K-Heart Sports – 09/17/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Two high school football games come your way tonight. Kyle Dean will head to Surrey where the Mustangs host the Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central Honkers. The game begins an hour earlier than usual. Our pre-game is set for 5:45 pm on 1320 KHRT and online at On 106.9 K-Heart you can head Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn hosting Bishop Ryan. Pre-game at 6:45 pm.
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team clinched a state berth and improved to 12-0-1.
High School Boys Soccer
Minot 3, Williston 1
Bismarck Century 1, Jamestown 0
Bismarck High 3, Mandan 2
Bismarck Legacy 3, Dickinson 1
High School Boys Tennis
Minot 5, Bismarck Legacy 2
Jamestown 7, Bismarck High 2
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. #2 Jamestown, 25-12, 25-11, 20-25, 25-8
#5 Bismarck High def. Bismarck Legacy, 25-15, 25-9, 25-17
Dickinson def. Minot, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20, 17-25, 16-14
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Turtle Mountain, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21
Mandan def. Williston, 3-0)
Class B
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15
Bishop Ryan def. Surrey, 25-14, 25-15, 25-22
South Priarie-Max def. Glenburn, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Lewis & Clark, (3-0)
Velva def. Stanley, (3-2)
Nedrose def. Central McLean, 25-12, 25-12, 25-12
Rugby def. Newburg-Westhope, 25-13, 25-11, 25-21
Rolla def. Bottineau, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17
Benson County def. Drake-Anamoose, (3-0)
Ray def. Powers Lake, 26-24, 25-15, 20-25, 25-16
Tioga def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-12, 25-14, 25-13
Trenton def. Trinity Christian, 25-22, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21
Beulah def. Mott-Regent, 25-21, 25-11, 25-18
Garrison def. Wilton-Wing, 25-18, 25-12, 25-23
Center-Stanton def. Washburn, (3-2)
Griggs-Midkota def. Harvey-Wells County, 25-22, 26-24, 16-25, 25-21
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros are playing at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota. The Tauros tallied a 5-2 victory over the Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Thursday to move to 1-1 on the season. The third of four games for Minot at the showcase is today at 11 am against the New Mexico Ice Wolves.


LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Dustin Hopkins made the most of a second chance as the Washington Football Team pulled out a 30-29 win over the Giants. Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down, the result of a penalty on Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence. Hopkins missed his first attempt from 48 yards out before the penalty gave Washington new life. Taylor Heinicke threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He cost Washington dearly with a late interception, but after Graham Gano’s fifth field goal of the game gave the Giants a 29-27 lead with 2:00 remaining, Heinicke guided Washington back into field goal range. Daniel Jones threw for 249 yards and a touchdown for the 0-2 Giants and also ran for 95 yards and a TD.



UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants’ lead in the National League West is down to one game over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 39th home run and the San Diego Padres improved their playoff position with a 7-4 win over the Giants. Tommy Pham and Manny Machado each drove in two runs, and Adam Frazier and Austin Nola had three hits apiece. Giants starter Kevin Gausman lost for the first time since July 30, allowing four earned runs on eight hits in five innings. The outcome puts the Padres a half-game behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card.

In Thursday’s other Major League action:
– The Reds avoided a three-game sweep and gave their wild-card hopes a boost with a 1-0 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Tyler Mahle improved to 12-5 by holding the Pirates to five hits, all singles, over six innings. Asdrubel Cabrera lifted a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to help the Reds get within one game of St. Louis for the second NL wild card.
– Bryce Harper had a productive night in the Phillies’ 17-8 win over the Cubs. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the win with a three-run home run in the seventh. Odubel Herrera and Jean Segura drove in three runs apiece as the Phils pulled within three games of the NL East-leading Braves.
– Carlos Correa triggered a seven-run fourth inning with a three-run homer as the Astros clobbered the Rangers, 12-1. Alex Bregman had the first of his pair of two-run singles during Houston’s big fourth. Replacement starter Luis Garcia took a shutout into the sixth to help Houston keep its seven-game lead over Oakland in the AL West.
– The Yankees lost their hold on the two AL wild-card berths by losing to the Orioles, 3-2 on Austin Hays’ RBI single in the bottom of the 10th. New York led 2-1 until Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two out in the ninth, allowing Kelvin Gutierrez to score. Joey Gallo hit his 35th homer of the season, but the Yanks fell a half-game behind Toronto and Boston in the wild-card battle.
– Yandy Diaz hit a leadoff home run and Mike Zunino later connected for the Rays in a 5-2 downing of the Tigers. Dietrich Enns pitched four solid innings, allowing one run and three hits as Tampa Bay combined on a six-hitter. The AL East leaders top Boston and Toronto by 8 1/2 games.
– Chad Pinder furnished a two-run single while the Athletics scored four in the third inning of a 7-2 win at Kansas City. Josh Harrison was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the A’s pulled within three games of an AL wild-card berth. Royals catcher Salvador Perez slammed his 45th home run of the year, tying Johnny Bench for the most by anyone playing at least 75 percent of his games behind the plate.
– The Angels continued their recent mastery of the White Sox with a 9-3 win at Chicago. Alex Cobb allowed two hits over five shutout innings, his first start since July 23. Luis Rengifo and Jose Rojas homered and Jack Mayfield delivered a three-run double as the Angels beat the AL Central leaders for the 15th time in their last 19 meetings.
– The Rockies and Braves were rained out in Atlanta. The bad weather could force the two teams to make up the game after the regular season ends if the contest has any bearing on the NL East race. The two clubs don’t have any matching days off.


CHICAGO (AP) – Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. Ohtani felt soreness while playing catch Wednesday. Manager Joe Maddon raised the possibility of the likely AL MVP being shut down on the mound for the rest of the season. Maddon said there are currently no plans for Ohtani to be examined by a doctor, nor has it been determined when he would try to resume playing catch. Ohtani hasn’t pitched since Sept. 10, when he was tagged for six runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings in a loss at Houston.



UNDATED (AP) – The NHL says it expects 98% of its players to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the season. The league says that would mean only 10 to 15 players will not be vaccinated by the time the season begins Oct. 12. The league and the Players’ Association did not impose a vaccine mandate on players, but coaches and staff must be vaccinated as a condition of employment. Columbus recently replaced assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre because he declined to be vaccinated. Teams will be able to suspend unvaccinated players without pay if they cannot participate in hockey activities as part of the protocols, which could include games in Canada. Fully vaccinated players will have any COVID-19 positives treated as hockey injuries and still be paid. Unvaccinated players also will have their movements restricted when on the road. And there will still be regular coronavirus testing for vaccinated players.

In other NHL news:
– The Buffalo Sabres’ cross-border rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors. The NHL says the two teams will meet in the Heritage Classic on March 13 in Hamilton, Ontario, with the Sabres listed as the home team. Buffalo becomes the first U.S.-based team to compete in what will be the sixth Heritage Classic, which is part of the NHL’s outdoor series of games. It’s traditionally set in Canada, featuring matchups of Canadian teams. Hamilton is about midway between Toronto and Buffalo.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KHRT ND News – 09/16/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 1200
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A Minot man accused of injuring a baby has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child neglect and has been sentenced to time already served in jail. Phillip Boswell was initially accused of breaking the baby’s arm and causing a permanent disability. But after prosecutors admitted in court Wednesday that they can’t prove Boswell was the one who actually hurt her, his felony child abuse charge was amended to child neglect. Boswell acknowledged he failed to take the baby to the hospital for treatment for up to nine days after the child was injured. Boswell was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but the 56 days he already served suspended.
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in a vehicle/pedestrian accident near Parshall. Authorities say 49-year old Shulton Royce Heart was walking in the middle of Highway 23 about three miles northeast of Parshal around 5:30 AM Monday. He was wearing dark clothing in an area that was not illuminated by streetlights. The patrol says Heart was struck first by the left mirror of a Ford pickup driven by 60-year old Arnold Aga of Granville, which knocked him down. Heart was then run over by a Nissan Murano driven by 58-year old Jeffrey Hannah of Minot. Heart was taken by ambulance to a Minot hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known. The patrol says the drivers of the two vehicles and two passengers in the Murano, 38-year old Ryan Dohmsreich and 30-year old Nathan Kluegel, both of Minot, were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.
BISMARCK, ND – A collision between a car and motorcycle in Fargo sent two people to the hospital. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened a little past 8 PM Wednesday. Troopers say a 22-year old man from Prior Lake, MN was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle south on University when he collided with a car turning onto University. The motorcycle driver and a passenger, a 32-year old woman from Fargo, were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The woman had serious injuries. Neither of them were wearing a helmet. 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.
BISMARCK, ND – The trend of increasing active COVID-19 cases continues today in North Dakota. Information from the Department of Health adds another 187 active cases, bringing the total to 3,422. Of those active, 812 are age 19 or under. The daily positive rate is 5.84%. There are 579 new positives today with 396 newly recovered. All but 9 North Dakota counties reported at least one new positive today, led by Cass with 108 and Burleigh at 105. Those hospitalized with the virus in up by 7 today to 107, and 18 of those are in ICU. For the second day in a row, four deaths are reported among those with COVID (1584). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 108 new positives (3118), four hospitalizations (176), and one death (24).
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 0700
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol have identified the trooper who fatally shot a Montana man following a vehicle chase on Interstate 94 west of Mandan earlier this month. The patrol said Wednesday that Trooper Stephen Mayer killed the lone occupant of the vehicle, 45-year-old Craig Knutson, of Billings, Montana. Authorities have said the pursuit on the evening of Sept. 7 began about 7 miles east of Hebron and ended after deputies placed spike strips on the highway and Mayer used his cruiser to push the fleeing vehicle’s rear end sideways, sending it into a spin. After the vehicle stopped, Mayer saw that Knutson had a gun and told the three deputies at the scene about the weapon before he fired the fatal shot.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some North Dakota tribal leaders want lawmakers to split legislative House districts that include reservations. The leaders told a legislative redistricting committee Wednesday such a move will increase the odds for electing American Indians to the Legislature. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith told the Republican-led committee that so-called subdistricts would result in better representation and communication. The Legislature has previously had little appetite for subdistricts, The Legislature currently has three lawmakers who claim Native American or Alaska Native heritage, and only one of them lives on a reservation.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including $1,975,377 for the Statewide Continuum of Care in North Dakota. HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated nearly every crisis in our society, including the crisis of youth homelessness,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Our society is judged by how we treat the most vulnerable among us. We have a responsibility in our nation to care for all our children and with this funding, HUD is taking steps to make sure that every child under our care has a safe place to call home.”
The Department continues to work closely with youth to develop and improve YHDP, relying upon the recommendations provided directly from young people who had experienced homelessness. Additionally, HUD partnered with youth with lived experience to assess the nearly 100 applications that were submitted for funding consideration. Their assessment helped HUD ensure that applicants understood the needs and preferences of the young people they will serve. The Department also worked closely with its federal partners to help develop the program and review applications, including the Departments of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
YHDP recipients will use this to address youth homelessness that is specifically tailored to their needs, including funding for housing units, wrap-around services and housing support. YHDP will also support youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems. Over the next several months, selected communities will work with their youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other community partners to create a comprehensive community plan to end youth homelessness. The awarded communities will also participate in a program evaluation to inform the federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness going forward and will serve as leaders in the nation on the work to end homelessness among young people.
KENMARE, ND – The Kenmare Police Department is hosting a memorial service for Kenmare Police Officer Julius Nielsen in honor of the 100th anniversary of his line of duty death. Sergeant Curt Olson of the McLean County Sheriff’s Office (and former Kenmare Police Officer) is facilitating the event.
Officer Nielsen was shot and killed on September 18, 1921 while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in the rear of the Park Hotel which was located on Division Street of the downtown square. Officer Nielsen’s killing is the fifth of five law enforcement line of duty deaths, and the most recent killing of a Peace Officer, in Ward County. All of which occurred between 1918 and 1921.
The service will take place on September 18, 2021 at 4 PM at the Kenmare City Park near the Danish Mill in downtown Kenmare. Immediately following the service, a procession will go to Trinity Lutheran Cemetery where Officer Nielsen is buried, northeast of Kenmare. Refreshments will be served at Trinity Lutheran Church at the end of the service. The event is free and open to the public.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 09/16/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 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 (9)                                     4-0           59         1
2. Central Cass (4)                           4-0           58         3
3. Langdon Area-Emore-Munich(1)  4-0           52         2
4. Hillsboro-Central Valley                 3-1           23         5
5. Velva-Garrison                              3-0           15          4

Others receiving votes: Harvey-Wells County (3-1), Bowman County (4-0)

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

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion (14)  4-0        70          1
2. New Salem-Almont                    4-0        52          2
3. Cavalier                                      4-0        41          3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                      4-0         19         4
5. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter         4-0         18        RV

Others receiving votes: North Prairie (3-0), Nelson County (4-0), MayPort-CG (4-0), Surrey (2-1)

MINOT, ND – The Region 4 Tournament was held for Class B Girls Golf. The top 3 teams and top 10 individuals qualified for the State Tournament in Carrington beginning September 27th.
High School Girls Golf
Class B
Region 4 Tournament – Rugby
1. Rugby, 442
2. Velva, 461
3. Nothern Lights, 482
4. Westhope-Newburg, 484
5. Bottineau, 491
6. Central McLean, 494
7. South Prairie, 503
8. Nedrose, 517
9. Dunseith, 572
10. T-G-U, 617
Medalist: Libby Dulmage of Rugby, 88
2. Abbey Peterson of Velva, 100
3. Marti Moberg of Northern Lights, 101
4. Tyra St. Claire of Bottineau, 102
5. Carmen Elick of Northern Lights, 104
6. Coryssa Behles of Garrison, 108
7. Ellie Braaten of Westhope-Newburg, 110
8. Laken Lee of Westhope-Newburg, 112
9. Meadow Roberts of Nedrose, 113
10. Alyssa Harmel of Rugby, 116
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros are at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota to begin the season. Lone Star goalie Graham Burke stopped all 30 shots that came his way as he outdueled Minot goalie Carter Clafton in a 2-0 win. After a scoreless 1st period, the Brahmas scored first on a 2-on-1 rush as Nicholas Niemo potted home a rebound to make it 1-0. That lead would last the remainder of the game as Niemo would then add another goal on an empty-net to complete the scoring. Clafton made 20 saves in the loss. The Tauros are back on the ice today against Corpus Christi at 11:15 AM.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland’s lineup came to life, and Cal Quantrill gave the Indians another strong start. Oscar Mercado, Bobby Bradley and Franmil Reyes homered to help ignite a lagging lineup in a 12-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. José Ramírez and Myles Straw each had three of Cleveland’s 14 hits. Mercado and Bradley drove in three runs. Ramírez had two RBIs to reach 90 for the season for the Indians. Miguel Sanó had the only two hits for Minnesota against Quantrill, including a three-run homer in the seventh.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Khiry Shelton, Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell scored in the first half and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 4-0 on Wednesday night. Kansas City has scored in 28 consecutive home regular-season matches dating to August 2019, the longest active streak in MLS. Minnesota has won just two of its last 13 away matches, including the playoffs. Shelton headed in a rebound in the 14th minute to open the scoring. Salloi one-touched Russell’s pass to the penalty spot in the 36th. Russell scored on a penalty kick in the 45th after Shelton was taken down at the edge of the 18-yard box by goalkeeper Tyler Miller. Cameron Duke slotted home Russell’s cross in the 52nd.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin. Both were restricted free agents. The contracts were agreed to last week. Vanderbilt gets a three-year, $18.3 million deal. McLaughlin gets a three-year deal worth about $6.5 million that comes with a team option for the third year. Vanderbilt gives the Timberwolves another option at a power forward spot they have been trying to enhance for several years. McLaughlin provides depth at point guard.


UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees continue to share the two AL wild-card berths following wins by each team. The Blue Jays are 13-2 this month after Bo Bichette and Robbie Ray led them to a 6-3 victory over the Rays. Bichette put Toronto ahead to stay with a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with five RBIs. Ray is 12-5 after striking out 13 and holding Tampa Bay to a run and four hits, lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.64. He took over the AL strikeout lead and blanked the AL East leaders until Mike Zunino homered in the fifth inning. It was Zunino’s 30th home run. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled twice and scored twice as the Jays handed the Rays their fifth loss in seven games.

The Red Sox erupted for six runs in the 10th inning to beat the Mariners, 9-4. Kyle Schwarber delivered a two-run single and scored on a two-run double by Christian Vazquez. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who scored the tiebreaking run on a passed ball. Kyle Seager hit a two-run double for the Mariners, who are 3 1/2 games out of a wild-card berth.
The Yankees kept pace by beating the Orioles, 4-3 on Brett Gardner’s two-run single off Tyler Wells in the ninth inning. Gardner also scored on Gio Urshela’s two-run homer in the third inning of New York’s third win in four games since a seven-game skid. Baltimore suffered its major league-leading 99th loss despite Austin Hays, who homered twice and had three RBIs.
Checking out Wednesday’s other Major League action:
– Jake Meyers and Marwin Gonzalez hit consecutive homers in a three-run second that sparked the Astros’ 7-2 downing of the Rangers. Kyle Tucker homered among his three hits, and Jose Urquidy allowed one run and two hits in six innings. Chas McCormick hit a two-run single and Yordan Alvarez had an RBI double as Houston stretched its lead in the AL West to seven games over Oakland.
– The Athletics ended a three-game skid as Matt Olson hit a two-run homer and Josh Harrison drove in three runs in a wild 12-10 victory at Kansas City. Elvis Andrus had four hits to back a shaky Sean Manaea, who was reached for five runs in as many innings. The A’s move ahead of the Mariners in the standings and stay 3 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
– Brandon Marsh hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Michael Kopech in the eighth inning to push the Angels past the White Sox, 3-2. The White Sox put runners on the corners with one out in the ninth, but Brian Goodwin struck out swinging and Cesar Hernandez flied out to deep left. Chicago was unable to reduce its magic number for winning the AL Central.
– Julio Urias earned his major league-leading 18th victory and Gavin Lux singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth to guide the Dodgers to their sixth straight win, 5-3 over Arizona. Urias allowed two runs and three hits over five innings in becoming the fourth Mexican-born pitcher in the majors to record 18 or more wins in a season. Lux had two RBIs and Max Muncy homered as Los Angeles pulled within 1 1/2 games of the NL West-leading Giants.
– Adam Frazier was 4-for-5 with two RBIs for San Diego in a 9-5 downing of the Giants. Jurickson Profar batted a two-run homer and Eric Hosmer had two RBIs as the Padres stayed a game behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card. The Giants ended a nine-game winning streak despite homers from Thairo Estrada, Kris Bryant, Steven Duggar and Brandon Belt.
– Dustin Garneau smacked a solo homer and broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly as the Tigers beat the Brewers, 4-1. Rookie Matt Manning combined with the bullpen on a three-hitter to help the Tigers complete a two-game sweep. Derek Hill supplied an RBI triple and Miguel Cabrera added a run-scoring double.
– The Pirates beat the Reds, 5-4 on Colin Moran’s RBI grounder in the bottom of the ninth. Moran and Yoshi Tsutsugo each had two RBIs as Pittsburgh handed Cincinnati its seventh loss in nine games. Kyle Farmer hit a game-tying solo homer in the eighth inning for the Reds, who are 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card.
– The Cardinals completed a three-game sweep with a convincing 11-4 win over the Mets. Harrison Bader, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Edmundo Sosa homered for St. Louis. Tyler O’Neill laced a two-run double that sparked the Redbirds’ five-run first off loser Tylor Megill.
– Andrew Knapp scored on a passed ball by Robinson Chirinos in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Phillies past the Cubs, 6-5. Freddy Galvis and J.T. Realmuto each homered and had two RBIs for Philadelphia. Chirinos, Matt Duffy and Frank Schwindel homered for the Cubs.
– Raimel Tapia furnished an RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Rockies a 3-2 win over the Braves. Tapia’s late hit cuts the Braves’ lead in the NL East to 3 1/2 games over the Phillies. Eddie Rosario had two RBIs for Atlanta, including a solo homer that tied it in the fifth.
– Homers by Bobby Bradley, Oscar Mercado and Franmil Reyes highlighted the Indians’ 14-hit attack in a 12-3 thumping of the Twins.
Bradley and Mercado each had three RBIs to back Cal Quantrill, who allowed three unearned runs and just two hits over 6 2/3 innings.
– Jesus Sanchez smacked his second two-run homer of the day to break a 6-6 tie in the Marlins’ 8-6 win over the Nationals. Bryan De La Cruz homered in the eighth for Miami, which took two of three from Washington.


UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday he would be very surprisd if Mike Trout played again this season. The three-time AL MVP injured his right calf running the bases May 17 and had a setback last month, but he has left open the possibility of returning this year. Jo Adell was placed on the 10-day injured list after he got hurt when he crashed into the wall in left while trying to catch a ball on Saturday.



UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t ready to play following knee surgery and won’t make his debut Sunday against Houston. Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham will practice this week, but will sit out against the Texans. Beckham tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last October. He was expected to play in the season opener at Kansas City. Stefanski says Beckham has not suffered any setbacks and that the decision to make him inactive after he practiced all week wasn’t out of the ordinary.

In other NFL news:
– Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence broke a foot in practice Wednesday and likely will be out at least six weeks. That’s according to two people with knowledge of the injury. Lawrence was helped off the field during the first practice to prepare for Sunday’s visit to the Chargers.
– New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says a group of his offensive coaches, along with the team’s nutritionist and a player, have tested positive for COVID-19. Payton didn’t identify by name any of those who had tested positive. He said all of those who tested positive were vaccinated.
– Jaguars coach Urban Meyer says “there’s no chance” he’ll take the open job at Southern California, saying he is “committed to try to build an organization.” Meyer’s name was immediately linked to USC after the Trojans fired Clay Helton on Monday.


UNDATED (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Marc Gasol, days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons with Memphis. He averaged a career-low 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game last season with the Lakers. He never found a regular role in the injury-plagued Lakers rotation while they lost in the first round of the postseason.

In other NBA news:
– The Celtics have acquired forward Juancho Hernangomez from the Grizzlies for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn. As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft pick with Boston’s second-round pick that year.
– The Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin. Both were restricted free agents.
– Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff. The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach.
– Lisa Byington is making history as the Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts. The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for any major men’s professional sports team. She replaces Jim Paschke, who retired after 35 seasons as the team’s main television play-by-play broadcaster.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tyler Bozak is staying with the St. Louis Blues after signing a one-year contract worth $750,000. The 35-year-old Bozak was with the Blues in 2019 when they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history, putting up 13 points during that title run. Injuries limited him to 31 games last season. Bozak has 449 points in 764 regular-season NHL games with St. Louis and Toronto.

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


KHRT ND News – 09/15/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 091521 – 1200
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of a man killed over the weekend in a single vehicle crash in Bottineau County. Troopers say that 57-year old John Carl Krogen of Bottineau died in the accident that occurred on a gravel road about 15 miles northeast of Bottineau. Troopers say the vehicle left the road and struck a tree in a ravine around 6:30 PM on Sunday. Krogen was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
BISMARCK, ND – A two vehicle collision in Griggs County sent a Cooperstown man to the hospital. The Highway Patrols reports the accident happened around 2:45 PM on Tuesday about 7 miles east of Binford. Troopers say a semi driven by 23-year old Rylan Briss of Cooperstown failed to yield at an intersection. 72-year old Dale Kinzler of Cooperstown struck the semi with his car. Kinzler was flown to a Fargo hospital in stable condition. Briss was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.
MINOT, ND – A Minot man has been arrested on a terrorizing charge. Police say around 9:30 PM on Monday, 33-year old Matthew C. Picolo reportedly made threatening comments about shooting the wife of a person with whom he had an altercation. Picolo is accused to returning to the residence of the person he threatened brandishing a firearm. Picolo fled before police arrived, however he was arrested around 4 PM Tuesday on a terrorizing warrant. Police continue to investigate the case and say there may be another person involved.


BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Health Department reports a big jump in active COVID-19 cases. Today’s information lists 3,235 active, up 523 from Tuesday. Burleigh County now has the most active cases at 603, while Cass County is at 580, Stark has 255, Grand Forks at 237, and Ward County at 235.

There are 944 new positives today, with 223 of those age 19 or younger. There are 418 newly recovered. The daily positive rate is 6.57%. Hospitalization are unchanged at 100, with 17 of those in ICU. There are four more deaths today among those with the virus (1580).
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 148 new positives (3010), 9 hospitalizations (172), and one death (23). The percentage of those infected after being fully vaccinated is still less than 1%.
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking water recreationists and property owners to check for zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species when removing boat lifts, docks and other equipment from state waters. ANS coordinator Ben Holen said water recreationists and property owners play a vital role in ANS prevention, noting that a local cabin owner recently found zebra mussels attached to a boat lift in Lake Elsie, Richland County.
“Zebra mussels attach to hard surfaces that are left in the water for long periods of time, first settling in tight spaces and areas that are protected from sunlight,” Holen said. “Equipment such as boat lifts and docks are high risk vectors for spreading ANS, especially zebra mussels. It makes it easier to do a thorough search when equipment is taken out of the water in fall. Pay special attention to wheel wells, right angles on frames, and areas otherwise protected from sunlight. Feel for attached organisms that have small hair-like structures holding them in place. Small mussels can feel like rough sandpaper and adults can be as large as 2 inches long.”
Holen said if you think you’ve found a zebra mussel, take pictures, write down any relevant information, such as how many were found and where, and report it online at the Game and Fish website, or email Holen at
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 091521 – 0700
BISMARCK, ND – Officials have released the name of a Belcourt man who died in a head-on vehicle collision. The accident happened around 8 AM on Monday 1 1/2 miles east of Rolla, according to the Highway Patrol. 44-year old Nathan Yoder was driving a minivan and tried to pass a vehicle stopped to make a turn while yielding to an oncoming vehicle. The minivan and oncoming vehicle collided and wound up in the ditch. Yoder suffered fatal injuries. Three passengers were seriously injured including 39-year Elizabeth Yoder, a 7-year old girl, and a 13-year old boy, all from Belcourt. The driver of the oncoming vehicle, 22-year old Charles Vondal, Jr. of Rolla, was also seriously injured. Troopers say all occupants needed to extricated due to the severe damage. The crash remains under investigation.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – An executive at the largest health care system in North Dakota says its hospitals in Fargo alone could use up to 300 more nurses to handle COVID-19 cases. Dr. Doug Griffin is the Sanford Health vice president and medical officer in Fargo, the state’s largest city. He says the Fargo system has hired 150 travel or contract nurses from other areas. The system is offering increased wages, sign-on bonuses and other unspecified perks to attract more workers. Griffin says it’s the most dire staffing situation the system has ever faced. And the peak for hospitalizations due to the coronavirus is still weeks away.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota legislative committee has been told the state’s largest and most expensive leased office space is now mostly utilized. The report comes after the building sat nearly vacant for months when an agency allowed its more than 400 employees to work from home indefinitely. The report of the unused office space spurred a legislative review of all state leases. The Department of Environmental Quality last month moved about 140 of its employees into the building. Other agencies also are using the building to hold meetings. The IT agency is funded at 479 employees, but only about a dozen are still working in the building.
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school has been named chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served as associate dean and chief operations officer of the UND med school. Prior to that role, she was the chief financial officer of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation for more than a decade. Block was instrumental UND Spirit Campaign that raised over $324 million for the state’s oldest and largest university. Block calls the library a “historic project for North Dakota and our nation” and says she’s “humbled and grateful” to help build the foundation.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/15/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 091521 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team picked up their 11th win of the season. The sit atop the WDA standings at 11-0-1.
High School Boys Soccer
Minot 1, Jamestown 0
Bismarck Century 8, Williston 0
Bismarck High 3, Dickinson 0
Bismarck Legacy 5, Mandan 2
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
Northwest Conference Meet – Stanley
1. New Town, 59
2. Burke Central, 94
3. Stanley, 99
4. Des Lacs-Burlington, 101
5. Surrey, 125
6. Bishop Ryan, 128
7. Trenton, 133
8. Bowbells, 141
9. Garrison, 157
10. Glenburn, 165
11. Tioga, 178
12. Trinity Christian, 179
Individual winner: Colt Spotted Owl of New Town, 16:32.58
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
Northwest Conference Meet – Stanley
1. Des Lacs-Burlington, 59
2. New Town, 79
3. Burke Central, 81
4. Stanley, 85
5. Bishop Ryan, 102
6. Trenton, 103
7. Surrey, 115
8. Beach, 138
9. Garrison, 142
10. Bowbells, 144
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of DLB, 20:33.02

High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot 146, Bismarck High 40
Bismarck Century 107, Dickinson 78
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Century 6, Jamestown 3
Mandan 6, Bismarck High 1
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, (3-0)
#2 Jamestown def. Mandan, (3-1)
Williston def. Watford City, (3-1)
Class B
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Rolette, (3-0)
#5 Kenmare def. Glenburn, 25-7, 25-15, 25-19
North Star def. #T9 Our Redeemer’s, 25-19, 25-15, 25-20
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Ray, (3-1)
South Prairie-Max def. T-G-U, (3-0)
Bottineau def. Dunseith, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16
Velva def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-10, 25-20, 25-21
Rolla def. Newburg-Westhope, (3-2)
Nedrose def. Rugby, (3-1)
Trenton def. White Shield, 25-9, 25-4, 25-12
Trinity Christian def. Alexander, (3-0)
Beulah def. Hazen, (3-0)
Shiloh Christian def. Wilton-Wing, 13-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23
Central McLean def. Standing Rock, 25-16, 25-9, 25-19
Washburn def. Flasher, 25-21, 25-18, 25-15
Harvey-Wells County def. St. John, (3-0)
College Womens Volleyball
Minnesota-Crookston def. Minot State, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Triston McKenzie turned in another stellar start for Cleveland. He cruised through six innings of the first game of a doubleheader to lead the Indians past Minnesota 3-1. McKenzie had seven strikeouts with just three hits, one run and one walk allowed. This was his fifth straight outing of six innings or more and one run or less. Twins starter Joe Ryan was right there with him in the first game until a comebacker off his wrist ended his outing in the sixth. The Twins won the second game 6-3 behind Nick Gordon’s go-ahead RBI single in a four-run fourth.


UNDATED (AP) – Brendan Rodgers hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth inning, Trevor Story went deep in the second and the Colorado Rockies held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4. Jon Gray pitched five innings as the Rockies, far back in the NL West standings, moved to 22-51 on the road coming off a four-game series win at Philadelphia. NL East-leading Atlanta, going for its fourth straight division title, began the night with a 4 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia. The Braves had won five of seven. Atlanta put two on in the ninth inning before Carlos Estevez got Jorge Soler to pop out for his eighth save in 13 chances.

In other Tuesday action:
– Buster Posey homered in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth. Brandon Belt and Darin Ruf each hit run-scoring doubles and Tommy La Stella added an RBI single to back Anthony DeSclafani, who won for the first time in five starts since defeating Colorado on Aug. 13. The pitcher allowed six earned runs over his previous 14 2/3 innings.
– The Los Angeles Dodgers have clinched a postseason berth by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 for their fifth straight win. The Dodgers got home runs by Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith. Their victory, combined with losses by Cincinnati and San Diego, secured the Dodgers’ ninth consecutive playoff spot in pursuit of a second straight World Series championship. LA’s home record of 51-23 leads the majors. Arizona got a three-run blast by Ketel Marte, but never led.
– Pinch-hitter Kyle Schwarber hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 to keep pace in the competitive AL wild-card race. Schwarber, out of the lineup in favor of Alex Verdugo, entered against reliever Drew Steckenrider with one out in the eighth and the bases loaded. His double to right ended a tense standoff with the Mariners, who beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Monday with the help of Schwarber’s fielding error. Verdugo added a two-run home run in Boston’s next at-bat against Yohan Ramirez.
– Triston McKenzie turned in another stellar start for Cleveland. He cruised through six innings of the first game of a doubleheader to lead the Indians past Minnesota 3-1. Twins starter Joe Ryan took a comebacker off the wrist in the sixth inning to remove half of the pitching duel. McKenzie had seven strikeouts with just three hits, one run and one walk allowed. This was his fifth straight outing of six innings or more and one run or less. Ryan gave up three hits, one run and one walk with seven strikeouts in five innings.
– Drew Rasmussen combined with four relievers on a three-hitter. Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi homered and the Tampa Bay Rays became the first AL team to reach 90 wins by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0. After losing four of their previous five, the East-leading Rays hit the 90-win mark for the eighth time – all in the past 14 seasons. Tampa Bay stopped a two-game losing streak. The Rays have not lost three in a row since July 25-28.
– Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning, the Kansas City bullpen bailed out starter Jackson Kowar and the Royals rallied from an early six-run hole to beat Oakland 10-7. Kyle Isbel hit his first career homer and Hunter Dozier also went deep for the Royals. Jake Brentz earned the win and Scott Barlow picked up a save for Kansas City. Yusmeiro Petit took the loss after giving up Perez’s 43rd home run of the season. The A’s have lost three straight and seven of 10 to fall farther out of contention in the AL wild-card race.
– Edmundo Sosa hit the go-ahead single in a three-run 11th inning and the hard-charging St. Louis Cardinals climbed all the way back into playoff position with a wild 7-6 victory over the New York Mets. New York scored twice in the bottom of the 11th and had two runners on when Kwang Hyun Kim retired pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. for his second career save, ending a back-and-forth game that took 4 hours, 34 minutes. Tyler O’Neill homered and drove in three runs for the streaking Cardinals, who vaulted into the second NL wild-card slot.
– Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a long three-run homer and had four RBIs in his first three-hit game, and the White Sox beat the Los Angeles
Angels 9-3 in Joe Maddon’s first game back in Chicago. Sheets hit a go-ahead single in the second inning off Packy Naughton and made it 6-1 with a three-run homer in the third. He narrowly missed a second home run when he doubled to the right-field wall in the fifth. Maddon managed the Cubs for five years, leading them to a World Series title in 2016 that ended the team’s 108-year championship drought.
– Wade Miley surrendered six runs on 10 hits and the Cincinnati Reds lost for the sixth time in eight games, 6-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miley gave up three runs in the first and three more in the fifth before being pulled with one out. The six runs allowed were Miley’s most since the Rockies scored eight off him May 14. The Reds entered the day half a game ahead of the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card in the National League.
– All-Star slugger Adolis Garcia tied the Rangers’ single-season rookie record with his 30th home run and last-place Texas beat the AL West-leading Houston Astros 8-1. The homer by Garcia was one of three long balls allowed by Zack Greinke in his return after testing positive for COVID-19 last month. Rangers starter Jordan Lyles allowed only three singles and struck out seven over seven scoreless innings. Nathaniel Lowe and DJ Peters also homered off Greinke.
– Aaron Judge started a five-homer barrage that backed Gerrit Cole, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 to win consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 1 and 3. Cole returned from left hamstring tightness that cut short his Sept. 7 start against Toronto. He stranded the bases loaded in a 29-pitch first inning when he struck out Ramon Uris and allowed one run and four hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. He threw 108 pitches. Judge hit a two-run homer in the first off a changeup from Alexander Wells.
– Ryan Zimmerman homered, Erick Fedde pitched five solid innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-2. One night after being no-hit for 6 2/3 innings, the Nationals scored early and pounded out 14 hits in winning for the second time in three games. Fedde beat the Marlins for the second time in less than a month, allowing a run on three hits with eight strike outs and no walks. On Aug. 24, he gave up a run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts. Juan Soto had three hits, an RBI and a walk for Washington.
– Patrick Wisdom and Alfonso Rivas hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago Cubs in a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have lost six of seven games. Wilson Contreras led off the fifth inning with a single, Wisdom hit his 26th homer of the year, and Rivas followed with the first of his big league career. It was 3-1 on 12 pitches. Adrian Sampson gave up two runs in five innings for the win. The Phillies have not made the playoffs since 2011.
– Derek Hill hit a leadoff RBI double in the 11th inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers loaded
the bases with one out against Bryan Garcia (2-1) in the 11th before Christian Yelich grounded into an inning-ending double play. Hill fell behind 0-2 while trying to bunt Victor Reyes to third, then lined Hunter Strickland’s next pitch into right-center for a game-winning double. The loss ended Milwaukee’s five-game win streak.


UNDATED (AP) – Ryan Braun has announced his retirement. Braun is the Milwaukee Brewers’ home run leader whose production was slowed by injuries during the second half of his 14-year career. Braun hasn’t played all season and said during spring training that he was leaning toward retirement. The 2011 NL MVP made it official Tuesday in a video the Brewers posted on Twitter. Braun had 352 homers and last played in 2020. He was one of baseball’s best hitters from 2007-12 but was never the same after he was suspended midway through the 2013 season for using performance-enhancing drugs.

In other MLB news:
– The AL-Central leading Chicago White Sox have reinstated right-hander Lucas Giolito and All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson from the 10-day injured list. Both were in the lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Giolito was set to take the mound for the first time since Aug. 31, when he suffered a strained left hamstring against Pittsburgh. He’s 9-9 with a 3.69 ERA this season. Anderson is in the leadoff slot after being out since Aug. 28, also with a left hamstring strain.
– The AL West-leading Houston Astros have put starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day injured list with right foot soreness. Odorizzi got hurt on a play when covering first base Monday night in the series opener at Texas. Manager Dusty Baker said the right-hander was having an MRI exam on Tuesday. Odorizzi’s roster spot was filled by right-hander Zack Greinke. Houston reinstated Greinke from the COVID-19 injury list to make his scheduled start Tuesday night, which was 16 days after he had last pitched.
– A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Seattle Mariners will host baseball’s 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park. The team announced a news conference for Thursday at Seattle’s Space Needle with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the subject was not announced, said the subject was the 2023 All-Star Game. Seattle will host the All-Stars for the third time. The ballpark was the site of the American League’s 4-1 victory in 2001. The 1979 All-Star Game was at the old Kingdome.
– The Kansas City Royals are promoting general manager Dayton Moore to club president. The team is also elevating longtime assistant GM J.J. Picollo to GM. The 54-year-old Moore presided over one of the most remarkable turnarounds in baseball history, leading them to consecutive World Series and the 2015 title. Picollo has long been considered Moore’s heir apparent in Kansas City. The team is showing signs of another rebirth after a long rebuild.


UNDATED (AP) – The Buffalo Bills have joined the Las Vegas Raiders as only the NFL teams to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all fans over 12. The rules will be the same for Buffalo Sabres games when the NHL season gets underway next month. Unvaccinated fans were allowed to attend the Bills’ first home game, Sept. 12, but were supposed to wear masks. Many fans say they saw little enforcement. Erie County officials say the policy shift was a joint decision between the county and teams’ owners. There’s no option to gain entry with a negative virus test instead, as allowed by the Saints and Seahawks.

In other NFL news:
– Two people familiar with the situation say six unidentified members of the New Orleans Saints coaching staff, one player and another employee have tested positive for COVID-19. The people spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team and NFL have not announced the test results. The people say the entire coaching staff had been vaccinated. It is unclear how long those who tested positive will be isolated from the team before returning to the field or meetings.
– San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee after getting injured in the season opener. Coach Kyle Shanahan had said Mostert was expected to miss eight weeks because of chipped cartilage in his knee, but Mostert announced on his Twitter account that he will miss the rest of the season. Mostert said he was “gutted” by the news, but after consulting with multiple doctors felt this was the best decision for his long-term future.
– The Tennessee Titans have another new kicker, signing Randy Bullock off their practice squad. Safety Amani Hooker has become the latest starter on injured reserve. The Titans announced the moves Tuesday, a day after releasing kicker Michael Badgley. Tennessee signed Bullock to the practice squad Saturday when it put kicker Sam Ficken on injured reserve with an injured right groin.
– Raekwon Davis was placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday with a knee injury. That means the defensive tackle will miss at least three games. Davis got hurt in the Dolphins’ season-opening win at New England on Sunday. This weekend’s game against Buffalo will be the first he misses in his career. He appeared in all 16 games for Miami during his rookie season in 2020.


UNDATED (AP) – For NBA players, the scenario this season is simple: Get vaccinated or get tested, and often. The league told its teams on Tuesday that it is going ahead with a plan where those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not need to submit to regular testing. Those who are unvaccinated will undergo rigorous testing. They be tested once practice or travel days, and at least once on game days. The NBA players’ union has not mandated that players be vaccinated. League and team employees who will be in the vicinity of players during games will be required to be vaccinated.

In other NBA news:
– Indiana Pacers point guard Edmond Sumner will be out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon. Team officials say he suffered the injury during an offseason workout and that he underwent surgery Monday. Sumner was expected to play a bigger role this season following the trade of Aaron Holiday to Washington. Sumner averaged 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 steals per game last season, all career highs.
– Former Charlotte Hornets coach and High Point University star Gene Littles has died. Littles was the all-time leading scorer in High Point men’s basketball history. A news release from the North Carolina school says Littles died on Sept. 9 but did not give a cause of death. He was a three-time NAIA All-American between 1965 and 1969. He also leads High Point’s program in field goals and free throws made. Gene Littles was 78.
– Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a four-year, $92 million contract extension. His agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed
the deal to The Associated Press. Gordon was acquired by the Nuggets in a trade last March with Orlando to bolster a lineup that included league MVP Nikola Jokic, point guard Jamal Murray and sharpshooter Michael Porter Jr. The 25-year-old Gordon averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25 games with Denver.


UNDATED (AP) – Former New York Rangers forward Jim Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts. The Devils also announced the signing of center Mark Jankowski and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon. They will join the team when all players report to the NHL camp next week. Vesey skated in 50 games last season with Toronto and Vancouver, collecting five goals and five assists. Since his debut with the Rangers five years ago, the 28-year-old has 64 goals and 56 assists in 354 regular-season games.

In other NHL news:
– Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield has died. He was 77. Stanfield died Monday and the Bruins announced his death Tuesday. A cause of death was not given. Stanfield was the mild-mannered sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s. The Toronto native played six seasons in Boston, helping the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1970 and 1972.


UNDATED (AP) – Patrick Cantlay is the players’ choice as PGA Tour player of the year. It’s another big step for the 29-year-old from California. Cantlay was the No. 1 amateur in the world who once shot 60 on the PGA Tour while in college. Then he was out for three years with a back injury that nearly ended his career. And now he has the Jack Nicklaus Award after a vote of the players. The PGA Tour does not release vote totals or even say how many players voted. Cantlay presumably won the award in a tight race with Jon Rahm.

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


KHRT ND News – 09/14/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 091421 – 1200
MINOT, ND – Flood insurance premiums will soon be going down for Minot residents. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Minot’s Class 6 rating with the Community Rating System will take effect in 2022. That means residents who are required to have flood insurance will receive a 20% discount on their premiums, beginning April 1, 2022. Minot had previously held a Class 8 rating, which provided a 10% discount. Any new policies on or after April 1, 2022, are eligible for the Class 6 discount. Any existing policies on that date will see the change when the policy is renewed. Other than Grand Forks and Fargo, which are Class 5 communities, Minot will be the next lowest at Class 6. Ward County is at a Class 7.
Under the Community Rating System, communities earn points for accomplishing various activities, such as public outreach, flood plain property acquisitions, and preserving open space in a flood plain. The points translate to a classification, which can lead to discounts on flood insurance premiums.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger reported today that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the second quarter of 2021 are up 21.2% compared to the same timeframe in 2020. Taxable sales and purchases for April, May, and June of 2021 were $5.28 billion.
“As we remember, the state was greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the second quarter of 2020,” Rauschenberger said. “The increases we are now seeing a year later show positive economic growth as the economy stabilizes. I am cautiously optimistic that the economy will continue to grow, despite the statewide drought and continuing impacts of the pandemic.”
Thirteen of the 15 major sectors reported taxable sales and purchases increases when compared to the second quarter last year. Most notably, the Accommodation and Food Services sector increased by $130.7 million (a 41.6% increase) and the Retail sector increased by $226.6 million (a 12.3% increase).
“This quarter’s report shows that as pre-pandemic activity returns, taxable sales are rebounding to more normal levels,” stated Rauschenberger. “The growth across most of the sectors, especially the Retail sector, reflects the soundness of North Dakota’s economy and the positive direction our economy is moving toward.”
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The developer of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park will keep its construction permit active, even after it has faced delays and received two extensions. North Dakota environmental officials have determined Meridian Energy Group has made enough progress on the $1 billion project this summer to keep the permit active. Meridian cited several reasons for the delays, including lawsuits filed by environmental groups over the permitting process, as well as the coronavirus pandemic, which led to a downturn in the oil industry last year. Meridian first proposed the refinery just 3 miles from the park in 2016, with the goal of having it operating by next year.
BISMARCK, ND – Another drop today in the number of active COVID-19 cases in North Dakota. Information from the Department of Health list 2,712 active, down 103 from yesterday. Of those active 877 are under 20, 894 are 20-39, 553 are 40-59, and 388 are 60+. Today’s daily positive rate is 8.48%. Health officials report 373 new positives with 434 recovered. Hospitalizations are down 9 to 100, with 15 of those in ICU. There were three deaths reported among those with COVID-19 (1576). Breakthrough numbers (fully vaccinated) include 78 new positives today (2862), seven hospitalizations (163), and no deaths (22).
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 091421 – 0700
BISMARCK, ND – A 57-year old man has died in a single vehicle accident. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened around 6:30 PM on Sunday about 15 miles northeast of Bottineau. Troopers say the vehicle left the gravel road and struck a tree in a ravine. The driver was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
BISMARCK, ND – A two-vehicle crash in Max resulted in two people injured. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred one mile north of Max around 1 PM on Sunday. 54-year old William Lone Fight of New Town was turning onto Highway 83 when he failed to yield and was struck by a pickup driven by 18-year old Jacob Waltz of Belgrade, MN. Lone Fight and a passenger, 82-year old Edward Lone Fight of New Town, were injured in the crash and transported to the hospital in Minot. William Lone Fight was cited for driving without a license and failing to yield at an intersection. Waltz and a passenger, 19-year old Ridge Stratton of Surrey, were not injured.
BISMARCK, ND – An Alexander man was seriously injured in an ATV accident. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 9 PM on Sunday one mile east of Alexander. 32-year old Nathan Rippy lost control of the ATV he was driving and it entered the ditch and rolled. Rippy was ejected. He was taken to the McKenzie County Hospital, then transported to Trinity Hospital in Minot with serious injuries. Rippy was charged with DUI.
PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say a man walking in the middle of a northwestern North Dakota highway before sunrise was seriously injured after he was struck by two vehicles. The Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 5:30 a.m. Monday on state Highway 23, about 3 miles northeast of Parshall. A 49-year-old man from Parshall, was wearing dark clothing in an area that was not illuminated by streetlights. The patrol says the man was struck first by the left mirror of a Ford pickup driven by a 60-year old Granville man, which knocked him down. He was then run over by a Nissan Murano driven by a 58-year old Minot man. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to a Minot hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known. The patrol says the drivers of the two vehicles were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.
BISMARCK, ND – A Belcourt man died in a head-on vehicle collision. The accident happened around 8 AM on Monday 1 1/2 miles east of Rolla, according to the Highway Patrol. The 44-year old man was driving a minivan and tried to pass a vehicle stopped to make a turn while yielding to an oncoming vehicle. The minivan and oncoming vehicle collided and wound up in the ditch. The driver of the minivan suffered fatal injuries. Three passengers were seriously injured including a 38-year old woman, a 7-year old girl, and a 13-year old boy, all from Belcourt. The driver of the oncoming vehicle, 22-year old Charles Vondal, Jr. of Rolla, was also seriously injured. Troopers say all occupants needed to extricated due to the severe damage. The crash remains under investigation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A three-day symposium in Bismarck to discuss the history and revitalization of the American bison has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The Dakota Bison Symposium had been scheduled Thursday through Saturday. Organizers say many of the national speakers have recently decided against traveling to North Dakota, where researchers say one in every 253 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. Bismarck State College and its partners decided against a virtual format and rescheduled the event for next spring. The North Dakota Department of Health Monday confirmed 180 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,815 active cases throughout the state.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/14/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 091421 – 0700
MINOT, ND – There is a new No. 1 in the Class 11A Football Poll this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
Class 11AA Football Poll
Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week
1. Bismarck Century (14)      3-0           70           1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne      3-0           56           2
3. Fargo Shanley                   2-1           42           3
4. Fargo Davies                     2-1           25          NR
5. West Fargo                       1-2             8           5
Others receiving votes: Minot High (1-2), Bismarck High (1-2), Bismarck Legacy (1-2), Mandan (1-2)
Class 11A Football Poll

Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week

1. Jamestown (14)                 3-0          70          2
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s           2-1          56          1
T3. Devils Lake                       2-1         26          5
T3. Fargo North                      2-1          26          3
5. Dickinson                           1-2          19          NR

Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (2-1), Fargo South (1-2)
MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard.
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Legacy 5, Bismarck Century 4
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
Drake-Anamoose def. Four Winds-Minnewauken, 23-23, 25-15, 25-19
Powers Lake def. Alexander, 25-13, 25-12, 25-22
NEW YORK (AP) – Gary Sánchez lined a winning single in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Aaron Judge hit a tying three-run homer off Alex Colomé with two outs in the eighth inning. New York won for just the fourth time in 16 games following a 13-game winning streak. It New York won for just the fourth time in 16 games following a 13-game winning streak and moved one percentage point ahead of Boston for the second AL wild-card berth. Gleyber Torres lost his shortstop job and was moved to second.


LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Las Vegas Raiders were winners in their first home game with fans in the stands. Derek Carr fired a 31-yard TD pass to Zay Jones in overtime to give the Raiders a 33-27 triumph over the Ravens in the NFL season opener for both teams. Carr’s second TD pass of the game came after Carl Nassib’s strip sack of Lamar Jackson at the Ravens 27. Carr threw an interception after driving to the Baltimore 1 on the opening possession of overtime. The Raiders later made another blunder with a delay of game before a field goal try, but coach Jon Gruden put his offense back on the field and watched Vegas score the go-ahead touchdown. The Raiders trailed 14-0 early, ending a 98-game, regular-season win streak for the Ravens when leading by at least 14 points dating to 2004. Carr was 34 of 56 for 435 yards. Jackson carried 12 times for 86 yards and completed 19 of his 30 passes for 235 yards and a TD.



UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays will own no worse than a share of the first AL wild card at the end of the night following a lopsided win over the AL East leaders. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belted his Major League-leading 45th home run and Alek Manoah set a career high by pitching eight shutout innings in the Blue Jays’ 8-1 trouncing of the Rays. Manoah allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out 10 in winning for the first time since August 11. Teoscar Hernandez had his first career five-hit game to help the Jays improve to 12-1 this month. Bo Bichette smacked his 24th homer of the season in the rout. Tampa Bay lost for the fourth time in five games and is 5-7 this month after going 21-6 in August.

Checking out the rest of Monday’s Major League action:
– The Yankees stormed back from a five-run deficit to win for just the fourth time in 16 games, 6-5 over the Twins. Gary Sanchez lined a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th, two innings after Aaron Judge tied it with a three-run homer. Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano slammed two-run homers in the first inning for Minnesota.
– The Mariners earned a 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Mitch Haniger’s three-run homer in the seventh inning following a two-out error by first baseman Kyle Schwarber. Haniger went 4 for 4 and homered for the third straight game as Seattle moved within two games of an AL playoff berth. Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers hit back-to-back homers for the Red Sox, who fell into a tie with the Yankees for the second AL wild card.
– The Astros put together a 15-1 laugher against the Rangers as Jose Siri homered twice and added a two-run single in his first big league start. Siri finished 4 for 5 with five RBIs while scoring three times for the AL West leaders, who lead the Mariners by 6 1/2 games. Yordan Alvarez hit a pair of 400-foot homers and Alex Bregman added a two-run homer for Houston, which also received two-run doubles from Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve.
– The Giants became the first Major League team to wrap up a playoff berth by earning their eighth straight win, 9-1 over the San Diego Padres on Monday. Tommy La Stella connected on the fourth pitch from Padres starter Yu Darvish and Evan Longoria followed with a three-run shot five batters later. Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Belt also went deep as San Francisco secured a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2016.
– The Giants’ lead in the NL West remains 2 1/2 games after the second-place Dodgers wrapped up their seventh consecutive home win, 5-1 versus the Diamondbacks. Clayton Kershaw made his first start since July 3, scattering four hits and fanning five over 4 1/3 innings after missing 57 games with elbow inflammation. Justin Turner supplied a two-run double and a solo homer to highlight the Dodgers’ attack.
– Adam Wainwright tossed six innings and won his fifth straight start as the Cardinals whipped the Mets, 7-0. The 40-year-old Wainwright has 16 wins this season and is 9-2 with a 2.02 ERA in his last 12 starts, a span in which he’s gone at least six innings every time. Paul Goldschmidt homered and finished with two RBIs for the Cardinals, who entered Monday one game of a wild-card berth.
– The Marlins earned a 3-0 shutout of the Nationals as Sandy Alcantara allowed one hit over eight innings. Alcantara had a no-hitter until Josh Bell lined a two-out single in the seventh. Jesus Sanchez had a first-inning RBI single and Alex Jackson doubled home two runs in the ninth.


UNDATED (AP) – The Red Sox have activated reliever Hirokazu Sawamura from the COVID-19 injured list and returned left-handed pitcher Austin Davis from the paternity list. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said there could be more players coming off the COVID-19 injured list in the coming days. Left-hander Martin Perez is expected to be activated on Tuesday, and Cora is holding out hope that left-handed starter Chris Sale could return this weekend against Baltimore.

In other Major League news:
– The Yankees have moved Gleyber Torres to second base following a few shaky games with the glove at shortstop recently. Torres has made 18 errors while starting 104 games at short this season.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clay Helton’s tenure as head football coach of Southern Cal is over. Helton has been dismissed just two games into his seventh season at the helm. The move follows Saturday’s 42-28 home loss to Stanford that dropped the Trojans out of the AP Top 25. Helton went 46-24 during his improbable tenure in charge of the longtime West Coast college football powerhouse. He was 19-14 since the 2017 season as public criticism mounted against him. Trojans’ cornerbacks coach and associate head coach Donte Williams is taking over as head coach. Williams is the first Black head coach in USC football history.

Also in college football:
– Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday that the news on preseason All-America linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was “very encouraging” two days after he went down with a right knee injury against Mercer. Cornerbacks Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis both missed that game with undisclosed injuries.
– Florida backup quarterback Anthony Richardson is expected to practice this week while recovering from a strained right hamstring. Richardson has been a dynamic presence while sharing the QB position with inconsistent starter Emory Jones.
– Oregon freshman linebacker Justin Flowe is out indefinitely with a right foot injury. Flowe made an immediate impact for the Ducks in his first game this season, providing 14 tackles and a forced fumble in a rout of Fresno State.
– Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair his broken right leg. King suffered the injury early in the seventh-ranked Aggies’ 10-7 win at Colorado over the weekend. Zach Calzada becomes the team’s starter this week when Texas A&M hosts New Mexico.
– Purdue running back Zander Horvath will miss four to eight weeks with a broken fibula. Horvath was expected to be a key for the Boilermakers after leading the team in rushing with 442 yards on 89 carries and earning third-team all-Big Ten honors last season.
– Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec underwent surgery for a hand injury that knocked him out of Saturday’s game against UMass. The school says Jurkovec could miss the season.
– LSU coach Ed Orgeron says running back John Emery Jr. is expected to miss the remainder of the season for academic reasons. Emery rushed for 378 yards and three touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore in 2020.
– The Southeastern Conference has fined Arkansas $100,000 after Razorbacks fans rushed the field following Saturday’s 40-21 win over Texas. The fans violated the league’s access to competition area policy that was adopted in 2004.


UNDATED (AP) – Taylor Heinicke will be the Washington Football Team’s starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. WFT has placed Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve with a hip injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Heinecke replaced Fitzpatrick in the second quarter and rallied Washington to the lead before Los Angeles came back to win. Chad Allen will remain a backup. Head coach Ron Rivera does not plan on bringing in a veteran QB any time soon.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah is out for the season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury during Sunday’s loss to San Francisco. The third pick in the 2020 draft was limited to nine games last year because of injuries.
– The Titans are moving onto yet another kicker, waiving Michael Badgley a day after he missed an extra point and a 46-yard field goal in their season-opening loss. Tennessee signed Badgley to the practice squad only on Friday when Sam Ficken went on the injury report with a right groin issue. Ficken went on injured reserve Saturday.
– The Cowboys have activated right guard Zack Martin off the COVID-19 reserve list. Gregory went on the COVID-19 list four days after playing in the opener, a 31-29 loss to Tampa Bay. Dallas started the week without defensive end Randy Gregory because of the health and safety protocols.
– Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. may have avoided a serious ankle injury in Sunday’s loss at Kansas City. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide a specific timeline on Wills’ return, but said he’s day to day.
– Former San Francisco and New Orleans linebacker Parys Haralson has died at 37. The 49ers announced Haralson’s death on Monday. No details were provided.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Columbus Blue Jackets have replaced assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre for declining to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The Jackets have promoted Steve McCarthy to replace Lefebvre on head coach Brad Larsen’s staff. NHL coaches and other team staff who closely interact with players are required to be fully vaccinated.



PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Will Zalatoris is the PGA Tour rookie of the year. Zalatoris is the first player in 20 years to win the award without being a full PGA Tour member. His break came with a sixth-place finish at the U.S. Open, which became part of this season when the event was moved to September. Zalatoris’ performance there earned him special temporary membership. His eight top-10 finishes included a runner-up at the Masters.



NEW YORK (AP) – Emma Raducanu’s qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open has vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23. The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching Wimbledon’s fourth round in her Grand Slam debut and arrived at Flushing Meadows at 150th. Then Raducanu won all 20 sets she played across 10 victories in qualifying and the main draw of the Open. U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez of Canada also made a big jump in Monday’s rankings, from 73rd to a career-best 28th.

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KHRT ND News – 09/13/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 091321 – 1200
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Police Department has issued a warning about a powerful illegal opiate making the rounds locally. Officers said they responded to numerous narcotics-related drug overdoses Saturday evening, including a death. Police say illegal drug users ingested what they believed to be heroin and began overdosing. Immediate medical intervention was needed to revive them. According to police, the substances were in fact a more dangerous and powerful opiate that caused the overdoses. The person who died was not immediately identified. The Grand Forks Police Department and Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force are investigating to determine the source of the narcotics.
During the first seven months of 2021 police recorded 37 suspected overdoes and three opioid overdose deaths. Police and firefighters have administered naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose 27 times this year.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Officials say a planned reduction in releases out of Garrison Dam could lower Missouri River water levels by as much 2 feet in coming weeks. The Bismarck Tribune reports the drop will affect private boat docks and marinas along the river and likely call into service public low water boat ramps that have been unused for more than a decade.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to slow releases over the next several weeks. The agency says the 2-foot drop along the Missouri River is a level that will hold until the river ices over. The Corps says the reduced releases are not uncommon is dry years. The immediate effect could be a loss of access to the river for some people, especially pontoon owners.
Garrison Project Operations Manager Todd Lindquist said a number of low water ramps were installed during the drought of the early 2000s. Officials are coordinating with concessionaires and leases for access to those ramps.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota agriculture officials have confirmed a second case of cattle anthrax in Kidder County. The case was confirmed by the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Friday, according to the state Agriculture Department. The first case was reported in August.
Officials say producers in the county and surrounding areas should check with their veterinarians to see if they should start vaccinating their cattle for anthrax. The disease is caused by bacterial spores that can lie dormant in the ground for decades and become active under ideal conditions, such as drought. Anthrax vaccines are readily available, but it takes about a week to establish immunity, and the vaccine must be administered annually.
Two cases of anthrax were reported in North Dakota in 2020. In 2005, more than 500 confirmed animal deaths from anthrax were reported with total livestock losses estimated at more than 1,000.
BISMARCK, ND – Weekend COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health include 895 new positives combined from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday’s reports. A combined 1,183 new recoveries are listed. Active cases dropped by 278 since Friday to 2,815 today. Cass County tallied 527 of those active cases, while Burleigh had 517, Grand Forks has 235, and Ward with 191.
Hospitalizations are down five since Friday to 109, with 17 of those in ICU. There were two deaths over the weekend among those who tested positive for the virus. Breakthrough numbers (those of the fully vaccinated) include 193 new positives since Friday (2784), five hospitalizations (156), and no deaths (22). The percentage of who were infected after being fully vaccinated is 0.849%.
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 091321 – 0700
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say a 26-year-old man shot and killed a woman after an apparent argument inside a Grand Forks residence. Police said officers were responding to a call of a suspicious person about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they heard a gunshot inside the residence on the north side of the city. Police say woman came out of the residence and fell to the ground. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The suspect left the residence on his own and was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, felon in possession of a firearm and theft of property. A handgun was recovered at the scene. Authorities are investigating the relationship between the victim and suspect. They believe the two knew each other.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Moorhead police say the are investigating shooting death as a homicide. Police said they responded to calls of gunshots about 8 p.m. Friday on the south side of the city. When officers arrived, a bystander was treating an adult victim. Emergency responders conducted medical care but resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. No arrests have been made in the case. The name of the victim has not been released.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say one person was injured in an explosion during a fireworks display in southeast Bismarck. It created a dense cloud of black smoke that could be seen throughout the city. Bismarck Rural Fire Chief Dustin Theurer says fireworks or an explosive ordnance was the “likely” cause of Saturday’s explosion. Authorities didn’t immediately offer other details on what happened or where exactly the incident occurred, saying the investigation was ongoing. The Bismarck Tribune reports that one person was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.
BISMARCK, ND – Sunday’s COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health lists a daily positive rate of 5.53%. There were 210 new positives and 458 new recoveries. Active cases drop to 2,914. There are 105 hospitalized with the virus, 17 of those in ICU.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/13/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 091321 – 1600
UNDATED – The North Dakota State Bison hold on to the No. 5 spot in the STATS Performance FCS Top 25 poll this week following a 64-0 route of Valparaiso at the Fargo Dome on Saturday. Meanwhile, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks drop two sports to No. 11 after they lost to FBS opponent, Utah State 48-24 on Friday. Sam Houston State remains No. 1 this week, followed by South Dakota State, James Madison and Montana.
After winning the first two games of the season on home turf, NDSU hits the road for the first time this season as they travel to Maryland on Saturday to face Towson University at 5 PM Central Time. North Dakota has split their first two games on the road and look forward to their home opener on Saturday at 4 PM hosting Drake University at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs have secured their head coach for the summer of 2022. Michael Keeran is the current head coach of the Bismarck State College Mystics. The Mystics went 29-10 and won the MonDak conference championship and tournament. BCS was the Region 13 runner-up, and finished ranked in the top 25 in one poll. Alex Miklos was the head coach of the Sabre Dogs this past summer leading Souris Valley to their first ever Expedition League Championship.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Twins are in New York today playing a make-up game against the Yankees. The game was postpone on August 22nd due to the landfall of Tropical Storm Henri.
Twins starter John Gant lasted just 12 pitches, leaving after straining his lower abdomen. A 29-year-old right-hander retired DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner on ground-outs starting the bottom of the first and walked Aaron Judge on four pitches. Manager Rocco Baldelli and head athletic trainer Michael Salazar went to the mound, spoke briefly and Gant was removed. Gant is 1-3 with a 3.76 ERA in five starts and seven relief appearances.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Minnesota Twins’ charter flight had mechanical problems, forcing the team to change planes. Manager Rocco Baldelli said the Twins arrived at their hotel in New York at about 1:30 AM today. Baldelli said the team originally was scheduled to arrive at 9:45 PM Sunday following a 5-3 home loss to Kansas City. It will be a quick turnaround for the Twins who head back home for a day-night doubleheader tomorrow against Cleveland starting at 2:10 p.m. Central. After a Wednesday night game, the Twins have a day off Thursday before starting a series at Toronto.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has not lost faith in his team after a season opening overtime loss in Cincinnati on Sunday. Zimmer said in his press conference today that he thinks that Minnesota has a chance to have a really good team, even though they didn’t show it on Sunday. Zimmer noted that there are lot of things to correct and they have to play smarter, but he thinks they can be good, now it’s time to go out and show it. Minnesota will get that chance on Sunday against the Cardinals in Arizona.
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K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 091321 – 0700
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings overcame a sloppy start to come back and tie the game. Greg Joseph kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal to force overtime for Minnesota. Then a huge mistake by their star running back doomed their chances in overtime. Dalvin Cook’s fumble was recovered by Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt to set up the game-winning score, a 33-yard field goal by Evan McPherson to push the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 win. The game-winning kick was set up by a gutsy call. On fourth-and-inches for the Bengals from their 48, Burrow rolled out and hit tight end C.J. Uzomah in stride on a crossing pattern for a 32-yard gain and get within range for McPherson. It was a tough setback after Minnesota had battled back from a 21-7 second-half deficit despite a raft of penalties. The Vikings committed 12 penalties for 116 yards. There was plenty of blame to go around. The Vikings will try to rebound next week at Arizona.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jamies Winston passed for five touchdowns, New Orleans intercepted reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers twice, and the Saints kicked off the post-Drew Brees era with a strikingly dominant opening 38-3 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The game was originally scheduled for the Superdome but was moved while the New Orleans area continues cleanup from Hurricane Ida. Winston was 14 of 20 for 148 yards without an interception and the Saints rushed for 171 yards. Two of Winstons’s TDs went to tight end Juwan Johnson. Winston also threw deep to Deonte Harris for a 55-yard TD.
Aaron Rodgers has rarely had an NFL performance like this. It was nearly a new Sunshine State low for a quarterback with plenty of Florida woes. The league’s reigning MVP completed 15 of 28 passes for 133 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 38-3 drubbing to hurricane-displaced New Orleans on Sunday. He spent the final 11 minutes on the sideline, having given way to second-year pro Jordan Love. Rodgers mostly sat on the bench and chatted with teammates. The Saints looked like geniuses for choosing to play in Florida, where Rodgers has been less than stellar over his 17-year NFL career. This one, though, made the others look good.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kyle Isbel drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3. Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles. A quartet of relievers combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Jake Brentz struck out two in the seventh, Josh Staumont worked out of a jam in the eighth and Scott Barlow finished for his 12th save. Byron Buxton had two of Minnesota’s six hits.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Napheesa Collier had 22 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a career-high tying four steals to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 90-80. The Lynx, who play at Indiana on Friday before their regular-season finale at Washington on Sunday, moved into a third-place tie with the defending champion Seattle Storm – one game ahead of Phoenix. The top four teams earn a first-round bye in the playoffs. Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (6-23) with 25 points and McCowan scored 17. Tiffany Mitchell, Victoria Vivians and Lindsay Allen added 10 points apiece.



UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have begun their NFL schedule the way they ended the previous season, with a loss in Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score as the Chiefs held off the Browns, 33-29 in a rematch of last season’s playoff showdown. Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce hauled in a pair of TD catches, including the go-ahead score with 7:02 remaining as the Chiefs finished off their rally from a 22-10 halftime deficit. Baker Mayfield threw for 321 yards, but he was picked off by Chiefs cornerback Mike Hughes with 1:09 left. The Browns are 1-21 in season openers since the rebirth of the franchise in 1999, including an NFL-record 17 in a row.

Checking out the other games on the first Sunday of the NFL season:
– Jameis Winston passed for five touchdowns and the Saints intercepted reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers twice in a 38-3 pounding of the Packers in Jacksonville. Winston was 14 of 20 for 148 yards without an interception while outplaying Rodgers, who was just 15 of 28 for 133 yards and no touchdowns. He spent the final 11 minutes on the sideline, having given way to second-year pro Jordan Love.
– Matthew Stafford made a nice first impression with the Rams by throwing for 321 yards and three touchdowns in their 34-14 thumping of the Bears. Stafford found Van Jefferson for a 67-yard touchdown on his second pass, hit a wide-open Cooper Kupp for a 56-yard TD to open the third quarter and found Robert Woods for a clinching score with 3:17 to play. Andy Dalton passed for 206 yards in his Bears debut, and rookie quarterback Justin Fields rushed for a 3-yard score.
– The Steelers scored on their first four possession of the second half to rally past the Bills, 23-16. Ben Roethlisberger put Pittsburgh ahead for good by lobbing a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dionte Johnson in the left corner of the end zone early in the fourth quarter. Ulysees Gilbert returned a blocked punt 9 yards for a touchdown for Pittsburgh, which trailed 10-0 at halftime.
– Dre Greenlaw returned an interception for a touchdown while the 49ers were scoring 17 points in just over two minutes late in the first half of a 41-33 downing of the Lions. Jimmy Garoppolo lost a fumble on his first snap but was 17 of 25 for 314 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel that gave San Francisco a 38-10 lead before the Lions stormed back. Jared Goff was 38 of 57 for 338 yeards, three touchdowns and a costly interception in his Detroit debut.
– Tua Tagovailoa threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle in the third quarter to help the Dolphins earn their second straight win over the Patriots, 17-16. Tagovailoa also ran for a touchdown and was 16 of 27 for 202 yards, a touchdown and one interception. Xavien Howard recovered a fumble with New England driving in the fourth.
– Jalen Hurts threw the first of his three touchdown passes to reigning Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith before the Eagles completed a 32-6 dismantling of the Falcons. Hurts ran for 62 yards on five carries and completed 27 of 35 passes for 264 yards while eluding Atlanta defenders. Fifth-round pick Kenneth Gainwell, scored his first TD as a pro with an 8-yard run late in the third quarter to essentially seal the victory.
– Russell Wilson threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half of the Seahawks’ 28-16 victory at Indianapolis. Seattle scored on its first two drives as Wilson hooked up with Tyler Lockett on a 23-yard TD pass to make it 7-3 and found Gerald Everett for a 9-yard score to give Seattle a 14-3 lead. Carson Wentz was 25 of 38 with 251 yards and two scores in his Colts debut.
– Kyler Murray accounted for five touchdowns and linebacker Chandler Jones had a career-high five sacks for the Cardinals in a 38-13 rout of the Titans. Murray tormented the Titans throwing for 289 yards with two TD passes apiece to All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk. Murray also scored untouched on a two-yard keeper to put Arizona ahead, 24-6 in the first half.
– The Bengals wasted a 21-7 lead in the second half before Evan McPherson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give Cincinnati a 27-24 triumph over the Vikings. Germaine Pratt recovered Dalvin Cook’s fumble to set up the winning drive for Cincinnati. Joe Burrow threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns in his return after major knee surgery nine months ago.
– The Texans opened with a 37-21 win over the Jaguars as Tyrod Taylor threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns. First overall pick Trevor Lawrence showed flashes while starting his first NFL game, passing for 332 yards and three touchdowns. Lawrence also tossed three interceptions, often overthrew open receivers and was the victim of several drops.
– Justin Herbert threw for 337 yards and a touchdown in helping the Chargers lock down a 20-16 win at Washington. Herbert led scoring drives of 75, 76 and 68 yards, putting Los Angeles ahead to stay on a scoring toss to Mike Williams. Washington lost veteran starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a right hip injury midway through the second quarter of his Washington debut.
– The Panthers earned a 19-14 win over the Jets behind Sam Darnold, who threw for 279 yards and a touchdown against his ex team. Darnold connected on a 57-yard touchdown pass with fellow ex-Jet Robby Anderson and took full advantage of a healthy Christian McCaffrey, who piled up 187 yards from scrimmage on 30 touches. Jets quarterback and second overall pick Zach Wilson was 20 of 37 for 258 yards with two touchdown passes to Corey Davis in his first career start.
– Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdowns in his first start for Denver and the Broncos dominated possession in a 27-13 defeat of the Giants. Bridgewater completed 28 of 36 passes for 264 yards, sharing the ball with nine receivers. Melvin Gordon III added a late 70-yard TD run and Brandon McManus kicked two field goals for Denver.


NEW YORK (AP) – Rod Laver remains the last male to capture a calendar Grand Slam. Novak Djokovic was thwarted in his bid for a calendar slam, falling in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open final. It’s the first major championship for Medvedev, who reached the 2019 final before falling. Djokovic dropped the opening set for the fifth straight time. Unlike the other four matches, he never got going in his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam title. Medvedev won 20 of his first 23 service points and finished with 16 aces along with 38 winners. Djokovic made 38 unforced errors and converted just one of his six break points. The last man to complete a true Grand Slam by going 4 for 4 at the majors in a single season remains Rod Laver, who did it in 1962 and 1969.



UNDATED (AP) – The first-place San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be separated by 2 1/2 games in the National League West. The Giants picked up their seventh consecutive win as Wilmer Flores homered and drove in three runs in their 6-5 decision over the Cubs. Kris Bryant scored two against his former team as San Francisco improved to a Major League-best 93-50. Jake McGee gave up a one-out double to pinch hitter Patrick Wisdom before Frank Schwindel and Ian Happ grounded to first to end the game.

In Los Angeles, Max Scherzer carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and recorded his 3,000th career strikeout as the Dodgers clobbered the Padres, 8-0. Scherzer retired his first 22 batters before Eric Hosmer doubled to deep right. The Dodgers’ ace is the 19th pitcher in major league history to fan 3,000. Corey Seager and Mookie Betts hit solo homers, and Justin Turner added a three-run blast in the seventh. The Padres finished without Blake Snell, who left after 11 pitches with a left adductor injury.
Also around the Majors on Sunday:
– Atlanta and Miami were tied 3-3 until Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman belted solo homers in the seventh inning of the Braves’ 5-3 win over the Marlins. Eddie Rosario also went deep and Will Smith put the tying run on base in the ninth before posting his 32nd save. The NL East-leading Braves took the rubber match of the three-game set to move 4 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies.
– Philadelphia absorbed a 5-4 loss to the Rockies as Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five Colorado runs. Hampson belted a three-run shot and broke a 3-3 deadlock with a two-run blast in the seventh to help the Rockies beat the Phils for the third time in four days. Bryce Harper hit his 32nd homer of the season for the Phillies, while J.T. Realmuto furnished three hits and two runs.
– Francisco Lindor’s third home run of the night broke a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning and gave the Mets the rubber match of their three-game set with the Yankees, 7-6. Lindor launched a three-run homer and a pair of solos shots to help the Mets stay five games behind the NL East-leading Braves. Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Yankees, who have dropped eight of nine to fall one game behind Boston and Toronto for the two AL wild-card slots.
– Kolten Wong and Avisail Garcia each homered twice as the Brewers crushed the Indians, 11-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Eric Lauer carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, hours after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined to no-hit Cleveland. Manny Pina also homered for Milwaukee, which can wrap up the NL Central title sometime this week.
– Nolan Arenado homered for the second game in a row and five pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout to help the Cardinals down the Reds, 2-0. Arenado hit a two-run homer in the first off Sonny Gray, who then retired the next 14 hitters. Winning pitcher J.A. Happ allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings as St. Louis moved one game behind the Padres and Reds for the second NL wild card.
– Robbie Grossman drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to complete the Tigers’ 8-7 win over the Rays. Jeimer Candelario’s second homer of the day was a two-run shot that tied the game in the 10th after the Rays took a 7-5 lead in the top of the inning. Yandy Diaz doubled twice and drove in three runs for Tampa Bay who lost a series for the first time since mid-August.
– The White Sox pulled out a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Leury Garcia’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Chicago took a 1-0 lead and a three-hit shutout into the ninth before Alex Verdugo hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded off Craig Kimbrel. The outcome gives the White Sox a magic number of no more than nine to win the AL Central and keeps the Red Sox nine games behind the AL East-leading Rays.
– Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez each hit a grand slam while the Blue Jays were scoring 22 runs over the first six innings of a 22-7 thrashing of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 44th homer to tie Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani for the major league lead. Jake Lamb also homered during a 10-run third inning for the Blue Jays, who took three of the four in the series.
– Lance McCullers Jr and Kyle Tucker carried the Astros to a 3-1 win over the Angels. McCullers was reached for just one run and three hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. Tucker drilled a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie.
– The Rangers put another dent in Oakland’s playoff hopes by defeating the Athletics, 4-3. Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits and two RBIs to help Taylor Hearn win his fourth straight start.
– The A’s, the Mariners damaged their postseason chances with a 5-4 setback against the Diamondbacks. Ketel Marte homered and Tyler Gilbert allowed two hits – both homers – over 5 1/3 innings.
– Kyle Isbel singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning before the Royals finished off a 5-3 win over the Twins. Adalberto Mondesi homered for Kansas City and teammate Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.
– Patrick Corbin worked seven innings and Lane Thomas slammed a three-run homer as the Nationals topped the Pirates, 6-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. Corbin gave up two runs on four hits to improve to 3-0 versus Pittsburgh since joining Washington in 2019.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – David Toms beat Dicky Pride with a par on the first playoff hole to capture the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic. The 54-year-old Toms scrambled for par on the 18th in regulation after driving left into a fairway bunker. He shot a 5-under 66 to finish at 10-under 203 on Norwood Hills’ West Course.

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


K-Heart Sports – 09/12/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 091221 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
High School Boys Cross Country
Bismarck Anderson-Stavn Invite
1. Williston, 60
2. Bismarck High, 82
3. Fargo Davies, 94
4. West Fargo Sheyenne, 137
5. Dickinson, 139
6. Bismarck Century, 165
7. Bismarck Legacy, 169
8. Grand Forks Central, 188
9. Bowman County, 280
10. West Fargo, 283
11. Minot, 297
12. Mandan, 299
13. Fargo Shanley, 324
14. New Town, 368
15. Watford City, 431
16. South Prairie-Max, 474
17. Standing Rock, 523
18. Bishop Ryan, 550
Individual winner: Aiden Johnson of West Fargo Sheyenne, 15:45
High School Girls Cross Country
Bismarck Anderson-Stavn Invite
1. Bismarck High, 64
2. Williston, 65
3. Fargo Davies, 104
4. West Fargo, 110
5. Minot, 164
6. Bismarck Legacy, 191
7. Grand Forks Central, 194
8. Fargo Shanley, 214
9. Dickinson, 306
10. Mandan, 315
11. Bismarck Century, 322
12. West Fargo Sheyenne, 337
13. Bowman County, 389
14. Watford City, 393
15. South Prairie-Max, 449
16. New Town, 453
Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 18:36
High School Football
Class 11A
Devils Lake 20, Grand Forks Red River 17
Class 9B
St. John 36, T-G-U 28
High School Boys Soccer
Minot 3, Bismarck Century 2
Bismarck High 4, Williston 1
Dickinson 1, Mandan 1
Jamestown 3, Legacy 1
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Capital City Invite
1. Minot, 468.5
2. Bismarck Century, 366
3. Dickinson, 239
4. Bismarck Legacy, 188
5. Fargo Davies, 181.5
6. Jamestown, 181
7. Williston, 169
8. West Fargo, 137
9. Mandan, 132
10. Fargo Shanley, 124
11. Bismarck High, 78
12. West Fargo Horace, 61
High School Boys Tennis
West Fargo Sheyenne Invite
No. 1 singles winner: Logan Sandberg, Grand Forks Central
No. 2 singles winner: Anthony Janes, Bismarck Legacy
No. 3 singles winner: Evan Panzer, Grand Forks Central
No. 4 singles winner: Ryder McDonald, Grand Forks Central
No. 5 singles winner: Brad Flaten, Grand Forks Central
No. 6 singles winner: Nate Angus, West Fargo Sheyenne
No. 1 Doubles: Zach Diehl-Aidan Diehl, Minot
No. 2 Doubles: Rylan Brown-Kyedehl Hultberg, Grand Forks Red River
No. 3 Doubles: Hudson Kilgore-Rylan Bydal, Grand Forks Red River
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Colorado Mesa 1 OT
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Playing on the home turf at Herb Parker Stadium for the first time since November of 2019, the Minot State football team gave their fans plenty to cheer about early on against visiting University of Sioux Falls on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Ali Mohamed took a swing pass 69 yards in the first quarter, spotting the Beavers to a 7-0 lead and igniting the Minot State faithful, but the Cougars proved to be too much as they battled back for a 49-10 win in NSIC action. Mohamed led all Beavers rushers with 68 yards in the contest on 18 carries. Mohamed also added 88 receiving yards and one touchdown on two catches.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Quincy Patterson and Jalen Bussey scored two touchdowns apiece and North Dakota State blanked Valparaiso 64-0. Valparaiso lost to NAIA Indiana Wesleyan 28-10 in its opener and was no match for the FCS top-five ranked Bison, who outgained the Beacons 583-185. The Bison led 43-0 at halftime and 57-0 after three quarters. Patterson threw just five passes, completing four, including a 65-yard scoring play to Christian Watson. Patterson also ran 52 yards for a score and finished with 196 yards offense in one half of play. Jalen Bussey added 82 yards rushing which included a 72-yard touchdown and also had a 23-yard TD catch.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jorge Polanco hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, Michael Pineda pitched five strong innings in his return to the rotation and the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2. Byron Buxton homered for the second straight day, and Nick Gordon and Max Kepler also went deep for Minnesota. Pineda (6-8) allowed one run on five hits. He was making his first start since returning from the injured list on Sept. 6 with a left oblique strain. Brady Singer (4-10) surrendered six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings while striking out seven for Kansas City.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hall of Fame center Mick Tingelhoff has died at age 81. Tingelhoff was the ultimate ironman who started 240 consecutive games at a bruising position for the Minnesota Vikings. He played in four Super Bowls and was a five-time All-Pro selection. The Vikings and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced his death. Tingelhoff had to wait 31 years for induction into the Hall of Fame. He was enshrined in 2015 through election by a senior committee. Tingelhoff was undrafted in 1962 out of Nebraska and played 17 years for the Vikings.
UNDATED (AP) – No. 12 Oregon has put itself in the conversation of serious CFP contenders after knocking off one of last season’s semifinalists. Third-ranked Ohio State was a 14 1/2-point favorite at home before C.J. Verdell ran for 161 yards and had three touchdowns to lead the Ducks to a 35-28 win over the Buckeyes. Three plays into the second half, Verdell blasted through the middle untouched and outran defensive backs for a 77-yard score, putting Oregon ahead, 21-7. That was part of a Ducks running attack that racked up 269 yards. Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud passed for 472 yards and three touchdowns. He had a chance to engineer a tying drive before throwing his only interception of the day, picked off by Verone McKinley III at the Oregon 35 with 2:50 remaining. The 2-0 Ducks were without star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and linebacker Justin Flowe. It was Ohio State’s first regular-season loss since October 2018.
In other Top-25 results:
– Bryce Young threw for three TDs and Jase McClellan scored three times to help fuel No. 1 Alabama’s 48-14 rout of FCS Mercer. Young completed 19 of 27 passes for 227 yards after coming out slow in just his second game as the Crimson Tide starter.
– Stetson Bennett tied a school record with five touchdown passes filling in for injured starter JT Daniels, leading second-ranked Georgia to a 56-7 rout of UAB. Bennett completed his first six passes, with four going all the way to the end zone for the Bulldogs.
– Fourth-ranked Oklahoma destroyed Western Carolina, 76-0 as Spencer Rattler threw five touchdown passes before taking a seat in the second half. Rattler completed 20 of 26 passes for 243 yards in the Sooners’ 10th win in a row.
– Fifth-ranked Texas A&M escaped with a 10-7 win at Colorado as backup quarterback Zach Calzada threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Spiller with 2:41 remaining. The Buffs had a chance to pull off their first win over a top-five team in 14 years when Joshka Gustav forced a fumble inches from the goal line to end an Aggies scoring threat, but Colorado immediately went three-and-out midway through the fourth quarter.
– D.J. Uiagalelei ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as No. 6 Clemson hammered South Carolina State 49-3. The Tigers had touchdowns on all four of their first-quarter possessions and rebounded from last weekend’s 10-3 loss to Georgia.
– Seventh-ranked Cincinnati posted a 42-7 win over Murray State as Jerome Ford rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Desmond Ridder passed for 243 yards and two TDs for the Bearcats, who trailed 7-0 in the second quarter and were outgained, 190-83 in the first half.
– Notre Dame survived an upset bid by Toledo as Jack Coan hit Michael Mayer for an 18-yard touchdown pass with 1:09 remaining to give the eighth-ranked Irish a 32-29 win over the Rockets. Coan shared playing time with true freshman Tyler Buchner, who tossed a 55-yard TD pass to Chris Tyree that gave the Fighting Irish a 24-16 lead with 10:57 to play.
– Jack Campbell returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown and No. 10 Iowa ran its winning streak against No. 9 Iowa State to six games with a 27-17 victory. The Hawkeyes turned four takeaways into 20 points, ran its overall winning streak to eight games and its winning streak against ranked teams to five.
– Sean Clifford completed 21 of 29 passes for 230 yards, ran for a touchdown and threw for another to lead No. 11 Penn State over Ball State 44-13 on Saturday. Linebacker Jesse Luketa returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown and Jordan Stout kicked three field goals for the Nittany Lions.
– Emory Jones threw a 35-yard TD pass to Xzavier Henderson and scored on a 33-yard run on the way to a 35-3 in 13th-ranked Florida’s 42-20 rout of overmatched South Florida. Backup Anthony Richardson finished 3 of 3 for 152 yards, two TDs and a 745.6 rating that will be difficult for coach Dan Mullen to ignore with top-ranked and defending champion Alabama visiting The Swamp next Saturday.
– Stanford was a 42-28 winner against No. 14 Southern Cal as Tanner McKee passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another score in his first collegiate start. Nathaniel Peat had an 87-yard touchdown run while racking up a career-high 115 yards to help the Cardinals bounce back from a season-opening loss.
– Arkansas ran for 333 yards and four touchdowns while its defense stuffed No. 15 Texas in a dominating 40-21 win. The Longhorns’ 256 yards of total offense are its lowest since 2015.
– Chez Mellusi ran for 144 yards and a score in leading No. 18 Wisconsin to a 37-7 victory over Eastern Michigan. The Badgers piled up 352 yards rushing and held Eastern Michigan to 92 total yards and three first downs.
– Raheem Blackshear rushed for two consecutive touchdowns in the second half to put 19th-ranked Virginia Tech in control before the Hokies completed a 35-14 victory over Middle Tennessee. Braxton Burmeister threw for 142 yards and a score for Virginia Tech, which finished with 375 yards.
– Matt Corral threw four of his five scoring strikes in the first half of No. 20 Mississippi’s 54-17 dismantling of FCS member Austin Peay. Ole Miss added a defensive touchdown on a strip sack and 33-yard fumble return from defensive end Sam Williams and a safety from the special teams.
– Jaren Hall threw three touchdown passes and totaled 241 yards of offense, helping BYU defeat No. 21 Utah, 23-17.
– D’Eriq King threw for 200 yards and rushed for 67 more, but No. 22 Miami needed a 43-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining for a 25-23 win over Appalachian State.
– Quarterback Jayden Daniels ran for a career-high 122 yards and Rachaad White chipped in with a pair of rushing TDs in No. 23 Arizona State ‘s 37-10 dumping of UNLV.
– Sam Howell provided three touchdowns through the air and two on the ground for No. 24 North Carolina in a 59-17 laugher against Georgia State.
– Demetris Robertson scored three touchdowns and Jarquez Hunter rushed for 147 yards as No. 25 Auburn raced past FCS program Alabama State, 62-0.


NEW YORK (AP) – British teenager Emma Raducanu has successfully completed her unexpected run to the U.S. Open women’s championship. The 18-year-old qualifier is a Grand Slam champion for the first time following an impressive 6-4, 6-3 win over 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez. Raducanu entered ranked 150th before becoming the first woman to win the U.S. Open title without dropping a set since Serena Williams in 2014. She did so after capturing three straight qualifying matches, winning just the second major championship she’s entered.

Raducanu was serving for the match when she slid on the court chasing a ball to her backhand side, bloodying her left knee. A trainer bandaged the cut during a delay of more than four minutes. When they resumed, Raducanu saved a pair of break points, then converted on her third chance to close it with a 108 mph ace. Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam trophy since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977. This was the first Grand Slam final between teenagers since Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis in the 1999 U.S. Open.


RICHMOND, Va, (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won at Richmond for the third time in the last five Cup races at the Virginia track. Truex Jr. assumed the lead when Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch was penalized for speeding entering pit road with about 50 laps to go. Truex led a 1-2-3 finish for JGR, with Denny Hamlin finishing second and Christopher Bell third. Hamlin won both stages and led the most laps before settling for runner-up status.



UNDATED (AP) – This Major League Baseball season has produced more no-hitters in any one year since pitchers began to throw overhand in 1884. The Milwaukee Brewers have authored the ninth no-hitter of the season as Corbin Burnes combined with reliever Josh Hader to lead a 3-0 shutout of the Indians. Burnes struck out 14 with 115 pitches over eight innings, taking a perfect game into the seventh while overpowering the Indians. Burnes fanned 11 of his first 14 hitters and retiring the first 18 in order before Myles Straw walked leading off the seventh. It’s the third time the Indians have been no-hit this season, not including the seven-inning no-no thrown against them by Tampa Bay.

In other Major League action:
– The Giants picked up their sixth straight win by blasting the Cubs, 15-4. Tommy La Stella was 3-for-6 with five RBIs and three runs scored, including a three-run blast in a six-run fifth. Brandon Belt also smacked a three-run homer while San Francisco scored five in the second.
– Mookie Betts smacked a tiebreaking, three-run homer with two outs in the fifth inning to send the Dodgers past the Padres, 5-4. Walker Buehler allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings for his 14th win, helping Los Angeles stay 2 1/2 games behind the Giants for the NL West lead.
– The Braves’ lead in the NL East is down to 3 1/2 games over the Phillies following Atlanta’s 6-4 loss to Miami. The game was tied 3-3 until Bryan De La Cruz and Jesus Sanchez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning against Richard Rodriguez.
– The Phillies ended their four-game skid as Bryce Harper banged out his 31st homer and Zack Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning of their 6-1 win against Colorado. Wheeler struck out eight and allowed a run and four hits over 6 2/3 innings to win his third consecutive start.
– The Yankees ended their seven-game losing streak by rallying past the Mets, 8-7 on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, a few batters before Mets infielder Javier Baez committed an error that brought home the go-ahead run.
– Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the eighth and had three RBIs to send the Cardinals past the Reds, 6-4. Paul DeJong had a solo shot in the Redbirds’ third win in four games.
– Joey Wendle tripled and homered in the Rays’ first win in three games, 7-2 over the Tigers. Kevin Kiermaier doubled and tripled in support of 30-year-old Dietrich Enns, who struck out six in four hitless innings of relief for his first big league victory.
– Travis Shaw slammed a three-run homer in the third inning and delivered the tiebreaking single in the 10th inning to send the Red Sox past the White Sox, 9-8. The AL Central-leading White Sox tied it with five runs in the fourth and took an 8-7 lead in the fifth when Yasmani Grandal homered.
– George Springer belted a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh and final inning to give the Blue Jays an 11-10 victory over the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 43rd home run of the season for Toronto, which also received round-trippers from Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Danny Jansen in winning for the ninth time in 10 games.
– The Jays completed the sweep as Bo Bichette and Alejandro Kirk hit a pair of two-run homers in an 11-run seventh that highlighted an 11-2 romp in Baltimore. Marcus Semien and Teoscar Hernandez added three-run shots and Toronto tied single-inning team records with 11 runs, 11 hits and four homers.
– Jonah Heim hit a two-run home run with two out in the eighth to cap a five-run rally in the Rangers’ 8-6 win over the Athletics. DJ Peters hit a two-run shot and Yohel Pozo added an RBI double off Sergio Romo before Heim’s homer on an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Chafin.
– The Rangers picked up a 4-2 win over the AL West-leading Astros behind Luis Rengifo’s two-run homer and three RBIs. Angels starter Jose Suarez permitted three hits and a run while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings.
– The Diamondbacks ended a six-game skid as Daulton Varsho provided a two-run homer and a two-run double to lead a 7-3 decision over the Mariners. Humberto Castellanos picked up the win despite serving up Mitch Haniger’s home run two batters into the game.
– Jorge Polanco hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs in a 9-2 drubbing of the Royals. Byron Buxton, Nick Gordon and Max Kepler also went deep to back Michael Pineda, who pitched five strong innings in his return to the rotation.
– Bryan Reynolds belted his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs as the Pirates surged past the Nationals, 10-7. Reynolds hit a two-run shot to right-center field in the fifth and gave Pittsburgh the lead in the sixth when he worked a bases-loaded walk.


UNDATED (AP) – Diamondbacks pitcher Caleb Smith has lost his appeal and will serve a 10-day suspension for the use of a foreign substance in a game. Smith is the second major league pitcher to serve a suspension under umpires’ increased emphasis on enforcing the banned-substance rules. He was ejected in the eighth inning of a game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 18 after umpires found a substance on his glove.

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


KHRT ND News – 09/11/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 091121 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A resident of southwest North Dakota over the age of 60 has become the first person in the state to die of West Nile virus this year. The state health department announced the West Nile virus-related death on Friday. As of Thursday, there have been 19 cases of West Nile virus in 13 counties. Ten people have been hospitalized. Last year, North Dakota had seven reported cases of West Nile virus and no deaths. Most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms or mild symptoms. In more severe infections, the virus can cause high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, altered mental state or death.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum says Joe Biden’s directive that large companies require COVID-19 vaccinations is overreach. The Republican governor has asked the GOP state attorney general to look at legal options to challenge it. Burgum says the mandate “steers our country down a dangerous path away from states’ rights and the freedom of private businesses to make their own decisions on vaccinations.” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he met by teleconference with other GOP attorneys general Friday to look at legal options. The mandate requires that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A tiny section of North Dakota has been dropped from all drought categories, marking the first time since the beginning of the year that the entire state wasn’t in some stage of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows the southeastern tip of Richland County is not considered to be in any of the five stages of drought. That’s an area equal to 0.2% of the state. The monitor puts nearly 59% of the state in extreme drought, which is down from 65% last week. About 3.8% is in exceptional drought, down from 5.6% last week.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) was recently notified of a produced water spill at a pipeline operated by Tallgrass Energy in McKenzie County. The incident occurred about one mile northeast of Arnegard on Thursday and was reported the same day. Tallgrass Energy estimates the pipeline released approximately 1,100 barrels of produced water, which impacted a wheat field. The wheat field had been harvested at the time of the release. Personnel from the NDDEQ are inspecting the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the monthslong pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues the Corps of Engineers allowed and sometimes encouraged protesters to illegally camp without a federal permit. The Corps has said protesters weren’t evicted due to free speech reasons. The Corps has argued it has “limited authority” to enforce rules on land it manages.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony today at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), near the entrance to Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The public and media are invited. The local streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and parking is available at the Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck.
Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. COVID-19 precautions to include masks and social distancing are recommended in accordance with the North Dakota Department of Health guidelines.
Governor Doug Burgum, commander-in-chief of the North Dakota National Guard, U.S. Senator John Hoeven, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, N.D. National Guard adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, senior enlisted leader for the N.D. National Guard are scheduled to render remarks. The emcee for the observance ceremony will be Mrs. Connie Sprynczynatyk. The observance will be livestreamed at the North Dakota National Guard homepage.
Dedicated on Sept. 11, 2009, the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism honors North Dakota military members who lost their lives in the GWOT. The memorial commemorates the sacrifice of 29 service members, 14 of whom are North Dakota National Guard Soldiers. It was established to provide a place where families, friends, and fellow citizens could reflect and remember the service and sacrifice of the fallen. The memorial is a joint venture between the city of Bismarck and the North Dakota National Guard and was funded through private donations.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff today, and encourages North Dakota residents to do the same at their homes and businesses, in remembrance of those who perished 20 years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation from President Joe Biden, as well as a joint resolution of Congress designating Sept. 11 of each year as Patriot Day and federal law requesting the observance of Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Americans are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. Central Daylight Time to honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 09/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 091121 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Zach Hendrickson rushed for two touchdowns and caught two more as Bishop Ryan defeated South Prairie-Max 36-6 in a game we broadcast on 1320 KHRT. Freshman Jett Lundeen completed 7 of 16 passes for 124 yards and three TD’s for the Lions who improve to 3-1. The Royals were led by Collin Knorr with 19 carries for 110 yards. Quarterback Gage Olson snuck it into the endzone on the final play of the game to get South Prairie-Max on the board. The Royals drop to 0-3.
Cam Bailey rushed 18 times for 101 yards and two scores as Nedrose downed Stanley 30-0 in a game we broadcast on 106.9 K-Heart. The Cardinals improve to 3-1 on the year. Stanley drops to 0-4.
Other scores from Friday:
High School Football
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 41, #5 West Fargo 13
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 36, #3 Fargo Shanley 29
Minot 10, #4 Bismarck High 0
Fargo Davies 27, #5 Bismarck Legacy 7
Mandan 47, Williston 6
Class 11A
#2 Jamestown 20, #1 Bismarck St. Mary’s 7
Dickinson 35, #3 Fargo North 21
Grand Forks Central 28, #4 Wahpeton 14
Turtle Mountain 24, Watford City 18
Fargo South 21, Valley City 18
Class 11B
#1 Beulah def. Heart River, forfeit
#3 Central Cass 30, Oakes 0
#5 Hillsboro-Central Valley 42, Northern Cass 0
Des Lacs-Burlington 22, Rugby 6
Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 64, New Town 0
Hazen 40, Southern McLean 20
Bowman County 26, Killdeer 13
Harvey-Wells County 44, Thompson 28
Carrington 26, Grafton 8
Lisbon 34, Linton-HMB 12
Sargent County 22, Fargo Oak Grove 20
Kindred 62, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 12
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 74, Tri-State 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 22, #5 South Border 16
#3 Cavalier 54, Hatton-Northwood 0
#4 Ray-Powers Lake 54, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 16
Lewis & Clark 36, Alexander 12
Surrey 30, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 8
Divide County 72, Tioga 32
Bottineau 48, Benson County 0
North Prairie 50, Dunseith 12
Nelson County 64, Four Winds 14
New Rockford-Sheyenne 46, North Star 24
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 56, Central McLean 18
Mott-Regent 42, Kidder County 26
Beach 28, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 14
Hettinger-Scranton 44, Grant County-Flasher 22
MayPort-CG 44, Griggs-Midkota 12
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 56, Larimore 16
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 28, Maple Valley-Enderlin 8
Hankinson 46, Richland 8
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Capital City Duals – (records)
Bismarck Century, 8-0
Williston, 7-1
Fargo North, 6-2
Bismarck Legacy, 5-3
Jamestown, 4-4
Fargo Davies, 3-5
West Fargo, 2-6
Bismarck High, 1-7
West Fargo Horace, 0-8
High School Boys Tennis
Minot 3, Fargo North 2
Fargo South 4, Minot 1
Minot 4, West Fargo Sheyenne 1
Bismarck Century 6, West Fargo 1
Bismarck Century 4, Wahpeton 1
Bismarck Legacy 3, Fargo North 2
Fargo Shanley 4, Bismarck Legacy 1
Bismarck Legacy 5, Wahpeton 0
West Fargo Sheyenne 5, Bismarck High 0
Fargo South 5, Bismarck High 2
Grand Forks Red River 7, Jamestown 0
Grand Forks Central 7, Jamestown 1
Valley City 4, Mandan 1
Fargo Davies 4, Mandan 1
West Fargo Sheyenne 5, Williston 0
Fargo Davies 3, Williston 2
LOGAN, Utah (AP) – Logan Bonner passed for a career-best 390 yards with four touchdowns as Utah State clawed out of an early hole to rally past North Dakota 41-24. Bonner more than doubled his passing yards from the 143 in Utah State’s last-minute upset at Washington State last week, and matched his career high with four touchdowns. North Dakota’s Tommy Schuster was 29-of-43 passing for 348 yards with a touchdown. Otis Weah, who posted 114 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener, was held to 47 yards on 17 carries Friday with no scores.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State football team plays their home opener today as the Beavers host the University of Sioux Falls Cougars at 1 p.m. at Herb Park Stadium. The game will be Heroes’ Day with free admission to active military, veterans and their families, along with first responders and their families. Since the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID, this will be the first home game for the Beavers since Nov. 16, 2019.
FARGO, ND (NDSU) – The North Dakota State football team returns to action today when the Bison (1-0) host the Valparaiso Beacons (0-1) from the Pioneer Football League. Game time is 2:30 p.m., at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. This is the second meeting between North Dakota State and Valparaiso. NDSU’s first Division I game in 2004 was a 52-0 Bison win over Valpo at the Fargodome.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andrew Benintendi had four hits and two home runs, the last a two-run shot in the 11th to send the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Benintendi had five RBIs in his second multi-homer game of the season in Minnesota. He’s driven in 11 runs in his last three games for Kansas City. Ervin Santana pitched around a walk and the automatic runner in a scoreless 10th against his former team, and Greg Holland earned his eighth save in 12 chances. Juan Minaya took the loss for the Twins.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has been ruled out for the season opener at Cincinnati. He has a nagging knee injury that kept him on the sideline for much of the preseason. The Vikings also listed rookie left tackle Christian Darrisaw out with a groin injury. Barr tore his pectoral muscle in the second game of 2020 and missed the remainder of the season. Coach Mike Zimmer says “he’s close” to being ready to play. Newcomer Nick Vigil will start in Barr’s place at the strong side spot and make the calls for the defense.


CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Coastal Carolina’s football program certainly has grown up in a hurry. The 17th-ranked Chanticleers are 2-0 this season after Reese White ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-22 rout of Kansas. Grayson McCall threw for two scores and ran for a third in Coastal Carolina’s first home game against a power five school in its five seasons in the FBS. White had touchdown runs of 2, 19 and 3 yards after reaching the end zone twice in the season opener against The Citadel. McCall began the scoring with a 33-yard TD pass to Jaivon Heiligh, then had a 2-yard scoring run. Freshman defensive tackle Josiah Stewart set a Chanticleers record with 3 1/2 sacks.

NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic is one match victory away from becoming the first male in 52 years to complete a calendar Grand Slam. Djokovic improved to 27-0 in major championships this year and advanced to Sunday’s U.S. Open final by outlasting Alexander Zverev, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. The world No. 1 player broke Zverev’s serve all three times in the final set after the No. 4 seed had won the fourth to even the match. It marked the fourth straight match in which Djokovic has come back to win after dropping the opening set. He is 4-0 this year in matches that went five sets.
A win Sunday against Daniil Medvedev will make Djokovic the first male to earn a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969. Medvedev has advanced for the second time in three years. The second-seeded Medvedev surged out of a tight spot and beat a mistake-prone Felix Auger-Aliassime, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Medvedev fought off two set points in the second and reached a Grand Slam final for the third time. Auger-Aliassime had just 17 winners and 39 unforced errors, including 10 double-faults. Medvedev had a cleaner match with 37 winners and 25 unforced errors.


UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants have added to their latest winning streak. The Giants earned their fifth straight win by downing the Cubs, 6-1 in Chicago. Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt each hit two-run homers in the seventh inning on a day when Kris Bryant received a pair of standing ovations in his return to Wrigley Field. Bryant went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts. Cubs rookie Frank Schwindel homered for the 12th time in his last 11 games. The Giants improved to a major league-best 91-50 and continue to lead the NL West by 2 1/2 games over the Dodgers.

Los Angeles earned a 3-0 win over the Padres as Julio Urias pitched seven shutout innings for his major league-leading 17th victory. Urias scattered three hits, struck out seven and walked one to remain unbeaten in his last 13 starts, going 8-0 in that stretch. Max Muncy smacked a two-run homer as the Dodgers pushed San Diego back into a tie with the Reds for the second NL wild card.
Checking out Friday’s other Major League action:
– Jorge Soler delivered a go-ahead, two-run single while the Braves scored five in the fifth inning to beat the Marlins, 6-2. Ian Anderson tied a career high with nine strikeouts and limited Miami to two runs and five hits over five innings. The outcome allowed the Braves to stretch their lead in the NL East to 4 1/2 games over the Phillies, with the Mets still five games back.
– Elias Diaz launched a grand slam and German Marquez tossed six shutout innings as the Rockies blasted the Phillies, 11-2. Trevor Story and C.J. Cron also homered for the Rockies, who have taken the first two games of the four-game set after entering Philadelphia with an 18-50 record on the road. Did Gregorius homered in the Phillies’ fourth straight loss and sixth in eight games.
– The Yankees’ losing streak is at seven games after Tylor Megill set career highs with 10 strikeouts and seven innings of the Mets’ 10-3 dismantling of their city rivals. The Mets pulled ahead with a five-run third that included a pair of fielding miscues and just one RBI hit. Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer and Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with two ribbies, helping the Mets move back to .500.
– Lorenzo Cain’s grand slam capped a six-run fifth that propelled the Brewers to a 10-3 thumping of the Indians. Eduardo Escobar homered from both sides of the plate for the Brewers, who are 32 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history. Adrian Houser gave up one hit in six innings to help Milwaukee drop its magic number for winning the NL Central to nine.
– Jose Barrero made the most of an unexpected start by doubling in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning of the Reds’ 4-2 victory at St. Louis. The 23-year-old Barrero had two hits after he was recalled from Triple-A Louisville earlier in the day to fill in for infielder Kyle Farmer. Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto homered for Cincinnati.
– Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer and the White Sox shook off a 2-4 road trip by downing the Red Sox, 4-3 in Chicago. Winning pitcher Carlos Rodon allowed one run and three hits over five innings, his first start since Sept. 1. Bobby Dalbec hit his 21st homer for Boston, which still leads the Yankees by one game for the first AL wild card.
– Miguel Cabrera got his eighth and ninth straight hits before the string ended in the Tigers’ 10-4 thrashing of the Rays. Jonathan Schoop launched a grand slam to put Detroit ahead. Victor Reyes made it 10-4 with a three-run homer in the eighth as the Tigers prevented Tampa Bay from increasing its nine-game lead over second-place Boston in the AL East.
– The Orioles ended the Blue Jays’ eight-game winning streak by getting homers from Cedric Mullins and Ryan McKenna off Robbie Ray in Baltimore’s 6-3 victory. Anthony Santander added a three-run shot in the seventh that gave Baltimore the decisive lead. Ray allowed three runs and a season-high eight hits over 4 1/3 innings as Toronto stayed a half-game behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card.
– Shohei Ohtani slammed his major league-leading 44th home run but got tagged early by Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and the Astros in a 10-5 over the Angels. Ohtani had been 8-0 in his last 13 starts since May 28 before yielding six runs on a career-high nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. Bregman had four RBIs and Altuve had three hits as Houston stayed 5 1/2 games ahead of Oakland and Seattle atop the AL West.
– The Athletics won their third in a row as Matt Olson had four hits and drove in four runs in their 10-5 thumping of the Rangers. Olson hit a three-run single in Oakland’s six-run second and set a career high for RBIs with 95. Starling Marte added an RBI triple while the A’s were scoring six times in the second inning.
– Tom Murphy hit a two-run home run in the second inning and added a solo shot in the sixth to power the Mariners past the Diamondbacks, 5-4. J.P. Crawford led off the game with a solo homer and Ty France broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning. All three homers were off Madison Bumgarner.
– Andrew Benintendi had four hits and two home runs, the last a two-run shot in the 11th to send the Royals past the Twins, 6-4. Benintendi had five RBIs in his second multi-homer game of the season in Minnesota.
– Ke’Bryan Hayes capped off a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single as the Pirates slipped past the Nationals, 4-3. Josh Bell homered for Washington in his return to PNC Park.


UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the rest of the season after his administrative leave was extended by Major League Baseball and the union through the World Series. Bauer was first placed on seven days’ paid leave July 2 under the MLB and players’ union’s joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy following allegations by a southern California woman. Bauer has not pitched since June 29 and was running out of time to get back in shape to return to the mound while games remained.

Also around the Majors:
– Major League Baseball has suspended Washington Nationals starting pitcher Sean Nolin five games and fined him for intentionally hitting Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman on Wednesday. Nolin is appealing the suspension and can continue to play until there is a final resolution. The league also suspended Nationals manager Dave Martinez for Friday’s game against Pittsburgh and fined him an undisclosed amount.
– Red Sox ace Chris Sale has tested positive for COVID-19, preventing the seven-time All-Star from starting Sunday against the White Sox. The 32-year-old Sale missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Since returning Aug. 14, he is 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA to help the Red Sox take a one-game lead over the Yankees for the first AL wild card.
– Rays rookie Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 39 games, then exited in the first inning Friday against Detroit because of tightness in his right hamstring. Franco’s on-base streak is the second longest in major league history by a player under 21.
– The White Sox have activated All-Star right-hander Lance Lynn from the 10-day injured list after he missed time with right knee inflammation. The 34-year-old Lynn is slated to start Sunday against the Red Sox.


UNDATED (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens are putting running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters on injured reserve with knee injuries. Coach John Harbaugh described the injuries as season-ending, non-contact ligament tears from practice. Baltimore’s backfield has been hit hard by injuries during the preseason. Running back J.K. Dobbins is out for the season with a knee injury, and Justice Hill is on IR as well. The Ravens have signed Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell this week.

In other NFL news:
– The NFL has suspended Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins for five games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Collins missed all of 2020 because of a hip issue that required surgery. He won’t be eligible until Week 8 against Minnesota, after Dallas’ open week.
– The status of Cleveland wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday’s opener at Kansas City remains up in the air, but defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney is good to go. Beckham has mounted a quicker-than-projected comeback from knee surgery and was limited in practice Friday.
– Chiefs All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu remains in the COVID-19 protocol. It’s uncertain whether he will be cleared in time for their season opener against the Browns. Mathieu tested positive Sept. 1, giving the Chiefs plenty of time to work other players into the mix.
– Jets receiver Jamison Crowder will miss the season opener at Carolina on Sunday while he continues to recover from COVID-19. Crowder was placed on the COVID-19 list last Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus.
– Indications are Saquon Barkley is going to play for the Giants in the season opener against the Broncos on Sunday, roughly a year after tearing his right ACL. Coach Joe Judge said the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year had a good week of practice, terming the workouts encouraging and promising.
– The Bills have ruled out starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei from Sunday’s season opener against the Steelers because of a calf injury. Buffalo receiver Emmanuel Sanders is listed as questionable because of a foot injury.
– Washington is putting Curtis Samuel on short-term injured reserve because of a lingering groin injury. The move means the wide receiver will miss at least the first three games of the season.


UNDATED (AP) – With Oklahoma and Texas on the way out, the Big 12 announced Friday that it has invited BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston to join the Power Five conference and said it has not ruled out further expansion in the future. The four new schools would join the Big 12 in July 2024 at the latest, though BYU says it will enter the league in the Fall of 2023. The defections also leave the All-American Conference scrambling for new members following the losses of UCF, Cincinnati and Houston. The eight continuing members of the Big 12 unanimously approved applications from the four schools that sought membership after the league learned the Sooners and Longhorns will leave for the Southeastern Conference no later than July 2025. Formal approval of the invitations was pending on some campuses, but the expansion is all but done.



LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have traded the rights to Marc Gasol back to the Memphis Grizzlies, where the 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons. The Lakers also sent a second-round pick in 2024 and cash to Memphis for the draft rights to Chinese big man Wang Zhelin. ESPN then reported the Grizzlies intend to waive Gasol, who plans to begin the upcoming NBA season at home in Spain.



TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Raptors say they have gotten approval from the Canadian government to play games at their home arena this season. Toronto played last season in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not clear whether the team will be allowed to have full attendance at Scotiabank Arena. Fans who attend games will be required to show proof of vaccination.



CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Calgary Flames have signed defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Michael Stone to one-year deals. Gudbranson has 77 points and 640 penalty minutes in 563 games over 10 NHL seasons. The 31-year-old Stone spent the past five years with the Flames and had four points in 21 appearances last season.

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KHRT ND News – 09/10/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 091021 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the months long pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues the Corps of Engineers allowed and sometimes encouraged protesters to illegally camp without a federal permit. The Corps has said protesters weren’t evicted due to free speech reasons. The Corps has argued it has “limited authority” to enforce rules on land it manages.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Amazon officials say the first day of operations at the company’s new warehouse in Fargo will be on Sept. 19. The 1.3 million square-foot Fargo Fulfillment Center had been under construction for nearly a year.The building, which is located on 110 acres of land, áis believed to be the largest in North Dakota. KVRR-TV reports that construction costs have been estimated at $100 million to $120 million. Amazon wants to hire about 1,000 fulltime, hourly workers in Fargo with a starting wage of $15.00 per hour. The company plans to open a “Last Mile Delivery Station” in West Fargo, which is expected to create about 100 jobs. The closest Amazon warehouse from Fargo is located in the Twin Cities.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Regulators told a Minnesota-based utility that they need more information before signing off on a permit transfer necessary for the sale of a financially troubled coal-fired power plant in North Dakota. Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to defer a decision on a permit for a power line that would be part of the planned sale of the Coal Creek Station. John Tuma, the commissioner who asked for the delay, said he expects the approval process could be held up a couple more months. Environmental groups that would rather see the plant shut down argued against the permit transfer, which was sought by Maple Grove, Minnesota-based Great River Energy. North Dakota officials have hailed the sale as a savior for hundreds of jobs in the state.
KEENE, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota regulators are investigating a spill that released nearly 1,142 barrels of produced water and more than 24 barrels of oil. The state Oil and Gas Division said the incident happened Wednesday at a Slawson Exploration well about 14 miles northwest of Keene. The spill was due an equipment failure or malfunction. Authorities said Thursday that the water and oil was contained to the site and was recovered and hauled away. Produced water is a byproduct of oil extraction and is typically taken from the well to a disposal site.A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor any additional cleanup that’s required.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/10/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 091021 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Two high school football games air tonight on our two stations. On 106.9 K-Heart you’ll hear the Nedrose Cardinals hosting the Stanley Blue Jays. Kyle Dean will have call of that one. On 1320 KHRT you’ll hear the Bishop Ryan Lions hosting South Prairie-Max. Pre-game begins around 6:45 pm for both games and both will be streamed online at
MINOT, ND – Football, volleyball, soccer, and tennis highlighted the Thursday sports schedule.
High School Football
Class 11B
Shiloh Christian 14, Dickinson Trinity 6
Class 9B
Nelson County 64, Four Winds 14
High School Boys Soccer
Minot 0, Bismarck Legacy 0
Bismarck High 2, Bismarck Century 1
Mandan 1, Jamestown 0
Dickinson 3, Williston 2
High School Boys Tennis
Minot 8, Bismarck Century 1
Williston 5, Jamestown 4
Bismarck Legacy 6, Bismarck High 1
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Minot, (3-0)
#2 Jamestown def. Bismarck Legacy, (3-2)
#5 Bismarck High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 25-6, 25-5, 25-13
Williston def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Mandan def. Dickinson, (3-1)
Class B
#5 Kenmare def. Bowbells-Burke Central, (3-0)
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Velva, 25-10, 25-21, 25-21
Rugby def. Des Lacs-Burlington, (3-0)
Newburg-Westhope def. Glenburn, 22-25, 28-26, 25-21, 25-21
Bishop Ryan def. Bottineau, 25-16, 25-8, 25-10
Nedrose def. T-G-U, (3-0)
Drake-Anamoose def. Surrey, 25-14, 25-14, 25-17
Divide County def. Ray, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22, 25-22
Trenton def. Alexander, 25-17, 25-8, 25-8
Grant County def. Central McLean, 25-16, 15-25, 25-21, 25-17
New Salem-Almont def. Washburn, 25-20, 25-20, 16-25, 28-26
Kidder County def. Wilton-Wing, (3-2)
Center-Stanton def. Shiloh Christian, (3-1)
Beulah def. Hettinger-Scranton, 25-21, 25-22, 25-18
Rolla def. St. John, (3-0)
North Star def. Hatton-Northwood, (3-0)
College Womens Soccer
Westminster (UT) 1, Minot State 0
CLEVELAND (AP) – Franmil Reyes, Oscar Mercado and José Ramirez homered, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1. Reyes’ two-run shot in the third inning against Andrew Albers snapped the Indians’ 25-inning scoreless streak. The 418-foot blast to center also gave Cleveland a 2-1 lead. The Indians managed just two runs while dropping the first three games of the series, including 3-0 losses on Tuesday and Wednesday. They were limited to one baserunner on Wednesday on Amed Rosario’s single in the seventh.á


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tom Brady’s 300th career NFL regular-season start ended in much the same manner as his previous 299. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers began their Super Bowl title defense by defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 31-29 on Ryan Succop’s 36-yard field goal with two seconds remaining. Brady set it up with a last-minute drive directed on the field where the Bucs became the first team to play and win a Super Bowl in its home stadium seven months ago. Brady passed for 366 yards and four touchdowns, but Dak Prescott kept the Cowboys in contention by throwing for 403 yards and three scores. Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown caught first-half touchdown passes for the Bucs, who extended their winning streak to nine games dating to last December. Brady’s second TD pass of the night to Gronkowski put the champs up 28-19. Tampa Bay’s final drive game after Greg Zuerlein put the Cowboys ahead by nailing a 48-yarder with 1:24 to go.

NEW YORK (AP) – Has there ever been a more improbable women’s final in U.S. Open history? The championship has come down to a pair of unseeded teenagers, neither of whom were ranked among the top 70 when the tournament began.
Emma Radacanu became the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final in the professional era by overwhelming 17th-seeded Maria
Sakkari 6-1, 6-4. Appearing in just her second major tournament, Raducanu has won all 18 sets she has played during three matches in qualifying rounds and six in the main draw. Raducanu made just 17 unforced errors to Sakkari’s 33 and now is the youngest Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon at age 17 in 2004. The 18-year-old Raducanu next faces Leylah Fernandez, who stumbled from the start, dropped her second set and still managed to advance.
The unseeded Fernandez edged second seed Aryna Sabalenka, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to earn the right to play for a Grand Slam title. Sabalenka appeared as if she would overpower Fernandez early, winning 12 of the first 14 points and racing to a 3-0 lead in just eight minutes. Sabalenka broke Fernandez’s serve for a 5-4 lead in the second set and then served out the set. The 73rd-ranked Fernandez has earned four consecutive three-set victories over a seeded opponent.
Saturday’s match will be the first pitting two teens in a major final since 1999, when a 17-year-old Serena Williams defeated 18-year-old Martina Hingis.


UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants have added to their division lead without having to take the field. The Giants now top the NL West by 2 1/2 games over Los Angeles following the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss at St. Louis. Tyler O’Neill hit a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning, and four relievers combined for five shutout innings as the Cardinals pulled within three games of the Padres for the second NL wild card. Redbirds starter Jake Woodford threw 66 pitches over four innings of his first start since being recalled last week. He allowed an RBI single by Trea Turner, who extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games. The Dodgers had to settle for a split of the four-game series. They have scored more than five runs just once since Aug. 19.

In other Major League action:
– The Braves pulled out a 7-6 win over the Nationals on Joc Pederson’s walk-off single in the 10th inning. Stephen Vogt hit two solo homers for Atlanta, which took two of three in the series. Freddie Freeman, Adam Duvall and Jorge Soler also went deep as the Braves extended their division lead.
– Pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard hit back-to-back home runs with two out in the ninth inning, sending the Phillies to a demoralizing 4-3 loss to the Rockies. Ian Kennedy retired his first two batters in the ninth and was one strike away from the save until Colton Welker singled and scored on McMahon’s go-ahead home run. Bryce Harper hit his 30th home run for the Phillies, who trail the NL East-leading Braves by 3 1/2 games.
– Jazz Chisolm belted a tiebreaking, solo homer off Jeurys Familia with two out in the eighth inning to give the Marlins the rubber match of their three-game set with the fading Mets, 3-2. New York wasted a 2-0 lead and managed just four hits in losing for the fourth time in six games against the two worst teams in the NL East. Javier Baez homered and doubled for the Mets, who fell five games behind NL East leader Atlanta.
– The Blue Jays have an eight-game winning streak after Bo Bichette crushed a leadoff homer in the first inning and singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh of Toronto’s 6-4 win over the Yankees. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 42nd homer and Randal Grichuk added a solo shot as the Jays completed their first four-game sweep in the Bronx since 2003. Anthony Rizzo, Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit went
deep for the Yankees, who have dropped six straight and are just a half-game ahead of the Blue Jays for the second AL wild card.
– The Athletics earned a 3-1 win over the White Sox behind Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah), who struck out nine while allowing one run and five hits over seven innings. Manaea had been 0-3 with an 8.00 ERA in his previous six starts since a victory on July 28. Tony Kemp and Matt Chapman each drove in a run for Oakland, which took two of three in the series to pull within two games of the Yankees for the second AL wild-card slot.
– The Indians bounced back from consecutive shutout losses as Franmil Reyes, Oscar Mercado and Jose Ramirez homered in a 4-1 victory against the Twins. Reyes’ two-run shot in the third inning against Andrew Albers snapped the Indians’ 25-inning scoreless streak. Winning pitcher Cal Quantrill pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run on Miguel Sano’s homer in the second.
– Carlos Hernandez combined with two relivers on a three-hitter as the Royals blanked the Orioles, 6-0. Hernandez allowed the three hits over six innings to improve to 6-1. Nick Lopez hit a solo homer and an RBI single for Kansas City, which also received a two-run homer by Hunter Dozier.


UNDATED (AP) – New York Yankees starter Jameson Taillon was added to the 10-day injured list with a partial tear of a tendon in his right ankle. The reeling Yankees are feeling more optimistic about ace Gerrit Cole, who left a start Tuesday with left hamstring tightness. Cole played catch Thursday and plans to throw a bullpen Friday or Saturday with an eye toward a return to game action Monday or Tuesday. Also in the Bronx, manager Aaron Boone also said reliever Zack Britton had season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday.



UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have made outside linebacker T.J. Watt the highest-paid defensive player in the league. A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Watt has signed a four-year extension worth $112 million. Watt was set to enter the final season of the rookie deal he signed in 2017. The 26-year-old has become one of the best pass rushers in the league. His 49 1/2 sacks over his first four seasons rank sixth all time by a player over that span.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– The Ravens listed running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters as limited in practice after ESPN reported the team feared each player has a torn ACL. Losing Edwards would be another major blow to Baltimore’s backfield after the Ravens lost running back J.K. Dobbins to a season-ending knee injury in their final preseason game.


UNDATED (AP) – The Big 12 Conference is moving quickly to add new schools.
Trustees at Central Florida and Cincinnati have called special meetings for Friday related to conference membership. Both of those schools have been identified as potential Big 12 members along with BYU and Houston. The Big 12 is losing Texas and Oklahoma to the Southeastern Conference no later than 2025. A person familiar with the Big 12’s expansion plans tells The Associated Press that conference presidents are scheduled to vote on applications for entry into the league at a meeting Friday.



LOS ANGELES (AP) – Center DeAndre Jordan has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, adding another seasoned NBA veteran to their experienced roster. The 13-year NBA veteran spent his first 10 seasons down the Staples Center hallway with the Clippers. He led the league in field goal percentage five times and won two rebounding titles during his decade with the Clippers, who reversed the franchise’s image as longtime losers during his partnership with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The 33-year-old Jordan has played for the Mavericks, Knicks and Nets since leaving LA in 2018.

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KHRT ND News – 09/09/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 090921 – 1200
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota transportation officials say a special law enforcement campaign aimed at seat belt use generated nearly 3,300 citations. The Department of Transportation says most of the citations, 1,325, were for speeding. More than 1,200 citations were for failure to wear a seat belt and 34 were child restraint citations. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign ran from July 1 to Aug. 19. Besides speeding and seat belt use, citations were issued for failing to have insurance, suspended or revoked licenses and distracted driving. Also, arrests were made for drugs, warrants and driving under the influence.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), near the entrance to Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The public and media are invited. The local streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and parking is available at the Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck.
Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. COVID-19 precautions to include masks and social distancing are recommended in accordance with the North Dakota Department of Health guidelines.
Governor Doug Burgum, commander-in-chief of the North Dakota National Guard, U.S. Senator John Hoeven, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, N.D. National Guard adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, senior enlisted leader for the N.D. National Guard are scheduled to render remarks. The emcee for the observance ceremony will be Mrs. Connie Sprynczynatyk. The observance will be livestreamed at the North Dakota National Guard homepage.
Dedicated on Sept. 11, 2009, the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism honors North Dakota military members who lost their lives in the GWOT. The memorial commemorates the sacrifice of 29 service members, 14 of whom are North Dakota National Guard Soldiers. It was established to provide a place where families, friends, and fellow citizens could reflect and remember the service and sacrifice of the fallen. The memorial is a joint venture between the city of Bismarck and the North Dakota National Guard and was funded through private donations.
MINOT, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota are approaching 3,000. Today’s information from the Department of Health lists 2,945 active, up 231 from yesterday. Cass County has 621 active, Burleigh with 487, Grand Forks at 268, and Ward at 200. There are 617 new positives today and 391 recovered from the virus. The daily positive rate is 6.32%. Hospitalization rise by 17 today to 111, and 14 of those are in ICU. Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 25 positives (2463), one hospitalization (148), and one death (22).
WASHINGTON, DC – Air Force officials have announced that active-duty airmen and Space Force guardians must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Nov. 2 unless they have a valid exemption. Air Force reservists and Guardsmen have until Dec. 2 to meet the requirement, which was announced two weeks after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered all troops to get the shot after the Food and Drug Administration fully approved the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Aug. 23. The obligation to meet the vaccination deadline will only be waived for service members who are granted medical or administrative exemptions, including for religious reasons. Military officials say those who don’t have an exemption but refuse to have the vaccine could be punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 090921 – 0900
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Republican-controlled legislative committee is discussing ideas for new legislative maps. The Legislature must draw new political boundaries based on the 2020 census to make sure every lawmaker is representing about the same number of people. The 16-member committee has little option than to shift the political balance of power to the state’s urban areas for the next decade. It held its second meeting Wednesday. North Dakota’s population is estimated at a record 779,000, up almost 16% during the last decade and mostly in urban areas. The panel has focused on keeping 47 districts, rather than changing the Legislature’s size.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man following a pursuit on Interstate 94 in the western part of the state. The shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday about 13 miles west of Mandan. The trooper joined Morton County sheriff’s deputies in chasing a reported reckless driver. 45-year old Craig Knutson of Billings, Montana, was killed in the shooting. The patrol says a gun was found in Knutson’s vehicle, but Maj. Thomas Iverson declined to say whether Knutson had fired it or was holding it before the trooper shot him. It’s not clear if any dash-camera video recorded the shooting, and none of the officers were wearing body cameras.
NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says two people have died and a third has been injured in a highway crash in Mountrail County. The patrol says the driver of an SUV and a passenger were killed Tuesday when their vehicle left Highway 8 near New Town, entered a ditch and rolled over several times. All three people in the GMC Envoy were thrown from the vehicle. The driver, a 31-year-old Mandan woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 39-year-old male passenger from Minot was taken by air to Trinity Hospital where he died. A 23-year-old male passenger from New Town was taken to Trinity Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota-based Sanford Health says it is giving $350 million to a clinical initiative that aims to create a virtual care center to treat people in rural and underserved areas of the Midwest. The center will serve people from across Sanford Health’s network of hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. It will also house innovation, education and research initiatives to work on digital healthcare solutions for the future. Sanford bills itself as one of the largest rural healthcare systems in the country. It has 46 hospitals, 1,500 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. It is based in Sioux Falls and has major medical centers in Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota, and Bemidji, Minnesota.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/09/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 090921 – 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)                                   3-0          64          1
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich     3-0         53           2
3. Central Cass (2)                           3-0         49            3
4. Velva-Garrison                              3-0         19            5
5. Hillsboro-Central Valley                 2-1         18           RV

Others receiving votes: Dickinson Trinity (2-0), Harvey-Wells County (2-1)

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

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(14)    3-0           70           1
2. New Salem-Almont                     3-0           50           2
3. Cavalier                                       3-0           45           3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                       3-0           17           4
5. South Border                              3-0            13           5

Others receiving votes: Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter (3-0), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (2-1), North Prairie (3-0), Nelson County (3-0), MayPort-CG (3-0), Surrey (1-1)

MINOT, ND – The Velva Individual Qualifier was held yesterday.
High School Girls Golf
Class B
Velva Individual Qualifier – Star City Golf Course
1. Rugby, 406
2. Velva, 410
3. Nedrose, 465
Medalist: Libby Dulmage of Rugby, 82
2. Tyra St. Claire of Bottineau, 95
3. Abbey Peterson of Velva, 96
4. Keelah Karow of Velva, 99
5. Katelyn Duchsherer of Rugby, 101
6. Marti Moberg of Northern Lights, 103
T7. Rozalind Strong of Dunseith, 104
T7. Jaci Lohnes of Velva, 104
9. Meadow Roberts of Nedrose, 107
10. Ellie Braaten of Westhope-Newburg, 109
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State volleyball team will not be competing in Nebraska this weekend because of COVID protocols within the program. The Beavers (0-4 overall) were scheduled to play two matches Friday and two more on Saturday at the Rosella Meier UNK Fall Classic hosted by the No. 3-ranked University of Nebraska-Kearney. All four matches have been canceled. Minot State is scheduled to make their home debut at the Minot State Dome hosting the University of Minnesota Crookston at 6 p.m. in a non-conference match.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UND – UND senior offensive tackle Matt Waletzko has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week following North Dakota’s win at Idaho State last Saturday. Waletzko and his counterparts on the offensive line did not allow quarterback Tommy Schuster to be sacked as he finished the contest with a 181.5 quarterback rating.
North Dakota recorded 33:29 of possession, including almost 21 minutes in the second half. In addition, the offensive paved the way for Otis Weah’s third career 100-yard game and three touchdowns, the most by a UND back since Brady Olivera in 2018. In 63 plays against the Bengals, UND averaged 5.8 yards per play.
The honor is the first of Waletzko’s career and the Fighting Hawks first since Nathan Nguon earned the honor in week one of the Spring 2021 season. The Cold Springs, Minn., product is a consensus Preseason All-American and has been named to numerous watch lists and is a candidate for the Campbell Trophy, given to the top-performing scholar-athlete annually. He is also on the watch list for Reese’s Senior Bowl.
North Dakota will play on national TV Friday night when it takes on Utah State on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff is set for 8 PM Central.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Joe Ryan carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second big league appearance, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0. Ryan retired the first 19 batters before Amed Rosario lined a single through the left side of the infield with one out in the seventh. Caleb Thielbar worked a perfect eighth and Tyler Duffey finished the one-hitter for his third save. Rosario was the only baserunner for Cleveland, which has been no-hit twice and held without a hit in a seven-inning game this season. The Twins try to complete a four-game sweep in Cleveland tonight.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Jackie Young scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, A’ja Wilson added 20 points and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 102-81. Young, in her third season out of Notre Dame, went 14 for 19 from the field to top her previous best of 27 points set in May. Riquna Williams scored all 16 of her points in the first half for Las Vegas. Chelsea Gray had a season-high 14 assists and Dearica Hamby returned from injury to score 14. Las Vegas was without center Liz Cambage after being diagnosed with COVID-19 last week despite being vaccinated. Las Vegas (21-8) sits 1 1/2 games behind league-leader Connecticut – with three games to play.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have signed right tackle Brian O’Neill to a contract extension. They’ve secured their most reliable blocker for the long term. O’Neill was drafted in the second round out of Pittsburgh in 2018. He would have been eligible for free agency next year. O’Neill cracked the lineup as a rookie and has started 42 games in his first three seasons. The Vikings have the third-most rushing yards in the NFL during his span as a starter. The Vikings have drafted an offensive lineman in the first or second round for four straight years.


NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic has pulled off his third straight comeback win to keep his calendar Grand Slam hopes alive. The top-ranked player dropped the opening set and had to survive 17 aces by sixth seed Matteo Berrettini in a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 victory. Djokovic fired 12 aces and was broken just once the entire match, keeping him in line to become the first men’s player to complete a calendar Slam since Rod Laver in 1969. Djokovic also is gunning for his 21st Grand Slam title, one more than Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Meanwhile, Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev has made it back to the semifinals a year after finishing as the U.S. Open runner-up. The 24-year-old from Germany saved a set point in the opener and wound up beating unseeded Lloyd Harris 7-6, 6-3, 6-4. Zverev will take a 16-match winning streak into his contest against Djokovic.
On the women’s side, Emma Raducanu has become the second teenager in two days to reach the semifinals. The 18-year-old qualifier from Britain upset Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4. Raducanu joins Leylah Fernandez of Canada, who earned her semifinal spot a day after her 19th birthday.
Maria Sakkari has reached her second Grand Slam semifinal of the year by beating fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova, 6-4, 6-4. Sakkari never faced a break point and wound up with nearly twice as many winners. The 17th-seeded Sakkari never made it past the fourth round in 20 appearances at major tournaments until getting to the final four at the French Open in June.


UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants have increased their lead in the NL West to two games over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are 40 games over .500 after putting together a four-run ninth in a 7-4 victory at Colorado. The Rockies led 4-3 until Lamonte Wade Jr. lined a two-run single and scored on Evan Longoria’s two-run double. Brandon Crawford homered and Brandon Belt had three hits for the NL West leaders, who are the first Major League team with 90 wins. Tyler Rogers helped San Francisco get its fourth straight victory, working a scoreless eighth to move to 6-1.

The Cardinals did the Giants a favor by beating the Dodgers, 5-4. Yadier Molina homered and winning pitcher Adam Wainwright came within two outs of a complete game. Tyler O’Neill added a solo home run in the eighth inning as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak. Givoanny Gallegos recorded the final two outs in the ninth inning with the potential winning run at the plate for his fifth save.
Checking out the rest of Wednesday’s Major League slate:
– Bryan De La Cruz had three hits, including a game-winning single that lifted the Marlins past the Mets, 2-1. Miami starter Sandy Alcantara struck out a career-best 14 and allowed one run in nine innings. The right-hander gave up four hits and threw a career-high 114 pitches.
– The Cubs made it eight wins in their last nine games as Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to complete a 4-1 downing of the Reds. Ian Happ homered for the third straight game, extending his hitting streak to a career-high nine games and helping the Cubs win their third consecutive series. Joey Votto homered for Cincinnati, which lost for the fourth time in six games and fell one game behind San Diego for the second NL wild card.
– The Padres were 8-5 winners over the Angels as Yu Darvish threw six innings of one-run ball to earn his first victory in 11 starts. Adam Frazier had two hits and three RBIs during an eight-run second. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 37th save, tops in the majors.
– Juan Soto crushed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning of the Nationals’ 4-2 decision over the Braves. Washington relied on its bullpen after Sean Nolin was ejected eight pitches into his start for throwing behind Freddie Freeman. Adam Duvall and Eddie Rosario hit solo homers for Atlanta, which continues to pace the NL East by 2 1/2 games over Philadelphia.
– Milwaukee leads the NL Central by 12 games after Eduardo Escobar hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth inning to send the Brewers past the Phillies, 4-3. Milwaukee’s bullpen covered 5 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Freddy Peralta. Bryce Harper homered for the Phillies, who dropped two of three in the series.
– The Red Sox knocked off the Rays, 2-1 as Hunter Renfroe belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning and threw out Joey Wendle trying for a triple from right field for the final out of the ninth. Boston avoided a three-game sweep in a game that was scoreless entering the eighth inning. Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight while limiting the AL East leaders to three hits over seven innings.
– The Blue Jays have a seven-game winning streak after Teoscar Hernandez singled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning of Toronto’s 6-3 victory over the Yankees. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped the scoring for the Jays with his 41st home run, a ninth-inning solo shot off Aroldis Chapman. The Yankees fell a half-game behind Boston for the first AL wild card and are just 1 1/2 games ahead of the Blue Jays for the second slot.
– The Mariners avoided a three-game sweep by scoring four times in the ninth inning of an 8-5 win over the Astros. Jose Marmolejos hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two out in the ninth before J.P. Crawford slammed a two-run homer. The Mariners trailed most of the game before tying it at 4 on a two-run double by Jarred Kelenic with two out in the seventh.
– The Athletics’ 5-1 win over the White Sox puts Oakland within three games of the Yankees for the second AL wild card. Frankie Montas was sharp over seven innings as he limited the runaway AL Central leaders to six hits and a run while fanning seven over seven frames. Matt Chapman opened the scoring with a solo homer and Chad Pinder delivered an RBI triple as the A’s ended a four-game slide.
– Joe Ryan carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second big league appearance to lead the Twins to a 3-0 shutout of the Indians. Ryan retired his first 19 batters before Amed Rosario lined a single, Cleveland’s only hit of the night. Ryan struck out four over seven innings, throwing 61 strikes in 85 pitches.
– The Tigers were 5-1 winners over the Pirates as Miguel Cabrera and Robbie Grossman each had four hits. Cabrera was 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs to help Detroit avoid a sweep. Grossman was 4 for 5 and scored three runs.
– Jose Trevino drove in three runs and Nathaniel Lowe had three hits as the Rangers beat the Diamondbacks, 8-5. Arizona’s Luke Weaver retired his first nine batters before Texas broke through with three runs while sending nine to the plate in the fourth. The Rangers’ fourth straight win ties a season high.
– The Orioles erupted for nine runs in the eighth inning of a 9-8 stunner against the Royals. Ryan Mountcastle capped the fireworks with a two-run homer after two Kansas City outfielders collided on a ball hit by Cedric Mullins, allowing two runs to score. Salvador Perez hit his 42nd homer for Kansas City and trails Shohei Ohtani by one for most in MLB.


UNDATED (AP) – Derek Jeter and the rest of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 finally had their day at Cooperstown. The former New York Yankees shortstop and captain received raucous applause from a crowd that included NBA luminaries Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing, along with several of Jeter’s former teammates. Larry Walker was the second Canadian to be inducted at Cooperstown, joining former pitcher Ferguson Jenkins. Walker was a slugger for the Expos, Rockies and Cardinals. Former catcher Ted Simmons also was enshrined as was union boss Marvin Miller. The 2020 Class had to wait an extra year for induction due to the pandemic.

In other baseball news:
– White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez is day to day with a severely bruised right knee. He was hit by a foul ball while sitting in the dugout during Tuesday’s game at Oakland.


UNDATED (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have signed right tackle Brian O’Neill to a contract extension, securing their most reliable blocker for the long term. O’Neill was drafted in the second round out of Pittsburgh in 2018 and would have been eligible for free agency next year. He cracked the lineup as a rookie and has started 42 games in his first three seasons.

In other NFL news:
– Curtis Samuel’s chances of playing in Washington’s season opener took a hit Wednesday when the wide receiver appeared to tweak a groin injury that has been bothering him for months. Samuel was supposed to practice for the second time in three days after missing all of camp with the groin injury and a stint on the NFL’s COVID-19 list.
– The Ravens have signed Le’Veon Bell to their practice squad, adding another backfield option in the aftermath of J.K. Dobbins’ season-ending injury. Bell was cut early last season by the New York Jets, then rushed for 328 yards in 11 games with Kansas City.
– The Texans will be without kicker Ka?imi Fairbairn when they open the season against the Jaguars on Sunday. Fairbairn missed the final preseason game Aug. 28 against Tampa Bay with what the team called a minor pulled muscle in his leg.


UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins will open the upcoming season without their captain. Sidney Crosby has undergone surgery to address a lingering issue with one of his wrists. General manager Ron Hextall said Crosby would need a minimum of six weeks to recover, which would keep him out of the lineup until at least October 20.

In other NHL news:
– The Flames signed defenseman Connor Mackey and forward Brad Richardson. The 36-year-old Richardson has 107 goals and 139 assists in 825 regular-season games over 16 seasons with five teams, all in the Western Conference.


UNDATED (AP) – Steve Stricker has filled out his U.S. Ryder Cup team with six captain’s picks. The list does not include Patrick Reed, who has a 7-3-2 record. Stricker added Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth and Harris English. That was expected. They were next in line in the standings. He also added Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler. That gives the Americans six rookies, the most for a Ryder Cup since 2008.

In other golf news:
– The British Open is heading back to Royal Portrush. The R&A says the world’s oldest major championship will return to the Northern Irish venue in 2025 after a successful staging of the British Open there in 2019.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KHRT ND News – 09/08/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 090821 – 1200
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man following a pursuit on Interstate 94 in the western part of the state. The patrol says the shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday about 13 miles west of Mandan. The trooper was assisting Morton County Sheriff’s Office deputies in a chase that originated from a report of a reckless driver. The lone occupant of the vehicle, a 45-year-old Billings, Montana man, was killed in the shooting. A firearm was recovered from his vehicle, the patrol said. The incident is being handled by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The trooper has been placed on standard administrative leave pending the investigation and review by the Morton County State’s Attorney. The officer’s name has not been released.
MINOT, ND – The Minot City Council has hired a new director for the Minot International Airport. Jennifer Eckman will begin her new job on October 4th. She takes over for Rick Feltner who retired as director in June.
Eckman has been the manager of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks since January 2019. She was previously the airport manager in Jamestown, the deputy airport director for finance and administration in Rapid City, S.D., and served as the airport administrative assistant and airport real estate specialist at Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Wash.
Originally from North Dakota, Eckman completed a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in airport management from the University of North Dakota in May 1999, and received a Masters of Fine Arts from California State University-Long Beach in May 2004. She is scheduled to complete her Master of Business Administration in May 2022.
BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have risen to 2,714 today, up 124 from yesterday. The North Dakota Department of Health reports a daily positive rate of 6.33%. There are 637 new positives today with 455 recovered. Hospitalizations of COVID positive people is down five to 94, with 12 of those in ICU. Breakthrough number (those fully vaccinated) have 225 positives (2438), 10 new hospitalizations (147), and no deaths (21). Health officials say 51.3% (308,753) of adults in North Dakota have been fully vaccinated.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Several North Dakotans will share their personal testimonies of battling addiction, finding recovery, providing support to a loved one and their experiences with shame and stigma at the fifth annual “Recovery Reinvented.” Registration is open for the event on Oct. 25 at the Bismarck Event Center. The experience will be hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum and will be free for both in-person attendees and online via livestream broadcast on
The daylong event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bismarck Event Center will feature state and national addiction and recovery experts who will focus on reinventing recovery through sharing addiction and recovery stories, creating recovery-friendly cultures in the workplace and community, eliminating the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction and creating meaningful connections with others.
“As challenging as the past 18 months have been, we recognize the importance of lifting up the voices and experiences of North Dakotans facing addiction,” First Lady Burgum said. “Attendees will have the opportunity to connect to diverse stories from those in tribal communities, professionals in recovery, service providers on the front lines, family members and more.”
Joining the North Dakota stories will be four keynote speakers which include:
Dr. Joseph Lee, president and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. With 13 years of prior experience as a psychiatrist and as medical director for Hazelden Betty Ford’s nationally renowned youth services, Lee is one of the nation’s top addiction therapists and physicians. Having worked with countless young people and their families, he embodies the recovery values of humility, empathy, grace and love, and is committed to lifting up recovery voices to positively impact the broader society. Lee has established himself as a thought leader on all matters related to addiction, mental health and recovery, and will share his perspectives on the human condition, the needs of the human spirit, and the power of community and connection.
Jonathan Holth, community and client development manager for JLG Architects and co-owner of The Toasted Frog restaurants and Urban Stampede Coffee Bar. Holth is a lifelong North Dakotan, entrepreneur and consultant who wears his long-term recovery on his sleeve. After spending 28 life-changing days in treatment in 2008, Jonathan has dedicated much of his life to community service and sharing his journey with others in hopes that it will help normalize conversation around the disease of addiction and help more people find recovery. Jonathan will share his journey to sobriety and lessons he’s learned along the way. He will also speak about what those in recovery can do to help erase the stigma of addiction, and what those who are not in recovery can do to be strong recovery allies and help decrease the chances of relapse.
Laurie Johnson Wade, co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization in Pennsylvania. As a person who brings over 30 years of active, ongoing, lived-recovery experience, Johnson Wade is a staunch representative of the recovery community locally, statewide and nationally. She serves on the board of Faces and Voices of Recovery, the Association of Recovery Community Organizations’ (ARCO) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee and was named the 2020 Advocate of the Year by the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk. Johnson Wade also works as an advanced implementation specialist with the Opioid Response Network at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She will share insights on how any individual can get involved with creating and supporting a vibrant recovery culture in their home, workplace or community.
Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, social psychologist specializing in stigma and substance use disorders and principal investigator on the North Dakota Addressing Addiction survey. Earnshaw is an associate professor at the University of Delaware and is currently leading interventions funded by the National Institutes of Health to reduce stigma toward people with substance use disorders among clinicians and help people in recovery decide whether and how to disclose to others. Earnshaw will discuss the research of how stigma leads to substance use and undermines recovery from addiction.
Initial results and insights from the “North Dakota Addressing Addiction” survey will also be shared at the event. Over 2,300 people participated in the statewide survey representing areas such as health care, businesses, the justice system, law enforcement, tribal and local communities.
“Recovery Reinvented continually seeks to innovate and inspire by bringing both experts and people with lived experience of addiction to the table to talk about solutions,” Gov. Burgum said. “We have an incredible opportunity to listen and learn from North Dakotans on what they know and how they feel about addiction so we can more effectively identify the gaps and areas to enhance programs and services.”
The event will also include a Recovery Resources Expo, which will connect people to a wide variety of addiction, recovery and mental health resources from across the state. Information and resources will be available to family members to help guide conversations around addiction and recovery. Recovery Reinvented awards will honor local individuals and groups that are making a tremendous impact in the field of addiction and recovery. Opportunities to volunteer at the event are also available.
Recovery Reinvented is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit Registrants will be asked to indicate if they will attend in-person or virtually for the day-of experience and may update their registration status at any point.
MINOT, ND – Two new books and cartoons by a local artist have been added to the Story Stroll along the walking path in Oak Park in Minot. The Story Stroll features enlarged pages from children’s books that have been blown up, laminated, and nailed to each side of a board along the path. The display is changed each month during the summer months.
Recently the Story Stroll was updated with the last books of the season. Joining the story books this time, is Minot author/illustrator Timmothy Timm’s cartoons. The cartoons Timm featuring hamsters Titus and Philemon and their owner, Joe.
The Story Stroll, a collaboration between the Minot Public Library, Ward County Library, the Adult Learning Center, and MPS Title I Program, and the Minot Park District.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 090821 – 0700
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota health officials used an internet town hall to promote COVID-19 treatments and discourage use of the anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin. Ivermectin has a limited scope for human treatment, sometimes prescribed for worms, scabies and head lice. It is more popular in veterinary form as a treatment for parasitic infections and infestations in cows and horses. North Dakota health officials say the state’s poison control has only documented a couple of cases of ivermectin issues. Doctors say antibody treatments, steroids and antivirals like remdesivir are FDA-approved options for people with COVID-19.
FARGO, N.D. (PNS) – This month, Congress could give final approval to a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. With cold weather on the horizon, there could be extra money to help qualifying North Dakotans protect their homes from winter chills. Since the mid-1970s, the Weatherization Assistance Program has helped low-income homeowners and renters make their homes stronger and more energy-efficient. Its usual annual budget is about $300 million, and the infrastructure plan would tack on $3.5 billion.
Andrea Olson, executive director of the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota, said its weatherization staff often works with seniors who want to stay in their own homes, but need assistance to make them livable. “It needs some additional work to keep that home safe for them,” Olson explained. “We also want to help them, you know, save money from heating costs.”
Upgrades often include furnace repairs and installing insulation. Currently, there’s a waiting list of nearly 300 in North Dakota for weatherization services, and Olson noted the additional funding would allow them to expand their reach. The current version infrastructure bill has bipartisan support, after Republicans argued the original plan was too large.
Brandon Kjelden, energy and rehab coordinator for the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency, said certified crews do a lot of important work to ensure a home is energy efficient and safe. “For example, we verify how much air is leaking in and out of the house, prior to weatherization and after,” Kjelden recounted. Fuel-burning appliances also are tested to ensure they’re not emitting harmful emissions. Agency officials say it protects the health of residents, and helps them avoid future medical costs.
And Olson added investing in home weatherization is also an economic boost to local communities. “The majority of these dollars is locally spent,” Olson observed. “We work with contractors that are local.”
The Senate already passed the spending bill, and a final House vote is expected by the end of this month.
MINOT, ND – Installation of accessible pedestrian ramps and a mill and overlay project will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic on a long stretch of Burdick Expressway beginning this week. The outside east/west lane of Burdick Expressway are closed to vehicle traffic between South Broadway and Valley Street. Crews are installing new accessible ramps on the southeast corner of each intersection on that stretch of Burdick. When those new concrete ramps are completed, crews will install new ramps in the southwest corners of each intersection before moving to install new ramps in the northwest and northeast corners of the intersections.
While the work is happening on the south side of Burdick Expressway, pedestrians are encouraged to use sidewalks on the north side of Burdick. When accessing locations on the south side of Burdick, pedestrians should cross Burdick at the nearest intersection with traffic signals, including 16th Street SW, 6th Street SW, Broadway, Main Street, 3rd Street SE, Valley Street, or by using the pedestrian crosswalk at 1st Street SE.
When the ramp work is done between Broadway and Valley Street, that section of Burdick will be resurfaced through a mill and overlay project. The project will also install new accessible ramps between 16th Street SW and 27th Street SE. The North Dakota Department of Transportation project is expected to last seven weeks.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 09/08/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 090821 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The first volleyball polls of the season have been released. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
Class A Volleyball Poll
Team (1st Place Votes)    Points

1. Bismarck Century (5)    25
2. Jamestown                    16
3. Fargo Davies                 13
4. West Fargo                     9
5. Bismarck                         8

Also receiving votes: West Fargo Sheyenne

Class B Volleyball Poll
Team (1st Place Votes)                    Points

1. Linton-HMB (4)                                62
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (1) 59
3. Thompson (1)                                 54
4. Northern Cass (1)                           52
5. Kenmare                                         38
6. Dickinson Trinity                              27
7. Central Cass                                   26
8. Grafton                                            15
T9. Oakes                                            8
T9. Our Redeemers                            8

Others receiving votes: Kindred, Carrington, Bowman County, Glen Ullin-Hebron, North Star, Rugby, Beulah

MINOT, ND – Lots of volleyball and more in the area yesterday.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#5 Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 25-16, 25-12, 25-15
Minot def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, (3-1)
Bismarck Legacy def. Watford City, (3-0)
Mandan def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Class B
#5 Kenmare def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, (3-0)
Our Redeemer’s def. Hazen, (3-0)
Bishop Ryan def. Nedrose, 25-15, 25-22, 25-5
Newburg-Westhope def. South Prairie-Max, (3-1)
Bottineau def. Surrey, 23-25, 25-15, 25-13, 25-19
Tioga def. Glenburn, 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18
Rugby def. St. John, 25-12, 25-14, 25-10
Benson County def. T-G-U, (3-0)
Powers Lake def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-21, 25-8, 25-10
Killdeer def. New Town, 25-11, 25-20, 25-23
Garrison def. Standing Rock, 25-11, 25-10, 25-13
Wilton-Wing def. Washburn, (3-0)
High School Girls Golf
Class A
Mandan Invite – Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan
1. Bismarck Century, 353
2. Mandan, 367
3. Bismarck Legacy, 370
4. Bismarck High, 374
5. Dickinson, 383
6. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 400
7. Minot, 401
8. Williston, 415
9. Jamestown, 455
10. Watford City, 561
Medalist: Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 79
High School Boys Soccer
Minot 3, Dickinson 1 (Magicians 9-0-0)
Mandan 1, Williston 0
Bimarck High 2, Jamestown 1
Bismarck Legacy 1, Bismarck Century 1
High School Boys Tennis
Mandan 7, Bismarck Century
Valley City 4, Jamestown 1
CLEVELAND (AP) – John Gant pitched five solid innings to get his first win since joining Minnesota and spoil Cleveland starter Aaron Civale’s impressive return from injury, leading the Twins to a 3-0 win over the Indians. Brent Rooker homered for the Twins, who have won six of their past seven against the Indians. Gant, who came over from St. Louis in a July trade, didn’t allow a run on three hits. The right-hander had been winless since May 26 – a span of 27 appearances. Cleveland’s loss was softened by Civale’s comeback outing, his first since he sprained his right middle finger in a June 21 start.


NEW YORK (AP) – Daniil Medvedev has reached the U.S. Open semifinals for the third straight year. He ended the surprising run of qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp with a 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 victory. The No. 2 seed from Russia dropped a set for the first time in the tournament but recovered to keep alive his bid for a first Grand Slam title. Van de Zandschulp was trying to become the first man to come through the qualifying rounds to reach the U.S. Open semifinals. Medvedev will play either 18-year-old Carlos Alcazar of Spain or No. 12 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in the semifinals.

Elsewhere at the Open:
– Aryna Sabalenka has matched her best result in a Grand Slam tournament by reaching the semifinals. The No. 2 seed from Belarus beat French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova 6-1, 6-4. She faces 19-year-old Leyla Fernandez in the semis.
– Leylah Fernandez has reached the U.S. Open semifinals, one day after turning 19. The Canadian continued her stunning run through the tournament by upsetting No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. Fernandez won the last two points of the tiebreaker to give her another three-set victory after knocking off past U.S. Open champions Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber in her previous two matches.
– Carlos Alcaraz says he stopped playing his quarterfinal against Felix Auger-Aliassime because of an issue with a muscle in his right leg. Alcaraz says he felt the problem in his right adductor before taking the court Tuesday night. Alcaraz retired from the match while trailing 6-3, 3-1 in Arthur Ashe Stadium.


UNDATED (AP) – San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell made another bid at a gem and this one didn’t end so well when Jo Adell hit a two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-0 victory. Snell took a perfect game into the seventh inning before walking two batters and allowing Adell’s liner to left on his 96th pitch. Adell finished with three RBIs. Snell was trying for the majors’ ninth no-hitter this year, which would’ve topped the record of eight set in 1884, the first season overhand pitching was permitted

Also on Tuesday:
– Cedric Mullins homered for the third consecutive game and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3. DJ Stewart and Austin Hays also connected for Baltimore, which evened the four-game series at one apiece. Orioles right-hander Mike Baumann, rated the team’s No. 10 prospect, was promoted from Triple-A Norfolk prior to the game and made his major league debut in the fifth inning. Bauman retired 11 of the 14 batters he faced to earn the win. Carlos Santana hit his 19th home run for the Royals, who are 9-4 in their last 13 road games after going 19-37 in their first 46.
– Gavin Sheets hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth, Cesar Hernandez added a two-run single in the same inning, and the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox beat the stumbling Oakland Athletics 6-3. Jimmy Lambert (1-1) allowed three hits over five solid innings for his first major league win in his third career start and six appearance as Chicago matched the club’s season-high of 22 games above .500 (80-58). Both managers and the training staffs came out when Chicago’s Leury Garcia stole a base in the eighth and made a dive under leaping second baseman Tony Kemp, who fell hard.
– Pete Alonso hit two home runs, including the 100th of his career, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-4 to give Carlos Carrasco his first win with the team. Alonso launched a two-run homer in the first inning for No. 100 and added a solo shot in the ninth. The 26-year-old slugger reached the milestone in his 347th game, the second-fastest in major league history. Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard did it in 325 games. Francisco Lindor’s two-run single capped a three-run sixth that snapped a 4-all tie. Carrasco threw five innings in his eighth start for the Mets. Only one of the four runs he allowed was earned.
– Logan Webb pitched effectively for seven innings, Mike Yastrzemski homered and Steve Duggar had two triples among his three hits as the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 12-3. Brandon Crawford added three hits and an RBI. All of Duggar’s hits went for extra bases and he drove in three runs. Yastrzemski added a run-scoring single in the ninth, finishing with three RBIs, as San Francisco won for the fifth time in six games. C.J. Cron had an RBI double for Colorado. Pinch-hitter Joshua Fuentes and Rio Ruiz added RBI singles.
– Ben Gamel had a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning among his three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2. Gamel also made an outstanding catch in left field to end the top of the sixth, slamming into the fence to take away a potential extra-base hit from Derek Hill with two runners on and preventing the Tigers from adding to their 2-1 lead. Miguel Cabera went 3 for 4 with a double for the Tigers, raising his career hits total to 2,967.
– John Gant pitched five solid innings to get his first win since joining Minnesota and spoil Cleveland starter Aaron Civale’s impressive return from injury, leading the Twins to a 3-0 win over the Indians. Brent Rooker homered for the Twins, who have won six of their past seven against the Indians. Gant, who came over from St. Louis in a July trade, didn’t allow a run on three hits.
– Nelson Cruz homered twice and, at 41 years old, became the oldest player in Major League history to hit 30 home runs in a season, powering the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 12-7. Mike Zunino also homered twice and Jordan Luplow connected for the AL East leaders. Rays rookie Wander Franco went 0 for 4 with a walk, extending his on-base streak to 37 games and passing Mickey Mantle for the longest by an AL player under 21 years old. The 20-year-old Franco now trails only Frank Robinson, who reached in 43 straight in 1956. The Red Sox again missed a chance to move ahead of the Yankees for the top AL wild-card spot.
– Wade Miley pitched seven effective innings, Nick Castellanos homered and the Cincinnati Reds got a sorely needed victory, topping the Chicago Cubs 4-3. Cincinnati had dropped seven of nine to lose ground in the NL playoff race. Miley allowed one run and five hits. Jonathan India also homered for the Reds. Willson Contreras, Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ went deep for Chicago, which had won a season-high seven straight.
– Carlos Correa drove in the winning run in the 10th inning after Alex Bregman tied it in the ninth, and the Houston Astros rallied for a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. Correa greeted Yohan Ramirez with a ground-rule double to right-center, scoring Yuli Gurriel, who started the inning at second. Bregman tied it with a two-run home run off the train tracks in left field off Paul Sewald in the bottom of the ninth. Sewald walked Jose Altuve to lead off the ninth and Michael Brantley flew out to Mitch Haniger in front of the wall in right-center before Bregman’s blast. Ryne Stanek (2-4) pitched a perfect 10th for the win.
– Albert Pujols rewarded an adoring crowd by hitting a home run in his return to Busch Stadium, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers toward a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Justin Turner homered twice and Will Smith also homered for the playoff-contending Dodgers, who won for the sixth time in eight games. A star slugger who led the Cardinals to a pair of World Series championships, the 41-year-old Pujols made his second appearance at Busch Stadium after playing for St. Louis from 2001-2011. Pujols drew a 40-second standing ovation when he first came to bat. He promptly hit his 679th career home run and 17th of the season.
– Jordan Lyles pitched seven smooth innings in relief, Jason Martin hit a two-run single and the Texas Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. It’s a rare three-game winning streak for the last-place Rangers. They’ll try to tie their season high of four straight wins on Wednesday. Arizona has lost nine of its past 10 games. Lyles retired 15 of the last 16 batters he faced and gave up just one run on three hits.


UNDATED (AP) – The New York Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the long-running dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees. The court, the highest in the state, on Sept. 2 granted the the Orioles’ motion for permission to appeal. MASN was established in March 2005 after the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington and became the Nationals, moving into what had been Baltimore’s exclusive broadcast territory since 1972. The Orioles have a controlling interest in the network. One arbitration decision was thrown out and a second awarded the Nationals $296.8 million for 2012-16.

Elsewhere in MLB:
– Cleveland Indians manger Terry Francona is resting comfortably after undergoing toe surgery, his second operation since stepping aside for the season in July. Francona, who had hip replacement surgery in August, had the procedure Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic. The 62-year-old hobbled around in a walking boot for months before deciding to leave the team to address his medical issues.


UNDATED (AP) – The Seahawks, Sounders and Kraken say they will require proof of vaccination for all fans 12 or older attending the teams’ home games. The Mariners also say they will require proof of vaccination beginning in October should the team make the playoffs. The Seahawks and Sounders will accept proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of an event, beginning with the Seahawks’ home opener on Sept. 19 against Tennessee. The University of Washington and Washington State University are also requiring a negative test or proof of vaccination. Washington’s begins Sept. 25. Washington State’s will begin in October. The Kraken are requiring proof of vaccination. Their first home game is scheduled for Oct. 23 against Vancouver.

In other NFL matters:
– Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt will be available when the defending AFC North champions open the season in Buffalo. The three-time Pro Bowler is entering the final year of his contract and negotiations on a possible extension are ongoing. If Watt for some reason can’t go, veteran Melvin Ingram will likely get the start against the Bills.
– Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb has been detained on a failure to appear warrant related to traffic offenses. Court records show Chubb failed to appear in court Aug. 6 to face charges from May. The fourth-year pro is coming off a Pro Bowl berth but underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery this offseason. He sprained his other ankle recently and missed practice all last week.


UNDATED (AP) – Jon Rahm’s birdie on the final hole of the Tour Championship earned him a trophy. He is the winner of the points-based award as player of the year by the PGA of America. Players get 10 points for a win, 30 points if it’s a major. Rahm’s only victory was the U.S. Open. But he picked up 20 points apiece for leading the scoring average and the money list. His actual score from East Lake was 14 under, same as Kevin Na. They split the win and each received 5 points. That was enough for Rahm to beat out Bryson DeChambeau.



LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sam “Bam” Cunningham, an All-American fullback at Southern California whose performance against Alabama was credited with helping to integrate football in the South, has died. Cunningham was part of USC’s all-Black backfield that helped rout a predominantly white Alabama team 42-21 in 1970. He ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns. His performance was credited with influencing the university and coach Bear Bryant to more widely recruit Black players and integrate the sport in the South. Cunningham went on to a record-setting career with the New England Patriots. He died at his home in Inglewood, California. Cunningham was 71.

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KHRT ND News – 09/07/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 090721 – 1200
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A federal judge has thrown out the death sentence for a man convicted in the 2003 slaying of a North Dakota college student. Judge Ralph Erickson ruled Friday that misleading testimony from a medical examiner and limitations on mental health evidence violated Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.’s constitutional rights. He ordered a new sentencing phase be conducted. Rodriguez has been on death row for nearly two decades. He was convicted of killing Dru Sjodin, a Minnesota woman who was abducted from a Grand Forks mall parking lot in November 2003. Rodriguez, a sex offender, was arrested the following month. Sjodin’s body wasn’t found until the following April near Crookston, Minnesota.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – Mandan police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Heart River. Deputy Chief Lori Flaten says the body of the 32-year-old man was found in the river Monday morning. He has not been identified. A bicyclist spotted the body in the river near the Sitting Bull Bridge on Highway 1806 in Mandan and notified police about 10:30 a.m. It’s unclear how long the body had been in the river or what caused the man’s death. Flaten says it appeared the man had been fishing.
BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota have dropped since last Friday. The Department of Health reports 2,590 active today, down 318 over the holiday weekend. Today’s daily positive rate is 9.71% with 272 new positives. The number recovered is at 308 today. Those in the hospital with the virus is at 99, with 12 of those in ICU. By comparison, there were 105 hospitalized on Friday. Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 210 positives since Friday, four hospitalizations over the long weekend, and no deaths.
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health will host a live Town Hall event today at 12:30 PM CT to discuss COVID-19 testing and treatment. They will be discussing topics including the importance of testing, monoclonal antibody treatment and the use of Ivermectin. Members of the public can view the Town Hall event live at and submit questions to the panel using the “Q&A” feature on Microsoft Teams. Advance registration is not required to attend.
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 090721 – 0700
POWERS LAKE, N.D. (AP) – A 75-year-old man has died after a fiery crash in northwestern North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Sunday night about four miles south of Powers Lake. The man was in a pickup truck when he drifted into a ditch and struck a grove of bushes. The man tried to back up and get out of the ditch but couldn’t, and then the truck caught fire. It was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The idea to split North Dakota’s legislative districts in half for House seats hasn’t gained traction with lawmakers, but some voters groups say the concept would benefit tribal nations that don’t have enough residents to stand alone as legislative districts. The Legislature’s Redistricting Committee meets Wednesday in Fargo as the state continues to examine redrawing legislative districts. North Dakota Native Vote Executive Director Nicole Donaghy said subdistricts would allow “people on reservations to elect candidates of their choice.” Others have said it would give Native Americans more of an opportunity for representation.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) – The fastest-growing county in the U.S. is in the oil fields of North Dakota. That’s according to new figures from the Census Bureau. The first newcomers to arrive in McKenzie County were oil workers drawn by the drilling boom. Soon they brought families who needed housing, schools and places to shop. Before long the community was transformed from a quiet farming region to a bustling center of the energy industry. The growth shattered the county’s rural innocence as crime rates and fatal road accidents increased. But it also brought youth, diversity and better wages. The additional residents breathed new life into somnolent towns that had been losing population since the 1930’s. From 2010 to 2014, the amount of crude produced in the county grew 1,800%. By the end of the decade, census figures show, its population more than doubled (130%), to 14,704 residents.
BISMARCK, ND – There’s been a lot of change in the past year and those changes have come to Brave the Shave as well. Brave the Shave supports children with cancer and their families. They also support research in partnership with the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. This year Brave the Shave is moving the event to September, Children’s Cancer Awareness month. The main event will be on September 18th at the YMCA in Bismarck. Other events are also moving forward during September, including our events in Mandan, Minot and Williston.
COVID-19 has changed plans for Brave the Shave this year and it has dramatically impacted the amount of money they have been able to raise. “We’ve had to postpone almost all of our events,” says Taner Ohlsen, event organizer. “The safety of our children, who are already immunocompromised, is our top priority.” At the same time, family needs have increased over the past year. Brave the Shave is seeing an increase in overall requests as donations are going down. Brave the Shave is hoping to bridge the gap funding by encouraging everyone to participate and donate.
Upcoming Events
– 2021 Williston Event (September 11)
– 2021 Flagship Event (September 18)
– 2021 Minot Event (September 25)
– 2021 Mandan Go Bowl Go Bald (October 2)
– 2021 Bismarck Moose Shave (October 16)
For more information on Brave the Shave, go to
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K-Heart Sports – 09/07/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 090721 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century and Bismark St. Mary’s remain atop the Class 11AA and 11A 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)        2-0             55            1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne        2-0             41            4
3. Fargo Shanley                     2-0             36            5
4. Bismarck High                     1-1            17             3
T5. Bismarck Legacy              1-1              8            NR
T5. West Fargo                       1-1              8             2
Others receiving vote: None
Class 11A Football Poll
   Team (1st Place Votes)      Record      Points      Last Week
1. Bismarck St. Mary’s (10)    2-0             54             1
2. Jamestown (1)                    2-0             42             2
3. Fargo North                         2-0             36             3
4. Wahpeton                            2-0             22             5
T5. Devils Lake                       1-1               4            NR
T5. Grand Forks Red River    1-1               4            NR
Others receiving votes: Dickinson (0-2), Fargo South (0-2)
UNDATED – Despite wins in their season opener on Saturday, NDSU and UND dropped in the STATS Performance FCS Top 25 Poll. North Dakota State will be at home again this week as they host Valparaiso on Saturday at 2:30 pm. North Dakota in on the road gain at Utah State on Friday at 8 PM.
STATS Performance FCS Top 25 Poll
Rank Team (First Place)         Record    Points    Last Week
1 Sam Houston (32)                 1-0          1,212      1
2 South Dakota State (11)        1-0          1,185      3
3 James Madison (2)                1-0          1,150      2
4 Montana (5)                            1-0          1,087      9
5 North Dakota State                1-0          1,050      4
6 Delaware                               1-0             965      5
7 Eastern Washington              1-0             880     11
8 Southern Illinois                     1-0             873      7
9 North Dakota                          1-0            858       8
10 Weber State                         0-1           764        6
11 Montana State                       0-1           598       12
12 Villanova                               1-0            585       16
13 Southeastern Louisiana       1-0            584       15
14 UC Davis                              1-0            576       23
15 ETSU                                    1-0           442       NR
16 Jacksonville State                 0-1           427       10
17 Austin Peay                          1-0            417       20
18 VMI                                        1-0            415      17
19 Central Arkansas                  0-1           407       14
20 Monmouth                             0-1           290       13
21 Northern Iowa                        0-1           287       21
22 Kennesaw State                   1-0           208       19
23 Missouri State                       0-1          187        24
24 Holy Cross                            1-0          160       NR
25 Richmond                             1-0           135       NR
Others receiving votes (schools listed on two or more ballots): Murray State 125, Chattanooga 72, Nicholls 61, Sacramento State 40, Samford 40, New Hampshire 36, Alabama A&M 34, Furman 20, Sacred Heart 17, Jackson State 14, Illinois State 10, Rhode Island 8, Stephen F. Austin 8, North Carolina Central 7
CLEVELAND (AP) – Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and doubled three times, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2. Polanco connected for his 27th homer in the third. He doubled in the first, fifth and seventh, and then struck out in the ninth. Franmil Reyes connected to give the Indians at least one homer in a franchise-record 20 straight games. The team’s previous single-season record was set in May 2000.


NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic is into the U.S. Open quarterfinals and three wins from men’s tennis history. The No. 1 seed pulled away over the final 2 1/2 sets to beat 99th-ranked American Jenson Brooksby 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 and keep alive his hopes for the first calendar-year Grand Slam by a men’s player since 1969. Djokovic will next face No. 6 seed Matteo Berrettini, the man he beat to win Wimbledon and give him 20 Grand Slam titles, tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for most by a male.

In late Monday action:
– Maria Sakkari has eliminated 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu in the latest-finishing women’s match in tournament history to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time. Sakkari came back to win 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3 as Andreescu had trouble with a left leg that was taped by a trainer during a medical timeout in the third set. Andreescu limped around between points down the stretch and her leg buckled a few times. The 3 1/2-hour match ended at nearly 2:15 a.m.


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Europe closed out its second consecutive Solheim Cup championship when Matilda Castren closed out Lizette Salas 1 up to give the visitors the decisive point in a 15-13 victory in Ohio. Leona Maguire finished off an unbeaten Labor Day weekend when she beat Jennifer Kupcho 5-and-4 to put the wheels in motion for a victory by the visitors. The win is just the second ever for Europe in the U.S., eight years after the first.



UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants continue to lead the National League West by one game over the Los Angeles Dodgers following road wins for both teams. Thairo Estrada hit two of San Francisco’s four home runs as the Giants doubled up the Rockies, 10-5. Darin Ruf and Buster Posey also went deep to give San Francisco 206 home runs this season, tops in the NL and four behind Toronto. Winning pitcher Kevin Gausman allowed three runs while striking out nine over seven innings. Gausman also singled and scored a run as San Francisco improved to a Major League-best 88-50.

The Dodgers were 5-1 winners over the Cardinals behind Max Scherzer, who struck out 13 and permitted one unearned run and six hits in eight innings. Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, who have won all seven of Scherzer’s starts since acquiring him from Washington before the trade deadline. The Cardinals lost for the fourth time in five games and dropped 3 1/2 games back of idle San Diego for the second NL wild card.
Checking out Monday’s other Major League action:
– Brad Miller homered twice and Jean Segura added a grand slam as the Phillies crushed the NL Central-leading Brewers, 12-0. Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and Freddy Galvis also went deep to back Zack Wheeler, who was reached for five hits while fanning nine over six innings. The Phillies are within 1 1/2 games of the NL East-leading Braves, while the Brewers remain 11 games up on the Reds.
– Frank Schwindel’s RBI single in the eighth broke a 3-3 tie in the Cubs’ 4-3 decision over Cincinnati. Schwindel is batting .441 with six homers and 14 RBIs in 34 at-bats during an eight-game hitting streak. Cincinnati lost for the seventh time in nine games to fall one game behind the Padres for the second NL wild card.
– Carter Kieboom and Andrew Stevenson hit RBI singles in the ninth off Edwin Diaz to rally the Nationals past the Mets, 3-2. Diaz blew two saves in the five-game series. Pete Alonso hit a solo homer and an RBI single for the Mets, who took three of five in Washington but fell four games behind idle Atlanta for the NL East lead.
– The Rays have spiked their lead in the AL East to 8 1/2 games over the Yankees with a comeback win over the Red Sox, 11-10. Austin Meadows tied it with an inside the park homer in the ninth, one inning before Nelson Cruz singled home the go-ahead run. Cruz also homered and finished with a pair of RBI singles for the Rays, who trailed by six before winning for the 12th time in 15 games.
– The Blue Jays have continued their hot stretch with an 8-0 rout of the Yankees in the Bronx. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slammed his 40th home run in Toronto’s fifth straight win and eighth in nine games. Marcus Semien added a pair of homers, including the Jays’ sixth grand slam of the season.
– Houston leads the AL West by 5 1/2 games over Seattle after rookie Jake Meyers and pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. highlighted the Astros’ 11-2 thrashing of the Mariners. Meyers belted a three-run homer and had four RBIs to back McCullers, who held the M’s two runs and four hits over six frames. Kyle Tucker was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored as the Astros kept the Mariners three games behind Boston for the second AL wild card.
– A.J. Alexy allowed one hit over six innings as the Rangers blanked the Angels, 4-0. Alexy retired his final 13 batters and has limited opponents to two hits and no runs over 11 innings of his first two big league starts.
– Andrew Benintendi hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning before leaping to rob Anthony Santander (sahn-tan-DEHR’) of a home run in the Royals’ 3-2 decision over the Orioles. Hanser Alberto homered against his former team, and Salvador Perez tied it at 2 with a bloop single in the eighth. Scott Barlow gave up a two-out single to pinch-hitter DJ Stewart before striking out Jahmai Jones to earn his 11th save.
– Ke’Bryan Hayes and Yoshi Tsutsugo each hit a two-run single while the Pirates scored four times in the seventh to beat the Tigers, 6-3. Hayes had three hits in helping Pittsburgh end a six-game losing streak. Kevin Newman hit a two-run homer in the first for the Bucs.
– The Twins picked up a 5-2 win over the Indians as Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and doubled three times. Franmil Reyes connected to give the Indians at least one homer in a franchise-record 20 straight games. Cleveland’s loss gives the White Sox a 10-game lead in the AL Central.


UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints will be spending most of the next two weeks in Texas. Head coach Sean Payton says the Saints expect the Dallas area and TCU practice facilities to serve as their home base into at least Week 2 of the NFL season. The Saints were displaced by Hurricane Ida and had a closed practice indoors Monday at TCU. They will be there at the very least until they fly to Jacksonville to play Green Bay in a regular-season opener that had been originally scheduled for the Superdome. Thanks to a schedule that has New Orleans playing on the road in Weeks 2 and 3, there remains a good chance that the Saints will be back in their usual home stadium when they are scheduled to host the New York Giants on Oct. 3.



UNDATED (AP) – The Tennessee Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak is nearing an end even with two starting offensive linemen still on the reserve list. Not everyone around the NFL may be as healthy to kick off this season with COVID-19 proving to be an issue hovering over another season. The Titans’ outbreak reached at least 14 with 10 of those players and five starters. Several other NFL teams may be without some players and starters for season openers. Miami and Carolina each put offensive linemen on the reserve list Monday with the Jets and Chiefs both monitoring players for possible returns.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– The Chiefs remained without All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu after his positive test for COVID-19 as the two-time defending AFC champions began preparing Monday for their season opener against Cleveland. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Mathieu remained in the league’s protocol. He was vaccinated, so that means Mathieu has yet to return two negative tests taken 24 hours apart.
– Panthers starting right guard John Miller has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss Carolina’s season opener on Sunday against the Jets. Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Miller will be out 10 days, which according to league rules would indicate that he was an unvaccinated player who tested positive.
– Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder is recovering from symptoms of COVID-19 and his status for the opening game at Carolina remains uncertain. Coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Crowder is vaccinated against the virus, but the receiver’s availability for the season opener will depend on how he feels and tests.
– The Ravens agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract extension with tight end Mark Andrews, locking him up through 2025. Andrews was a Pro Bowler in 2019, when he caught 64 passes for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns. Andrews’ 17 receiving touchdowns since 2019 are the most among tight ends in the NFL.
– San Francisco rookie quarterback Trey Lance showed signs of progress in returning from a finger injury, but there are still questions about whether he will be able to play in the season opener. Lance no longer needed a splint on the index finger on his throwing hand after suffering a small chip fracture in the exhibition finale on Aug. 29. But during the open portion of practice for reporters, Lance didn’t make any throws.
– Receiver Curtis Samuel took part in Washington’s Labor Day practice and looks like a candidate to play in the season opener against the Chargers after missing training camp. Samuel spent time on the NFL’s COVID-19 list and has been hampered by a groin injury since offseason workouts.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/05/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 090521 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot State volleyball team continued play at the Washburn Invitational in Topeka, KS on Saturday.
College Womens Volleyball
Washburn Invitational – Topeka, KS
#8 Washburn University def. Minot State, 25-11, 25-10, 25-11
William Jewel College (MO) def. Minot State, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-14
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) – The Minot State football team fell 49-0 to Augustana on the road Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Ben Bolinske led all Beavers rushers with 16 yards in the contest. JJ Williams also added 12 yards on the ground. Roma’n Grissett showed out for the Minot State defense, recording four tackles and one interception. After a scoreless opening quarter, Augustana took control of the game’s momentum scoring 21-unanswered points before halftime and never let Minot State battle back into the contest in the second half. The Vikings improved to 1-0 on the year and 1-0 in NSIC play, while the Beavers fell to 0-1 overall and 0-1 in conference matchups.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Dominic Gonnella carried 13 times for 135 yards and two scores, and his 75-yard touchdown highlighted North Dakota State’s 28-6 victory over Albany on Saturday. On the first play of the second half, Gonnella broke a tackle up the middle, bounced to the outside and outran the defense to the end zone for a 21-6 lead.
Quincy Patterson was 12-for-16 passing for 115 yards and one TD for North Dakota State. which has won 23 straight home openers. The Bison are ranked fourth in the FCS poll.
Jeff Undercuffler threw for 183 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Albany. Roy Alexander put the Great Danes on the board with four seconds left before halftime on a 67-yard touchdown reception. He finished with three catches for 94 yards.
North Dakota State was picked to finish second in the Missouri Valley Conference behind South Dakota State in a preseason poll of the league’s media, head coaches and sports information directors. SDSU had 24 first-place votes and NDSU 18. The two teams face each other on Nov. 6 in Brookings.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Otis Weah rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and North Dakota defeated Idaho State 35-14 on Saturday in a season opener. North Dakota scored first and led the rest of the way after Hayden Galvin returned an interception to the Idaho State 32 that set up Weah’s 1-yard score less than three minutes into the game. The Fighting Hawks made it 10-0 on the first of two Adam Stage field goals which came after turning back the Bengals on four rushes from the North Dakota 1. Idaho got on the scoreboard on with 18 seconds left in the first half when Malakai Rango scored from the 1.
North Dakota extended its lead to 24-7 in the third quarter when Tommy Schuster found Adam Zavalney alone at the goal line for a 22-yard score and Weah added a 15-yard TD two plays after Ray Hass picked off a Tyler Vander Waal pass at the Idaho State 34.
Weah finished with 114 yards on 22 carries, his third career 100-yard game. Schuster was 14-of-18 passing for 183 yards and a TD.
Vander Waal threw for 229 yards but was just 19 of 43 with three interceptions.
North Dakota, with top-10 rankings in multiple FCS polls, is the defending Missouri Valley Football Conference champion.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Yandy Díaz hit one of Tampa Bay’s franchise record-tying six homers and drove in four runs, Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 34 games and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4. Franco broke a tie with Hall of Famers Mel Ott and Arky Vaughan for the third-longest streak by a player under 21 on his first-inning RBI single. Jordan Luplow, Manuel Margot, Randy Arozarena, Nelson Cruz and Brandon Lowe also homered for Rays, who increased their division lead over the New York Yankees to 7 1/2 games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Napheesa Collier scored 21 points and Aerial Powers added 20 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 93-75. The Lynx (18-9) have won 13 of 15, including five straight victories to move into a tie for third in the standings with Seattle. Washington (10-17) is tied with the New York Liberty for the final playoff spot. The Mystics welcomed back Tina Charles, who missed four games with a left gluteal strain. She had 12 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes. Washington was missing Elena Delle Donne and Myisha Hines-Allen with injuries. Washington trailed by 15 at the half, but rallied within 64-62 before the Lynx scored the last basket of the third quarter. Minnesota then scored the first 15 points of the fourth to take control.


UNDATED (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama lost several All-Americans after winning the national championship. Nick Saban appears to have replaced all of them quite nicely as the Crimson Tide opened its latest title defense with a 44-13 blowout of No. 14 Miami. Bryce Young completed 27 of his 38 passes for 344 yards, hooking up with Cameron Latu on a pair of scoring plays. Young also buried the Hurricanes with a 94-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Williams early in the third quarter. Young has replaced Mac Jones, who is New England’s starting quarterback. He became the first Alabama quarterback to throw four TD passes in his starting debut. Williams had four receptions for 126 yards in his Alabama debut. The Tide sacked D’Eriq King four times, forcing him into three turnovers and stuffing him on a goal-line stand.

In the best matchup of the day, Christopher Smith returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown and No. 5 Georgia turned in a defensive effort for the ages, toppling third-ranked Clemson by a 10-3 margin. The Bulldogs held the Tigers to 2 yards rushing and recorded seven sacks. Clemson didn’t score until 9:08 left in the game when a 44-yard reception by Joseph Ngata and a defensive pass interference penalty set up a 22-yard field goal by B.T. Potter.
In other Top-25 action on Saturday:
– Spencer Rattler passed for 304 yards and a touchdown as second-ranked Oklahoma barely avoided a shocking upset by Tulane, 40-35. The preseason first-team AP All-American completed 30 of 39 passes, ran for a score and threw for another, but he also threw two interceptions.
– Sixth-ranked Texas A&M rolled to a 41-10 win over Kent State as Leon O’Neal Jr. had two interceptions, returning the second 85 yards for a TD. Devon Achane added two scores and finished with 124 yards on the ground.
– Datrone Young had a big interception with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter as seventh-rated Iowa State staved off upset-minded Northern Iowa, 16-10. Iowa State was in danger of joining Michigan as the only top-10 team to lose to an FCS opponent, a memorable upset by Appalachian State in 2007.
– Desmond Ridder was 20 of 25 for 295 yards and four touchdowns and No. 8 Cincinnati beat Miami of Ohio 49-14. Ridder threw an 81-
yard touchdown pass to Tyler Scott on the second play from scrimmage, and Jerome Ford added 121 yards rushing yards on 12 carries.
– Anthony Brown scored on a 30-yard quarterback keeper with 2:57 left to give No. 11 Oregon a 31-24 victory over Fresno State. Oregon jumped to a 21-6 lead, but Fresno State scored two unanswered touchdowns to tie the game midway through the third quarter, then took the lead early in the fourth on Abraham Montano’s field goal.
– No. 16 LSU lost on the road as Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns in passing UCLA past the Tigers, 38-26. Tight end Greg Dulich had 117 yards receiving, including a 75-yard touchdown catch that helped the Bruins become the first Pac-12 team in 13 years to knock off a ranked SEC school.
– Jaquan Brisker and Ji’Ayir Brown intercepted Graham Mertz deep in Penn State territory in the final 2 1/2 minutes to preserve the 19th-ranked Nittany Lions’ 16-10 victory over No. 12 Wisconsin. The Badgers dominated time of possession but had four scoreless trips inside Penn State’s 25, including three inside the 10.
– Emory Jones’ first career start included a touchdown pass and two interceptions as No. 13 Florida posted a 35-14 victory against Florida Atlantic. Jones did much of his damage with his legs, finishing with 74 of the team’s 400 yards rushing.
– No. 15 Southern Cal opened with a 30-7 romp over San Jose State as Drake London caught a career-high 13 passes for 144 yards. Kedon Slovis passed for 263 yards and two touchdowns, with more than half of his completions finding their way to the dominant London.
– No 18 Iowa cruised to a 34-6 win over No. 17 Indiana as Riley Moss returned two first-half interceptions for touchdowns. Iowa intercepted quarterback Michael Penix Jr. three times and had a fourth wiped out by a roughing-the-passer call.
– Montana became the first FCS team to upset a ranked FBS team in five years, shocking No. 20 Washington 13-7. Montana quarterback Cam Humphrey scored the go-ahead TD on a 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter, and the Grizzlies added a short field goal with 2:54 left to cap the scoring.
– Bijan Robinson scored twice and Hudson Card threw two touchdown passes in his first career start, leading 21st-rated Texas to a 38-18 victory over No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette. Robinson finished with 176 total yards rushing and receiving in helping Steve Sarkisian win his Longhorns head coaching debut.


UNDATED (AP) – There’s now a dead heat atop the National League West. The Los Angeles Dodgers have pulled even with San Francisco by getting another strong start from their ace in a 6-1 victory over the Giants. Julio Urias picked up his major league-leading 16th victory and seventh in row by limiting the Giants to one run on eight hits while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings. Trea Turner and Corey Seager homered in the Dodgers’ 21st victory in their last 26 games. Buster Posey was 3 for 4 with an RBI double for San Francisco, which lost for the fifth time in seven games.

In other MLB action:
– The Rays are 7 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees after Tampa Bay won for the 11th time in 13 games, an 11-4 rout of Minnesota. Yandy Diaz hit one of Tampa Bay’s franchise record-tying six homers and drove in four runs. Jordan Luplow, Manuel Margot, Randy Arozarena, Nelson Cruz and Brandon Lowe also went deep for the Rays.
– The Yankees erased a 3-0 deficit before Pedro Severino lifted a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to send the Orioles to a 4-3 victory in the Bronx. Pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres ended Baltimore’s no-hit but with an RBI, infield single with one out in the seventh, one inning before Joey Gallo snapped an 0-for-17 skid with a game-tying, two-run homer.
– The Red Sox earned a 4-3 win over the Indians on Alex Verdugo’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Boston broke a scoreless tie when Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer in the seventh, but Cleveland tied it on a two-run homer by Franmil Reyes in the ninth.
– Teoscar Hernandez hit his 100th career home run and Jose Berrios took a no-hitter into the fifth inning of the Blue Jays’ sixth win in seven games, 10-8 versus the Athletics. Breyvic Valera hit a two-run blast while Danny Jansen and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each had solo shots as the Blue Jays boosted their home run total to a major league-leading 204.
– The Padres blew out the Astros, 10-2 behind two-run homers by Manny Machado, Wil Myers and Fernando Tatis Jr. Winning pitcher Musgrove held his former team to two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
– Kyle Seager hit a pair of three-run homers in the Mariners’ 8-5 decision over the Diamondbacks. J.P. Crawford added four hits and two RBIs for Seattle, which remains four games out of an AL wild-card berth.
– Yasmani Grandal went 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs while the White Sox were building a large lead in a 10-7 win over the Royals. Luis Robert homered and tied a career high with four hits for the AL Central leaders, who were ahead 9-3 in the fifth inning.
– Shohei Ohtani belted his major league-leading 43rd home run and Jose Suarez pitched a five-hitter as the Angels topped the Rangers, 4-1. Ohtani connected for a three-run homer in the sixth inning, a 426-foot drive to a chorus of “MVP!” chants.
– Adrian Houser threw a three-hitter in his first professional shutout, leading the Brewers to a 4-0 win over the Cardinals. Houser struck out seven and didn’t allow a runner until Nolan Arenado led off the fifth inning with a single.
– Aristides Aquino launched a three-run homer and pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin laced a two-run triple in the Reds’ 7-4 verdict over the Tigers. Cincinnati won for just the fourth time in 11 games as Tyler Mahle allowed four runs over five innings, including a three-run homer by Eric Haase.
– Charlie Blackmon homered for the third straight game and Raimel Tapia had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in Colorado’s second-straight win over the Braves, 7-6. Ozzie Albies homered for the second time in as many games for the NL East-leading Braves, who remained two games in front of Philadelphia and 3 1/2 games ahead of the New York Mets.
– The Marlins pulled out a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Lewis Brinson’s go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. Andrew McCutchen hit a leadoff homer for the Phils, who have dropped two straight since a six-game winning streak.
– The Mets squandered a 9-0 lead before Francisco Lindor belted a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give them an 11-9 victory in Game 1 of a double-header. Lindor was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored as the Mets won their sixth in a row, not counting the suspended game that was completed this week.
– The Nationals gained a split of the twinbill and ended a seven-game losing streak by downing the Mets, 4-3 behind homers by Lane Thomas and Alcides Escobar. Washington starter Josh Rogers (1-0) earned his first big league win since 2018.
– Rookie Frank Schwindel hustled hard and sprawled for an RBI single that capped a three-run rally with two out in the ninth inning, lifting the Cubs to a 7-6 triumph over the Pirates. Schwindel had three hits, including a solo home run, as Chicago won its fifth in a row.


NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of the calendar-year Grand Slam is still alive at the U.S. Open. Djokovic dropped the first set to Kei Nishikori before he rallied to a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic avoided a recent run of upsets at Flushing Meadows and improved to 25-0 in Grand Slam matches this season. He’s trying to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since Rod Laver in 1969.

After the top-ranked men’s player advanced, the No. 1 women’s player took a tumble. American Shelby Rogers rallied from down 5-2 in the third set to upset Ash Barty, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the biggest win of the 28-year-old’s career. Rogers had been 0-6 lifetime against top-seeded players before preventing Barty from advancing to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time. Barty made 17 unforced errors in the first set and then three more when she held a 5-2 lead in the third.
Among other matches on Saturday:
– Alexander Zverev advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open when Jack Sock was forced to retire in the fourth set because of a groin injury. Zverev led 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 and held a 2-1 lead when Sock had to call it quits.
– Reilly Opelka is guaranteed the biggest US Open prize check of his career after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 in third-round action. That prize money is guaranteed to be at least $265,000, minus 10 grand for being assessed a fine for a marketing infraction on his tennis gear.
– Oscar Otte has given the U.S. Open men’s bracket a trio of qualifiers in the fourth round for the first time since the tournament began keeping qualifying records in 1982. The German beat Andeas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. He is the lowest-ranked man to get to the fourth round in New York since No. 179 Jiri Novak in 2006.
– American Jenson Brooksby is into the Round of 16 following a 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 decision over No. 21 Aslan Karatsev.
– Sixth seed Matteo Berrettini dispatched Ilya Ivashka, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Berrettini is joined in the fourth round by No. 13 Jannik Sinner (13), who was a 7-6, 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4 winner against Gael Monfils.
– Over in the women’s bracket, fourth seed Karolina Pliskova had a relative easy third-round match as she knocked out Ajla Tomljanovic, 6-3, 6-2.
– Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic is back in the fourth round. The 11th-seeded Bencic eliminated No. 23 Jessica Pegula 6-2, 6-4 in a rematch from the Summer Games.
– French Open semifinalist Maria Sakkari collected her eighth victory this season against an opponent ranked in the top 20, defeating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-3. The 17th-seeded Sakkari hit nine aces, was never broken and has made it to Week 2 at the U.S. Open for the second year in a row.
– Bianca Andreescu is now 10-0 for her U.S. Open career and back in the fourth round of the tournament she won in 2019. The sixth-seeded Canadian had little trouble advancing with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over 104th-ranked Greet Minnen of Belgium.
– Iga Swiatek reached the fourth round with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Anett Kontaveit.
– Emma Raducanu continues to roll at the U.S. Open, using a straight-sets victory to advance to the fourth round. Raducanu beat Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0, 6-1 to set up a potential date with top-seeded Ash Barty.


DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Pistons have acquired veteran center DeAndre Jordan in a multiplayer trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The Pistons also received four second-round picks and cash considerations from the Nets for forward Sekou Doumbouya and center Jahlil Okafor. The 33-year-old Jordan averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 57 games last season. He made 43 starts but had dropped out of the rotation by the end of the year.

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


K-Heart Sports – 09/04/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 090421 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Patrick Simons threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Gage Deaver on the first play from scrimmage and the Lewis & Clark Bombers defeated Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 28-8 in a game we broadcast live on K-Heart. Simons also rushed for 77 yards and two scores as the Bombers get their first win of the season and improve to 1-2. Joe Savelkoul led the Mavericks completing 12 of 17 passes for 136 yards and an interception. He also carried the ball 10 times for 37 yards and tallied the only MLS score on a 15-yard scamper late in the second quarter. MLS suffers their first loss of the season as they fall to 3-1.
Other scores from Friday:
High School Football
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 66, Williston 0
#4 West Fargo Sheyenne 28, #2 West Fargo 7
#5 Fargo Shanley 21, #3 Bismarck High 20
Fargo Davies 26, Minot 20
Bismarck Legacy 31, Dickinson (Class 11A) 0
Class 11A
#1 Bismarck St. Mary’s 20, Mandan (Class 11AA) 17
#2 Jamestown 49, Turtle Montain 8
#3 Fargo North 28, #4 Fargo South 3
#5 Wahpeton 49, Watford City 19
Grand Forks Red River 24, Grand Forks Central 6
Devils Lake 7, Valley City 6
Class 11B
#1 Beulah 48, Hazen 13
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 41, Grafton 18
#3 Central Cass 26, Sargent County 6
Hillsboro-Central Valley 28, #4 Harvey-Wells County 26
#5 Velva-Garrison 67, New Town 0
Bishop Ryan 34, Des Lacs-Burlington 22
Nedrose 33, Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 32
Rugby 38, Stanley 14
Shiloh Christian 47, Heart River 12
Bowman County 27, Southern McLean 8
Dickinson Trinity 28, Killdeer 7
Carrington 44, Park River Area 6
Thompson 50, Northern Cass 12
Oakes 23, Fargo Oak Grove 20
Lisbon 60, Ellendale-Edgely-Kulm 6
Kindred 49, Linton-HMB 14
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 54, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 48, Central McLean 28
#3 Cavalier 17, Richland 0
#4 Ray-Powers Lake (bye)
#5 South Border 26, Hettinger-Scranton 8
Bottineau 46, North Star 0
T-G-U 26, Four Winds 14
North Prairie 30, Benson County 12
New Rockford-Sheyenne 18, St. John 6
Tioga 28, Alexander 12
Divide County 46, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 8
Grant County-Flasher 44, Beach 36
Mott-Regent 46, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 8
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 36, Kidder County 6
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 17, Larimore 0
Hankinson 14, Hatton-Northwood 10
May-Port-CG 60, Tri-State 18
Enderlin-Maple Valley 44, Griggs-Midkota 14
High School Boys Cross Country
Mandan Kiwanis
Team totals (Top 10)
1. Williston, 38
2. Bismarck High, 51
3. Bismarck Century, 81
4. Bismarck Legacy, 99
5. Bowman Co., 184
6. Mandan, 193
7. Minot, 204
8. New Town, 206
9. Beulah, 234
10. Killdeer, 238
Individual winner: Ivan Askim of Williston, 15:51
High School Girls Cross Country
Mandan Kiwanis
Team totals (5,000 meters)
1. Bismarck High, 32
2. Bismarck Legacy, 70
3. Minot, 104
4. Southern McLean Co., 129
5. Shiloh Christian, 136
6. Mandan, 140
7. Bismarck Century, 143
8. Bowman Co., 159
9. Dawson Co. MT., 255
Individual winner: Bayla Weigel of Bismarck High, 19:00
High School Girls Golf
Class B
Garrison Invite
1. Velva, 427
2. Rugby, 436
3. Bottineau, 453
4. South Prairie, 459
5. Northern Lights, 460
6. Central McLean, 470
7. Nedrose, 514
8. T-G-U, 593
Medalist: Libby Dulmage of Rugby, 91
High School Boys Tennis
Mandan 5, West Fargo 0
Bismarck Legacy 6, West Fargo 0
College Womens Soccer
Regis University 3, Minot State 1
College Womens Volleyball
Washburn Invitational – Topeka, KS
Cameron University def. Minot State, 25-13, 26-24, 20-25, 21-25, 15-3
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs def. Minot State, 25-12, 25-12, 25-20
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Michael Wacha struck out seven over six innings, Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI triple during a three-run
second and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3. The AL East-leading Rays had lost two straight following a nine-game winning streak. Wacha gave up two runs and three hits, including two homers. He was 0-2 with a 6.99 ERA in his previous eight starts. Andrew Kittredge, the third Tampa Bay reliever, worked the ninth to get his sixth save. Jorge Polanco and Ryan Jeffers homered for the Twins.


BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Tenth-ranked North Carolina has lost its season opener. Braxton Burmeister ran for a touchdown and threw for another in leading unranked Virginia Tech to a 17-10 win over the Tar Heels. Burmeister scored on a 4-yard run and found James Mitchell for an 11-yard scoring strike as the Hokies built a 14-0 halftime lead. Heels QB Sam Howell was sacked six times and intercepted three times.



UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants have regained sole possession of first place in the National League West following an 11-inning victory over the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers. Brandon Belt scored on a throwing error by Trea Turner, completing the Giants’ 3-2 victory. The Dodgers challenged the call to no avail, allowing the Giants to move one game ahead of Los Angeles. Chris Taylor’s RBI single in the ninth forced extra innings for the Dodgers, who went ahead on Turner’s sacrifice fly in the 10th. Brandon Crawford’s RBI single in the bottom half extended the game. The Giants received a strong performance from Anthony DeSclafani, who limited the Dodgers to two hits over six scoreless innings.

Also around the Majors:
– Antonio Senzatela overcame a leadoff home run by Ozzie Albies and pitched seven strong innings as the Rockies downed the Braves, 4-3. Charlie Blackmon homered for the second time in as many nights and C.J. Cron hit a go-ahead single in the sixth inning. The Braves maintained a two-game lead in the NL East over Philadelphia, with the Mets pulling within four games.
– The Phillies’ six-game winning streak is over after Miguel Rojas had two hits and three RBIs during a seven-run sixth that highlighted the Marlins’ 10-3 rout of Philadelphia. Jesus Sanchez smacked a three-run homer in the first inning for the Marlins. Losing pitcher Kyle Gibson was tagged for eight runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
– The Mets earned their fifth consecutive win by scoring four times in the 10th inning to beat the Nationals, 6-2. Closer Edwin Diaz blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth before Pete Alonso supplied the tiebreaking single and scored on Kevin Pillar’s two-run double. New York almost wasted a strong performance by Rich Hill, who scattered three hits over six shutout innings.
– Nolan Arenado homered twice in the first three innings of the Cardinals’ 15-4 blowout over the Brewers. Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina hit a grand slam, Harrison Bader had a three-run homer, Tyler O’Neill provided a two-run blast and Edmundo Sosa added a solo shot. The Cardinals pulled within 1 1/2 games of Cincinnati for the second NL wild card.
– Michael Wacha allowed two runs and three hits while striking out seven over six innings of the Rays’ 5-3 victory over the Twins. Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI triple during a three-run second as Tampa Bay made the most of six hits. Austin Meadows picked up his 94th RBI with a single that put Tampa Bay ahead 5-1 in the third.
– The Rays still lead the AL East by 6 1/2 games following the Yankees’ 4-3, 11-inning win over the Orioles. Giancarlo Stanton ended it with an RBI single and also homered to help New York take an early 2-0 lead. DJ LeMahieu extended the game with a run-scoring single in the 10th, a half-inning after Ryan Mountcastle’s single put the Birds back on top.
– Kyle Schwarber led off with a homer and hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh as the Red Sox beat the Indians, 8-5. Hunter Renfroe added a two-run homer in the seventh after Schwarber’s double. Kevin Plawecki and Jonathan Arauz also homered in Boston’s third straight win, which increases its lead over Oakland to three games for the second AL wild card.
– The Blue Jays pulled out an 11-10 win over the Athletics on Marcus Semien’s three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth against his ex-team. Semien’s blast came after Loudes Gurriel Jr. hit a tying grand slam in the eighth. Trailing 8-2 in the bottom of the eighth, the Blue Jays tied with by scoring six runs off Lou Trivino and Yusmeiro Petit.
– Oakland is 5 1/2 games behind the AL West-leading Astros following Houston’s 6-3 win over San Diego. Kyle Tucker hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the eighth inning. Carlos Correa’s three-run shot in the fourth ended a 22-inning scoreless streak for the Astros, who were blanked by the Mariners in their previous two games. Michael A. Taylor had three RBIs and Adalberto Mondesi drove in two more for Kansas City.
– Rookie Jarred Kelenic belted a two-run homer and provided a go-ahead single in the 10th inning of the Mariners’ 6-5 decision over the Diamondbacks. Seattle led 5-1 after six innings, mostly because of two-run homers by Mitch Haniger and Kelenic. Haniger’s 30th home run of the season helped Seattle stay four games out of a playoff berth.
– Dallas Keuchel had another rocky outing for the AL Central-leading White Sox, allowing six runs in three innings in a 7-2 loss to the Royals. Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, has a 7.26 ERA in his past 11 starts after giving up five earned runs, seven hits and two walks with one strikeout.
– Dustin Garneau hit a two-run homer and a solo shot for the Tigers in a 15-5 dismantling of the Reds. Robbie Grossman had a three-run blast that helped Detroit deal Cincinnati its fifth loss in six games. Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez homered in the loss.
– The Angels topped the Rangers, 3-2 as Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs, struck out eight and threw a stateside career-high 117 pitches in seven innings. Ohtani’s only bad pitch came in the second inning, when Jason Martin drove a fastball over the wall in right-center on the first pitch of the at-bat for a tying two-run homer. Jo Adell scored the tiebreaking run in the sixth on a poor throw to first base.
– Michael Hermosillo homered and drove in three runs as the Cubs held off the Pirates, 6-5. Frank Schwindel also connected, and Ian Happ had three more hits on a wet afternoon at Wrigley Field. Anthony Alford hit two long home runs for the Pirates after the Cubs built a 5-0 lead.


NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Open continues without the defending women’s champion. Naomi Osaka repeatedly smashed her racket to the court, smacked a ball into the crowd, hid under a towel and imploded over the final two sets in a 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 loss to 18-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the third round at the U.S Open. Osaka threw her racket at least three times and was finally hit with a code violation in the third set when she hit the ball into the stands. She even draped a towel over her head as she took a break following her second-set loss.

Meanwhile, U.S. Open attendees won’t get another chance to boo Stefanos Tsitsipas and his lengthy bathroom breaks until next year. Carlos Alcaraz upset the third-seeded Tsitsipas 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 0-6, 7-6 to advance to the fourth round. The 18-year-old from Spain used powerful groundstrokes in an entertaining match to knock off Tsitsipas. Tsitsipas faced an unfriendly crowd again in large part because of his lengthy breaks in the bathroom.
In Friday’s other tennis action:
– Men’s second seed Daniil Medvedev has continued an easy first week at the U.S. Open by routing Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4, 6-3. The 2019 runner-up at Flushing Meadows has lost only 22 games in his three matches. He is 16-4 at the U.S. Open, his best winning percentage in a major.
– American Frances Tiafoe had a small, late-night crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium going wild on every point in an upset win that almost set a tournament record for latest finish. Tiafoe outlasted fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 4-6, 6-1, reaching the fourth round for the second straight year in a victory that wasn’t completed until 2:14 a.m.
– No. 11 Diego Schwartzman knocked out Alex Molcan in four sets. Daniel Evans needed five sets to dispatch Alexei Popyrin.
– Fifth seed Elina Svitolina got into the fourth round with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Daria Kasatkina, 6-4, 6-2.
– French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova is into the fourth round of her U.S. Open debut. The eighth-seeded Czech beat Kamilla Rakhimova 6-4, 6-2 and will face Garbine Muguruza.
– Muguruza has matched her best in the tournament after knocking out three-time finalist Victoria Azarenka, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Muguruza is seeking her first major hardcourt title, having won Wimbledon and the French Open.
– No. 12 Simona Halep fought through a marathon first-set tiebreaker and eventually beat Elena Rybakina, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. Halep is in the fourth round for the first time in five years.
– Angelique Kerber won a matchup of previous U.S Open champions by defeating Sloane Stephens, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Kerber beat Stephens for only the second time in seven career matchups.


UNDATED (AP) – The Big 12 Conference may not be dead in the water after all. The conference is moving quickly on an expansion plan that could have the conference at 12 schools after Texas and Oklahoma leave, with BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston as the “most intriguing” candidates. Three people familiar with the Big 12’s talks said Friday the eight schools being left behind by the Longhorns and Sooners are working to rebuild by adding four new members. One person said invitations to new members could go out as soon as next week.



UNDATED (AP) – Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres has been activated from the injured list by the after missing almost a month with a sprained left thumb. Torres is batting .253 with six homers and 42 RBIs in 99 games. He appeared to be heating up when he was injured while stealing second base against the Seattle Mariners on Aug. 9. The 24-year-old shortstop hit .393 with five RBIs and four doubles in 28 at-bats in eight August games, a span in which the Yankees went 6-2.

Also around the Majors:
– Cubs manager David Ross and president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer missed the Cubs’ game on Friday after they tested positive for COVID-19. A team spokesman said Ross and Hoyer are feeling fine and quarantining. Both are vaccinated.
– The Red Sox have placed outfielder Jarren Duran on the COVID-19-related injured list, bringing the team’s total to nine players added to the list in a span of a week. The club’s COVID list has been growing since Boston placed infielders Kike Hernandez and Christian Arroyo on it Aug. 27.


UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have bolstered their secondary depth by acquiring cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon from Seattle for a fifth-round pick in the 2023 draft. Witherspoon spent the first four seasons of his career in San Francisco after being taken in the third round of the 2017 draft. He signed a one-year deal with Seattle in May. Pittsburgh lost valuable slot cornerback Mike Hilton in free agency and cut veteran Steve Nelson in a salary-cap move while re-signing Cam Sutton.

Checking out other NFL news:
– Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been placed on the COVID-19 list, making his status for the opening game uncertain. It is uncertain whether Crowder is vaccinated, or when he tested positive
– The Jaguars have signed tight end Jacob Hollister, three days after Buffalo surprisingly released the fifth-year pro. Hollister has 74 receptions for 652 yards and six touchdowns in four NFL seasons with New England and Seattle.
– Former NFL receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion David Patten Jr. died in a motorcycle accident in South Carolina on Thursday. Patten played 12 seasons in the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Giants in 1997. He caught Tom Brady’s first postseason touchdown pass to help the Patriots win their first title.


NEW YORK (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge has rejoined the Brooklyn Nets, five months after having to retire because of an irregular heartbeat. Aldridge retired in April after experiencing an irregular heartbeat in the last of the five games he played for the Nets. The 36-year-old Aldridge is a seven-time All-Star who has averaged 19.4 points in a career that began when he was the No. 2 pick in the 2006 draft. He played for Portland and San Antonio before originally signing in Brooklyn in March.



UNDATED (AP) – NHL players are going back to the Olympics after the league worked out an agreement to participate in the 2022 Games in Beijing. The deal reached with the International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation allows the league or players are able to withdraw if coronavirus circumstances change for the worse or there’s an outbreak during the season. The NHL didn’t allow its players to participate in the 2018 Winter Games.

In other NHL news:
– A person with knowledge of the new rules tells The Associated Press that teams will be able to suspend unvaccinated players without pay if they cannot participate in hockey activities as part of the protocols. Fully vaccinated players will have any COVID-19 positives treated as hockey injuries and still be paid. Coaches and other team staff who closely interact with players are required to be fully vaccinated.
– Senators forward Drake Batherson has agreed to a six-year, $29.85 million contract. The 23-year-old Batherson had 17 goals and 34 points in 56 games last season.
– The Red Wings have signed Filip Hronek to a three-year, $13.2 million package. Hronek has 16 goals and 80 points through his first 167 regular-season NHL games, with 23 points coming last season.

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



KHRT ND News – 09/03/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 090321 – 1200
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota agencies have submitted proposals on how to spend $1 billion of federal coronavirus aid the state has received. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum asked the agencies for the proposals as a way to set priorities for the money. The proposals show a wish list totaling nearly $5 billion. North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities have $917 million in requests. The Commerce Department, which oversees tourism and economic development, has the biggest request for money at $922 million. Officials say they are still awaiting federal guidance on how the money may be spent. The Legislature, which controls spending on state government, will eventually decide where the money goes.
BISMARCK, ND – Today’s COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health list a daily positive rate of 5.53%. There are 445 new positives and 238 recovered today. Active cases rise by 145 to 2,908. The majority of active cases are people in their 30’s and 40’s. Good news in the hospitalizations as they are down for a second consecutive day to 105, down 16 from yesterday. Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 44 new positives (2003), one new hospitalization (133), and one death (21).
MINOT, ND – City Manager Harold Stewart is asking the City Council to support his recommended hiring of Jennifer Eckman as the new director at the Minot International Airport after a nationwide search process. The City Council will consider Stewart’s recommendation at the Council meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. If the Council confirms Eckman’s selection, she would begin Oct. 4.
“I’m pleased to support Jennifer as the airport director for the City of Minot,” Stewart said. “She has more than 17 years of wide-ranging experience in airport management, and we would be excited to have her lead the great staff we already have in place at the Minot International Airport.”
Eckman, who has completed the Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) program, has been the manager of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks, N.D., since January 2019. She was previously the airport manager in Jamestown, N.D., the deputy airport director for finance and administration in Rapid City, S.D., and served as the airport administrative assistant and airport real estate specialist at Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Wash.
Originally from North Dakota, Eckman completed a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in airport management from the University of North Dakota in May 1999, and received a Masters of Fine Arts from California State University-Long Beach in May 2004. She is scheduled to complete her Master of Business Administration in May 2022.
BISMARCK, N.D. – As families prepare to enjoy North Dakota’s outdoor destinations over the Labor Day weekend, residents and visitors are encouraged to recreate responsibly by practicing fire safety. While recent moisture has provided some relief from fire starts over the past few weeks, dry conditions still persist in many areas of the state with 100 percent of North Dakota experiencing severe drought conditions.
To view current fire restrictions by county, travelers can visit or contact their local emergency management office. Burn ban restrictions for state parks are derived from the county in which the park is located. Some burn bans also are determined by the fire danger rating and/or red flag warnings for a particular area. The fire danger rating is issued daily and also can be found at
Campers should always “know before you go,” and are encouraged to verify if campfires are permitted at the destination they are visiting. The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has increased communication to visitors in weekly emails outlining current fire restrictions. Those with state park camping reservations are encouraged to watch their inbox prior to their visit. In all North Dakota state parks, fires must be contained in designated fire rings.
Remember to practice these safety tips:
– Keep your fire small, and never leave a campfire unattended.
– Be sure that pets and children are supervised near any campfire.
– It is important to keep a shovel and bucket of water nearby to properly extinguish the fire.
– If possible, allow the wood to burn completely to ash when you are finished enjoying your fire.
– Pour water over all embers-not just the red ones-until the hissing sound stops.
– Then, stir with a shovel. Continue pouring water and stirring with a shovel until the fire is completely extinguished.
– Use the back of your hand to feel the heat of the fire embers. Remember, if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.
“We’ve had a busy summer and the upcoming Labor Day weekend promises to be one of our busiest,” said Paul Taylor, Interim Director of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. “Now is not the time to let down your guard with respect to fire safety. Let’s finish the summer camping season by protecting people, property and our lovely state parks.”
To learn more about recreating responsibly and to help prevent wildfires in the state, North Dakotans can visit and read through the Campfire Safety Guide. Remember, only YOU can prevent wildfires!
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) also would like to remind citizens to please “Keep Your Beaches Clean.” These efforts are meant to help reduce littering and glass container violations on sovereign lands throughout the state, particularly along the Missouri River.
“Keep Your Beaches Clean” is an ongoing public awareness campaign that was first introduced by the State Water Commission in 2013 and aims to educate recreational users regarding the rules and regulations on sovereign lands. Sovereign lands are publicly owned lands that are managed for the benefit of the citizens of the state. The DWR helps to ensure public safety on North Dakota’s sovereign lands, including the beds and islands, lying within the ordinary high watermarks of navigable lakes and streams, by alleviating harmful littering and the illegal use of glass bottles on the state’s public beach areas and sandbars. Signs are posted at numerous access points along the Missouri River, making the public aware of possible consequences for these violations, including a $100 fine for glass containers and a $250 fine for littering.
Illegal motorized vehicle use on sovereign lands is also prohibited with a potential fine of $100.
“North Dakota has an abundance of scenic locations and recreational opportunities for residents and tourists. Many of these activities take place on sovereign lands across the state, and especially along the Missouri River. It is important that we keep these destinations clean and safe,” said Department of Water Resources Director Andrea Travnicek. “By working together to ‘Keep Your Beaches Clean,’ it will allow present and future generations the opportunity to enjoy North Dakota’s sovereign lands for generations to come.”
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 090321 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. – A lawmaker who heads North Dakota’s pro-life legislative caucus says it’s likely the Republican-led Legislature will seek to pass a measure that mirrors a new Texas law that virtually bans all abortions. GOP Sen. Janne Myrdal says she “assumes” legislation will be crafted eventually that uses the Texas law as a template. North Dakota already has successfully passed some of the nation’s most pro-life laws.
Republican lawmakers in at least half a dozen states are looking to copy the Texas law. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Texas law to stand triggered both cheers and strategizing from Republicans. Other states with early-term abortion bans that have been blocked by federal courts are looking at the Texas law because of an unusual provision that puts enforcement in the hands of private citizens, not government officials.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) – A utility company in western Minnesota plans to end its investment in a coal-fired plant it operates in North Dakota as part of its push to add more sources of renewable energy. Otter Tail Power Co., based in Fergus Falls, plans to sell its 35% stake in the Coyote Station Power Plant in Beulah, North Dakota by 2028. The utility says “more flexible and economical resource options are available” and it is concerned that its obligation to the plant will become too costly for customers. Otter Tail serves about 137,000 homes and businesses in western Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The federal agency that oversees schools that educate some Native Americans in nearly two dozen states, including North Dakota, has issued an employee vaccine mandate. The mandate, announced Thursday, covers faculty and staff at schools and dormitories operated directly by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education. More than 180 schools operate under the agency’s umbrella. But about two-thirds are run by tribes under contract with the federal government or through grants, including most on the Navajo Nation. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says employees must be vaccinated no later than Oct. 15 or they could face disciplinary action.
HORACE, N.D – Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying, harvest and livestock feeding assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, received $50,000 in donated funds from Hess Corporation.
The contribution will not only support Farm Rescue’s assistance operations throughout Hess’s shared service territory, but also aid in the purchase of a crucial piece of harvest equipment. Thanks to support from John Deere and several of its local dealers, the nonprofit has been able to utilize sponsored combines for a limited number of engine hours during its harvest assistance operations. However, with a growing number of families requesting help and a larger number of service states, Farm Rescue found it necessary to purchase a combine to accommodate the demand.
Last year, the organization launched a capital campaign in hopes of raising funds to purchase a combine at the conclusion of its 2021 harvest season. This latest donation from Hess Corporation has provided a tremendous boost to the fundraising effort, with only a few months remaining in the campaign. Hess has been a sponsor of Farm Rescue since 2016 and has now contributed more than $200,000 in support of the Midwest-based nonprofit’s assistance operations.
“The unwavering commitment from Hess to help farm families and rural communities is impressive,” said Bill Gross, Founder and President, Farm Rescue. “Hess is the largest energy sector sponsor of Farm Rescue and has been instrumental in furthering our assistance efforts for those who have experienced major injury, illness or natural disaster.”
“Hess is proud to support the great work Farm Rescue is doing to ensure our area farmers in need receive assistance,” said Brent Lohnes, Hess general manager in North Dakota. “Hess’s mission is to be the most trusted energy partner wherever we operate and positively impact the communities where we live and work.”
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 09/03/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 090321 – 0700
MINOT, ND – It’s Friday, and that means high school football. We’ll have a 9-Man game on the air as Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood travels to Berthold to battle Lewis & Clark. The Mavericks are 3-0 on the season while the Bombers are 0-2. Live coverage is set to begin around 6:45 pm on 106.9 K-Heart and online at
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boy’s soccer team improved to 8-0-0 on Thursday.
High School Boys Soccer
Minot 2, Bismarck High 0
Bismarck Legacy 2, Williston 0
Bismarck Century 6, Mandan 0
Dickinson 2, Jamestown 1
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Century 6, Bismarck High 3
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot 135, Bismarck Legacy 51
Jamestown 121, Bismarck High 65
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
Minot def. Williston, (3-0)
Bismarck High def. Mandan, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13, 25-19
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck Legacy, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Watford City, (3-0)
Jamestown def. Dickinson, (3-0)
Class B
Kenmare def. Our Redeemer’s, 22-25, 22-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-10
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Garrison, (3-1)
Westhope-Newburg def. Surrey, (3-2)
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Bottineau, 25-22, 25-27, 17-25, 25-14, 15-12
Nedrose def. South Prairie, (3-2)
Central McLean def. T-G-U, (3-0)
Harvey-Wells County def. Drake-Anamoose, 24-26, 25-23, 25-21, 25-9
Rolette def. St. John, (3-1)
Trenton def. New Town, (3-0)
Divide County def. Powers Lake, 25-15, 25-17, 25-16
Bowman County def. Hazen, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17
Beulah def. Center-Stanton, 25-22, 25-15, 25-14
Wilton-Wing def. Richardton-Taylor-Hebron, (3-0)
Washburn def. Killdeer, 25-11, 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 17-15
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 66-57. Minnesota closed on a 17-4 run, highlighted by a long 3-poiner by Aerial Powers with 3:11 left for a five-point lead. Los Angeles was held to four points in the fourth quarter, going 1 for 13 from the field. Nneka Ogwumike and Erica Wheeler combined to score all of Los Angeles’ 16 second-half points. Powers finished with 13 points for Minnesota. Fowles was 7 of 10 from the field, but the Lynx shot just 34.5%. Ogwumike had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for Los Angeles (10-18). Wheeler also scored 16 points.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have switched specialists again right before the regular season. They signed former Pittsburgh punter Jordan Berry and released punter Britton Colquitt. The Vikings also signed quarterback Sean Mannion to the practice squad for another backup option to Kirk Cousins. Mannion was released by Seattle this week. He was the No. 2 quarterback behind Cousins for Minnesota in each of the last two seasons. Berry was cut by the Steelers this week after six seasons with the team. He was tied for first in franchise history in punts landed inside the 20-yard line.


UNDATED (AP) – C.J. Stroud passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the Ohio State starter and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes kept coach Ryan Day unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. The Buckeyes flashed their five-star speed with two 70-plus-yard scores in the opener, one early on a run off right end by Miyan Williams and one late on a third-down screen to true freshman TreVeyon Henderson. Day, starting his third full year on the job, is 24-2 overall and 16-0 in conference games.

In other Top-25 action:
– Charlie Brewer threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns in his Utah debut to help the No. 24 Utes beat Weber State 40-17 on Thursday night. Dalton Kincaid caught four passes for 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the opener for both teams. Tavion Thomas ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in his Utah debut. Weber State took a 7-3 lead when Rashid Shaheed cut to the edge and returned a kickoff 100 yards untouched. He tied an FCS record with his sixth kickoff return for a touchdown. The teams retreated to the locker rooms with 8:26 left in the first quarter because of a lightning delay that lasted 90 minutes.
– Darien Butler had two interceptions and No. 25 Arizona State used its punishing run game to overcome some sloppy moments in a season-opening 41-14 win over Southern Utah. The Sun Devils were a bit rusty to start a season of high expectations, committing numerous miscues on special teams and 13 penalties for 135 yards. Arizona State still proved to be too much for the FCS Thunderbirds, forcing four turnovers and running for six touchdowns to win its 22nd straight home opener. Rachaad White and DeaMonte Trayanum each ran for two scores.
– Grayson McCall threw for 262 yards and a touchdown and No. 22 Coastal Carolina scored on its first seven possessions in a season-opening 52-14 victory over The Citadel on Thursday night. McCall was the Sun Belt Conference offensive player of the year in 2020 and kept up his stellar play by completing 16 of 19 passes. Jaivon Heiligh caught six passes for 133 yards and Reese White and Shemari Jones each rushed for two touchdowns. The Chants came into the year with their first preseason ranking and never gave the Bulldogs a chance for the upset.
In other college openers
– The season-opening football game between Temple and Rutgers scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed until Saturday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over parts of the Northeast. Rutgers officials said Saturday’s kickoff would be at noon and that all tickets and parking passes will be honored.
– Liam Welch threw four touchdown passes as Samford rolled to a 52-14 victory over Tennessee Tech in the season opener for both teams. Welch, the Southern Conference’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, was 33-of-44 passing for 370 yards.
– Ricky Person Jr. scored three first-half touchdowns and was one of two North Carolina State players to run for more than 100 yards in the Wolfpack’s 45-0 season-opening win against South Florida. It marked the Wolfpack’s first season-opening shutout victory in 17 years.
– Nic Baker threw for a school-record 460 yards and four touchdowns and Southern Illinois beat Southeast Missouri 47-21 in a season opener. Baker finished 25-of-34 passing with his yardage total breaking Sam Straub’s record of 450 yards set against Western Illinois in 2016.
– Drew Plitt threw two long touchdown passes to Justin Hall and Ball State pulled away in the second half for a 31-21 victory over Western Illinois in a nonconference season opener.
– Nolan Henderson threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns and Delaware rallied to beat Maine 34-24 in the season and Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
– Carter Peevy threw for 139 yards and a touchdown and Tommy Pollack ran for 103 yards and two scores and Mercer beat NAIA-member Point University 69-0 in its season opener. The Bears’ total points established a new program record.
– Ian Corwin ran for two scores and passed for a third in the first half as Drake opened its season with a 45-3 win over Division II West Virginia Wesleyan.
– Draylen Ellis threw for 325 yards and four scores to four different receivers and Austin Peay beat Chattanooga 30-20 in the season opener for both teams. Chattanooga entered as the preseason 18th-ranked team in the FCS and Austin Peay No. 20.
– Kyle Vantrease threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Jovany Ruiz within the first minute of the game, Buffalo coach Maurice Linguist collected his first win at the helm, and the Bulls routed Wagner 69-7 in the season opener for both teams.
– Bailey Zappe passed for 424 yards and seven touchdowns as Western Kentucky walloped UT Martin in the season opener 59-21. Zappe was college football’s leading passer in 2020 while playing at Houston Baptist.
– Isaiah Gomez kicked two of his four field goals in the fourth quarter and UC Davis, an FCS school, stunned Tulsa 19-17 in a nonconference season opener. game-winner from 22 yards out with 7:35 left to play.


UNDATED (AP) – Andrew McCutchen drove in four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit against the Washington Nationals to earn a 7-6 victory and a three-game sweep. The Phillies overcame a disappointing start from Aaron Nola and rallied against the Nationals’ bullpen for their sixth consecutive win. Philadelphia pulled within 1 1/2 games of NL East leader Atlanta and two games of idle Cincinnati in the race for the second NL wild card. Juan Soto homered and drove in four runs and Lane Thomas also went deep for Washington, which has lost five in a row and 21 of 27.

In other MLB action:
– Sergio Alcantara scampered home when second baseman Wilmer Difo mishandled a popup in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 for their third straight win. Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ homered for Chicago, and Alcantara logged the first three-hit game of his career. Codi Heuer got three outs for the win. Alcantara began the 11th on second base and advanced on Ortega’s sacrifice bunt. Happ then sent a high fly to second, where Difo committed the game-ending error.
– Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer in the first inning for the first of Oakland’s eight two-out runs against Matt Manning in the Athletics’ 8-6 victory over the Tigers on Thursday. Mark Canha followed Lowrie’s shot with another homer for 4-0 lead. It was the 14th homer of the season for both Lowrie and Canha, and each went to the opposite field to reach the seats. Lowrie drilled a 411-foot shot to left-center, and Canha drove one out to right-center. Lowrie’s RBI double in the fourth made it 8-0 before the Tigers battled back by scoring six runs.
– Eduardo Rodriguez pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 4-0 for a split of their four-game series with the AL East-leading Rays. Garrett Richards replaced Rodriguez with two on and no outs in the seventh, and the right-hander escaped the jam with a pair of strikeouts and a fly ball. Richards earned his second save, finishing a five-hitter. Rays rookie Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 33 games with a seventh-inning walk but left afterward with a headache.
– Pinch-hitter Dominic Smith broke a seventh-inning tie with an RBI single and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 for their fifth straight victory. Marlins leadoff batter Miguel Rojas and Mets counterpart Jonathan Villar each homered on the first pitch they saw, the first time that’s happened in a major league game since at least 1985, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. New York won all three games completed this week against the last-place Marlins to cap a tumultuous homestand.
– Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer in Atlanta’s three-run fifth inning, and the Braves overcame a grand slam by Charlie Blackmon to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5. Atlanta took the opener of a four-game series after losing three straight to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves also stayed two games ahead of Philadelphia in the NL East. Five Atlanta relievers combined for six scoreless innings after Touki Toussaint struggled. Jacob Webb got six outs for the win, and Will Smith worked the ninth for his 30th save.
– Triston McKenzie limited Kansas City to a run and two hits over six innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Royals 4-2. Owen Miller hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, plenty of support for McKenzie, who has dominated the Royals throughout his young career. A day after being activated from the injured list, McKenzie showed no ill effects from his recent shoulder fatigue and improved to 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in six appearances against Kansas City.
NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic has easily reached the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands. Djokovic improved to 15-0 in second-round matches at the U.S. Open and remained unbeaten in Grand Slam matches this season. He will next face 2014 U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori, who held off American Mackenzie McDonald 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 2-6, 6-3. Djokovic is trying to become the first man to win all four majors in the same year since 1969.
In other Day 4 action:
– Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Karolina Pliskova saved a match point and edged 75th-ranked American Amanda Anisimova in three sets to reach the U.S. Open’s third round. The No. 4-seeded Pliskova pulled out the 7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7) victory shortly before midnight after trailing 5-2 in the final tiebreaker.
– Women’s No. 1 seed Ash Barty advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Clara Tauson. The reigning Wimbledon champion had trouble closing out Tauson but survived and will try to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the first time.
– Olympic gold medalist and 11th-seeded Belinda Bencic defeated Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 to reach the third round. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is also headed to the third round after a 7-6, 6-2 win over Kristyna Pliskova.
– Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev cruised to the third round with a 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Zverev is trying to make the U.S. Open final for the second straight year.
– Denis Shapovalov reached the third round for the fifth time in five appearances by beating Roberto Carballes Baena 7-6 (7), 6-3, 6-0. The No. 7-seeded Shapovalov compiled a 50-13 edge in winners to get past the player who eliminated him from the French Open last year.
– No. 1 doubles team Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic were stunned at the U.S. Open and lost their shot at their second Grand Slam title of the season. The Wimbledon champions were upset by Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow. The Americans beat Mektic and Pavic 6-2, 7-5.


UNDATED (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts have activated three starters from the reserve/COVID-19 list: quarterback Carson Wentz, center Ryan Kelly and receiver Zach Pascal. All three were put on the COVID-19 list Monday after being deemed a close contact to someone who tested positive for the virus. The Colts also put four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton, third-string quarterback Sam Ehlinger and receiver Dezmon Patmon on injured reserve. By going on injured reserve after the active roster was cut to 53 all three could return this season.

In other NFL news:
– Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey is retiring from the NFL after 10 seasons, the first nine with the Tennessee Titans and the last with Denver. Casey scheduled his announcement for Thursday afternoon at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, where he became a five-time Pro Bowl pick, six-time defensive captain and a team two-time Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. His 51 sacks rank seventh in team history and are second only to Jevon Kearse’s 52 sacks since 1999 in the Titans era.
– A person familiar with the deal says the Las Vegas Raiders have added another proven veteran to bolster their banged-up linebacker group by agreeing to a one-year contract with K.J. Wright. Wright has been one of the most dependable linebackers in the league since being drafted by Seattle in 2011. His 54 passes defensed are the fourth most of any linebacker over his 10-year career.
– Investigators say former NFL player Keith McCants was found dead Thursday at his home in Florida in a suspected drug overdose. He was 53. McCants, a linebacker, was a fourth-round pick in the 1990 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He earned All-America honors as a college player at Alabama. McCants played three seasons in Tampa, then with the then-Houston Oilers and Arizona Cardinals. McCants had previous drug-related arrests.


UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Joel Farabee to a $30 million, six-year contract extension. Farabee’s extension, announced Thursday, kicks in with the 2022-23 season. He was scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season. The 21-year-old led the Flyers with 20 goals and had 38 points in 55 games. The Flyers’ first-round pick in the 2018 draft, Farabee has 28 goals and 31 assists in 107 career games.

In other NHL news:
– The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed center Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year, $7.5 million contract. Mittelstadt, a restricted free agent, was selected in the first round of the 2017 draft. The 22-year-old from Minnesota overcame early career inconsistencies to finish third on the Sabres with 10 goals and fourth with 22 points in just 41 games last season.
– The Arizona Coyotes have submitted a bid for two parcels of a 46-acre tract of land in what could be the first step to landing a permanent home. The City of Tempe said it received one response before the deadline to a request for proposals issued in July for a mixed-use project incorporating a professional sports franchise and entertainment district on city-owned land near Arizona State University.


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KHRT ND News – 09/02/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 090221 – 1200
BISMARCK, N.D. – A state lawmaker from Minot has reached a plea agreement in a DUI case. Rep. Scott Louser was charged with DUI in an April 16 traffic stop. According to the plea agreement, Louser agreed to plead guilty to B-misdemeanor driving under the influence. He will avoid jail time but must pay $750 in fines and fees. The agreement indicates the courts will sentence Louser to 10 days in jail, with all 10 days suspended for a year of unsupervised probation. Louser must also submit to a chemical dependency evaluation within 90 days of the judgment and complete any recommended treatment within 180 days. The charge is a first offense.
A breath test measured Louser’s blood alcohol level at 0.117%, above the legal limit of 0.08%. Louser’s attorney, Justin Vinje, tells The Bismarck Tribune that his client regrets his decision to drive that night and “takes full responsibility for his actions.” Louser issued a statement the day following his arrest apologizing and said he was taking “the necessary next steps including an evaluation process.”
Louser has served in the North Dakota House of Representatives since 2011.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A former employee of the North Dakota State Penitentiary has been accused of smuggling drugs and electronics into the prison for an inmate in exchange for money. Investigators say Matthew Taylor was working as a correctional officer last year when he received payments from a woman to deliver a cellphone, two SIM cards and a cigarette package to an inmate who later tested positive for methamphetamine. According to officials, the woman provided investigators with text messages between her and the inmate that outlined a payment process for meth. An affidavit says MoneyGram records obtained by the patrol showed Taylor received payments of $240 and $660.
BISMARCK, ND – The surge of the delta variant of COVID-19 continues in North Dakota. Today’s numbers from the Department of Health list 535 new positives and a daily positive rate of 6.70%. Active cases rise by 321 to 2,763. Cass County has 527 active, Burleigh with 510, Stark at 234, and Ward with 215. Hospitalizations are down by 14 to 121, with 13 of those in ICU. Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 123 positives (1959), two more hospitalizations today (132), and no breakthrough deaths (20).
BISMARCK, N.D. – As COVID-19 cases grow in North Dakota, state residents may once again begin to experience disruptions at home, at school, at work and in the community. The North Dakota Department of Human Services reminds residents that programs and services launched earlier in the pandemic to address the financial impact on household incomes as well as behavioral health and other human service needs are available to help them through this latest outbreak. The agency has launched a Help is Here website to help connect North Dakotans to these resources and programs.
“The rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations reported on the North Dakota Department of Health’s dashboard mean that the need for pandemic-related programs and services that we put in place last year will continue and likely increase,” said DHS Executive Director Chris Jones.
Help for Behavioral Health Needs
“Over the past year, the department has been able to refine and enhance many of these important services,” he said. “We have Parents Lead resources for parents and educators to support children’s behavioral health, and the Reach for Resilience program continues to be a resource for health care workers who have witnessed so much loss and grief during this pandemic.” “In addition, we’ve enhanced our behavioral health crisis response services to offer 24-hour help and support for North Dakotans experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Resources include the 211 statewide crisis line, mobile response and walk-in stabilization services at our regional human service centers,” Jones said.
The teams based at the human service centers, North Dakota State Hospital, and Life Skills and Transition Center have continued to provide important in-person services and support throughout the pandemic, using health and safety precautions to protect vulnerable individuals.
Help with Financial Needs
Health and well-being are also connected to financial stability and DHS has responded with new programs to aid North Dakotans experiencing hardship due to the pandemic. This summer, DHS launched an enhanced rent assistance program, called ND Rent Help, to help North Dakota renters who are struggling to pay rent and have past-due utilities. Its goal is to prevent evictions and to connect participants to other community resources and services to help stabilize their housing and household finances. This program is an important resource for renters as well as rental property owners and utility companies. A companion program for homeowners is planned to roll out later this year.
North Dakotans struggling to afford groceries are encouraged to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) online or at their local human service zone office. In response to the pandemic, the SNAP program has provided maximum allowable benefits to participating households and provided grants to grocers so they could update their point-of-sale systems and websites. This has enabled online and by-phone grocery ordering and delivery to SNAP clients.
Help with Child Care
Investments in assuring North Dakotans have access to quality, affordable child care, help children reach their potential, enable parents to work or pursue education and training, and strengthen our communities and our state’s economy. To strengthen support for families, DHS has waived the Child Care Assistance Program’s family co-payments and also pays participating child care providers for all authorized care hours, even when children are absent due to quarantine or other approved reasons.
During the pandemic, child care enrollments have fluctuated as families have grappled with distance learning, remote work, job loss, quarantine, and other challenges. DHS offered Child Care Emergency Operating Grants to licensed providers, enabling most to continue to care for children. DHS is poised to issue a new round of grants soon to support health and safety and access to quality early childhood services for working parents.
Whether it’s our grants to child care providers, Medicaid payments for telehealth services, behavioral health investments and direct services, short-term financial help and other support, DHS is committed to helping North Dakotans during this pandemic, Jones said.
DHS encourages individuals to monitor COVID-19 cases in their local community by visiting the Department of Health’s website and to reach out for help by visiting the Help is Here website –
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 090221 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. – President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for a series of storms in early June that caused overland flooding and produced damaging winds and hail, resulting in more than $2.3 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. The declaration covers eight counties: Burke, Divide, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, LaMoure, Sioux and Williams. A copy of Burgum’s letter to the president and Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting the disaster declaration can be viewed here.
The presidential declaration unlocks FEMA public assistance to help cities, counties and townships pay for the costs of repairing roads and other infrastructure. Preliminary assessments indicate damage is expected to exceed $2.33 million. The June 7-11 storms produced tornadoes, up to baseball-size hail, damaging winds of up to 93 miles per hour and torrential rainfall that led to overland flooding, which was exacerbated by dried-out, nearly impermeable topsoil.
“This declaration will provide critical relief to local governments that incurred substantial costs from the damaging June storms,” Burgum said. “We appreciate President Biden and FEMA granting our request and making assistance available as our local jurisdictions continue to recover from the impacts of this severe weather event.”
Burgum noted the impacts occurred at a time when North Dakota is experiencing one of the worst droughts on record, and when the state already has six open presidential disasters totaling over $150 million in costs for which local and tribal jurisdictions are struggling to meet their cost shares. The June storms caused extensive damage to homes and businesses, damaged roads and bridges, and snapped power poles and downed power lines, cutting off service to several communities. In response to the June 7-11 storms, Burgum issued an executive order mobilizing state resources and ensuring a coordinated approach to the needs of citizens and their communities.
The federal government also granted the governor’s request for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to be implemented on a statewide basis to help communities pay for projects that increase resiliency and reduce costs in the long term.
MINOT, ND – The Rolette County Sheriffs Office reports that they responded to northern Rolette County around 2 PM on Wednesday for a report of an airplane crash. Deputies located a male pilot who was unharmed from the crash. The crash is currently being investigated by the FAA and NTSB. No further information was released.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum is pleading for citizens to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as North Dakota’s hospitals struggle with an influx of patients infected with the highly contagious delta variant. Burgum brought together health professionals Wednesday in his first COVID-19 briefing in more than five months. The Republican governor says hospital capacity is a “present and looming issue” and “that the risk is real.” North Dakota ranks 42nd in the nation in vaccination rates and Burgum says the trend line for new cases is worse than it was during the outbreak’s winter peak. Doctors say COVID-19 patients are younger and healthier than they were a year ago.
MINOT, N.D. – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has announced finalists for the 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Baesler joined with students and faculty at John Hoeven Elementary School Tuesday morning to honor one of them, Heather Ell, a first grade teacher.
Baesler also visited Harvey to honor another finalist. Bret Dockter, a sixth grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School, was recognized at an assembly Tuesday afternoon. Dockter has more than two decades of teaching experience and also serves as the head football coach.
The other two finalists, Shari Jerde of Grand Forks Community High School, and Natt Nielson of Valley City Jr./Sr. High School, will be honored Monday, Sept. 13.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/02/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 090221 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Beulah and LaMoure-Litchville-Marion remain 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 (11)                                     2-0             66            1
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(1)  2-0            58             2
3. Central Cass (3)                             2-0            51             4
4. Harvey-Wells County                     2-0             28             5
5. Velva-Garrison                                2-0              9             RV

Others receiving votes: Hillsboro-Central Valley (1-1), Linton-HMB (2-0), Dickinson Trinity (1-0), Kindred (1-1), Des Lacs Burlington (2-0)

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

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(15)       2-0             75           1
2. New Salem-Almont                        2-0             60           2
3. Cavalier                                          2-0             45           3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                          2-0             14          RV
5. South Border                                  2-0              8           RV

Others receiving votes: Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (3-0), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (1-1), Napoleon-Gackle Streeter (2-0), North Prairie (2-0), Hettinger-Scranton (2-0), Nelson County (2-0), May-Port-CG (2-0)

UNDATED – North Dakota State opens the 2021 football season at home this week when the Bison host the Albany Great Danes out of the Colonial Athletic Association. Game time is 2:30 PM Saturday at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. There are no seating capacity restrictions for the 2021 NDSU football season at the Fargodome and tailgating is back.
The University of North Dakota will open its 2021 season on Saturday at Idaho State. The No. 8 ranked Fighting Hawks and Bengals will kickoff at 2:05 PM Central time. UND begins the season as a consensus Top-10 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) for the first time since 2017. The Fighting Hawks are coming off of a 5-2 campaign that saw them advance to the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Frank Schwindel hit a three-run homer and a pair of Chicago Cubs pitchers combined on a two-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Justin Steele won for the first time since joining the Cubs’ rotation on Aug. 10. The rookie left-hander gave up one hit, walked three and struck out three over five innings, lowering his ERA to 3.48. Adbert Alzolay worked the final four innings to earn his first career save. He allowed one hit and struck out five. Schwindel’s drive in the third was all the Cubs mustered against U.S. Olympic pitcher Joe Ryan, who made his Major League debut for the Twins.


UNDATED (AP) – For the first time since May 30 the San Francisco Giants are looking up at another team in the NL West standings. The Dodgers took over first place in the division, moving a half-game ahead of the Giants with a 4-3 comeback win over the Braves. Los Angeles wasted a 2-0 lead and trailed 3-2 before Justin Turner and AJ Pollock delivered RBI singles in the bottom of the eighth. Max Muncy and Austin Barnes hit solo homers for the Dodgers, who have made up 4 1/2 games on the Giants in two weeks. Dansby Swanson’s eighth-inning homer put Atlanta ahead before the Braves saw their lead in the NL East trimmed to two games over the Phillies.

The Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Giants with a 5-2 victory that gives Milwaukee a 10 1/2-game lead in the NL West. Jace Peterson broke a 2-2 deadlock with an RBI single in the seventh. Lorenzo Cain added a two-run blast in the ninth to secure the Giants’ fifth loss in six games.
Elsewhere in the Majors Wednesday:
– Paul Goldschmidt homered twice and had three RBIs as the Cardinals topped the Reds, 5-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Cincinnati led 4-3 until Goldschmidt hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Harrison Bader went 3-for-4 with a homer to help St. Louis hand Cincinnati it’s fourth straight loss.
– The Reds ended their skid in style as Nick Castellanos supplied a grand slam and a two-run homer in a 12-2 thrashing of the Redbirds. Sonny Gray allowed just two hits over five innings, solo homers by Tommy Edman and Nolan Arenado. The doubleheader split leaves the Reds a half-game ahead of San Diego for the second NL wild card, with the Cardinals still 2 1/2 games back.
– Josh VanMeter homered while the Diamondbacks tagged Yu Darvish for six runs in the third inning of an 8-3 rout of the Padres. Luke Weaver allowed one run and four hits over six innings of his first start in 3 1/2 months. VanMeter had three RBIs, while Ketel Marte and Pavin Smith each contributed three hits and two runs scored.
– Jarren Duran had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning as the Red Sox halted the Rays’ streak at nine games, 3-2. Christian Vazquez homered, drove in two runs and made a nifty defensive play as Boston cut Tampa Bay’s lead in the AL East to seven games over the Yankees. Boston lefty Chris Sale tossed a season-high six innings in his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery, allowing two runs and six hits.
– The Yankees were 4-1 winners against the Angels as Gerrit Cole racked up a season-high 15 strikeouts over seven excellent innings to earn his AL-leading 14th victory. Cole extended his career-best scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings before David Fletcher delivered an RBI double in the sixth. Aaron Judge hit his 30th homer and Luke Voit poked a two-run single as the Yankees stopped a four-game losing streak.
– The Blue Jays beat the Orioles, 5-4 on Randal Grichuk’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Marcus Semien hit a solo home run and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had two hits and two RBIs, helping Toronto take the rubber match of the three-game series. Jays left-hander Steven Matz helped the Orioles take the lead by issuing back-to-back walks with the bases loaded in the second.
– Logan Gilbert and four relievers combined on a nine-hitter as the Mariners blanked the Astros for the second straight day, 1-0. Gilbert threw five innings before turning to Seattle’s bullpen. Abraham Toro furnished the only run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth, one day after his grand slam gave Seattle a 4-0 win.
– Detroit’s four-game slide is over after Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning of the Tigers’ 8-6 decision over the Athletics. Akil Baddoo and Harold Castro homered and drove in two runs apiece for Detroit, which had lost 12 straight at home to Oakland. Matt Olson drove in three runs for the A’s, who ended a three-game winning streak and stayed five games behind the AL West-leading Astros.
– The White Sox earned a 6-3 win over the Pirates as rookie Gavin Sheets slammed a three-run homer and a solo shot hours after being recalled. White Sox starter Carlos Rodon pitched five innings of one-run ball. The AL Central leaders won for the fifth time in six games and are 22 games above .500 for the first time since September 2006, keeping them 10 games ahead of the Indians.
– Austin Hedges popped an RBI single just out of reach of first baseman Carlos Santana for the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning of the Indians’ 5-3 triumph over the Royals. Cleveland’s Logan Allen retired his final 10 batters, allowing two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. Adalberto Mondesi made his first appearance since mid-June and launched a 422-foot homer that put the Royals ahead, 3-0.
– Frank Schwindel hit a three-run homer and a pair of Cubs pitchers combined on a two-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Twins. Justin Steele won for the first time since joining the Cubs’ rotation on Aug. 10, yielding one run and three walks over five frames. Adbert Alzolay worked the final four innings to earn his first career save.
– Brendan Rodgers provided a two-run double while the Rockies scored five times in the ninth to beat the Rangers, 9-5. The Rockies scored three more runs aided by four Rangers infield errors, three by first baseman Nathaniel Lowe. Rodgers also homered in the fourth inning after Texas took a 5-0 lead.
– The Phillies-Nationals game in Washington was postponed by heavy rain. It is rescheduled for Thursday, an off-day for both teams.


NEW YORK (AP) – Naomi Osaka didn’t have to break a sweat. The No. 3 seed and defending champion advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open when Olga Danilovic of Serbia withdraw for medical reasons.

Sloane Stephens made quick work of Coco Gauff, posting a 6-4, 6-2 victory in 66 minutes. Stephens won eight of the last 10 games in winning the all-American matchup against the 17-year-old.
French Open champion and seventh seed Barbora Krejcikova is headed to third round after a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American Christina McHale.
Two-time Grand Slam champions Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza also advanced to the third round, joining second seed Aryana Sabalenka, fifth seed Elina Svitolina, No. 15 Elise Mertens and No. 18 Victoria Azarenka.
On the men’s side, Stefanos Tsitsipas heard boos from the crowd for yet another long trip off court after dropping a set during a second-round victory over Adrian Mannarino. The third-seeded Tsitsipas hit 27 aces in a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-0 victory. He drew the ire of Andy Murray on Monday after a pair of extended breaks.
No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev eased into the third round with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Dominik Koepfer.
Fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev also advanced, as did American Frances Tiafoe. Casper Ruud fell in four sets to Botic van de Zandschulp. No. 15 seed Grigor Dimitrov retired after losing two tiebreakers and trailing 4-0 in the third set against Alexei Popyrin.
Rain led to the suspension of the Kevin Anderson-Diego Schwartzman match and caused the Angelique Kerber-Anhelina Kalinina match to be pushed back to Thursday.


UNDATED (AP) – Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines continue to receive pushback within Major League Baseball. A person with knowledge of the situation says Nationals Vice President Bob Boone has informed the club he’s resigning rather than comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Nationals said employees were notified of the policy Aug. 12 and had until Aug. 26 to provide proof of full vaccination or one dose or apply for an exemption. The former All-Star catcher had been with the franchise since 2004 and moved into his role as VP and senior adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo after the 2015 season.

John Smoltz and Al Leiter are not making in-studio appearances for MLB Network after refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine. That’s according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Wednesday was the first day of MLB Network’s policy making it mandatory for all employees to be vaccinated. Smoltz and Leiter will still do analysis for studio shows, but it will be remotely instead of from the network’s studio.
Also around the Majors:
– Khris Davis is back with the Athletics, four weeks after being signed to a minor league contract. His recall comes after he hit .333 with 10 homers and 25 RBIs in 16 games for Las Vegas The major league home run leader in 2018 was released by the Rangers in July after hitting .157 with two homers and five RBIs in 51 at-bats this season.
– Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda has undergone season-ending Tommy John surgery. The surgeon added an internal brace to the arm, a recent development in the Tommy John technique that could help speed the rate of recovery, which is traditionally at least a year.
– Red Sox infielder Yairo Munoz has become the latest team member to test positive for COVID-19. Eight Boston players and two coaches have either had a positive test or have been identified as close contacts since Friday.
– The Mariners have rewarded team executive Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais as the team challenges for an AL wild-card berth. The Mariners promoted Dipoto to president of baseball operations and signed Servais to a multiyear contract extension.


UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints will open their regular-season schedule in Jacksonville instead of the Superdome. The Saints will take on Green Bay in Jacksonville on Sept. 12 after practicing in Dallas for the better part of two weeks. The venue change was announced three days after Hurricane Ida battered the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving the entirety of New Orleans in darkness until small pockets of the city began to get power back on Wednesday.

In other NFL news:
– Chiefs All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu has tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the league’s reserve list. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Mathieu is fully vaccinated. Mathieu has been an All-Pro each of his first two seasons in Kansas City and is entering the final season of a three-year, $42 million contract.
– The Vikings are bracing for a season-long absence for on-the-rise tight end Irv Smith Jr., after knee surgery Wednesday for a torn meniscus. Smith had the procedure after being injured in the team’s last exhibition game Friday at Kansas City. He was in line for a breakout season on the heels of the departure of 10-year veteran Kyle Rudolph.
– Titans coach Mike Vrabel returned to work Wednesday after a 10-day quarantine for COVID-19. The Titans still have nine players currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including five starters.


UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Blues are keeping Colton Parayko in their long-range plans. Parayko has accepted an eight-year, $52 million contract with an average annual cap hit of $6.5 million. The new deal begins next season and ends speculation Parayko would be traded. Injuries limited him to two goals and 12 points in 32 games last season.

In other NHL news:
– The Islanders have announced new contracts for free agent forwards Anthony Beauvillier, Casey Cizikas and Kyle Palmieri, along with goaltender Ilya Sorokin. Forward Zach Parise told The Athletic that he’s also agreed to a contract with the Isles.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KHRT ND News – 09/01/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 090121 – 0700
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota health officials on Tuesday confirmed 520 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest reported daily total since mid-December. Officials say the increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks is due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by nearly 129%, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. One in every 519 people in North Dakota tested positive in the past week. The cases posted Tuesday were the most since 575 tests came back positive on Dec. 10, 2020.
The update comes a day after a small group of North Dakota State University students marched around campus to protest a university rule that requires maks to be worn in classes and hallways. Senior Carter Elsinger, who organized the demonstration, told KFGO radio that wearing a mask should be a personal decision, not an order by the university. He said his group is seeking a full repeal of the mask mandate. About two dozen students carried signs calling for the end of the mask mandate as they walked from outside the student union to the president’s house just up the street. Elsinger, a member of the student senate, said he plans to ask the governing group to vote on the issue.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford met with members of a Japanese business delegation on Tuesday to discuss opportunities for partnership and investment in North Dakota’s economy and advancing North Dakota’s carbon neutrality goal. During the discussions with the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), Burgum and Sanford shared information about the continued growth and potential for carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS), enhanced oil recovery, using carbon in agriculture and the future of hydrogen in North Dakota. Burgum also highlighted his challenge for North Dakota to become a carbon-neutral state by 2030, emphasizing the administration’s approach of innovation over regulation.
“North Dakota has big opportunities in energy, agriculture and technology, and we are looking for partners in research and investment,” Burgum said. “We are excited to welcome these Japanese companies to our state and begin building the partnerships that will benefit North Dakota citizens for decades to come.”
“We continue to look for ways to attract investment and increase trade with foreign countries,” said Sanford, who serves as chair of the North Dakota Trade Office Board. “We are very pleased to have this delegation, representing a large number of Japanese businesses and organizations, here to visit about our future goals and present opportunities for North Dakota and Japan.”
Burgum and Sanford provided remarks during a daylong meeting organized and hosted by the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Trade Office. Companies in attendance included Toshiba America Energy Systems Corp., Kawasaki Heavy Industries (USA) Inc., Hitachi Zosen Inova, Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc., Toyota Motor North America, Choshu Industry Corp. of America Inc., Kanematsu USA Inc., Mitsui & Co. USA Inc., and Sumitomo Corp. Americas (Energy Group). Also in attendance were Haruka Sakamoto from the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago and representatives from JETRO Chicago, JETRO Los Angeles and Keidanren USA. The delegation will participate tomorrow in a driving tour of North Dakota energy sites and visit Medora.
BISMARCK, N.D. – “Requiem for 9/11” will be performed by Dakota Pro Musica Sept. 12, 2 PM at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. This 20th anniversary commemorative concert will feature three compositions: Hollis Thoms’ “Requiem for 9/11,” Edward Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings,” and Samuel Barber’s famous “Adagio for Strings.” The three pieces are presented as a reflection of the feelings and emotions of the three days surrounding Sept. 11, 2001. The performance is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature Natalie Campbell, soprano, and Jason Thoms, artistic director. Campbell teaches voice at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and has performed as a soloist and chorister with many professional vocal ensembles. She serves as the artistic director of the Sioux Falls Children’s Choir. Thoms, a professional singer and chorister, is director of choral activities at Bismarck State College and host of Dakota Sings on Prairie Public Radio. He founded Dakota Pro Musica, a non-profit performing arts organization.
The performance is part of the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s Sensational Sundays series. Sensational Sundays are free cultural programs that include a variety of lectures, concerts, movies, and tours.
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K-Heart Sports – 09/01/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 090121 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boy’s soccer team improves to 7-0-0 with a win over Williston on Tuesday. The Minot High boy’s tennis team also defeated Williston to remains undefeated at 4-0.
High School Boys Soccer
Minot 4, Williston 1
Dickinson 2, Bismarck Legacy 1
Bismarck High 2, Mandan 1
Bismarck Century 1, Jamestown 0
High School Boys Tennis
Minot 7, Williston 0
Bismarck Century 6, Bismarck High 1
Bismarck Legacy 7, Mandan 2
High School Girls Golf
Class A
Bismarck Century Invite – Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck
1. Bismarck Century, 327
2. Bismarck High, 342
3. Bismarck Legacy, 350
4. Mandan, 352
5. Minot, 361
6. Dickinson, 362
7. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 393
8. Williston, 399
9. Jamestown, 404
Medalist: Leah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 76
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
Jamestown 3, Turtle Mountain 0
Bismarck Century 3, Williston 0
Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, Bismarck Legacy 1
Dickinson 3, Watford City 0
Class B
Bishop Ryan 3, Velva 1
Bottineau 3, South Prairie 0
T-G-U 3, Glenburn 2
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 3, Burke County 0
Westhope-Newburg 3, St. John 0
Kenmare 3, Des Lacs-Burlington 0
Central McLean 3, Surrey 2
Drake-Anamoose 3, Nedrose 1
Rolla 3, Four Winds-Minnewauken 0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Frank Schwindel homered for the second straight game, Ian Happ added a towering homer into the third deck, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1. Manuel Rodríguez (3-2) earned the win for Chicago with two scoreless innings of relief. Rowan Wick earned his first save of the season. Cubs second baseman Matt Duffy ended a threat for Minnesota in the eighth when he tracked down Max Kepler’s pop-up into medium right field, spun and threw Luis Arraez out at the plate trying to score from third. John Gant (4-9) pitched five innings and allowed two runs for Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kayla McBride scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Napheesa Collier added 21 points and 14 boards, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 72-66. Minnesota (16-9) has won three straight games and nine of its last 11. The Lynx pulled within a half-game of Seattle for the No. 3 seed in the playoffs with seven games to play. Sabrina Ionescu and Betnijah Laney scored 17 points apiece to lead New York (11-17), which has lost five straight games. Sylvia Fowles (shoulder) and Layshia Clarendon (foot) did not play for Minnesota and the Lynx lost another starter when Damiris Dantas (foot) left the game in the third quarter and did not return.
NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Jets traded tight end Chris Herndon along with a 2022 sixth-round draft pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a fourth-rounder in next year’s draft. Herndon was a fourth-round pick of the Jets in 2018 out of Miami. The 25-year-old Herndon has 71 career catches for 796 yards and seven touchdowns in three seasons. The Vikings found themselves in dire need of reinforcement at tight end with a knee injury to their No. 1 option Irv Smith Jr. that will require surgery and keep him sidelined for at least a few games if not more.


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Canada has dethroned the United States as world champions in women’s hockey. Marie-Philip Poulin capped the Canadians’ comeback by scoring in overtime to complete a 3-2 victory over the five-time defending champions in the final. Canada trailed 2-0 before scoring twice in a 2:29 span of the second period. It is Canada’s first gold medal at the women’s hockey world championship since 2012.



UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Rays were able to turn just five hits into their ninth consecutive win. Yandy Diaz drove in two with a double during a six-run second that pushed the Rays past the Red Sox, 8-5. Wander Franco and Austin Meadows had RBI singles for the AL East leaders, who are 36 games over .500 for the first time in club history. Boston finished the game without Xander Bogaerts, who had a first-inning RBI single before leaving in the second following a positive test for COVID-19. The positive test result came hours after the Red Sox announced that pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura tested positive.

Tampa Bay’s division lead is seven games after the second-place Yankees were beaten by the Angels, 6-4. Jared Walsh put Los Angeles ahead for good with a three-run homer, one inning before Shohei Ohtani scored on a double steal. The Yankees lost their fourth in a row since a 13-game winning streak despite homers by Anthony Rizzo and Gary Sanchez.
Also on Tuesday’s Major League schedule:
– Matt Chapman smacked a two-run homer and a solo shot in the Athletics’ third straight win since a six-game skid, 9-3 at Detroit. Mark Canha homered as Oakland moved within one game of Boston for the second AL wild card. Josh Harrison provided three hits and two ribbies in the win.
– The A’s also pulled within five games of the AL West lead with the Astros’ 4-0 loss to the Mariners. The game was scoreless until Abraham Toro hit a grand slam in the eighth off Kendall Graveman, who was part a four-player swap that brought Toro to Seattle. Yusei Kikuchi worked past the sixth for the first time since July 1, limiting Houston to four hits over seven innings.
– Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu homered again for the White Sox in a 4-2 downing of the Pirates. Grandal is batting .500 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 14 at-bats since returning from the 10-day injured list. Five relievers combined for 4 2/3 innings of two-hit ball after Chicago starter Lucas Giolito left the game with tightness in his left hamstring.
– The Orioles picked up a 4-2 win at Toronto behind Keegan Akin, who allowed a run and two hits over five innings to win his second straight start. Ramon Urias hit a go-ahead double in the sixth inning to get Akin the win. The Blue Jays wasted home runs by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Danny Jansen in ending a three-game winning streak.
– The Giants’ lead in the NL West is down to a half-game over the Dodgers after the Brewers earned a 6-2 win in San Francisco. Brandon Woodruff struck out eight in six innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since late June. Lorenzo Cain furnished a homer and an RBI single as Milwaukee extended its lead in the NL Central to 10 games over the Reds.
– Corey Seager delivered a tiebreaking, RBI double in the eighth inning to give LA a 3-2 win over the Braves. Mookie Betts homered to get the Dodgers with 2-1 in the fourth, and scored the winning run following a leadoff walk. Atlanta finished the game without second baseman Ozzie Albies and saw its lead in the NL East shrink to 2 1/2 games over Philadelphia.
– It’s now a five-game winning streak for the Phillies following a 12-6 pounding of the Nationals. Bryce Harper delivered a tiebreaking, two-run single while Philadelphia scored six times in the sixth to erase a 5-3 deficit. Rafael Marchan, Brad Miller and Andrew McCutchen smacked two-run homers and rookie Matt Vierling had four hits, leaving him 7-for-12 in his first seven big league games.
– Blake Snell threw seven no-hit innings for San Diego before being pulled in a 3-0 shutout of the Diamondbacks. Manny Machado hit a two-run homer as the Padres moved into a tie with Cincinnati for the second NL wild card. Pinch-hitter David Peralta ended the Padres’ combined no-hit bid with a bloop single in the eight.
– Javier Baez singled in the ninth and scored the winning run as the Mets earned a 6-5 win over the Marlins in the completion of a suspended game. Baez entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and sparked the Mets’ five-run ninth, hours after he and teammate Francisco Lindor apologized for their thumbs-down celebration gestures last weekend. The Mets trailed 5-1 until Brandon Nimmo slammed a two-run homer.
– Michael Conforto hit the eventual winning single in the first game and homered in Game 2 as the Mets posted their fourth straight win, 3-1. Conforto hit a two-run homer and Baez scored on Jeff McNeil’s double. Winning pitcher Aaron Loup worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth to keep the Mets ahead.
– Amed Rosario had the first five RBI game of his career and matched a career high for hits in the Indians’ 7-2 thumping of the Royals. Rosario became the first player since at least 1920 to go 5 for 5 with five RBIs, an inside-the-park homer and a drive over the fence. Zach Plesac pitched two-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, helping Cleveland end Salvador Perez’s five-game home run streak.
– The Rangers topped the Rockies, 4-3 as Nathaniel Lowe furnished a home run and an RBI single among his three hits. Leody Taveras homered for the second game in a row, helping Jordan Lyles win for the second time in three starts. Lyles worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed six hits, including solo homers by Sam Hilliard, C.J. Cron and Ryan McMahon.
– The Cubs’ bullpen worked shutout ball over 4 2/3 innings to secure a 3-1 verdict over the Twins. Rowan Wick closed it out for his first save of the season. Frank Schwindel and Ian Happ sandwiched solo homers around a tiebreaking triple by Robinson Chirinos.
– The Reds-Cardinals game in Cincinnati was rained out and rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Wednesday.


NEW YORK (AP) – The No. 1 seeds are off to a good start at the U.S. Open. Novak Djokovic has started his bid to make history with a four-set victory over Danish teenager Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune, 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. The top-seeded Djokovic is trying to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since Rod Laver in 1969 and collect a record-breaking 21st major singles championship.

Women’s top-ranked Ash Barty knocked off Vera Zvonareva, 6-1, 7-6 in her first U.S. Open match in two years. The 25-year-old Barty finished with 31 winners, including 11 aces. Barty skipped last year’s Open because of the pandemic.
Also on Day 2 of the year’s final Grand Slam:
– The first major upset of the tournament was crafted by Maxime Cressy, who dispatched ninth seed Pablo Carreno Busta, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6. Cressy saved four match points in the fifth-set tiebreaker to knock off the two-time U.S. Open semifinalist.
– American Taylor Fritz has eliminated 14th-seeded Alex de Minaur in four sets to give the host country 13 men in the second round. Fritz won a three-hour match that ended just past midnight by a score of 7-6, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
– Jenson Brooksby is one of those 13 American men who advanced, moving into the second round by beating Mikael Ymer 7-5, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. Brooksby reached the finals in Newport and the semifinals in Washington during the leadup to the U.S. Open.
– Alexander Zverev opened his bid for a second straight U.S. Open final appearance by defeating American Sam Querrey, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in 100 minutes. Zverev won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and is one of three players with four titles this season.
– No. 11 Belinda Bencic advanced in straight sets, as did fourth seed Karolina Pliskova.
– Tenth seed Hubert Hurkacz was a straight-sets winner on the men’s side, as was No. 22 Reilly Opelka.
– American Mackenzie McDonald pulled off a mild surprise with a straight-sets victory over No. 27 David Goffin.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have shown Cam Newton the door after just one season with the team. The Pats have released the 2015 NFL most valuable player, paving the way for rookie Mac Jones to open the season as the starting quarterback. Veteran players say Jones has impressed them in training camp with his work ethic. Jones won a national title last year at Alabama. The Patriots are trying to rebound from a disjointed 2020 season. Newton finished 7-8 as the starter and the Patriots went 7-9 overall after Tom Brady’s departure.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– Quarterback Deshaun Watson remains on the Houston Texans’ active roster as the team made cuts to reduce their roster to 53 players. Watson’s future with the team is in question after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging that he sexually assaulted or harassed them. Watson reported to camp to avoid being fined and participated in individual drills but never practiced with the team, watching as Tyrod Taylor ran the offense.
– The Jets have traded tight end Chris Herndon to the Vikings along with a 2022 sixth-round draft pick for a fourth-rounder in next year’s draft. Herndon spent his first three seasons with New York, catching 71 passes for 796 yards and seven touchdowns.
– The Packers won’t have David Bakhtiari for the start of the season. The All-Pro left tackle is recovering from a torn ACL and won’t be available for at least the first six weeks. That leaves reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers without the player who has protected his blind side for the last nine seasons.
– Saints head coach Sean Payton says the displaced team is exploring the possibility of remaining in the Dallas area for up to a month and opening their regular season against Green Bay in the Cowboys’ home stadium. There are logistical challenges with staffing an NFL game at the Superdome in the near future because of the widespread damage by Hurricane Ida in the New Orleans area. While the Superdome appears to have been spared significant damage, many New Orleans residents have evacuated and officials have advised them not to return for at least another several days while infrastructure is repaired or replaced.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rajon Rondo has re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers to pursue another championship ring. The Lakers are bringing back Rondo on a one-year contract. The veteran point guard played an important role as a reserve and a team leader on Los Angeles’ 17th NBA championship team during the 2019-20 season, his second with the Lakers. The 35-year-old Rondo agreed to a buyout with Memphis last Saturday and quickly rejoined a title contender. The Clippers traded Rondo to the Grizzlies two weeks ago along with Patrick Beverley in the deal sending Eric Bledsoe back to LA.



CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a four-year contract extension with defenseman Connor Murphy. The deal runs through the 2025-26 season and carries a $4.4 million salary-cap hit.

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


KHRT ND News – 08/31/21

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MINOT, ND – A man wanted on a murder charge has been apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service. Minot police say they were notified Monday that 32-year p;d Kamauri Kennedy was apprehended by the US Marshals Service in Detroit, Michigan on Minot warrants for murder and conspiracy to commit murder of 33-year old Domonique Kelley. Kelly’s body was found in a burning vehicle in southeast Minot on June 3rd. The Ward County States Attorney’s Office will begin the extradition process to return Kennedy to Ward County.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker from Minot will plead guilty to drunken driving rather than proceed to trial. Republican Rep. Scott Louser, who is the House assistant majority leader, was pulled over after crossing from Mandan into Bismarck shortly before 1 a.m. on April 16. A breath test measured Louser’s blood alcohol level at 0.117%, above the legal limit of 0.08%. Louser’s attorney, Justin Vinje, tells The Bismarck Tribune that his client regrets his decision to drive that night and “takes full responsibility for his actions.” Louser issued a statement the day following his arrest apologizing and said he was taking “the necessary next steps including an evaluation process.” A first DUI offense is a Class B misdemeanor, subject to 30 days in jail and/or a $1,500 fine.
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A West Fargo man accused of knocking a man unconscious a week ago has been charged with manslaughter after the victim died over the weekend. Tomas Cervantes was originally charged with aggravated assault in the Aug. 21 incident at the Speedway Event Center in West Fargo. Fifty-three-year-old Roberto Balboa, of West Fargo, died Saturday from his injuries. Police say detectives arrested the 35-year-old Cervantes without incident on Tuesday. His court-appointed attorney, Jay Greenwood, says he just received the case Monday morning and could not provide further information. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 23.
MINOT, ND – A small fire caused minor smoke damage to Marketplace Foods early Sunday evening. Minot Fire Department crews were called to the North Marketplace Foods, 2211 16th St. NW, at 7:30 PM. Initial reports indicated flames and smoke were visible in one of the store’s aisles. When crews arrived on scene, they were notified that the fire was out but still smoldering. Crews
used extinguishers to put out the smoldering fire. Firefighters remained on scene to do overhaul and ventilate the structure. Minot Fire Department inspectors investigated and determined that the fire was intentionally set. The incident has been turned over to the Minot Police Department.
INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDENS – The Manitoba government has provided $7.5 million as its share of a capital infrastructure and facilities redevelopment plan at the International Peace Gardens, matching funds provided by North Dakota’s government, Premier Brian Pallister and Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday.
“We take great pride in our relationship with our neighbours to the south, and the International Peace Gardens is a great symbol of that lasting relationship,” said Pallister. “We share so much, and even in tough times, we have helped each other when called upon. We are here today to reaffirm our commitment to this important symbol of friendship.”
“The International Peace Gardens are a beautiful representation of the rich history of friendship and co-operation between our two nations, and we are deeply grateful to our legislators in North Dakota and Manitoba for their commitment to strengthening that bond,” Burgum said. “These improvements will enhance the gardens not only as a symbol of peace, but also as a tourism destination and economic driver for the region, providing benefits for generations to come.”
The Peace Garden straddles the Canada-U.S. border and in the spirit of partnership, receives funding from a variety of provincial, state and federal sources. Manitoba has agreed to provide $7.5 million as the provincial share of a jointly funded effort with the State of North Dakota. The Manitoba funding fulfils a one-to-one match required by the North Dakota Legislature in 2019 when it approved a $3-million Bank of North Dakota loan, in addition to $2 million in one-time funds, for capital projects at the IPG. In total, the State of North Dakota has provided over $14 million for Garden operations, maintenance and improvements since 2013.
“The International Peace Gardens is grateful and humbled by the support of Premier Pallister, Governor Burgum, and the provincial and state legislatures,” said Tim Chapman, CEO, IPG. “The funding provided for our capital projects are enabling this most unique institution to become a more sustainable tourism destination, educational centre and advocate for peace.”
The IPG was established in 1932 as a memorial to the peaceful co-existence of Canada and the United States. It covers 2,339 acres and includes a number of developments and infrastructure including formal garden spaces, fountains, a visitor centre, interpretive buildings and structures, greenhouses, trails, as well as picnic and camping areas.
“The gardens will celebrate 90 years in 2022 with the opening of a one-of-a-kind children’s natural play park and expanded conservatory,” Chapman said. “Thanks to this public commitment, the next 90 years of the International Peace Gardens are already beginning to bloom.”
“Parks and greenspaces are important places for us to visit, enjoy or find peace,” added Pallister. “There’s no better place to contemplate all that is good between us and our neighbours than here in this park dedicated to co-operation and collaboration.”
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 08/31/21

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MINOT, ND – A pair of Bismarck teams remain atop the Class 11AA and 11A 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 (15) 1-0 75 1
2. West Fargo 1-0 56 2
3. Bismarck High 1-0 42 3
4. West Fargo Sheyenne 1-0 29 4
5. Fargo Shanley 1-0 22 NR
Others receiving vote: Bismarck Legacy (0-1)
Class 11A Football Poll
1. Bismarck St. Marys (13) 1-0 73 1
2. Jamestown (2) 1-0 62 2
3. Fargo North 1-0 42 4
4. Fargo South 0-1 22 3
5. Wahpeton 1-0 15 NR
Others receiving votes: Dickinson (0-1)
MINOT, ND – The Des Lacs-Burlington Invite was held on Monday.
High School Girls Golf
Class B
DLB Invite – Wildwood Golf Course
1. Des Lacs-Burlington, 376
2. New Town/Parshall, 387
3. Stanley, 399
4. Tioga, 419
5. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 430
Medalist: Lauryn Keller of DLB, 76
DETROIT (AP) – Bailey Ober pitched six solid innings and Josh Donaldson’s two-run homer helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2. The game was a makeup from a July 16 rainout and was played in front of a minuscule crowd. The Twins have won three of four. Detroit has lost four of five, scoring only nine runs. Ober held the slumping Tigers’ offense to two runs on five hits in six innings. He struck out five without walking a batter. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 10th save. Detroit starter Casey Mize gave up three runs on five hits including Donaldson’s homer, his 21st of the season.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have been dealt their first injury setback of the season with knee surgery scheduled for tight end Irv Smith Jr. The procedure on Smith’s meniscus will likely sideline him for at least a few games. The timetable for his return won’t be known until after the surgery this week by team physician Dr. Christopher Larson. Smith was poised for a breakout year in a tight end-friendly scheme following the departure of veteran Kyle Rudolph. Tyler Conklin will be the leading man at the position for now. Coach Mike Zimmer says the depth beyond Conklin is “not good.”


UNDATED (AP) – The National League East and West races are a little closer this morning following the Milwaukee Brewers’ win at San Francisco, coupled with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory over Atlanta. Corbin Burnes furnished an RBI single and held San Francisco to a run and four hits over six innings of the Brewers’ 3-1 verdict over the Giants. Burnes struck out nine and walked none while lowering his ERA to 2.27. Omar Narvaez singled home a run and scored a run to help the Brewers hand the Giants their third loss in four games since a three-game sweep of the Mets last week.

The Dodgers homered four times while building a 5-0 lead by the third inning of a 5-3 win over the Braves. Max Muncy, Will Smith and Mookie Betts hit solo shots before Corey Seager added a two-run blast, all off Drew Smyly. Julio Urias picked up his major league-leading 15th win with six strong innings, blanking Atlanta until Jorge Soler and Freddie Freeman hit consecutive homers in the sixth. The Giants’ lead in the NL West is down to 1 1/2 games over the Dodgers. The Braves find themselves just 3 1/2 games in front of Philadelphia in the NL East. Milwaukee stretched its lead in the NL Central to 9 1/2 games over Cincinnati.
Checking out Monday’s other Major League action:
– Bryce Harper hit a first-inning homer and the Phillies earned their fourth straight win by outscoring the Nationals, 7-4. Harper went 2 for 5 and is hitting .404 with seven homers and 12 RBIs in 16 games against his former team this season. Brad Miller also went deep and Ronald Torreyes added a bases-loaded triple for Philadelphia, which improved to 7-1 at Nationals Park this season.
– Jon Lester allowed one hit while pitching into the seventh inning of the Cardinals’ 3-1 win over the Reds. Lester retired 16 consecutive batters after giving up his only hit, Kyle Farmer’s homer leading off the second. Paul Goldschmidt put the Redbirds ahead to stay with a two-run shot in the first inning before the Cards closed within 2 1/2 games of the second NL wild card.
– San Diego is within a half-game of the Reds for the second NL wild card after Fernando Tatis Jr. delivered a homer, double and three RBIs in the Padres’ 7-5 win over the Diamondbacks. Chris Paddack gave up one run over 4 2/3 innings in his return from the injured list, his first outing since July 27. D-backs rookie starter Tyler Gilbert was hit hard by the Padres a little more than two weeks after he threw a no-hitter against them.
– Brandon Lowe hit his career-high 31st homer on the first pitch from Boston starter Nick Pivetta, igniting the Rays’ 6-1 win over the Red Sox. Wander Franco extended his on-base streak 30 games with a two-run single. Luis Patino pitched neatly into the sixth inning, allowing a Bobby Dalbec homer and little else as Tampa Bay earned its eighth consecutive win, putting the Rays 35 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history.
– Tampa Bay’s lead in the AL East is up to seven games following the Yankees’ 8-7 loss to the Angels. Shohei Ohtani banged out his major league-leading 42nd home run and Juan Lagares singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning. Lagares also hit an RBI triple and Jack Mayfield launched a grand slam as Los Angeles dealt New York its third straight loss since a 13-game winning streak.
– Houston’s 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners puts the Astros six games ahead of second-place Oakland in the AL West. The Astros trailed 3-2 until Kyle Tucker and Jake Meyers hit RBI singles in the eighth inning. Tucker had two RBIs to help the Astros overcome homers by Jose Marmolejos (mahr-moh-LAY’-hohs) and Dylan Moore.
– Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove in four runs with his 37th and 38th homers to support Robbie Ray as the Blue Jays dumped the Orioles, 7-3. Ray was reached for two runs and just four hits while fanning 10 over seven innings to win for the first time in his last six starts. The Orioles have dropped four straight and 23 of their last 25.
– A.J. Alexy won his major league debut pitching one-hit ball through five shutout innings of the Rangers’ 4-3 victory against the Rockies. Alexy allowed only a second-inning double to C.J. Cron and three walks. DJ Peters, Leody Taveras and Nick Solak homered in consecutive innings for Texas.
– Bailey Ober pitched six solid innings and Josh Donaldson slammed a two-run homer to help the Twins beat the Tigers, 3-2. Ober struck out five while holding the Tigers to two runs on five hits. Losing pitcher Casey Mize gave up three runs on five hits , including Donaldson’s 21st home run of the season.


NEW YORK (AP) – Naomi Osaka is off to a good start as she tries to repeat as the U.S. Open women’s champion. Osaka struggled early before posting a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Marie Bouzkova. It was tied at 4-all in the first set until Osaka won the next seven games to take a 5-0 lead in the second set. Helped by a serve that reached 120 mph, Osaka saved all eight break points she faced and accumulated a 34-10 edge in total winners. Osaka didn’t play at Wimbledon after pulling out of the French Open following the first round for mental health reasons.

Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza have pulled out tough two-set victories in the opening round. The 12th-seeded Halep defeated Camila Giorgi, 6-4, 7-6 before the No. 9 Muguruza ousted Donna Vekic, 7-6, 7-6.
In other Day 1 action at the Open:
– Second seed Aryna Sabalenka lost a second-set tiebreaker before beating Nina Stojanovic, 6-0 in the third.
– No. 16 Angelique Kerber and No. 21 Coco Gauff each dropped their opening set before advancing. Gauff led 5-3 in the first before losing the next six games.
– Sloane Stephens needed 2 hours, 10 minutes to edge Madison Keys in a rematch of her victory in the 2017 final.
– Three-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka has moved into the second round, winning the final 11 games of a 6-4, 6-0 victory.
– Fifth seed Elina Svitolina and No. 8 seed Barbora Krejcikova stormed into the second round with straight-sets victories.
– Carla Suarez Navarro was eliminated, a year after revealing she had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Suarez Navarro was beaten by No. 26 seed Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-4.
– A 20-year-old wild-card entry from Atlanta has tied the women’s U.S. Open serve speed record of 129 mph set by Venus Williams 14 years ago. Alycia Parks hit that mark in her first career Grand Slam main-draw match, a 6-3, 7-5 first-round loss to Olga Danilovic on Court 13.
– Stefanos Tsitsipas withstood a tough test from 2012 U.S. Open champion Andy Murray, emerging with a 2-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory after nearly five hours. The No. 3 seed from Greece is among the group of young challengers to top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
– No. 5 Andrey Rublev and No. 11 Diego Schwartzman advanced to the men’s second round in straight sets.
– Brandon Nakashima knocked out fellow American and 19th seed John Isner in straight sets.
– Other first-round winners on the men’s side include eighth seed Casper Ruud and 15th seed Grigor Dimitrov.
– Australian Open runner-up Jennifer Brady has withdrawn from the tournament due to an injury. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also withdrew.


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The United States women’s hockey team has advanced to the gold medal game at the world championship for the 20th time. Alex Carpenter and Abbey Murphy scored in the second period of the Americans’ 3-0 shutout of Finland. The five-time defending champions will take on Canada, which beat the U.S., 5-1 in group play last week. The Canadians reached the title game with a 4-0 victory over Switzerland.



UNDATED (AP) – Boston left-hander Martin Perez and right-hander Matt Barnes have become the latest Boston Red Sox players impacted by COVID-19. Both pitchers were put on the COVID-19 injured list before Monday’s game at Tampa Bay. Infielder-outfielder Kike Hernandez and infielder Christian Arroyo both tested positive last week and were placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Friday. Manager Alex Cora said Hernandez and Arroyo are both feeling OK. The team is going through the MLB coronavirus protocols that include contact tracing and testing.

Also around the Majors:
– Giants starter Alex Wood tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms. Manager Gabe Kapler says Wood isn’t feeling well as he deals with headaches and a sore throat. Right-hander Johnny Cueto was scratched from his scheduled start for San Francisco on Monday against Milwaukee because of cold and flu-like symptoms. Cueto was put on the COVID-related injured list, but there’s a chance he could start on Tuesday after testing negative.
– Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will not take the mound for Tuesday’s game against the Yankees in order to give his right hand extra time to heal. Angels manager Joe Maddon also said outfielder Mike Trout is experiencing soreness in his right calf after running the bases on Saturday. Maddon says discussions about shutting down the three-time AL MVP for the rest of the season are rapidly approaching.
– Indians catcher Wilson Ramos will require season-ending surgery for torn ligaments in his left knee. Ramos tore his ACL and MCL in the seventh inning of Cleveland’s win over the Red Sox on Sunday.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian says his starting quarterback for this weekend’s season opener against No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette will be Hudson Card, who has one career pass completion. While Card will get the start, Sarkisian said that Casey Thompson will also be in the mix for the No 21 Longhorns. Card has been wowing his teammates and coaches with his throws in practice since last season. Thompson’s electric performance in the Alamo Bowl, however, had Texas fans thinking they’d found their future quarterback.

Elsewhere in college football:
– Second-ranked Oklahoma and Tulane have announced that their season opener this weekend has been moved from New Orleans to Norman, Oklahoma, in the fallout from Hurricane Ida. The Sooners said conditions in New Orleans were not favorable to host a game this weekend.
– Southeastern Conference teams that don’t have enough available players will have to forfeit games this year. The league released its policy on dealing with COVID-19 issues during the 2021-22 season in all sports on Monday. Unlike last season, the short-handed team will have to forfeit and will take a loss in the SEC standings for regular season games. The scheduled opponent will be credited with a win.


UNDATED (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts have put starting quarterback Carson Wentz, starting center Ryan Kelly and starting receiver Zach Pascal on the reserve/COVID-19 list. They join two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher on the list after Fisher tested positive last week. Three-time All-Pro Quenton Nelson came off the list Monday, four days after he was deemed a close contact to Fisher.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– Fully vaccinated players will be required to get tested for COVID-19 weekly instead of every 14 days as part of the revised protocols for the regular season agreed upon by the NFL and NFLPA. The weekly testing applies also for fully vaccinated Tier 1 and 2 staff. There’s an option for a second test for those who want it, according to a memo sent to clubs and obtained by The Associated Press on Monday.
– 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance will miss one week of practice after injuring a finger on his throwing hand during Sunday’s exhibition
game. Lance remained in the game after the hit but got more tests done Monday that coach Kyle Shanahan said showed a “small chip fracture” in the finger. Shanahan said Lance is unable to take snaps and needs to rest for about seven days before he can return.
– Knee surgery is scheduled for Vikings on-the-rise tight end Irv Smith Jr., who is expected to be sidelined at least a few games. Coach Mike Zimmer says the injury to Smith’s meniscus occurred sometime Friday during Minnesota’s exhibition game at Kansas City.
– The Seahawks added depth to their biggest position of concern, acquiring cornerback Sidney Jones IV from the Jaguars. Seattle is expected to send Jacksonville a late-round draft pick in the deal.
– Lions backup quarterback Tim Boyle broke his right thumb in the team’s preseason finale and needs surgery. Lions coach Dan Campbell says the team is hopeful it is not a season-ending injury.
– The Giants have acquired center Billy Price from the Bengals for defensive lineman B.J. Hill. Neither player was projected to be a starter this season.
– The Bills have dealt defensive end Darryl Johnson to the Panthers for a sixth-round pick in the 2022 draft. Johnson proved to be the odd-man out at a pass-rushing position after Buffalo drafted Greg Rousseau and Carlos Basham.
– The displaced New Orleans Saints have begun to practice in Arlington, Texas, after Louisiana was hit hard by Hurricane Ida. Saints players and staff, along with about 120 family members, relocated to North Texas in advance of the storm. Coach Sean Payton says the Saints will practice through Wednesday at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. That is before a previously planned break before the start of the regular season.
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