar voting power in the Legislature.
 
North Dakota’s population is estimated at a record 779,000, up almost 16% during the last decade, but most of the state’s rural legislative districts continued losing residents, according to census data. The new map avoids splitting up the majority of North Dakota’s 53 counties among separate districts. The panel focused on keeping 47 districts, rather than increasing or reducing the size of the Legislature. Each district is represented by two House members and a senator, which gives the Legislature 141 members. Lawmakers added new three new districts in and around the state’s biggest city of Fargo, and Williston and Watford City in the heart of the state’s oil patch.
 
The GOP-controlled Legislature will finish the redistricting job during a special or reconvened session this fall. The full Legislature must approve the plan, and the governor must sign off on it.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 increase by 109 today to 3,604. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 525 of those active are age 11 and younger, 480 are age 12-19, 509 are age 20-29, 611 are age 30-39, 498 are age 40-49, 368 are age 50-59, 325 are age 60-69, 288 are age 70+.
 
Health officials report 645 new positives and 560 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 6.45%. Cass County had the most new positives today with 136, while there were 112 in Burleigh County, Stark added 62, and Ward County with 49.
 
Hospitalizations are down by four to 121, with 19 of those in ICU. The majority of hospitalizations are people age 40+. Only 14 are under 40.
 
There are two more deaths among those positive with COVID-19. It brings the total deaths since the pandemic began in North Dakota to 1,597.
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 230 new positives (4196), three new hospitalizations (198), and one death (30). Those adults fully vaccinate against the virus is at 52.9% (318,152) while those 12+ fully vaccinated is at 50.7% (336,167).
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BISMARCK, ND (ND G&F) – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates poor to fair wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are down statewide about 44% from last fall and are also 45% below the 2003-2020 average.
 
“We are experiencing fall wetland conditions similar to what occurred from 2006-08, which was our last prolonged dry period throughout the state,” Dinges said. Dinges said the northeast region has the highest number of duck hunting wetlands this fall, but is still about 30% below average for the region. The south central region is also faring a little better and is only about 17% below the long-term average for the number of duck hunting type wetlands. However, all other regions of the state are experiencing conditions that are at least 50% below average for the number of duck hunting type wetlands observed.
 
“Most of the remaining wetlands are in fair to good shape, but hunters should certainly expect mud margins around wetlands, possibly making hunting more difficult,” he said. Wetland conditions were poor in early spring from little to no snow melt, in addition the early and mid-summer were also extremely dry for most of the state, Dinges said.
 
“We have received some much-needed rainfall in the last month or so, but it hasn’t been enough to really improve wetland conditions,” he added. “Most of the state has only received about 50-75% of normal precipitation since last year when the fall wetland survey was conducted.”
 
The quality of waterfowl hunting in North Dakota is largely determined by weather conditions and migration patterns. Dinges said waterfowl populations are still doing well for the most part despite drought this year, which still makes for the potential of some good fall hunting in North Dakota.
 
“Hunters should always scout because of ever-changing conditions and distribution of waterfowl,” he said. “Hunters should also be cautious driving off-trail to avoid soft spots, and while encountering areas of tall vegetation that could be a fire hazard.”
 
The fall wetland survey is conducted in mid-September, just prior to the waterfowl hunting season to provide an assessment of conditions duck hunters can expect. Duck hunting wetlands are classified as seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Minot police are asking for the public’s help in a burglary. On the morning of September 18, 2021, The Minot Police Department was alerted to a burglary of an area retail store. The burglars made away with a substantial amount of merchandise. The investigation has revealed that the burglars in this case have been targeting similar retail stores throughout the country. The Minot Police Department has reason to believe the suspects spent time in the Minot area in preparation for this burglary. As a result, police are asking the public and specifically, area hospitality businesses, for any information. The two subjects and their associates may have stayed in an area hotel, ate at an area restaurant, or frequented other area businesses. Police are looking for any information or surveillance video. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Minot Police Department at 701-852-0111 or Crime Stoppers at 701-85-CRIME (701-852-7463).
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers has made substantial progress on a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in some rural regions. The preliminary plan unanimously approved Thursday also forces several incumbent lawmakers to run against each other to keep their jobs, including the Democratic Senate minority leader and the GOP House majority leader. Rep. Bill Devlin, chairman of the committee, says the panel will return to the Capitol twice next week to “tweak” the plan that was drafted over the past several weeks.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says extensive news media coverage of the death of Gabby Petito should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or murdered in the United States. The first Native American Cabinet secretary said her heart goes out to Petito’s family. But she also grieves for “so many Indigenous women” whose families have endured similar heartache “for the last 500 years.” The disappearance and death of the 22-year-old Petito generated a whirlwind of news coverage as well as a frenzy of online sleuthing. The Florida woman was found dead at the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. All household hazardous waste not normally picked up by the sanitation crews may be brought to this program free of charge for City of Minot Sanitation customers. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/24/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – It’s Friday, and that means high school football is on the air. We’ll head to Surrey for a Class 9B contest as the Mustangs host the Lewis & Clark Bombers. The Mustangs are 3-1 on the season and receiving votes in the state poll. Lewis & Clark enters tonight’s Region 7 contest at 3-2 and on a three game winning streak. Live coverage is set to begin around 6:45 pm on 106.9 K-Heart and online at www.khrt.com.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team bounced back from their first loss of the season to end the regular season with a win. The Magicians as the No. 1 seed will play No. 2 Bismarck High in the WDA Tournament championship one week from Saturday.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 2, Dickinson 0
Bismarck Century 3, Bismarck Legacy 1
Jamestown 0, Bismarck High 0
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 9, Jamestown 0 (Magicians finish regular season 6-0 in WDA and No. 1-seed)
Bismarck Legacy 9, Bismarck High 0
Bismarck Century 5, Williston 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
#2 Jamestown def. Minot, (3-0)
#4 Bismarck High def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, (3-0)
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, (3-1)
 
Class B
#6 Kenmare def. Tioga, 25-14, 25-13, 25-13
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Bishop Ryan, 31-29, 25-16, 25-18
Lewis & Clark def. Glenburn, 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16
Des Lacs-Burlington def. South Prairie-Max, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Surrey, (3-2)
Drake-Anamoose def. Bottineau, 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 25-22
Velva def. T-G-U, 25-14, 25-16, 25-20
Stanley def. Powers Lake, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19
Ray def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-10, 25-14, 25-12
New Town def Alexander, (3-0)
Trenton def. Parshall, 25-11, 25-11, 25-14
Grant County def. Washburn, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19
Nelson County def. Rolette, (3-1)
Benson County def. St. John, (3-0)
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 7-2 to bump the Blue Jays back in the AL wild-card race. Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start for the Twins. The loss was especially costly for Toronto. The Blue Jays fell a full game behind New York for the second spot and three games behind wild-card leader Boston. Left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. exited in the fifth inning after teammate Randal Grichuk accidentally stepped on his right hand in the outfield. X-rays were negative.
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VIKINGS-COUSINS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kirk Cousins is off to a strong start this season. The problem is the Minnesota Vikings don’t have any wins to show for it. They’re 0-2 after two losses by a combined four points. This would be an ideal week for Cousins to make another stride as a quarterback. The Vikings host their nemesis, the Seattle Seahawks. They’ve lost to the Seahawks on the road in each of the past three years. Cousins is 1-5 in his NFL career against Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They entered the league in 2012. The game is the Vikings home opener.
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NFL-THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

HOUSTON (AP) – The Carolina Panthers are hoping their latest victory didn’t come at a heavy price. The Panthers completed a 24-9 win over the Texans after losing Christian McCaffrey to an injury early in the second quarter. McCaffrey came in leading the league in scrimmage yards. Everything else went well for the Panthers as they improved to 3-0 for the first time since their 2015 run to the NFC championship. Sam Darnold threw for 304 yards and ran for two touchdowns, putting the game away when he bulled in from 1-yard out to make it 24-9 with about four minutes left. Carolina’s top-ranked defense put the squeeze on Houston rookie Davis Mills in his first career start, sacking him four times and holding him to 168 yards passing. Mills was pressed into action after Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury last Sunday and was placed on injured reserve.

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GOLF-RYDER CUP

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The Ryder Cup is underway on a chilly morning at Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits. Engulfed by horseshoe-shaped stands with thousands of fans chanting “USA, USA” in 50-degree weather, Sergio Garcia led off the day’s first foursomes match with a tee shot up against the lip of a bunker left of the fairway. Garcia and Jon Rahm, each from Spain, were facing Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in the day’s first match. Thomas placed his opening tee shot in the middle of the fairway. The next match off is between Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa of the United States and Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland of Europe. The other matches pit Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger against Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick, and Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele against Rory McIlory and Ian Poulter. The U.S. is trying to recapture the cup after losing in Paris three years ago. Europe has won the Ryder Cup in nine of the last 12 meetings.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The American League has its first division title winner of the season. The White Sox have clinched the AL Central title by taking Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Indians, 7-2. Tim Anderson homered twice and had four RBIs while Chicago built a 7-0 lead by the second inning. Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez added back-to-back solo homers for the White Sox, who will be making back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in their 121-season history. The Sox hadn’t won a division crown since 2008.

In the nightcap, Oscar Mercado delivered a two-run, walk-off homer in the seventh as Cleveland earned a split with a 5-3 victory. Owen Miller hit a two-run single to put the Indians ahead in the sixth, but Chicago tied it in the seventh on an error by Yu Chang.
 
Checking out the rest of Thursday’s Major League action:
 
– The Giants’ lead in the NL West is down to a game over Los Angeles after San Francisco’s 7-6 loss at San Diego. Jurickson Profar raced home on Victor Caratini’s infield single with one out in the 10th inning. Pinch-hitter Austin Slater hit a three-run homer to give the Giants a 5-4 lead with one out in the sixth.
 
– Max Muncy led off the 10th inning with a two-run homer to complete the Dodgers’ comeback in a 7-5 victory at Colorado. Muncy’s 35th home run of the season followed Trea Turner’s game-tying, RBI single with two out in the ninth. Max Scherzer struggled in allowing five runs over as many innings, but he remains undefeated since joining the Dodgers.
 
– The Cardinals’ winning streak is now at 12 games after they stormed back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Brewers, 8-5. Paul Goldschmidt homered twice and had three RBIs for the Redbirds, who own their longest winning streak since the 1982 World Series team. Yadier Molina had two RBIs, including the run-scoring single that ignited the Cards’ comeback.
 
– The Phillies trailed 6-0 in the third inning before Didi Gregorius, Ronald Torreyes and J.T. Realmuto homered to power them to a 12-6 comeback over the Pirates. Gregorius began the comeback with a solo blast during a five-run third and Torreyes put Philadelphia ahead with a three-run shot in the sixth. Realmuto followed with a two-run homer and a two-run single as the Phils pulled within two games of Atlanta for the NL East lead.
 
– The Diamondbacks put together a five-run seventh that allowed them to beat the Braves, 6-4. Carson Kelly tied it with a three-run homer and Daulton Varsho added the go-ahead double that ended Atlanta’s four-game winning streak. Austin Riley homered for the third straight game as the Braves took a 3-0 lead off Madison Bumgarner with a three-run third.
 
– Juan Soto hit solo homers in consecutive innings to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead in a 3-2 win against the Reds. Soto was 3-for-3 with a walk as he raised his batting average to a National League-leading .325. The Reds scored twice in the ninth before falling 5 1/2 games out of a playoff berth with nine remaining.
 
– Shohei Ohtani scored the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning as the Angels beat the Astros, 3-2 to halt a six-game losing streak. The game was tied 1-all when Jack Mayfield lined a double off Lance McCullers Jr. to score Ohtani and Jared Walsh. Mayfield had six RBIs in the four-game series against his former team as Houston’s magic number for clinching the AL West stayed at three.
 
– The Twins notched a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays as Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start. Toronto fell a full game behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card and finished the game without Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who had his hand stepped on by teammate Randal Grichuk in the outfield.
 
– The Mariners picked up their fifth straight win by turning a 4-1 deficit into a 6-5 decision over the Athletics. Cal Raleigh started the comeback with a two-run homer, Mitch Haniger tied it with his 35th and Luis Torrens followed with a two-run shot. The outcome puts the Mariners two games behind the idle Yankees for the second AL wild card. The A’s are four back.
 
– Zac Lowther lowered his ERA to 7.66 by scattering three hits while fanning seven over five innings of the Orioles’ 3-0 shutout of the Rangers. Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays hit solo homers for Baltimore.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has been given a one-year contract extension through 2022 despite a National League-worst 49-104 record this season. The extension includes an option for 2023. Lovullo became Arizona’s skipper in 2017, leading the team to a 93-69 mark and a wild-card berth. The Diamondbacks compiled winning records in each of their first there years under Lovullo, but they are 65 games under .500 since the start of last season.

 
In other Major League news:
 
– Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two AL East competitors. Manager Charlie Montoyo was also suspended for Thursday’s game and handed an undisclosed fine. Borucki appealed the decision by MLB senior vice president Mike Hill, delaying the discipline until completion of the process.
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NFL-NEWS

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr.’s comeback is down to its final days, but the Cleveland Browns wide receiver didn’t commit to playing Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Beckham said he’s still taking things day by day in his return from a season-ending knee injury suffered in October. He spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in nearly a year to explain the challenge of overcoming his latest injury while also giving vague answers about when he’ll be back on the field.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel has failed his pre-training camp physical and has been placed on injured reserve. That leaves the two sides no closer to a resolution over how to treat a herniated disk he suffered in March. General manager Kevyn Adams says Eichel was also stripped of his captaincy as the Sabres opened camp. The developments mean Eichel is out for the foreseeable future, with a growing likelihood that the face of the franchise has already played his final game with the team that selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft. The Sabres failed in their attempts to trade the five-time 20-goal scorer during the offseason.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The league is counting on most of its players to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The league says 10 to 15 players out of 700 will likely not be vaccinated with the season begins Oct. 12. One of them is Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi, who calls it a personal decision. He faces a loss of more than $400,000 if he cannot travel to Canada to play in games because of virus protocols.
 
– The Rangers say they’ll honor late Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert by wearing a patch featuring his No. 7 on their jerseys this season. Players will also wear white “Gilbert” jerseys for pregame warmups prior to the home opener at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14 that will be auctioned off for charity. Gilbert died in August at age 80.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/23/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota University System has launched a search for the next president of the North Dakota State College of Science. The 13-member committee is co-chaired by Jeffry Volk, State Board of Higher Education member, and Terry Marohl, NDSCS associate professor and transportation department chair. The new NDSCS president will succeed Dr. John Richman, who will retire from the university on Dec. 17, 2021. The person selected for the presidency will assume office by July 2022.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Waterfowl and upland bird hunting seasons are underway. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) cautions hunters to watch for potentially toxic blue-green algae in wetlands and lakes while in the field this fall. There are no known antidotes for the cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. Hunting dogs may suffer adverse health effects, even death, and are at a higher risk than people for illness because of their smaller size. Also, people that swallow or come into contact with water containing cyanotoxins can become sick with diarrhea and vomiting, experience numb lips, tingling fingers and toes, dizziness, rashes, hives or skin blisters.
 
Blue-green algae can look like grass clippings floating in the water, clumps/puffballs or green cottage cheese. It can also make the water appear like spilled green paint or green pea soup.
 
Respect advisories and warnings announced by the NDDEQ. If the water is discolored or you see foam, scum, or mats of green or blue-green algae on the water, do not let pets swim in or drink from affected waters. Carry plenty of fresh water for you and your hunting dog. If you or your hunting dog accidentally swims in water that might have a cyanobacteria bloom, rinse off with fresh water as soon as possible.
 
Report suspected blue-green algae blooms to the NDDEQ at 701-328-5210 or on the NDDEQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom webpage. Because it can take time to receive laboratory test results, we urge people to be cautious and avoid waters that look discolored, scummy, or have a foul odor. Enjoy a safe and successful hunt and when in doubt, stay out.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota are up by 185 today to 3,495. Of those active, 1,028 are age 19 or younger. Burleigh County has the most active cases at 760, with Cass County at 627. The daily positive rate listed by the Department of Health is 6.57%. There are 631 new positives and 483 newly recovered today. Hospitalizations are up by six to 125, with 22 of those in ICU. There are no deaths reported today (1595). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 161 new positives (3966), no new hospitalization (195), and no deaths (29).
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two large hospital systems in the Upper Midwest say fully vaccinated people make up a minority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and an even lower number of people needing intensive care and ventilators. Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported 176 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 this week and that 22% are vaccinated against the coronavirus. Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reported 159 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized this week at its facilities in the Dakotas and Minnesota, and that 10% are fully vaccinated. The hospital systems are among the first in the nation to report their COVID-19 hospitalizations by severity and vaccination status.
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Attorney General says his office is not to blame for results of an audit that found nearly three dozen tests given to people allegedly driving under the influence were expired and therefore invalid. The audit released Wednesday found that 34 of more than 8,900 tests analyzed over a two-year period ending were conducted using devices that were faulty or expired. Auditor Joshua Gallion says the results are considered invalid and can be dismissed in court. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says his office provides training and the kits without charge to law enforcement. The training includes ensuring the devices have not expired.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $431.8 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States. The funding from the final round of fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 60 airports in 31 states plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
Bismarck Municipal Airport received $5.6 million to install airfield drainage and storm sewer improvements. The grant funds the seventh phase of a project to move approximately 60 acres of wetlands from the airport property to 11 miles east of the airport, which reduces the risk of wildlife/aircraft strikes at the airport while maintaining valuable wetland areas.
 
The Airport Improvement Program receives approximately $3.2 billion in funding each year. The FAA awarded more than 1,700 grants in 2021.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order on Wednesday waiving hours of service, weight, width and height restrictions and fees for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help North Dakota livestock producers affected by continuing drought conditions.
 
While conditions have improved in recent weeks, nearly all of North Dakota remains in some stage of drought. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor rated 2% of North Dakota in exceptional drought, 58% in extreme drought, 32% in severe drought and nearly 8% in moderate drought. The National Weather Service expects drought conditions to persist through the fall across the state, though further improvement is possible in central and eastern North Dakota.
 
North Dakota ranchers and livestock producers have been forced to find supplemental feed and water supplies out of state or have hauled livestock to areas where water and hay inventories are more plentiful, and increasing numbers of producers have sold off herds due to lack of feed and water supplies, Burgum noted in the order.
 
“With drought conditions expected to continue through the fall across North Dakota, it’s critical that haulers be able to deliver livestock and supplemental water and feed in a timely fashion to help ranchers sustain their herds,” Burgum said.
 
The executive order will remain in effect for 30 days and applies to both intrastate and interstate carriers. The Governor’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Department of Transportation worked with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to secure the waiver for interstate carriers. All road safety and vehicle compliance regulations still apply. The executive order serves as a permit and must be carried in vehicles operating under the waiver. A copy of the order can be found on the Governor’s Office website.
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WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region’s flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee in May. Hoeven will join city officials on Saturday at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the grant, as well as outline the importance of the funding in advancing permanent flood protection for the region.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A petition drive to recall four members of the Fargo School Board who have supported measures meant to limit the spread of COVID-19 has failed. District officials said Wednesday that while the recall group submitted more than the required amount of signatures, many of them were rejected for various errors. That included inadequate signatures, out-of-district addresses, notary mistakes and the lack of city, zip code and date information. Some of those signing petitions listed addresses of Horace, Harwood, Bismarck and Moorhead, Minnesota. Recall Fargo School Board was hoping for a special election in an attempt to oust members Dr. Tracie Newman, Seth Holden, Nikkie Gullickson and Jim Johnson. They have backed virus requirements such as a mask mandate in school buildings.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/23/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 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 (13)                                     5-0           70         1
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(2)  5-0           62         3
3. Hillsboro-Central Valley                   4-1           38         2
4. Kindred                                            4-1           22        NR
5. Velva-Garrison                                4-0            20         5

Others receiving votes: Central Cass (4-1), Harvey-Wells County (4-1), Bowman County (4-1), Shiloh Christian (4-1)

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

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(15)  5-0          75           1
2. New Salem-Almont                   5-0          58           2
3. Cavalier                                     5-0          42           3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                     5-0          20           4
5. MayPort-CG                              5-0          15          RV

Others receiving votes: Nelson County (5-0), Bottineau (5-0), Divide County (5-0), Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter (4-1), Surrey (3-1), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (4-1)

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UND WBB-SCHEDULE
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team has announced the non-conference portion of their schedule. The slate features 12 contests and is highlighted by four home games featuring two Division I foes. The 2021-22 campaign will begin on November 4th with an exhibition matchup in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center against Minnesota Crookston.
The Fighting Hawks will open the regular season by hitting the road and going to Ogden, UT for a game against the Wildcats of Weber State on Tuesday, November 9. They next travel to El Paso, Texas to take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, Nov 13. North Dakota comes back home for two games against former Big Sky foes on November 18 against Montana and again on November 20 against Montana State.
 
The following week, UND heads east to Vermont to partake in the Vermont Tourney hosted in Burlington on November 27 and November 28. They will close out the month of November in Albany, NY for a matchup with Siena. Heading into December, UND will return home to take on MN Morris on December 4 before heading to the Badger state to take on Marquette in Milwaukee, WI on December 11. A quick trip back home rounds out the home non-conference season with an in-state matchup against Mayville State on December 15. The Hawks will then finish the non-conference schedule with a trip to take on Detroit Mercy in Detroit on December 18.
 
The Summit Conference schedule begins on December 22nd hosting North Dakota State. The in-state rivals play in Fargo on February 26th to end the regular season.
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TWINS-CUBS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit a tiebreaking drive in the fourth for his 11th multihomer game, his second time this season. The Cubs and Twins are both 67-85, nearing the end of disappointing season. Chicago lost for the ninth time in 11 games. The Twins sweep the two-game series in Chicago and return home to host Toronto for four games starting tonight.
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WOLVES-ROSAS FIRED
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. The move comes less than a week before training camp. It’s yet another leadership change for a franchise often in flux. Owner Glen Taylor announced the dismissal in a two-sentence statement that revealed no explanation. Rosas spent just two seasons on the job. He became the first Latino to run an NBA team when he was hired by the Timberwolves in May 2019. Rosas previously had a long tenure in the front office with the Houston Rockets.
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VIKINGS-COOK
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings are used to star running back Dalvin Cook fighting through injuries. Cook, the team’s offensive focal point, demonstrated his toughness again in another physically punishing effort on Sunday at Arizona. Cook left the field twice because of separate injuries, but finished with 131 yards on 22 carries in the 34-33 loss. Cook and the Vikings host Seattle on Sunday. Cook didn’t practice on Wednesday. He has left games against the Seahawks because of injuries each of the past two seasons.
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WILD-KAPRIZOV
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A face-to-face conversation was the key to the Minnesota Wild getting a deal done with budding star left wing Kirill Kaprizov. General manager Bill Guerin flew to Florida this week to meet Kaprizov and his agent and finalize a five-year, $45 million contract. The complex negotiations had stalled during the summer. Guerin’s experience as a player for 18 seasons in the NHL also helped. He says he had empathy for Kaprizov’s perspective. The 24-year-old Kaprizov won the Calder Memorial Trophy last season as the league’s top rookie. He had 27 goals in 55 games.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Rays were able to clinch their third straight American League playoff berth on Wednesday, but not before sparking a little controversy. Austin Meadows hit a three-run homer during a six-run third that propelled the Rays to a 7-1 win over the Blue Jays. Meadows’ blast occurred long before teammate Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch, which appeared to be retribution for scooping up a Toronto scouting report two days earlier. Reliever Ryan Borucki was ejected by umpire Joe West for hitting Kiermaier, and pitching coach Pete Walker was tossed for arguing. Borucki said the pitch slipped out of his hand. On Monday, Kiermaier picked up a scouting card that fell off the wristband of Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk during a play at the plate and refused to give it back. Yandy Diaz and Taylor Walls drove in two runs apiece as the Rays improved to an AL-best 94-59. Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a four-hitter.

 
Elsewhere in the Majors:
 
– The Yankees completed a three-game sweep by scoring four runs in the eighth to beat the Rangers, 7-3. Gleyber Torres doubled home the tiebreaking run and Gary Sanchez added a two-run homer as New York slid a half-game ahead of Toronto for the second AL wild card. Kyle Higashioka doubled home a pair for the Yankees.
 
– The Red Sox’s 12-5 pounding of the Mets keeps Boston two games ahead of the Yankees for the first AL wild card. Kyle Schwarber homered twice, drove in four and scored four in support of Chris Sale, who struck out eight in five innings. Alex Verdugo and Jose Iglesias each had two RBIs in the Bosox’s seventh win in a row.
 
– The Astros moved closer to another AL West crown by scoring four times in the 12th inning of a 9-5 decision over the Angels. Jake Meyers singled home the tiebreaking run and scored on Jose Altuve’s two-run double as Houston reduced its magic number to three for its fourth division crown in five years. Yordan Alvarez smacked a two-run homer and finished with three hits and three RBIs for the winners.
 
– Kyle Seager hit his 35th home run and the Mariners moved within 2 1/2 games of the second AL wild card by defeating the Athletics, 4-1. Ty France also went deep and Seattle extended its winning streak to four games with their third straight win over Oakland. Chris Flexen struck out eight and limited the A’s to one run on three hits over seven innings for his 13th win.
 
– The Giants lead the NL West by two games over Los Angeles after Kris Bryant and Buster Posey led their offense in an 8-6 win at San Diego. Bryant lashed a three-run double and Posey had four hits while scoring three times. Tyler Rogers surrendered two runs in the ninth before retiring Fernando Tatis Jr. with the tying run on base for the final out.
 
– Sam Hilliard lined a three-run homer and C.J. Cron had four hits for the Rockies in a 10-5 thumping of the Dodgers. German Marquez supplied a two-run double but was reached for five runs and six hits over four innings for Colorado. The Rockies tagged Walker Buehler for five runs and seven hits in just 3 2/3.
 
– The Cardinals earned their 11th straight win as Tyler O’Neill and Paul Goldschmidt homered early in their 10-2 dismantling of the Brewers. Winning pitcher Miles Mikolas gave up two runs and four hits in a season-high seven innings, helping St. Louis take a 4 1/2-game lead for the second NL wild card. Brett Anderson was torched for six runs over 1 2/3 innings as Milwaukee’s magic number stayed at three for clinching the NL Central.
 
– Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman homered as the Braves ripped the Diamondbacks, 9-2 to keep their three-game lead over Philadelphia atop the NL East. Adam Duvall also hit one over the wall, but he was called out for passing Riley between first and second. Ian Anderson pitched two-hit ball over six-plus innings of Atlanta’s fourth consecutive win.
 
– Bryce Harper threw out the tying run at the plate in the eighth inning to keep the Phillies ahead in a 4-3 decision over the Orioles. The game was tied 2-2 in the seventh before Jean Segura hit a sacrifice fly and J.T. Realmuto added an RBI single. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer for the Phils, who began the day three games behind the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– The Twins were 5-4 winners over the Cubs as Max Kepler homered twice and rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11 over five innings. Chicago lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
 
– Juan Soto provided three hits and three RBIs as the Nationals beat the Marlins, 7-5. Soto also walked twice to tie Bryce Harper’s single-season team record of 130.
 
– Three games were postponed by rain. The Tigers and visiting White Sox will make up their game on Monday afternoon, as will the Pirates and Reds in Cincinnati, along with the Indians and Royals in Cleveland.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay’s Antonio Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and could miss this week’s road game against the Rams. The 33-year-old receiver is the second player from the active roster the defending Super Bowl champions have placed on the COVID-19 list this week, joining reserve linebacker and special teams captain Kevin Minter. They can be reinstated with two negative tests for COVID-19 performed at least 24 hours apart.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills will make his first career start Thursday night against a Panthers defense that ranks first in the NFL. Mills made his debut in the second half of a loss to Cleveland last Sunday after Tyrod Taylor was injured.
 
– Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and won’t play Sunday when the Dolphins visit the Raiders. Miami coach Brian Flores did
not want to offer a timetable for a potential return but said Tagovailoa is already improving. Jacoby Brissett will start against Las Vegas.
 
– Justin Fields is set to make his first start for the Bears Sunday against Cleveland as Andy Dalton recovers from a left knee injury. Coach Matt Nagy says Dalton remains the team’s No. 1 quarterback, and the plan is for him to be the starter when he is healthy.
 
– Browns coach Kevin Stefanski did not rule out Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday’s game against Chicago. That clears the way for the star wide receiver to make his season debut and play for the first time since undergoing knee surgery last year. Cleveland is thin at the position after playing wideout Jarvis Landry on injured reserve with a sprained knee ligament.
 
– The Jaguars have signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract. Lawson gives the team an experienced veteran in case CJ Henderson can’t play against Arizona because of a groin injury.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – A plan to expand the College Football Playoff has stalled. The CFP management committee was not able to formulate a consensus Wednesday on whether to grow the postseason format from four to 12 teams. The committee will reconvene next week, with college presidents joining online. No vote is expected. A plan to increase the playoff was unveiled in June. Concerns have been raised about some of the details, including how many games a team would end up playing in a season.

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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Bulls have exercised rookie scale contract options for the 2022-23 season on guard Coby White and forward Patrick Williams. White averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists in his second NBA season. Williams delivered 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds a game as a rookie after being drafted with the fourth overall pick in 2020.

 
Elsewhere around the NBA:
 
– The league has fined Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments he made about 76ers guard Ben Simmons. Lacob said the Warriors had no interest in the disgruntled Sixers guard.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The National Hockey League says it has found no evidence supporting allegations that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on league games or negatively impacted his team’s contests. Those allegations were made by his wife, who is divorcing Kane and, according to the NHL, refused to participate in the investigation. The league says the investigation found no evidence to corroborate allegations that Kane gambled on NHL games or ‘threw’ hockey games.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The Sabres have agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on a three-year, $18 million contract. The 6-foot-3 Swede has 18 goals and 107 points in 197 games since Buffalo took him with the first pick in the 2018 draft. Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes is now the only prominent restricted free agent defenseman still unsigned.
 
– Goalie Cal Petersen has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Kings. Petersen went 9-18-5 last season for the struggling Kings, but established career-bests in goals-against average and save percentage.
 
– The Blues have promoted Peter Chiarelli to vice president of hockey operations. Chiarelli takes over for Dave Taylor, who is now a senior adviser under president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong. They are also bringing back former coach Ken Hitchcock as consultant.
 
– Florida Panthers top-line defenseman Aaron Ekblad says he’ll be on the ice when the Panthers formally begin practice Thursday. Ekblad broke his left leg in a scary on-ice incident almost six months again. He has been skating for several weeks and does not expect to be limited as camp begins.
 
– Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman says forward Tyler Bertuzzi is Detroit’s only unvaccinated player. Bertuzzi won’t be able to play in the team’s nine games in Canada unless federal laws there change. Bertuzzi is in line to forfeit over $450,000 of salary for that time because NHL protocols allow teams to suspend unvaccinated players when they are not available to participate.
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TENNIS-OSAKA

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open, set for October 4-17 at Indian Wells. The move was expected after Osaka indicated following her U.S. Open loss this month that she planned to take another extended break from tennis. The four-time Grand Slam champion has dropped from first to eighth in the WTA rankings while sitting out several tournaments since withdrawing from the French Open due to mental health issues.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/22/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 1600
 
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region’s flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee in May. “This flood protection project is critical not only to the safety and prosperity of the communities in this region, but also to the efficient operation of the Minot Air Force Base’s two nuclear missions,” said Senator Hoeven. Hoeven will join city officials on Saturday at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the grant, as well as outline the importance of the funding in advancing permanent flood protection for the region.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a federal agency overseeing the environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cut ties with a contractor conducting the analysis, citing a conflict of interest. Chairman Mike Faith and other tribal leaders sent a letter Wednesday to a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official, taking issue with the Environmental Resources Management, a London-based company that’s doing the review, and its ties to the oil industry. Among their concerns is that the company is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group that lobbies for the oil industry and has submitted court briefs supporting Dakota Access.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continues to monitor an ongoing epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak. To date, the most heavily affected area is along a portion of the Missouri River extending from just south of Bismarck/Mandan to the Garrison Dam, as well as a smaller area near Williston. EHD is a naturally occurring virus spread by a biting midge that is often fatal to white-tailed deer, and less commonly to mule deer, pronghorn and elk. Humans are not susceptible to the virus. The public is asked to continue reporting any dead deer to the Game and Fish Department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system.
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, announced today the National Park Service has awarded seven grants totaling $1,351,768 for state and local recreation projects in North Dakota. The grants are as follows:
 
$496,967 to the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to renovate Sertoma Park.
 
$292,773 to the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to acquire land to expand Lions Park.
 
$215,595 to the Grand Forks Park District to replace the infield turf at the Montgomery Field in the Apollo Sports Complex with synthetic turf.
 
$137,500 to the Mountrail County Park Board for a new Van Hook Recreation Area West Bathhouse.
 
$96,530 to City of Gackle for updates to the Gackle Little Park.
 
$69,558 to Turtle Lake-Mercer Public School for playground improvements.
 
$42,845 to the City of Mercer for new playground equipment at Mercer Memorial Park.
 
“The funds announced today will go toward improving playgrounds and expanding parks all across North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer. “This result is why we reformed the Land and Water Conservation Fund program and passed the Great American Outdoors Act: to ensure more investments go to locally-driven projects and our parks and public lands remain a top destination for our constituents.”
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 1200
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former employee of a Fargo memory care center has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and endangering a vulnerable adult in the death of a resident. Fifty-nine-year-old Rachel Cooper is charged in the death of Gary Pearson, a retired businessman and radio station owner in Grafton. Police were called to Maple View Memory Care for a report of an assault of a patient by a caregiver Aug. 3. According to a criminal complaint, Cooper was cleaning Pearson’s bathroom and that the two appeared to have struggled over the bathroom door. The complaint says Cooper pushed the 78-year-old resident, causing him to fall backward and suffer fatal injuries.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Bismarck woman was injured in a rear-end crash on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the accident happened just before 5:00 PM on Interstate 94 in Bismarck. 44-year old Jessica Wilkins came to a stop due to backed up traffic. A 17-year old boy driving a pickup was distracted by a tow truck parked along the road with its lights activated and crashed into the rear of Wilkins vehicle. Troopers report Wilkins received minor injuries. A passenger in her car, a 16-year old boy from Bismarck was not injured. The driver of the pickup was not injured, but was cited for following too close.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota rise by 206 today to 3,310. Information from the Department of Health lists 640 new positives with 469 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 6.30%. Hospitalizations are down 5 to 119, with 21 of those in ICU. There were two more COVID-19 deaths today (1595).
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 141 new positives (3805), four new hospitalizations (195), and one death (29).
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continues to monitor an ongoing epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak. To date, the most heavily affected area is along a portion of the Missouri River extending from just south of Bismarck/Mandan to the Garrison Dam, as well as a smaller area near Williston. EHD is a naturally occurring virus spread by a biting midge that is often fatal to white-tailed deer, and less commonly to mule deer, pronghorn and elk. Humans are not susceptible to the virus.
 
“With the help of public reports, we are able to get a pretty good idea on where the outbreak is occurring,” said Casey Anderson, Department wildlife division chief. “Tracking an outbreak like this would not be possible without the public’s involvement.”
Based on continuing reports along the Missouri River of white-tailed deer mortality attributed to EHD, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is now offering refunds for returned licenses from the special herd reduction bow season license holders in south Bismarck/Mandan and northern Burleigh County.
 
EHD outbreaks rapidly slow after a series of hard frosts kill the midge that transmits the virus. Department personnel will monitor reports they receive through the opening weekend of pheasant season. They will then determine in which units the severity of the outbreak warrants refunds for the gun hunting season for those seeking refunds.
 
The public is asked to continue reporting any dead deer to the Game and Fish Department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system.
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota lawmakers have moved to raise the threshold on new legislation that limits spending of federal money by a governor-led panel. The law was passed shortly before the Republican-led Legislature adjourned in April. The legislation came after the Emergency Commission, headed by GOP Gov. Doug Burgum, largely determined how to spend $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief the state received last year. Many lawmakers believed the full body should have that responsibility. The law caps the Emergency Commission’s spending authority of federal funds to $50 million and to $5 million in so-called special funds in a budget cycle.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and non-classified information from one place, including data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, operations, like those flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Sen. John Hoeven, a ámember of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, as worked with Ideal Aerosmith and the Navy to secure the contract. Hoeven says the technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of servicemembers.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review. Energy Transfer says the review puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Circuit Court of Appeals panel in D.C. earlier this year supported the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes’ argument that the project deserves a thorough environmental review and is currently operating without a key federal permit. The study will determine whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissues a permit for the line to cross the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will address attendees at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting today at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford also plans to attend the meeting and will participate in a panel discussion on North Dakota’s energy future at 10:05 a.m. Thursday. North Dakota regulators announced this week that the state has officially lost its status as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico. North Dakota ranked second, behind Texas, in oil production for nine years.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/22/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The second high school volleyball poll for the season sees Bismarck Century remain atop the Class A poll, while there’s a new 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    Previous Ranking
 
1. Bismarck Century (10)         50          1
2. Jamestown                           35          2
3. West Fargo Sheyenne         25          RV
4. Bismarck                              24           5
5. West Fargo                          13           4
 
Others receiving votes: Fargo Shanley
 
Class B Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                     Points    Previous Ranking
 
1. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (7)   92        2
2. Northern Cass (2)                             87        4
3. Linton-HMB (1)                                  69        1
4. Thompson                                         68        3
5. Central Cass                                     64        7
6. Kenmare                                           57         5
7. Dickinson Trinity                               34         6
8. North Star                                         25        RV
T9. Beulah                                            10        RV
T9. Oakes                                            10         T9
T9. Our Redeemers                             10        T9
 
Others receiving votes: LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, Carrington, Grafton, Bishop Ryan, Kindred, Rolla
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MINOT, ND – Plenty volleyball in the area on Tuesday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 25-13, 25-11, 25-21
#4 Bismarck High def. #2 Jamestown, (3-1)
Minot def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Mandan def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, (3-0)
 
Class B
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. Hazen, 25-18, 25-20, 25-14
#9 Beulah def. Beach, 25-9, 25-12, 25-18
#9 Our Redeemer’s def. Surrey, 25-10, 25-9, 25-8
Bishop Ryan def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-12, 23-25, 22-25, 25-15, 15-6
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Glenburn, 25-13, 25-15, 25-16
Lewis & Clark def. South Prairie-Max, (3-2)
Rugby def. T-G-U, 25-9, 25-19, 25-18
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. Drake-Anamoose, (3-1)
Trinity Christian def. Stanley, (3-1)
Tioga def. Alexander, 25-13, 25-12, 25-18
Flasher def. Central McLean, 28-26, 25-19, 25-21
Harvey-Wells County def. Washburn, 25-23, 27-25, 25-18
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
 
Beulah Hazen Invite
 
1. Beulah, 76
2. Rugby, 86
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 97
4. Killdeer, 103
5. Burke Central, 106
6. Southern McLean, 116
7. South Prairie – Max, 131
8. Stanley, 134
 
Individual winner: Owen Duttenhefner of Killdeer, 17:58.41
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
 
Beulah Hazen Invite
1. Rugby, 26
2. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 55
3. Southern McLean, 58
4. Beulah, 92
 
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of DLB/L&C, 20:38.41
 
High School Girls Golf
Class A
 
Williston Invite – Links of North Dakota
 
1. Bismarck Century, 362
2. Mandan, 370
3. Bismarck Legacy, 371
4. Bismarck High, 380
5. Minot, 386
6. Dickinson, 387
7. Williston, 391
8. Jamestown, 420
9. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 433
10. Watford City, 524
 
Medalist: Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 78
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Bismarck High 3, Minot 1 (1st loss for Magicians 13-1-1)
Bismarck Century 8, Mandan 0
Bismarck Legacy 4, Williston 2
Jamestown 2, Dickinson 0
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Century 133, Mandan 52
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 8, Williston 1 (Magicians secure top seed for West Region Tournament)
Bismarck Legacy 8, Jamestown 1
Mandan 8, Bismarck High 1
 
College Womens Volleyball
MSU-Moorhead def. Minot State, 25-13, 25-16, 25-16
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MSU SOCCER
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State goalkeeper Maddie Kindred was perfect in the net over the weekend, turning aside all 15 shots she faced to lead the Beavers to a pair of road wins. The two shutout victories not only helped the Beavers open NSIC play with a perfect 2-0 record, but the performance earned Kindred honors from the league as she was named the NSIC Goalie of the Week on Monday. The junior from Soldotna, Alaska, made five saves on Friday in a 2-0 victory at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the NSIC opener for both teams. She then came back with a 10-save afternoon on Sunday to lift Minot State to a 1-0 victory over host St. Cloud State. The back-to-back shutouts stretched the Beavers (3-2-0 overall) win streak to three straight, and with the 180 minutes of scoreless play in goal, Kindred stretched her current shutout streak to 221 minute, 12 seconds, and counting. Minot State returns to action this weekend with two more NSIC road contests, playing at Southwest Minnesota State on Friday and at the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday.
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TWINS-CUBS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer and two singles, Josh Donaldson and Max Kepler each had three hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5. Mitch Garver added three singles and an RBI in his return from a back injury to help last-place Minnesota end a two-game slide. Byron Buxton had two hits and scored twice as the Twins rode a 16-hit attack to win for just the third time in nine games. Willson Contreras and Trayce Thompson cracked solo shots for the Cubs at breezy Wrigley Field.
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WILD-KAPRIZOV SIGNED
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract. The deal ends a
stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp. Kaprizov topped the Wild and all NHL rookies with 27 goals in 55 games last season. Kaprizov also had 24 assists and led all Wild forwards in average time on ice per game. The native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, set franchise rookie records in several categories even while playing a schedule shortened by the pandemic.
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VIKINGS-KICKERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings haven’t given up on Greg Joseph. He says he’s still confident in himself, too. The Vikings have some heavy lifting to do to keep their season from veering off track like Joseph’s 37-yard field-goal try in Arizona. The miss came on the final play of the game and gave the Cardinals a 34-33 victory. That handed the Vikings a second straight excruciating loss. They were beaten by Cincinnati the week before. Joseph made a 53-yard field goal to send that game to overtime. That’s a sign for the Vikings they don’t need to worry about him. Next up for Joseph and the Vikings is the home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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WNBA PLAYOFFS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Connecticut and Las Vegas earned double byes in the WNBA playoffs and won’t begin postseason play until next week. The Sun and Aces will rest until the semifinals while watching the other six playoff teams square off in the first two rounds beginning Thursday. New York plays at Phoenix, and Dallas travels to Chicago, with the winners meeting Minnesota or Seattle in the second round in single elimination showdowns.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have stalled the Chicago White Sox’s drive for the AL Central title with a 5-3 victory. Akil Baddoo and Victor Reyes drove in two runs apiece. The magic number for the White Sox to clinch the division remained at two games. Reyes had four of Detroit’s 16 hits. Daz Cameron reached base four times and scored two runs for the Tigers, who have won the first two games of the three-game series. The White Sox have lost five of their last seven games.

 
In other Tuesday action:
 
– Shohei Ohtani hit his 45th homer in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 10-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Ohtani connected for his first homer since Sept. 10, driving a solo shot off Houston’s Cristian Javier 445 feet into the elevated right field stands at the Big A. The two-way superstar has only three homers in September, but he is just one behind Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Kansas City’s Salvador Perez for the major league lead. Aledmys Diaz and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers and drove in three runs apiece in Houston’s sixth win in seven games.
 
– Marco Gonzales pitched six uneven innings and won his eighth straight decision, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 5-2 to move into a tie with the Athletics in a matchup of wild-card contenders. J.P. Crawford homered in the ninth inning and had three hits. Kyle Seager doubled twice, and Dylan Moore added a two-run triple as Seattle won its second straight against the A’s. Both teams are three games behind the Blue Jays in the race for the second AL wild card.
 
– Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies both launched two-run homers for the Atlanta Braves, who held their NL East lead by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1. Jorge Soler added a solo homer for the Braves, who won their third in a row and stayed three games ahead of second-place Philadelphia. Riley hit his 30th home run in the first inning, a drive deep into the left-center field stands. The 24-year-old third baseman continues to evolve into a cornerstone for the Braves lineup, batting .300 with 94 RBIs. Albies hit a shot far into the right-field seats in the third. He’s up to 29 homers this season and has 97 RBIs.
 
– LaMonte Wade Jr. singled over leaping All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in the ninth inning to bring in the go-ahead run and the San Francisco Giants beat the staggering San Diego Padres 6-5 to keep a one-game lead in the NL West. Wade’s hit was the third straight one-out single off Mark Melancon and brought in Brandon Belt. Melancon, who leads baseball with 37 saves, started the ninth with the score tied at 5. The Giants stayed ahead of the Dodgers in the division race after Los Angeles beat Colorado 5-4. The Padres blew a 4-1 lead and wasted a two-homer performance by Manny Machado.
 
– Josh Rogers pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-1. Rogers (2-0) scattered five hits, struck out four and walked two in his longest outing since joining the club Sept. 4. Juan Soto and rookie Keibert Ruiz had two hits and an RBI each for the Nationals, who closed within two games of Miami for fourth in the NL East. Ruiz, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner on July 30, is 12 for 26 with nine RBIs in his last nine games.
 
– Yu Chang hit a bases-loaded triple off left fielder Andrew Benintendi’s glove in the first inning, leading Cal Quantrill and Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 4-1. Ernie Clement homered as the second-place Indians kept Chicago’s magic number for clinching the AL Central at two. Cleveland hosts the White Sox in a five-game series beginning Thursday.
 
– Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its playoff lead by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1. The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot to four games over Cincinnati. San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis. Milwaukee, which has secured a playoff spot, lost its third straight. The Brewers, whose magic number to clinch the NL Central stayed at three, lead the Cardinals by 9 1/2 games.
 
– Ben Gamel homered, Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates dampened the Cincinnati Reds’ fading postseason hopes with a 6-2 win. Gamel hit his eighth home run in the fourth inning to erase the Reds’ early lead in the fourth. Hayes singled to score Hoy Park, and Cole Tucker sent Hayes home with a single. Mitch Keller pitched out of trouble with the aid of two double plays to hold off the Reds, who are chasing the streaking St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL wild card. They trail St. Louis by four games with 10 remaining.
 
– J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 10th inning to rally the Philadelphia Phillies past the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 for a boost to their longshot playoff odds. Realmuto lined a shot to right field past the outstretched glove of Anthony Santander, and NL MVP candidate Bryce Harper, who was intentionally walked, scored the winner and set off a wild celebration in the infield. The Phillies entered three games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
 
– Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September. Toronto maintained a half-game lead lover the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card. Tampa Bay, closing in on its second straight division title, began the day seven games ahead of second-place Boston. The Rays, just 9-11 this month, have 10 games remaining.
 
– Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot and the New York Yankees powered past the Texas Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in the crowded AL wild-card chase. Joey Gallo also went deep – against his former team – and a finally healthy Luis Severino closed with two shutout innings in his first major league appearance since the 2019 AL Championship Series. New York, which remained a half-game behind Toronto for the final American League playoff spot, has taken two straight from last-place Texas following a 7-15 stretch.
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MLB NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left rib fracture. The team made the move just before its game in Colorado against the Rockies. The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his place on the roster. Bellinger was banged up in a collision with Gavin Lux last week. Bellinger missed 46 games earlier this season with a calf injury and seven more with hamstring tightness.

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NFL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will miss at least Cleveland’s next three games after being placed on injured reserve with a sprained knee ligament. A model of consistency and durability in his NFL career, Landry got hurt after catching a pass on the second play from scrimmage in Sunday’s 31-21 win over Houston. The 28-year-old Landry must sit out the next three games, and it’s possible he could be out longer.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs another ankle surgery and will miss several weeks. Chubb had right ankle surgery in May to remove bone spurs and missed most of the offseason program. Now he needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle. Chubb missed the opener and didn’t even last two quarters at Jacksonville before the pain forced him to the sideline.
 
– Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury. Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Culley said the 1-1 Texans plan to elevate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills against the 2-0 Panthers. Mills is a third-round draft pick from Stanford. He took over Sunday when Taylor was injured and threw for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
 
– The NFL will stage an international combine for 50 athletes from 15 countries next month in London. The invitational scouting showcase is mirrored after the annual NFL combine usually held in Indianapolis. The idea is to find international athletes who have the skillset and potential to play in the league. It will take place Oct. 12 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Invited are athletes from Britain, Germany, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, France, Nigeria, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Finland, Sweden and Hungary.
 
– The parent companies of the Denver Broncos are heading to court Wednesday to ask a Denver County District Court judge to clear the decks for any potential sale of the franchise, which is valued at nearly $4 billion. The partnership wants Judge Shelly L. Gilman to rule that former owner Edgar Kaiser’s estate no longer has the right of first refusal to any potential sale of the franchise. The trial is expected to last at least a week with a ruling coming in November or December.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Quarterback Charlie Brewer has left the Utah Utes after losing his starting job to Cameron Rising. Brewer was a four-year starter at Baylor who transferred to Utah for his final season. He won the starting job following a heated competition with Rising in the preseason camp. But the Utes struggled with Brewer under center.
 
Elsewhere in college football:
 
– Vanderbilt running back Ra’Mahn Davis will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn toe ligament on his right foot. Coach Clark Lea confirmed Davis’ injury Tuesday. Vanderbilt hosts No. 2 Georgia on Saturday.
 
– Kansas running back Velton Gardner, who led the Jayhawks in rushing last season, has entered the transfer portal. The junior saw his playing time decrease over the first three games under new coach Lance Leipold.
 
– Two Rutgers players have been suspended from the football team after they were charged in an incident in which three people were struck by paintballs fired from a passing vehicle. Coach Greg Schiano took the action after defensive backs Malachi “Max” Melton and Chris Long were each charged with three counts of aggravated assault and a weapons count.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of Ben Simmons’ plans tells The Associated Press the All-Star guard won’t report to the Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp next week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because discussions of Simmons’ plans with the franchise have been private. The 25-year-old guard from Australia was the No. 1 pick of the 2016 draft. He is a three-time All-Star and had been paired with Joel Embiid as the franchise cornerstones as the Sixers chase their first NBA championship since 1983. But Simmons took the brunt of the blame for the top-seeded Sixers’ second-round exit in last season’s playoffs.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Following suggestions from the league’s competition committee, the NBA has spent time this offseason teaching its referees how to handle it when offensive players are making non-basketball moves with hopes of drawing contact from defenders. Going forward, such plays will merit either a no-call or an offensive foul. In the past, those have often wound up sending offensive players to the foul line.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes has had abdominal surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The Flyers are set to open training camp this week, the preseason starts next week and Philadelphia plays the season opener Oct. 15 at home against Vancouver. The 29-year-old Hayes could miss roughly the first 10 games of the season. He scored 12 goals and had 31 points in 55 games last season in his second year with the Flyers. They could turn to 22-year-old Morgan Frost to take Hayes’ spot and strengthen the team in the middle.

 
Elsewhere in the NHL:
 
– The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension. The 27-year-old Merzlikins will be in the final year of a two-year contract this season with a cap hit of $4 million. The new contract locks him up through the 2026-27 season with an annual salary of about $6.7 million. The long-term deal throws into question the future of Joonas Korpisalo, who has shared time in the net with Merzlikins the last two seasons.
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GEORGIA TECH-NCAA

ATLANTA (AP) – The NCAA has placed Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball program on probation for three years. The infractions committee cited violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow and on scheduled off days. The NCAA finding means both the men’s and women’s programs at Georgia Tech have landed on probation for rules violations. That troubling situation prompted the governing body to also order a comprehensive compliance review of Georgia Tech’s athletics department by an outside agency. The probationary period for the women’s team does not include an NCAA Tournament ban.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/21/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review. Energy Transfer says the review puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Circuit Court of Appeals panel in D.C. earlier this year supported the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes’ argument that the project deserves a thorough environmental review and is currently operating without a key federal permit. The study will determine whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissues a permit for the line to cross the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota.
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MINOT, ND – Fire caused major damage to a mobile home in Minot on Monday evening. The Minot Fire Department was called to 625 15th Street SE #44 for a porch fire that caused serious damage to the structure after the flames spread up an exterior wall and into the attic. Crews from the Minot Fire Department extinguished the blaze on the outside of the home and then had to gain entrance to the attic from inside to fully extinguish the fire. Three occupants were home at the time of the fire; they were alerted by fire alarms and safely
evacuated with their pet cat and a few valuables. None of the occupants were injured. No firefighters were injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and non-classified information from one place, including data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, operations, like those flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Sen. John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, as worked with Ideal Aerosmith and the Navy to secure the contract. Hoeven says the technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of servicemembers.
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BISMARCK, ND – Seven more deaths are reported today among those who tested positive for COVID-19. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health list 1,593 deaths since the pandemic began. Today’s daily positive rate is 8%. There are 632 new positives and 502 newly recovered. Active cases rise by 125 to 3,104. Hospitalizations are up four today to 124, with 21 of those in ICU.
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 117 new positives (3664), six hospitalizations (191), and three deaths (28).
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal, Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan and Wyndmere Public School for being recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.
 
“This incredible honor is a testament to the passion, hard work and dedication of the exceptional students, teachers and administrators at these three outstanding schools and the innovative approaches to teaching and learning being applied in schools across North Dakota,” Burgum said. “These three schools – and schools throughout our state – have done a tremendous job of educating students under extremely challenging conditions during this past year and a half. Congratulations to Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal, Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan and Wyndmere Public School for this well-deserved recognition.”
 
Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon School recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. There were 325 schools recognized across the nation as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – The United States on Monday extended restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico through Oct. 21 that bar nonessential travel such as tourism by foreigners. The United States has continued to extend the restrictions on Canada and Mexico on a monthly basis since March 2020, when they were imposed to address the spread of COVID-19. Canada on August 9th began allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors for nonessential travel.
 
Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement – “Again without an explanation from the White House, it’s impossible to know what’s driving this baffling decision to extend these unnecessary restrictions on land-based travelers from Canada – when Canada’s vaccination rate is substantially higher than the United States’ – while making accommodations for foreign visitors traveling by air to our country,” Burgum said. “We won’t relent in our efforts to press the Biden administration, as we’ve done repeatedly including in our July letter with four border states and provinces, to lift these needless restrictions that continue to hurt communities and citizens on both sides of the border as well as our retail and tourism businesses that rely on Canadian travelers.”
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The latest bout of legal wrangling over the collection of North Dakota oil and gas royalties has been won by the energy industry, over a bill it promoted and was passed by the 2021 state Legislature. A state judge last week ruled in favor of the law that limits how much interest companies have to pay for unpaid oil and gas royalties. It also sets a statute of limitations on how far back they have to pay. The decision came after a state agency argued that the legislation is unconstitutional. A Fargo attorney who has successfully argued oil and gas mineral rights cases said last month the issue is likely headed to the state Supreme Court, regardless of the opinion by McKenzie County Judge Robin Schmidt.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – A group of 15 firefighters from the Williston, Williston Rural, Bismarck Rural and Dickinson Fire Departments returned today after two weeks supporting Hurricane Ida recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast. Gov. Doug Burgum this month approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Louisiana, allowing North Dakota’s firefighters to assist with structural fire suppression missions there.
 
After traveling more than 1,800 miles, the first North Dakota team began its mission earlier this month by being assigned to the volunteer fire department in Lockport, Louisiana, south of Baton Rouge. While there, the team responded to carbon monoxide calls, fire alarms and structure fires. They also assisted local communities with tree clean-up and debris removal and unloading supply trailers.
 
A second team departed Williston, North Dakota, three days later and, combined with a crew from Dickinson Fire Department, traveled to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) basecamp in Baton Rouge. The team was assigned to the Schriever Fire Department, about 80 miles south of Baton Rouge and west of Lockport.
 
“Thank you to all the members of the two North Dakota teams. We are beyond proud of what they have done and are thankful for the partnerships created,” said Williston Fire Chief Matt Clark. “This was an incredible effort by all parties involved and we are happy to welcome them home.”
 
Before traveling back to North Dakota, the first team of firefighters was able to visit with a long-time Lockport resident with family and friendship ties to North Dakota. Missy Lirette and her husband evacuated for Hurricane Ida. When she returned home on Saturday and heard the team might still be in town, Lirette rushed to the Lockport Volunteer Fire Department to meet them and take some pictures with the team.
 
“My heart almost exploded with joy at getting to meet them and thank them for helping our community,” Lirette said. “They are wonderful people [and] they are all wearing Lockport Volunteer Fire Department shirts today. Thank you, North Dakota for coming to Louisiana’s rescue.”
 
North Dakota’s volunteer firefighter team was assembled after sourcing and coordination through the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES). North Dakota has a long history of providing EMAC support to other states. Since 2005, DES staff have supported response agencies through EMAC during disaster events in six locations, including: Louisiana (2005 hurricane), Mississippi (2011 flooding), Puerto Rico (2017 hurricane), Florida (2017 hurricane), Hawaii (2018 volcano), Oklahoma (2019 flooding/tornadoes) and, most recently, Oregon (2020 wildfires). An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.
 
“Collaborating with other states through the EMAC process helps us to bolster public safety across the nation,” said North Dakota Homeland Security Director Cody Schulz. “We thank our North Dakota firefighters who eagerly answered the call to help others in need. Typically, disaster response requires extra hours working on the ground and, in this case, time away from home. Thank you to all our firefighters for their sacrifice and commitment to serve.”
 
“I could not be prouder of the work the North Dakota teams have accomplished during this mission. I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work, dedication and sacrifices made while being deployed,” said Bismarck Rural Fire Chief Dustin Theurer. “We are happy to welcome these crews home and are glad everyone is home safe and sound.”
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is holding their Fall Cleanup Week this week. Household quantities of bulky and household items – items at the end of their useful life, such as appliances, furniture, junk, etc. are picked up curbside for City of Minot garbage patrons. The city is divided into four segments with collection focused on one section each day. Monday was the southeast part of the city. Today is the southwest, with collection in the northern half of Minot on Thursday and Friday.
 
If you miss your collection day or have additional waste you’d like to dispose of, the City of Minot Landfill will be waiving the fee for self-hauling during Fall Clean Up Week. Proof of residency such as a utility bill with current Minot address will be required for reasonable household quantities at no charge during this week.
 
The City of Minot is also sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25. All household hazardous waste not normally picked up by the sanitation crews may be brought to this program free of charge for City of Minot Sanitation customers. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/21/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 0700
 
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 (13)          4-0          77           1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (3)     4-0          67           2
T3. Fargo Shanley                     2-2          37           3
T3. West Fargo                         2-2          37           5
5. Mandan                                  2-2          12          RV
 
Others receiving votes: Fargo Davies (2-2), Bismarck Legacy (2-2)
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)         Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Jamestown (16)                  4-0          80           1
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s            3-1          64           2
3. Fargo North                         3-1          37          T3
4. Devils Lake                          3-1          32          T3
5. Dickinson                            1-3           14          5
 
Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (3-1)
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MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard:
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
Trinity Christian def. New Town, (3-0)
Divide County def. Trenton, 25-17, 25-10, 25-22
Rolette def. Four Winds-Minnewauken, (3-0)
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UND HOCKEY-ZAJAC RETIRES
 
GRAND FORKS (UND) – Former UND forward Travis Zajac announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on Monday morning following a 15-year NHL career that spanned two teams. Zajac, who spent all but 13 games of his 15-year NHL career with New Jersey, today signed a one-day contract with the New Jersey Devils and announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Zajac will remain with the organization in an on/off-ice player development and consulting role, while also working to grow the club’s youth hockey initiatives.
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PACKERS-LIONS

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers were able to shake off their 35-point loss to the New Orleans Saints in the season opener. Aaron Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score in the Packers’ 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions. Rodgers went 22 of 27 for 255 yards and surpassed John Elway for 10th all-time in passing yards with 51,633. Rodgers has followed up each of the Packers’ last five regular-season losses by throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions in his next game. Jones became the first Packers running back to catch three touchdown passes in a game since Andy Uram against the Chicago Cardinals in 1942. He had 17 carries for 67 yards and six catches for 48 yards. Jared Goff completed 13 of his first 14 passes but struggled the rest of the way as the 0-2 Lions blew a 17-14 halftime lead.

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WENTZ INJURY
 
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts won’t know until later this week whether quarterback Carson Went will play at Tennessee after spraining both ankles in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Colts coach Frank Reich says he does not yet have a timeline for a return. Wentz hurt his right ankle midway through the fourth quarter and did not return. Wentz hurt his left ankle earlier in the game. If Wentz can’t play, Jacob Eason is expected to make his first NFL start.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have moved three games ahead of Philadelphia for first place in the NL East. The Braves erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning of an 11-4 drubbing of the Diamondbacks. Freddie Freeman hit an RBI double and a run-scoring single in the fifth. Adam Duvall delivered a two-run homer and Austin Riley had three hits and three RBIs in Atlanta’s second straight win since a four-game skid.

 
The Orioles avoided their 102nd loss as John Means scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings of their 2-0 shutout of the Phillies. Cole Sulser and Tyler Wells finished up the combined four-hitter as the Birds kept Bryce Harper hitless with two strikeouts in three at-bats. Neither team scored after Ranger Suarez gave up consecutive RBI singles to Pedro Severino and Ryan McKenna in the first inning.
 
Checking out Monday’s other Major League action:
 
– Nolan Arenado slammed a two-run homer in the first inning to set the tone in the Cardinals’ ninth consecutive win, 5-2 over the Brewers. Yadier Molina provided a pair of RBI singles, including the go-ahead hit in the sixth. Winning pitcher Jon Lester allowed three hits over six innings, including solo shots by Avisail Garcia and Luis Urias in the second inning.
 
– The Reds erased a five-run deficit and beat the Pirates, 9-5 to stay three games behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card. Joey Votto tied the game in the fifth inning with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot. Nick Castellanos drove in three runs and Kyle Farmer also went deep for Cincinnati.
 
– Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres hit RBI singles in a three-run third while the Yankees were building a 4-0 lead in a 4-3 win over the Rangers. Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees bounced back from consecutive losses to the Indians by a combined 22-4 margin. The Yankees received 4 2/3 scoreless innings from the bullpen and within a half-game of Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Blue Jays led 2-0 until Yandy Diaz belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Rays’ 6-4 victory. Diaz had three hits and scored twice to back Shane Baz, who worked five innings to earn his first major league win. The Jays fell to 13-4 this month despite homers by Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Marcus Semien.
 
– Seattle’s 4-2 victory at Oakland keeps the Athletics two games behind for the second AL wild card and brings the Mariners within three games. Kyle Seager was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run single in the decisive third inning. Mitch Haniger doubled twice and winning pitcher Tyler Anderson allowed just one run and four hits while fanning seven over seven innings.
 
– Marwin Gonzalez hit a grand slam and the Astros moved closer to the AL West title with a 10-0 victory over the Angels. Framber Valdez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball in Houston’s fifth victory in six games. Martin Maldonado launched a three-run homer and Jose Siri hit a leadoff homer as the Astros cut their magic number to six for winning their division.
 
– White Sox hurler Carlos Rodon was pulled after allowing two runs over three innings of a 4-3 loss at Detroit. Harold Castro’s eighth-inning single broke a 3-all tie for Detroit. Chicago’s magic number to clinch the division dropped to two when second-place Cleveland was swept by Kansas City in a doubleheader.
 
– Salvador Perez slammed his 46th home run and the Royals grabbed the opener of their doubleheader by whipping the Indians, 7-2. Perez tied for the Major League lead in homers, became the RBI leader with 113 and broke Johnny Bench’s record among players who appeared in at least 75% of his team’s games at catcher. Hunter Dozier and Andrew Benintendi also hit two-run homers to support Brady Singer, who limited the Indians to two runs over seven innings.
 
– The Royals also were 4-2 winners for a sweep of the twinbill at Cleveland. Five hurlers combined on a four-hitter in the second game. Hanser Alberto provided an RBI single and a run-scoring grounder.
 
– Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered twice before scoring from third on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give the Marlins an 8-7 victory over the Nationals. Jesus Sanchez homered and stunned even himself in the fourth inning when the Marlins right-fielder barehanded Lane Thomas’ fly ball.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Pitcher Luis Severino has been activated by the New York Yankees and is in position to make his first major league appearance in nearly two years. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he plans to use Severino out of the bullpen. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery before last season. The two-time All-Star and 19-game winner in 2018 was limited by shoulder soreness to three appearances in 2019.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Outfielder-turned-reliever Anthony Gose was called up from the minors by the Indians, this time as a hard-throwing lefty reliever. The 31-year-old Gose last played in the majors in 2016 with Detroit. Gose pitched 1 2/3 innings on Monday against the Royals, throwing 39 pitches, seven zoomed into triple digits. He allowed one run and one hit.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry could miss multiple games after spraining his knee in Sunday’s win over Houston. Landry hurt his MCL while being tackled at the end of a 9-yard completion on Cleveland’s second offensive play. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Landry will be “week to week” but provided no other specifics on a timeline for his return.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Raiders quarterback Derek Carr underwent tests on his injured right ankle, but coach Jon Gruden expects him to be able to play this Sunday against Miami. Carr got hurt after throwing a TD pass to Foster Moreau in the third quarter of Sunday’s 26-17 victory over the Steelers. After being down on the turf for a bit, Carr got taped up in the medical tent and didn’t miss a play.
 
– Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t confirm reports Monday that fourth-year inside linebacker Josey Jewell is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Fangio said they team is awaiting a final prognosis, but teammates were talking as though they’d be without their defensive play-caller for some time. Denver also lost Pro Bowl outside linebacker Bradley Chubb on Sunday when he aggravated a right ankle injury that’s been bothering him for a month.
 
– Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson won’t be an option. Coach David Culley says Watson will be inactive for Thursday’s game just as he has been for the first two games.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CFP EXPANSION

UNDATED (AP) – The College Football Playoff management committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday. The committee will discuss the feedback members have received from campuses since a 12-team expansion plan was unveiled in June. The 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director get together this week and plan to reconvene early next week in Chicago. The second meeting will include university presidents who make up the CFP’s board of managers. A four-person subcommittee has come up with a 12-team format that would include six conference champions and six at-large teams. Games would be played both on campus and at bowl sites.

 
Also in college football:
 
– Florida coach Dan Mullen says quarterback Anthony Richardson will “probably do a little bit more at practice” this week before the 11th-ranked Gators host Tennessee. Richardson was held out of Saturday’s 31-29 loss to Alabama as a precaution after the redshirt freshman strained his right hamstring near the end of an 80-yard run the previous week.
 
– Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation on Tuesday. The Hurricanes fell out of the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the first time this season.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Coyotes have proposed a $1.7 billion development in Tempe that will include a hockey arena. Renderings by the Coyotes include proposed restaurants, shops and apartments on a 46-acre tract of land. The team says the arena would be funded by private investors but would seek city sales tax revenues to help pay for $200 million in additional costs, including infrastructure work.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/20/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092021 – 1600
 
MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is holding their Fall Cleanup Week this week. Household quantities of bulky and household items – items at the end of their useful life, such as appliances, furniture, junk, etc. are picked up curbside for City of Minot garbage patrons. The city is divided into four segments with collection focused on one section each day. Today was the southeast part of the city. Tomorrow will be the southwest, with collection in the northern half of Minot on Thursday and Friday.
 
If you miss your collection day or have additional waste you’d like to dispose of, the City of Minot Landfill will be waiving the fee for self-hauling during Fall Clean Up Week. Proof of residency such as a utility bill with current Minot address will be required for reasonable household quantities at no charge during this week.
 
The City of Minot is also sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25. All household hazardous waste not normally picked up by the sanitation crews may be brought to this program free of charge for City of Minot Sanitation customers. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Police in Williston are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition. The crime occurred early Sunday morning. Officers found a 22-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say they have taken “subjects” into custody, but did not say how many people have been detained. The victim has not yet been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s Office and Williston Fire Department assisted police.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Dickinson woman died in a crash 4 miles south of Killdeer. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 4:20 PM on Friday. A 24-year old woman was driving a car that crossed the center line and side swiped an oncoming crane. The car spun and was hit head on by an oncoming pickup truck. Troopers say everyone was wearing a seatbelt, except the woman driving the car who was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the crane was not injured. The pickup driver sustained minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakotans are accustomed to seven digit phone dialing because the entire state is under the 701 area code. State officials want to keep it that way. North Dakota is projected to run out of numbers under the 701 area code by 2026. So the Public Service Commission is seeking permission from federal regulators to free up unused phone numbers in order to keep just one area code.
 
When a phone company wants to expand to a new part of the state, it must request a block of numbers to serve that area and the Federal Communications Commission works with state officials to assign the block, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Each block must contain at least 1,000 phone numbers. Sometimes, the service area the block is assigned to is a small town where just a few dozen or few hundred of those numbers are needed. The rest go unused. PSC Commissioner Randy Christmann said North Dakota encompasses nearly 300 service areas, and 88% of them use less than 20% of the phone numbers assigned to them.
 
North Dakota joins two other states with a single area code, New Hampshire and Maine, in petitioning the FCC to allow them more leniency in assigning phone numbers to service areas. They want the federal government to lift the 1,000-number minimum in each block so that fewer numbers could be assigned to a service area. Millions of numbers are tied up under existing rules, Christmann said.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped by more that 500 since Friday. Today’s information from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 2,979 active, down 507 from Friday. Burleigh County has the most active cases at 672, while Cass is at 528, Stark has 238, Grand Forks at 223, and Ward County with 185. All but two of North Dakota’s 53 counties have an active case of COVID-19. Eddy and Golden Valley do not.
 
The combined reports of Saturday, Sunday and Monday list 917 new positives with 1,426 newly recovered. Hospitalizations were up to 133 on Saturday and Sunday, but have dropped to 120 today, with 21 of those in ICU. There has been one more death reported among those with the virus (1586).
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 331 positives since Friday (3547), 8 hospitalizations since Friday (185), and no deaths (25). Those adults fully vaccinated stands at 52.5% (315,179). Those North Dakotans age 12 and older fully vaccinated is 50.2% (332,700).
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Cody Schulz to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, citing his extensive record of public service and strong leadership at the state and county levels, including through some of the most challenging periods in recent state history.
 
Schulz joined the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) in 2007 and has served as director of Homeland Security since March 2018. During his 13 years with DES, he also has served as disaster recovery chief, business manager and finance officer, and hazard mitigation grant specialist. Prior to joining DES, Schulz spent nearly 13 years in the private sector as a business owner, account specialist and government and public affairs analyst.
 
Schulz also served on the Morton County Commission from 2012 to 2020, including as chairman in 2016, 2017 and 2020, helping to guide the county through the historic Dakota Access Pipeline protests and COVID-19 pandemic. As a county commissioner and member of the Morton County Park Board for eight years, Schulz also oversaw major infrastructure upgrades and expansion of park services and amenities.
 
“Cody brings demonstrated leadership skills and a strong passion for providing a high quality of life for North Dakota citizens to the role of North Dakota Parks and Recreation director,” Burgum said. “Throughout his service to state government, he has embodied the concept of ‘working as one’ across state agencies with a whole-of-government approach. And as a former county commissioner and park board member, he understands how parks can enhance communities and help attract and retain workforce, drive tourism and improve quality of life. We look forward to his continued leadership in state government, which will serve all North Dakota citizens well.”
 
A native of New Salem, N.D., Schulz earned an associate’s degree from Bismarck State College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dickinson State University and an MBA from the University of North Dakota. He currently services as chair of the North Dakota State Emergency Response Commission and the North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center Executive Committee, and as vice chair of the National Emergency Management Association Legislative Committee. He is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region VIII Advisory Council and a past board member of the Bismarck Mandan Development Association and the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.
 
“It’s been an honor to serve our state at DES for over a decade, helping to keep our citizens safe. I have been incredibly fortunate to be a part of great teams over the years, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead this great Parks and Recreation team of servant leaders and take our parks system to the next level after a year of record camping numbers,” Schulz said. “We are at a time of boundless opportunity here in North Dakota, and Parks and Recreation is positioned to seize that opportunity by continuing to enhance partnerships and collaboration, making smart and lasting infrastructure investments and focusing on what really matters most – the people who visit our great parks.”
 
Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of DES, has appointed Preparedness Chief Debbie LaCombe to serve as interim homeland security director until a replacement for Schulz is named.
 
Burgum expressed his gratitude for the leadership provided by Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Paul Taylor, who has served as the agency’s interim director since former director Andrea Travnicek was appointed Department of Water Resources director effective Aug. 1.
 
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has about 60 full-time team members, 18 long-term seasonal staff and approximately 150 short-term seasonal staff and a biennial budget of $43 million to manage and operate 15 statewide parks and recreation areas, enriching generations through experiences that connect people and places. The department actively promotes and supports access to North Dakota’s great outdoors through a diversity of recreation opportunities and sustainably managed resources. The department is additionally responsible for off-highway vehicle planning and safety programs, snowmobile safety programs and trails, the Nature Preserves Act and outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092021 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response, military officials said. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty until the end of the year. The Guard’s COVID-19 duty began in March 2020 and last November surpassed the record personnel days worked set during 2011 flooding. The Guard has worked more than 121,400 personnel days of COVID-19 support duty, which is said is the largest and longest state mobilization in history.
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UNDATED (AP) – North Dakota regulators say the state has officially lost its status as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico. North Dakota produced just over 1 million barrels of oil per day in July, the most recent month for which data is available. The July production marks á5% drop from June. Texas continues to lead the nation in oil production. North Dakota ranked second, behind Texas, in oil production for nine years. North Dakota and New Mexico had been neck and neck for several months. New Mexico had 82 rigs drilling Friday, while North Dakota had 27.
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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A judge has granted a new trial to Mandan Lyft driver whose 2019 conviction for raping a customer was upheld by the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler says Corey Wickham’s constitutional rights were violated when his defense attorney failed to object to police testimony that allegedly impacted the jury’s decision. Wickham was working as a Lyft driver in August 2018 when he was accused of raping a woman after driving her home. A jury convicted him of two sexual assault charges and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Wickham’s attorney, Lloyd Suhr, argued that a Bismarck police detective’s testimony about Wickham’s request for an attorney was an improper comment that should have drawn an objection from defense counsel.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission. North Dakota Republican Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is part of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency’s new low-Earth orbit mission. NASA defines low-Earth orbit as having an altitude of 1,200 miles or less. Hoeven says the mission serves as the backbone for all U.S. military communications. Hoeven’s office says a military installation in Alabama also was selected as a center for the mission.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 evacuees through the federal Afghan Placement and Assistance program. The 49 Afghans are part of the 37,000 evacuees who will be resettled in 200 communities in the U.S. through the placement program. The majority of the 49 Afghans are expected to settle in Fargo. Eight military bases in the U.S. have been temporarily housing the refugees who fled after the Taliban toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government on Aug. 15.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/20/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 092021 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Chloe Allan knocked in a rebounded header by Daisy de Boer in the 24th minute, assisted by Mel van Walstijn and Daisy de Boer. The lone goal proved to be all that was needed as the Minot State Beaver defense held the St. Cloud State Huskies from scoring in a 1-0 road win. The Beavers will next be in action as they again take to the road, this time to face the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State (1-3, 0-2 NSIC) Friday Sept. 24th at 3 p.m.
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VIKINGS-CARDINALS
 
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings put together a near-perfect final drive, picking their way down the field while managing the clock so they would get the final play of a wild game in the desert. All that was missing was the finish. Greg Joseph pushed a 37-yard field goal wide right as time expired, leaving the Vikings deflated for the second straight week after a 34-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Joseph hit a 53-yard field goal to send last week’s game against Cincinnati to overtime and earlier made two 52-yarders against the Cardinals. Despite a good snap and hold, Joseph pushed his final kick wide right and grabbed his helmet in angst. The Vikings fall to 0-2 on the season.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) – José Berríos pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team, Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays increased their lead in the playoff race by beating Minnesota 5-3. Toronto now leads the Yankees by 1 1/2 games for the second AL wild-card spot. The Blue Jays are one game behind Boston for the top slot. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays improved to 15-3 in September. Traded to Toronto on July 30 after six seasons with the Twins, Berríos faced his ex-teammates for the first time. He allowed three runs and four hits, and improved to 5-3 with a 3.39 ERA in 10 starts with the Blue Jays.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Sam Darnold is learning it’s a lot easier to win in the NFL when you are surrounded by competent teammates. Darnold and the Panthers are 2-0 following a 26-7 win over the Saints. Darnold was 26 of 38 for 305 yards, two TDs and one interception as he continues to flourish since leaving the Jets. Christian McCaffrey added 137 yards from scrimmage and scored his first touchdown of the season. Jameis Winston was held to 111 yards passing, intercepted twice and sacked four times.

 
Elsewhere during the second Sunday of the NFL season:
 
– Lamar Jackson had been 0-3 versus Patrick Mahomes before the Ravens quarterback ran for 107 yards and two TDs in a 36-35 win over the Chiefs. Jackson also threw for 239 yards and a score for Baltimore, which didn’t secure the win until Clyde Edwards-Helaire on a potential game-winning drive. Mahomes completed 24 of his 31 passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
 
– The Buccaneers’ franchise-record winning streak has reached 10 games after Tom Brady threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-25 romp over the Falcons. Rob Gronkowski caught a pair of TD passes for the third straight game, including the Super Bowl. Mike Evans also scored on receptions of 3 and 1 yards, the latter set up by Shaquil Barrett’s third-quarter interception of Matt Ryan.
 
– Greg Zuerlein connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cowboys a 20-17 victory over the Chargers. The winning kick came after Tristan Vizcaino tied the game with a 29-yard field goal with 3:58 remaining. Dallas running back Troy Pollard had 109 yards on 13 carries for the third 100-yard game of his career.
 
– Derek Carr threw for 382 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders toppled Pittsburgh 26-17 Carr completed 28 of 37 passes for the Raiders as Las Vegas improved to 2-0. Carr’s 61-yard rainbow to Henry Ruggs midway through the fourth quarter gave the Raiders the cushion they needed to beat the Steelers for the sixth time in eight meetings.
 
– Matthew Stafford led Los Angeles on two late scoring drives and Matt Gay made a tiebreaking field goal with 2:23 to go to give the Rams a 27-24 victory at Indianapolis. Stafford finished 19 of 30 with 278 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception. Colts quarterback Carson Wentz left with a right ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, dooming Indy’s comeback hopes.
 
– Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown pass and ran in for a score, leading the 49ers to a 17-11 victory at Philadelphia. Nick Bosa had two sacks and San Francisco’s stingy defense shut down Jalen Hurts. The Eagles’ quarterback ran for 82 yards but completed just 12 of 23 passes for 190 yards.
 
– Baker Mayfield threw for a touchdown, ran for a score and was 18 of 21 for 213 yards in the Browns’ 31-21 decision over the Texans. Mayfield completed all 10 of his passes after suffering a left shoulder injury while tossing an interception. Nick Chubb ran for 95 yards on 11 carries, including a 26-yard TD.
 
– The Bills rolled to a 35-0 shutout of the Dolphins as Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes and Zach Moss ran for two scores. Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards and another touchdown in Buffalo’s sixth straight win over Miami. Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was knocked out early with a rib injury.
 
– Randy Bullock hit a 36-yard field goal midway through overtime to complete the Titans’ comeback from a 14-point deficit in a 33-30 triumph over the Seahawks. Derrick Henry ran for 182 yards and also scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns after Tennessee fell behind, 30-16. Ryan Tannehill was 27 for 40 for 347 yards, and Julio Jones had six receptions for 128 yards.
 
– Damien Harris and James White had touchdown runs in the Patriots’ 25-6 win over the Jets. Mac Jones went 22 of 30 for 186 yards as New England bounced back from a season-opening loss. Zach Wilson’s first pass of the afternoon was picked off before he finished 19 of 33 for 210 yards and four interceptions.
 
– The Bears completed a 20-17 win over the Bengals as Justin Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team. Fields completed just 6 of 13 passes for 60 yards and also ran for 31 yards. Roquan Smith returned an interception 53 yards for his first career touchdown, one of three straight picks thrown by Joe Burrow during a decisive stretch in Chicago’s first win of the season.
 
– Courtland Sutton’s career day helped the Denver Broncos beat woeful Jacksonville 23-13, handing the Jaguars their 17th consecutive loss. Sutton finished with nine catches for 159 yards, including a shoe-string grab in the third quarter. Sutton had nearly half of Bridgewater’s 328 yards passing.
 
– Kyler Murray threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns to help the Cardinals eke out a 34-33 win over the Vikings. Murray also ran for a touchdown and threw two costly interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown. The outcome was in doubt until Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal wide right in the final seconds.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers are back within one game of the San Francisco Giants for the NL West lead. Clayton Kershaw picked up his first win since June 27 as the Dodgers knocked off the Reds, 8-5. Kershaw allowed one run and three hits over five innings, striking out eight in the Dodgers’ eighth win in nine games. Gavin Lux and Corey Seager each hit two-run homers for Los Angeles.

 
The Braves ended a four-game skid as Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, leading a 3-0 win at San Francisco. Max Fried allowed just three hits, striking out five and walking one over seven innings to get his 12th win. The outcome trims the Giants’ lead in the NL West to one game over Los Angeles.
 
The Braves lead the NL East by two games following the Phillies’ 3-2 loss to the Mets. New York came back from a two-run deficit and went ahead on Jeff McNeil’s homer off Kyle Gibson leading off the seventh. McNeil also singled and scored on Dom Smith’s game-tying, two-run double in the sixth. Bryce Harper drove in a run and scored a run for the Phils.
 
Checking out Sunday’s other Major League action:
 
– San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first that carried the Cardinals past the Padres, 8-7. Harrison Bader greeted reliever Craig Stammen with a two-run double for a 5-0 lead in the first. The outcome currently leaves the Cardinals three games ahead of the Reds for the second NL wild card.
 
– Patrick Wisdom set a Cubs rookie record with his 27th home run as Chicago downed the Brewers, 6-4. Wisdom’s three-run blast capped a five-run eighth that prevented the Brewers from reducing their magic number to three for winning the NL Central. He broke the previous club mark set by Kris Bryant in 2015.
 
– Kike Hernandez ricocheted an RBI single off the second base bag to ignite a three-run seventh in the Red Sox’s 8-6 verdict over the Orioles. J.D. Martinez had a solo homer and Kevin Plawecki added a two-run single as Boston completed a three-game sweep and notched its fifth win in a row. The Bosox remain one game ahead of Toronto for the first AL wild card and 2 1/2 games in front of the Yankees.
 
– Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first that put the Blue Jays on their way to a 5-3 win over the Twins. Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays improved to 15-3 this month.
 
– Gerrit Cole was torched for seven runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Yankees were blown out by the Indians for the second straight day,
11-1. Harold Ramirez hit a pair of two-run singles and drove in a career-high four runs before leaving with a right shoulder injury. Jose Ramirez hit his 35th homer, had four hits and reached five times for Cleveland, which outscored New York 22-4 over the final two games of the series.
 
– The Rays were 2-0 losers to the Tigers on homers by Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau. Wily Peralta gave up three hits and three walks over seven innings of Detroit’s seventh win in 10 games. Tampa Bay’s lead in the AL East is 6 1/2 games over the Red Sox with 12 games to play.
 
– The Athletics overcame a bullpen meltdown as Jed Lowie hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th to give Oakland its fifth straight win, 3-2 versus the Angels. Yan Gomes’ second-inning home run and Matt Chapman’s drive in the fourth built a 2-0 lead against Shohei Ohtani. The A’s remain within two games of Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– Jose Abreu matched the major league RBI lead and the White Sox moved closer to the AL Central title with a 7-2 win over the Rangers. Yasmani Grandal homered for the second game in a row, igniting a five-run outburst that Abreu capped with a two-run single to give him 113 RBIs. The magic number is four for Chicago to win the division title over second-place Cleveland.
 
– Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Astros from a 6-4 deficit in a 7-6 triumph over the Diamondbacks. Carlos Correa smacked a three-run homer in Houston’s fourth win in five games. The Astros won despite Zack Greinke, who was tagged for five runs over four innings.
 
– Rookie Jarred Kelenic homered and doubled twice in sending the Mariners to a 7-1 win against the Royals. Kelenic went 5 for 9 with three home runs, two doubles, three walks and seven RBIs in the three-game series. Logan Gilbert cruised through seven innings, allowing one run on three hits as Seattle stayed four games out of a post-season slot.
 
– Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino in the Nationals’ 3-0 shutout of the Rockies, ending Colorado’s five-game road winning streak. Soto is hitting .362 with a 1.178 OPS since the All-Star break.
 
– Lewin Diaz led off the bottom of the 10th with a two-run homer off Chad Kuhl to end the Marlins’ 6-5 comeback over the Pirates. Hoy Park put Pittsburgh ahead with a two-run homer in the ninth off Dylan Floro, and Bryan De La Cruz hit a tying single against Chris Stratton with two outs in the bottom half.
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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Darren Clarke won the Stanford International for his third PGA Tour Champions victory of the season, beating K.J. Choi with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Clarke closed with a 5-under 65 at Minnehaha Country Club, birdieing the par-4 18th to match Choi and Steve Flesch at 12-under 198. Flesch was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra trip down 18 following a final-round 66.

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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama and Georgia remain 1-2 in the latest AP college football poll. The Crimson Tide took all but three first-place votes after stretching the winning streak to 17 with a 31-29 win at Florida. The Bulldogs claimed the other three No. 1 votes. Third-ranked Oregon moved up a spot and No. 4 Oklahoma slipped one after a close victory over Nebraska. Iowa is No. 5 for a second straight week. Penn State climbed four spots to sixth and is followed by Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Clemson and Ohio State. The last time Clemson and Ohio State were both ranked below No. 8 was Nov. 2, 2014.

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MLB-RANGERS-ARIHARA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Right-hander Kohei Arihara has been designated for assignment by the Rangers. Arihara is 2-4 in 10 starts this season. He missed more than three months after surgery for an aneurysm in his throwing shoulder.

 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/19/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 091921 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros finished up play at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The Tauros went 1-3 in their four games at the Showcase.
 
NAHL Hockey
 
NAHL Showcase – Blaine, MN
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4, Minot Minotauros 3 OT
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
 
Shiloh Invite – McDowell Dam in Bismarck
 
1. New Town, 20
2. Southern McLean, 90
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 94
4. South Prairie-Max, 101
5. Burke Central, 117
6. Shiloh Christian, 120
7. Standing Rock, 140
8. Garrison, 232
 
Individual winner: Colt Spotted Bear of New Town, 16:02.7
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
 
Shiloh Invite – McDowell Dam in Bismarck
 
1. Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 24
2. New Town, 31
 
Individual winner: Hannah Westin of Shiloh Christian, 19:36.2

High School Football

 
Independent 6-Man
Trenton 46, Drake-Anamoose 33
Center-Stanton, 75, Drayton 6
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 7, Mandan 0 (Minot clinchs WDA regular season title. Improve to 13-0-1)
Bismarck Legacy 3, Bismarck High 2
Jamestown 3, Williston 3
Bismarck Century 2, Dickinson 0
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 9, Mandan 0 (Minot 8-4 overall, 4-0 WDA)
Bismarck Legacy 8, Williston 1
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#2 Jamestown def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck High def. Williston, 25-18, 25-16, 25-17
 
College Womens Volleyball
Minnesota State-Mankato def. Minot State, 25-14, 25-12, 25-12
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MSU FOOTBALL

WAYNE, Neb. (MSU) – The Minot State football team got the ground game going, rushing for 205 yards which included 142 yards from Ali Mohamed, but turnovers and injuries helped host Wayne State keep the Beavers out of the end zone as the Wildcats scored a 48-0 win in the teams’ NSIC, non-division contest Saturday night. The Wildcats turned an interception into a second-quarter touchdown, and converted two more turnovers into second-half touchdowns as they pulled away for the win. The Wildcats improved to 2-1 on the year while the Beavers fell to 0-3 overall.

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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
TOWSON, Md. (NDSU) – North Dakota State finished its non-conference football schedule with a 35-7 road victory over Towson on Saturday. Jackson Hankey made a team-high eight tackles, Will Mostaert recorded two of NDSU’s five sacks, and Brayden Thomas scored on a safety as the Bison defense held Towson to less than 100 yards through the first three quarters. Christian Watson caught three passes for 78 yards including a 67-yard touchdown on NDSU’s fourth offensive play of the game.
 
Quarterback Quincy Patterson finished 6 of 11 for 165 yards passing. Dominic Gonnella led nine NDSU ball carriers with 13 carries for 92 yards. Patterson, Hunter Luepke, Jalen Bussey and TaMerik Williams all scored touchdowns for the Bison. NDSU rushed for 328 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per carry. The Bison finished the game with a 493-195 advantage in total offense while holding Towson to 2 of 14 on third down. North Dakota State (3-0) is scheduled to play its Missouri Valley Football Conference opener Saturday, Oct. 2, at North Dakota.
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UND FOOTBALL
 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota extended its streak to 12-straight home wins and 35 consecutive home opening wins as the Fighting Hawks (2-1) shutout Drake (1-2) at the Alerus Center in the Hawks 38-0 victory. It was the first UND shutout since the 2017 home-opener in 2017 against Missouri State. While the Hawks registered 527 yards of offense, they turned the ball over five times, including four fumbles while the defense intercepted three passes and Sammy Fort recovered a muffed punt return to lead to UND’s final score.

Luke Skokna and Isaiah Smith combined for 248 yards and two touchdowns with Smith leading the Hawks with 125 yards and a score on 12 carries. It was both backs first 100-yard rushing games. Defensively Jordan Canady and Jayson Coley each posted big returns from interceptions as the defense pressured the Bulldogs and stopped them behind the line of scrimmage seven times.

Following a bye week next Saturday, the University of North Dakota will open Missouri Valley Football Conference play when it hosts in-state rival North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 2.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) – Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season, and the Toronto Blue Jays moved back into a playoff position by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2. Teoscar Hernández hit a three-run homer, and Bo Bichette had three hits and two RBIs as the Blue Jays rebounded from a 7-3 loss and improved to a big league-best 14-3 in September. Toronto moved a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees for the second AL wild-card berth, one game behind Boston. Steven Matz (won his fourth straight decision, allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings
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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama went down to the swamp and came away with its 17th consecutive victory. Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped the Crimson Tide beat 11th-ranked Florida, 31-29. The defending national champions stopped a 2-point conversion with 3:10 left and earned their 32nd consecutive win versus teams in the SEC’s East Division. Young built the early advantage with TD passes to Jase McClellan, Jahleel Billingsley and Brian Robinson to put the Tide ahead, 21-3 in the first quarter. Emery Jones was 17-of-27 passing for 181 yards, with an interception for the Gators.

 
In other Top 25 games:
 
– JT Daniels returned to the lineup and completed 23 of 31 passes for 303 yards and three TDs as second-ranked Georgia hammered South Carolina, 40-13. The Bulldogs’ fearsome defense nearly made it three straight games without allowing a TD until Luke Doty hit Josh Vann on a 36-yard scoring pass with 10:55 remaining.
 
– Third-ranked Oklahoma defeated Nebraska, 23-16 on the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century. The Cornhuskers were within 14-9 until Isaiah Coe blocked an extra point and Pat Fields returned it 100 yards for two points.
 
– Freshman Ty Thompson threw two second-half touchdown passes and No. 4 Oregon overcame a sluggish start to slam Stony Brook, 48-7. Ducks starter Anthony Brown threw for a touchdown and ran for another but left the game at halftime after he was sacked twice to close out the second quarter.
 
– Tyler Goodson ran for a career-high 153 yards and three touchdowns in fifth-ranked Iowa’s 30-7 trouncing of Kent State. Goodson had a 46-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added a 35-yard scoring run in the third.
 
– Will Shipley ran for two touchdowns and sixth-ranked Clemson had a goal-line stand in the final seconds to secure a 14-8 triumph over Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets limited the Tigers to 207 yards the first three quarters and continually came up with third-down stops.
 
– Zach Calzada threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start to power No. 7 Texas A&M in a 34-0 rout of New Mexico. The victory extends A&M’s winning streak to 11 games and gives the Aggies a 3-0 start for the first time since opening the 2016 season with six consecutive wins.
 
– Desmond Ridder and Alec Pierce hooked up for the go-ahead score with 12:13 left in the game and No. 8 Cincinnati held on for a 38-24 victory at Indiana. Jerome Ford ran for two touchdowns and Tre Tucker scored on a 99-yard kickoff return after the Bearcats fell behind, 14-0.
 
– TreVeyon Henderson broke Archie Griffin’s 49-year-old freshman rushing record, romping for 277 yards and three touchdowns as No. 9 Ohio State dumped Tulsa, 41-20. A late interception that Cameron Martinez returned for a 61-yard touchdown made the score look worse than it was for the persistent Golden Hurricane.
 
– Jaquan Brisker broke up a desperation pass toward the end zone by Auburn’s Bo Nix as time expired, completing No. 10 Penn State’s 28-20 verdict over 22nd-rated Auburn. Sean Clifford completed 28 of 32 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, with Jahan Dotson accounting for 10 catches for 78 yards and a TD.
 
– Kyren Williams scored two long touchdowns, the second a 51-yard run with 6:05 remaining, as 12th-ranked Notre Dame held off Purdue, 27-13. Jack Coan was sacked four times and struggled with his accuracy, completing 15 of 31 for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
 
– Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw a 15-yard scoring strike to Kyle Phillips with 54 seconds remaining to send No. 13 UCLA to a 37-34 comeback win over Fresno State. Thompson-Robinson passed for 264 yards and three TDs for the Bruins, who outscored the Bulldogs, 20-7 in the fourth quarter.
 
– Jake Haener heaved a 12-yard scoring pass to Jalen Cropper with 14 seconds left to give Fresno State a 40-37 win over No. 13 UCLA in a thriller at the Rose Bowl. Haener was 39 of 53 for 445 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who fell behind with 54 seconds left before going on a 75-yard drive.
 
– No. 14 Iowa State rolled to a 48-3 win over UNLV behind Brock Purdy, who completed 21 of 24 pass attempts for 288 yards and three touchdowns. The Cyclones finished with 486 yards of offense and 7.59 yards per play, scoring six touchdowns and two field goals on their 11 possessions.
 
– West Virginia survived No. 15 Virginia Tech’s furious rally from a 20-point deficit to beat the Hokies 27-21. Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes and Leddie Brown rushed for 106 yards and a score for the Mountaineers.
 
– Grayson McCall threw for three touchdowns and Shermari Jones ran for 149 yards and another score as No. 16 Coastal Carolina held on to beat Buffalo, 28-25. McCall was 13-of-19 passing for 232 yards and tossed his first interception of the season.
 
– Matt Corral accounted for seven touchdowns and 17th-rated Mississippi did its scoring in the first three quarters of a 61-21 assault on Tulane. Corral ran for three scores and threw for 335 yards and four TDs.
 
– BYU’s Jaren Hall threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns as the 23rd-ranked Cougars knocked off No. 19 Arizona State, 27-17. BYU forced four turnovers and posted its third straight victory over the Sun Devils.
 
– KJ Jefferson threw for a career-high 366 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns to lead No. 20 Arkansas to a 45-10 win over Georgia Southern. The Razorbacks all but clinched the win on a 91-yard pass from Jefferson to preseason All-SEC wide receiver Treylon Burks with 11:18 left in the third quarter.
 
– Sam Howell threw five touchdown passes and ran for a career-best 112 yards as No. 21 North Carolina took over after halftime to beat Virginia, 59-39.
 
– Payton Thorne passed for 261 yards and four touchdowns, two of those scoring throws going to Jalen Nailor in Michigan State’s 38-17 romp over 24th-rated Miami.
 
– No. 25 Michigan crushed Northern Illinois, 63-10 as Blake Corum rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have leapfrogged ahead of the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card, while the Boston Red Sox took a one-game lead for the first wild card. The Blue Jays posted a 6-2 victory over the Twins as Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season. Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer and Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Steven Matz won his fourth straight decision, allowing two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Jays moved a half-game ahead of the Yankees.

 
Another defensive miscue by catcher Gary Sanchez contributed to a seven-run fifth in the Indians’ 11-3 thrashing of the Yankees. Sanchez failed to catch a foul popup during the rally, which was capped by a three-run homer by Andres Gimenez. Franmil Reyes doubled home a run in the fifth, one inning before belting a two-run homer.
 
The Red Sox picked up their fourth straight win as Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer and collected four RBIs in a 9-3 rout of the Orioles. Bobby Dalbec added a two-run double. Hunter Renfroe and Rafael Devers each drove in a run for Boston. Tanner Houck worked 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief to get the win.
 
Elsewhere around the Majors:
 
– Homers by Jeimer Candelario and Dustin Garneau led the Tigers past the AL East-leading Rays, 4-3. Jordan Luplow homered for the Rays, who trailed 4-0 in the second. Michael Fulmer got his 10th save in 15 chances by striking out Brett Phillips and getting Yandy Diaz to ground into a game-ending double play.
 
– Five Rangers combined on a three-hitter in a 2-1 decision over the AL Central-leading White Sox. DJ Peters hit a tiebreaking single in the bottom of the sixth, a half-inning after Yasmani Grandal homered for Chicago. Joe Barlow struck out two in the ninth en route to his seventh save.
 
– The Diamondbacks scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 6-4 win over the Astros. Kole Calhoun knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and scored on Daulton Varsho’s two-run homer. Yordan Alvarez smacked a two-run homer to center to give the Astros a 2-0 lead in the first.
 
– James Kaprielian pitched two-hit ball over six innings and Matt Olson crushed his 36th home run in the Athletics’ 3-1 downing of the Angels. Kaprielian earned his eighth win and retired 18 of his 20 batters. The A’s have won four straight and seven of 10, putting them two games behind Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Royals ripped the Mariners, 8-1 as Kris Bubic allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings in his best start this season. Seattle lost for the fifth time in seven games and dropped four games behind Toronto for the AL’s second wild-card berth with 14 games remaining. Royals catcher Salvador Perez collected his major league-leading 113th RBI with an eighth-inning single.
 
– Max Scherzer tossed seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers won for the seventh time in eight games, 5-1 over the Reds. Scherzer is 7-0 in nine starts for the Dodgers after limiting Cincinnati to two hits while striking out seven. Gavin Lux hit a two-run triple while the Dodgers took advantage of two errors to score three times in the fifth.
 
– Curt Casali’s two-run single in the fourth held up in the Giants’ 2-0 shutout of the Braves. Dominic Leone finished the 2-hour, 40-minute game for his second save as the NL West-leading Giants maintained their two-game lead on the Dodgers. Alex Wood struck out four and didn’t allow a walk or hit over three scoreless innings, his first appearance since contracting COVID-19.
 
– The Phillies are within one game of the NL East-leading Braves after Jean Segura had his first multi-homer game in almost five years, leading a 5-3 win over the Mets. Segura homered in the first inning and again in the third off Carlos Carrasco. Aaron Nola won for the first time in ten starts and Bryce Harper drove in two for Philadelphia.
 
– Manny Pina homered twice and the Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Cubs. Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected in Milwaukee’s seventh win in nine games. Milwaukee’s magic number to lock up the NL Central title is three over St. Louis.
 
– Tyler O’Neill launched a go-ahead, two-run homer while the Cardinals scored three times in the eighth to beat the Padres, 3-2. The Cardinals rallied after Yu Darvish held them to three hits while fanning nine over seven shutout innings. The outcome puts St. Louis two games ahead of Cincinnati and 2 1/2 games in front of San Diego for the second NL wild card.
 
– The Rockies are 7-1 on their nine-game road trip after Kyle Freeland worked six innings and Trevor Story hit a three-run homer in a 6-0 thumping of the Nationals.
 
– Cole Tucker had three hits and Bryse Wilson allowed two runs and four hits over five innings of the Pirates’ 6-3 victory against the Marlins.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Manny Machado screamed at All-Star teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. in the dugout during the fifth inning of the Padres’ loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. Machado shouted and cursed at Tatis, telling him “it’s not about you” and “you go play baseball” after Tatis struck out looking in the fifth. Tatis reacted angrily to the call by plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Rays have placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on COVID-related IL. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said Kiermaier had been feeling ill for a couple of days. Tampa Bay shortstop Taylor Walls was also scratched before the game due to what the team called “general illness.”
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NFL-NEWS

CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns safety Ronnie Harrison has been fined just over $12,000 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct. Harrison shoved Kansas City assistant coach Greg Lewis during a skirmish in last week’s season opener. Harrison was ejected early in Cleveland’s 33-29 loss for his aggressive action toward Lewis.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Raiders have placed backup quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve after he hurt his quadriceps on his only snap in Monday night’s 33-27 overtime win over the Ravens.
 
– The San Francisco 49ers have placed linebacker Dre Greenlaw on injured reserve with a groin injury that will likely sideline him for at least a month.
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NHL-ISLANDERS-CHARA

UNDATED (AP) – Zdeno Chara is returning to the team where he started his career after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Islanders. It will be the 44-year-old’s 24th NHL season. Chara was a 1996 draft pick of the Islanders and was later shipped to Ottawa in 2001, one of the worst deals in Isles history. He won a Stanley Cup with the 2011 Bruins and spent last season with Washington.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/18/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 091821 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 evacuees through the federal Afghan Placement and Assistance program. The 49 Afghans are part of the 37,000 evacuees who will be resettled in 200 communities in the U.S. through the placement program. The majority of the 49 Afghans are expected to settle in Fargo. Eight military bases in the U.S. have been temporarily housing the refugees who fled after the Taliban toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government on Aug. 15.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota district judge has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge after allegedly crashing into two parked cars in downtown Fargo. An attorney for Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark entered a guilty plea on her behalf to a misdemeanor DUI charge in Fargo Municipal Court. Clark did not appear in court. The judge was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence, $650 fine and ordered to under to complete a chemical dependency evaluation. In a statement, Clark apologized to voters, family members and her colleagues.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission. North Dakota Republican Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is part of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency’s new low-Earth orbit mission. NASA defines low-Earth orbit as having an altitude of 1,200 miles or less. Hoeven says the mission serves as the backbone for all U.S. military communications. Hoeven’s office says a military installation in Alabama also was selected as a center for the mission.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A map for new North Dakota legislative districts is slowly taking shape. Among the proposals so far are those that create a new district in the Fargo area and a pair in the oil-producing region in the western part of the state. The Republican-led redistricting committee held its fourth meeting on Thursday. It’s focused on keeping 47 districts, instead of changing size of the Legislature. The addition of the three new districts means three rural districts somewhere will have to be eliminated. The committee expects a draft statewide plan to be completed next week for public review.
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BISMARCK, ND – The weekly COVID-19 report from the North Dakota Department of Health for the period of September 11-17 includes 3,273 new positives from 53,739 tests processed. The 14-day rolling positivity rate is 6.3%. Active cases are up 393 over the week to 3,486. Hospitalization are down by 3 to 111. There were 14 deaths over the week among those who were positive.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/18/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 091821 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Quarterback Walker Braaten was tackled shy of the goal line on a 2-point conversion and the Bishop Ryan Lions held on for a 35-33 overtime win over Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn last night, in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Freshman quarterback Jett Lundeen accounted for 319 yards of offense and 5 touchdowns in leading the Lions to victory. Lundeen was 15 of 22 for 258 yards and three scores. He also rushed 13 times for 61 yards and two TD’s. The Sioux were led by Easton Andel who carries the ball 34 times for 124 yards and a touchdown. Braaten rushed for 61 yards on 6 carries and three scores. Bishop Ryan improves to 4-1 on the year while W-N-G drops to 1-4.
 
In our other broadcast on Friday, Chris Jenner carried the ball 26 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns as the Surrey Mustangs shutout the Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central Honkers 42-0. The Mustangs improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Honkers drop to 0-4.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
 
#1 Bismarck Century 15, (#5 11A) Dickinson 12
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 37, Bismarck High 0
(#2 11A) Bismarck St. Mary’s 28, #3 Fargo Shanley 21
#5 West Fargo 42, #4 Fargo Davies 6
Mandan 35, Minot 21
Bismarck Legacy 63, Williston 7
 
Class 11A
 
#1 Jamestown 41, Watford City 0
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 28, (#3 11AA) Fargo Shanley 21
#T3 Fargo North 50, Grand Forks Central 0
#T3 Devils Lake 41, Turtle Mountain 14
(#1 11AA) Bismarck Century 15, #5 Dickinson 12
Grand Forks Red River 12, Fargo South 9
Wahpeton 35, Valley City 14
 
Class 11 B
 
#1 Beulah 48, Southern McLean 14
Kindred 37, #2 Central Cass 0
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 38, Thompson 18
#4 Hillsboro-Central Valley 44, Park River Area 0
#5 Velva-Garrison 14, Rugby 6
Nedrose 62, New Town 0
Stanley 27, South Prairie-Max 6
Shiloh Christian 13, Bowman County 6
Dickinson Trinity 31, Heart River 0
Hazen 57, Killdeer 46
Harvey-Wells County 34, Carrington 6
Grafton 46, Northern Cass 34
Lisbon 52, Fargo Oak Grove 7
Sargent County 20, Linton-HMB 18
Oakes 41, Ellendale, Edgeley-Kulm 6
 
Class 9B
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 59, Richland 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 48, #5 Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 28
#3 Cavalier 68, Larimore 6
#4 Ray-Powers Lake 44, Tioga 6
Divide County 71, Alexander 20
Bottineau 32, T-G-U 0
St. John 26, Dunseith 20
Nelson County 36, North Prairie 14
North Star 52, Benson County 12
New Rockford-Sheyenne 28, Four Winds 20
Grant County-Flasher 30, Central McLean 14
Mott-Regent-New England 40, Beach 16
Hettinger-Scranton 46, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 0
South Border 44, Kidder County 8
Hatton-Northwood 52, Griggs-Midkota 0
MayPort-CG 36, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 20
Enderlin-Maple Valley 24, Hankinson 6
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 67, Tri-State 0
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
Dickinson Beck Wells Invite
 
1. Williston, 39
2. Bismarck High, 43
3. Dickinson, 80
4. Bismarck Century, 143
5. Bismarck Legacy, 150
6. Bowman County, 151
7. Minot, 180
8. Mandan, 215
9. Beulah, 215
10. Watford City, 306
 
Individual winner: Ivan Askim of Williston, 15:41
 
High School Girls Cross Country
 
Dickinson Becki Wells Invite
 

1. Williston, 40
2. Bismarck High, 45
3. Bismarck Legacy, 99
4. Minot, 136
5. Bismarck Century, 136
6. Mandan, 180
7. Dickinson, 201
8. Bowman County, 225

Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 18:29

 
High School Girls Golf
Class A
 
Minot Invite – Vardon Golf Club
 
1. Bismarck Century, 330
2. Mandan, 345
3. Bismarck Legacy, 346
4. Bismarck High, 352
5. Dickinson, 355
6. Minot, 358
7. Williston, 365
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 398
9. Jamestown, 411
10. Watford City, 471
 
Medalist: Leah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 69
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Grand Forks Central 7, Minot 2
Grand Forks Red River 7, Minot 2
Mandan 7, Williston 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, (3-1)
 
Class B
Beach def. Mandaree, 25-2, 25-13, 25-10
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Minnesota-Duluth 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Concordia-St. Paul def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-12, 25-23
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TAUROS-SHOWCASE
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros continue play at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota to start the season. The Tauros lost to the New Mexico Ice Wolves 3-1 on Friday. Minot is now 1-2 on the season. They will finish play at the Showcase today at 3:30 PM against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
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MSU-HALL OF FAME
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – After putting the ceremony on hold last fall, the Minot State University Athletic department has announced the return of the Hall of Fame weekend which will honor and induct the 41st and 42nd classes into the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame.
 
The Class of 2020, which was announced last fall but has waited to be honored because of COVID, features former MLB umpire and Beavers baseball player, Gary Cederstrom, former Minot State women’s basketball head coach Sheila Green Gerding, the 2004-05 men’s basketball team, former football defensive lineman Ian Best, and former softball pitcher Mandy Greenberg.
 
The Class of 2021 features Minot State distance runner Jarret Baker, Beaver record holder and professional women’s basketball player Carly Boag, and NAIA National Champion gymnasts Robbin (Wheeler) Filkowski.
 
The induction ceremony will be at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., and then all the newest members of the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of the Beavers homecoming football game against Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday, Oct. 9.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED – College football highlights today’s schedule. Minot State (0-2) in on the road playing at Wayne State (1-1) tonight at 6 PM. North Dakota State (2-0) in on the road for the first time this season playing at Towson University (1-1) at 5 PM. North Dakota (1-1) has their home opener today as they host Drake University (1-1) in the 55th Annual Potato Bowl at 4 PM at the Alerus Center.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 

TORONTO (AP) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3. The Blue Jays slipped into the third spot in the AL wild-card race, one game behind Boston and half-game behind the Yankees. Toronto fell to 13-3 in September. Guerrero hit a solo homer in the third that pulled Toronto within 5-3. He was tied with Kansas City’s Salvador Perez for the homer lead going into the game. Toronto starter Hyun Jin Ryu fell to 2-4 with an 8.10 ERA in his past eight starts.

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LYNX-FEVER
 
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half for a 92-73 win over the Indiana Fever, clinching a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs. Minnesota (21-10) has won 16 of 19 games. The Lynx were up seven midway through the third quarter before closing with a 13-4 run to lead 70-54. The Fever, playing their third game is six days with only seven players available, never threatened in the fourth quarter. Kelsey Mitchell scored 26 points áfor Indiana.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – There’s been a slight shift in the American League race, with the Toronto Blue Jays on the outside looking in. The Jays were beaten at home by the Twins, the Yankees clobbered the Indians and the Red Sox knocked off the Orioles. Corey Kluber beat his old team and Joey Gallo slammed two of the Yankees’ five home runs in a 8-0 pounding of the Indians. Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton also went deep for the Bombers, who moved a half-game ahead of Toronto for the second AL wild card. Kluber won for the first time in nearly four months, scattering four hits over six innings.

 
Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sano hit consecutive home runs in a five-run third that carried the Twins past the Blue Jays, 7-3. Michael Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings to win his third straight start, yielding three runs and three hits to help Minnesota win for the second time in six games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reclaimed the major league lead with his 46th home run, but the Jays lost for just the third time in 16 games this month.
 
The Red Sox’s 7-1 win over the Orioles gives Boston the first AL wild card by a half-game over the Yankees. Chris Sale returned from COVID-19 to pitch five innings of two-hit ball, allowing one run. Bobby Dalbec homered and Hunter Renfroe put the game out of reach with a three-run double as the Bosox dealt the Orioles their 100th loss.
 
Checking out Friday’s other Major League action:
 
– The AL East-leading Rays erased a three-run deficit in the ninth before Brett Phillips hit a three-run homer in the 10th to give them a 7-4 triumph over the Tigers. Pinch-hitter Yandy Diaz poked a two-run single to spark the ninth-inning rally. Austin Meadows picked up his 100th RBI on a sacrifice fly, the first Rays player to hit the century mark since Evan Longoria 11 years ago.
 
– Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning of the Astros’ 4-3 verdict over the Diamondbacks. Houston tied it in 10th with an RBI bloop single by Jake Meyers before McCormick sent Arizona to its 100th loss. It was Houston’s first win on a hit by pitch since August 1998 and third time in franchise history.
 
– The White Sox hammered the Rangers, 8-0 as Luis Robert hit a three-run double and Dylan Cease struck out 10 in five innings. Jose Abreu had two hits and drove in two runs, giving him 111 RBIs this season. Romy Gonzalez doubled twice among his career-best three hits as the AL Central leaders inched closer to their first division title in 13 years.
 
– The Athletics are within 2 1/2 games of an AL wild-card slot following a 5-4 victory over the Angels. Josh Harrison had two RBIs and Mark Canha scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the sixth inning of Oakland’s third win in a row. Cole Irvin pitched six solid innings to earn his first victory in four weeks.
 
– Rookie Jarred Kelenic spoiled Jonathan Heasley’s major league debut by hitting a pair of two-run homers in the Mariners’ 6-2 win over the Royals. Kelenic’s first multihomer game of his career kept the Mariners 3 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild-card spot. Chris Flexen allowed one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings for his 12th win.
 
– Zack Wheeler allowed a run and struck out six over five-plus innings of the Phillies’ 4-3 downing of the Mets. Wheeler is 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA in nine starts against his former club. Brad Miller put the Phillies ahead 2-1 in the fifth with a solo shot, helping Philadelphia climb within two games of the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– Pinch-hitting pitcher Kevin Gausman lofted a full-count, bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to complete the Giants’ 6-5 victory against the Braves. Donovan Solano came off the COVID-19 injured list and connected for a tying, pinch-hit home run with two out in the ninth for San Francisco. Down 4-2, the Braves rallied in the ninth when Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead, three-run homer.
 
– Kyle Farmer doubled twice and the Reds snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory. Winning pitcher Luis Castillo struck out 10 and didn’t allow a runner past second base over 6 1/3 shutout innings. Walker Buehler was hoping to notch his career-high 15th win, but the Reds reached him for three runs over six frames as Los Angeles fell two games behind the NL West-leading Giants.
 
– The Cardinals won their sixth in a row as Dylan Carlson homered twice, including a grand slam in an 8-2 thumping of the Padres. Miles Mikolas threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits in his first victory in two years. St. Louis still leads the Reds by one game for the second NL wild card, with San Diego 1 1/2 games back.
 
– Kolten Wong provided a tiebreaking single with two out in the eighth inning to spark the Brewers’ 8-5 decision over the Cubs. Milwaukee scored four runs off reliever Rowan Wick in the eighth to come from behind and beat the Cubs for the 10th straight time. Luis Urias drove in three runs and Wong was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, helping the Brewers cut their magic number to four for winning the NL Central.
 
– Elias Diaz hit a tying homer and Brendan Rodgers had an RBI single as the Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Nationals, 9-8. Rodgers and Sam Hilliard homered for Colorado, which is 6-1 on its nine-game road trip.
 
– The Pirates knocked off the Marlins, 2-1 as Wil Crowe pitched five innings of one run ball for his first victory since July 30. Cole Tucker hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller has been ruled out for Sunday’s game with Buffalo and will be away from the team indefinitely while he deals with a personal issue. Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Fuller’s situation will be considered a day-to-day issue and that the speedy wide receiver would remain on the active roster.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– Cowboys offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe is out for Sunday’s game at the Chargers after being hospitalized overnight because of heat illness. The athletic trainers decided to send him to the hospital because they didn’t like the way the 35-year-old was responding to rehydration.
 
– The Chargers have placed starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least three games. Bulaga was battling groin and back injuries throughout training camp. He started at right tackle during last Sunday’s opener at Washington, playing 45 snaps before being sidelined early in the third quarter after tweaking his back.
 
– The back issue that bothered Green Bay outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith throughout the preseason will now force the Packers to play without their Pro Bowl pass rusher for the next few weeks. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says Smith is going on injured reserve. Smith has 26 sacks for the Packers over the last two seasons.
 
– Browns starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. is going on injured reserve with a hamstring issue that will keep him out at least three games. Walker led Cleveland with nine tackles in last week’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s also the Browns’ signal caller on defense.
 
– Saints coach Sean Payton says the club has decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4. Payton says they plan to host the Giants in the Superdome. The Saints have been displaced to the Dallas area since Aug. 28 due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
 
– Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will miss this week’s game at Pittsburgh with injuries to his toe and ankle. Jacobs didn’t practice all week for the Raiders after rushing for 34 yards and two touchdowns in a season-opening 33-27 win in overtime against Baltimore on Monday night.
 
– The list of kickers signed by the Titans just keeps growing with the addition of Ryan Santoso to the practice squad Friday. Randy Bullock will kick Sunday for the Titans in Seattle, their fourth different kicker since training camp started. Santoso provides some insurance with Sam Ficken and Tucker McCann both on injured reserve.
 
– Linebacker Kyle Van Noy is out for the Patriots matchup with the Jets with a throat injury. An abdomen issue will also sideline kicker Quinn Nordin.
 
– College Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowl selection Roger Brown has died at 84. Brown played 10 years in the NFL for the Lions and Rams after being taking by Detroit in the fourth round of the 1960 draft. In his seven seasons with the Lions, Brown went to the Pro Bowl five straight years and was an All-Pro selection in 1962 and ’63.
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COLLEGE ATHLETICS-AUSTIN PEAY
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Austin Peay is leaving the Ohio Valley Conference for the ASUN Conference effective July 1, becoming the league’s 13th full member. The move ratified by Austin Peay’s Board of Trustees and announced Friday ends a membership with the OVC that began in 1962. Austin Peay won 69 league titles, 21 since 2010. All 17 programs will move to the ASUN and be immediately eligible for league awards, postseason play and NCAA Tournament automatic berths.
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SOCCER-PELE HOSPITALIZED

SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazilian soccer great Pele “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital. That’s according to his daughter, Kely Nascimento. The Albert Einstein hospital said the 80-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento had returned to intensive care after “a brief breathing instability” Thursday night. Pele was currently stable in “semi-intensive” care, the hospital said, and he “continues recovering.” It did not give further details.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/17/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 1200
 
MINOT, ND – A fire at a duplex in southeast Minot early this morning displaced five residents. The Minot Fire Department responded to 1015 36th Street SE at 2:23 AM for a report of a room and contents fire. After arriving on scene, firefighters quickly knocked down the fire and contained it to the room of origin. A search was conducted in both living units for occupants and pets. All occupants of the duplex safely exited the structure prior to the Minot Fire Department’s arrival on scene. 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 cause of the fire is under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has provided updated information on a car / motorcycle accident in Fargo. Troopers report that the accident happened a little past 8:00 PM Wednesday. The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a car turning on to University Avenue. Originally it was reported the motorcycle driver was from Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Patrol says it was 22-year old Jasen Hernandez of Fargo. He was injured in the crash. His passenger is identified as 32-year old Krassimira Utecht of Fargo. She was seriously injured. Both were not wearing helmets. The driver of the car, a 16-year old girl, and a passenger, a 12-year old girl, both from Fargo, were not injured. Troopers say the investigation of the accident continues.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 legal and fully vetted Afghan evacuees starting later this month through the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) program. The federally funded APA program is a part of Operation Allies Welcome and does not impact resources available to North Dakotans in need of safety net services. These 49 individuals are part of the 37,000 humanitarian evacuees who will be resettled to 200 communities in the U.S. through the APA program. The majority of the 49 evacuees will resettle in Fargo.
 
Before arriving in the country, these individuals must complete a U.S. Department of Homeland Security rigorous vetting process that includes Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint-based background checks and other security screenings. They will also receive health and medical screenings, a COVID-19 vaccination and authorization to work.
 
Earlier this month, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, the state’s refugee resettlement agency, submitted a proposal to the U.S. State Department to resettle 49 Afghan evacuees. The proposal was based on the availability of services provided by community organizations that welcome new Americans and teach English as a second language. The LIRS proposal was approved on Sept. 15.
 
“Like so many North Dakotans with immigrant roots, refugees bring ingenuity and resilience that make our communities and the economy stronger,” said DHS Executive Director Chris Jones. “Resettlement provides a life-saving solution for some of the most vulnerable people in the world and it also creates positive benefits for North Dakota.”
 
Resettlement efforts place heavy emphasis on connecting people with their family. North Dakota has resettled 115 Afghan refugees over the past 20 years. Past Afghan refugees have become doctors and, business owners, and have held a variety of careers that contribute to North Dakota’s economic well-being.
 
Brittany Sachdeva, vice president of operations for Sanford Health in Fargo, said refugees play a critical role in their workforce. “With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Sanford Health’s journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve,” she said. “As one of the largest employers in the state, we understand the positive impact those new to our country can have in helping solve our collective workforce challenges. We look forward to welcoming them to North Dakota and encourage them to join our Sanford family.”
 
Initial resettlement efforts following the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan did not include North Dakota. However, the state will collaborate on the large national effort to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside the U.S. in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the U.S.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota a nearing 3,500. Today’s information from the Department of Health list 3,486 active, up 64 from yesterday. Of those active 606 are age 11 and under, 533 are age 12-19, 489 are age 20-29, 577 are age 30-39, 435 are age 40-49, 317 are age 50-59, 270 are age 60-69, and 259 are age 70+.
 
Health officials report 493 new positives and 430 new recoveries today. Hospitalizations are up four to 111, and 20 of those are in ICU. There is one more death reported among those with the coronavirus (1585). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 98 positives (3216), on hospitalization (177), and one death (25).
 
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says more time is needed with federal lawyers to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2019, seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the monthslong pipeline protests almost five years ago. State and federal lawyers met for more than three hours at the federal courthouse in Bismarck Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal presided over the negotiations, and suggested more time would be needed to reach an agreement.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A map for new North Dakota legislative districts is slowly taking shape. Among the proposals so far are those that create a new district in the Fargo area and a pair in the oil-producing region in the western part of the state. The Republican-led redistricting committee held its fourth meeting on Thursday. It’s focused on keeping 47 districts, instead of changing size of the Legislature. The addition of the three new districts means three rural districts somewhere will have to be eliminated. The committee expects a draft statewide plan to be completed next week for public review.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota district judge is facing a drunken driving charge after allegedly crashing into two parked cars in downtown Fargo. Authorities say Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark, who is based in Jamestown, was arrested after officers responded to a report of the crash about midnight Saturday. KFGO radio reports that officers conducted standard field sobriety tests and a breath test before Clark was arrested. A citation was issued Monday. Clark was appointed to bench by Gov. Doug Burgum in 2017. She previously served as a Cass County prosecutor for 11 years. Court documents do not list an attorney for Clark.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot International will be the site of a Wings for All event on Saturday. The Arc of the United States, Minot Area Parent Support for Autism Spectrum Disorders (MAPS), Independence Inc,. Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines and Minot International Airport (MOT) will co-host a Wings for All® event. The event is being held in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Independence, Inc.
 
Originated by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of The Arc in Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Port Authority, Wings for All is an airport “rehearsal” program created to alleviate some of the stress that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families experience when traveling by air.
 
During the event, participants will check in to receive their boarding passes, pass through the TSA security checkpoint, wait in the boarding area and board the aircraft. The program will feature a presentation on the aircraft’s features, in-flight safety protocols and take-off procedures. Wings for All also gives airport, airline, TSA professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.
 
This event is open to all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Minot area and beyond who seek a safe but realistic experience of traveling through a busy airport.
 
 
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