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A piece of paper floated around on our kitchen counter for several weeks. On it was a hastily scribbled recipe for Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas. Finally deciding it was time to print the recipe, I went in search of that scrap last week, and, of course, it had disappeared. My organizational skills may not be top-notch, but luckily, my memory is still pretty good, and I was able to re-create the dish to a satisfying outcome. Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas is not my original idea.
DULUTH -- When cars talk to each other, everyone on the road is safer. That’s the summation of University of Minnesota Duluth professor Imran Hayee after five years of hard work with his electrical engineering graduate students to create technology that will better inform drivers as they travel in congested areas. They have developed programming that will give drivers instant information on what’s ahead of them, whether it’s simply slowed traffic due to construction or an accident. An example would be a warning flashing on a car’s screen saying there is a snowplow ahead or that a car
ADA, Minn. – A fire destroyed a home here Sunday night, though officials are still searching for what caused the blaze. The fire was reported by a passerby at about 11 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene quickly, according to Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng. Bueng said the fire, which appeared to have originated in the kitchen area, spread quickly. The house was a total loss, he said. Bueng said firefighters remained on the scene until about 6 a.m. Monday and returned later that morning when hotspots flared up again. He said no one was home at the time of the fire.
MINNEAPOLIS – Detroit Lakes, Minn., product Adam Thielen signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad on Sunday, the team announced. A wide receiver who played collegiately at Minnesota State-Mankato, Thielen was among the team’s final cuts on Saturday. Thielen was invited to the team’s rookie minicamp in May after not being selected in the NFL draft. Follow @DLNewspapers on Twitter
GLYNDON, Minn. – Cass County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man in a field about 10 miles north of here early Sunday after a vehicle and foot pursuit lasted more than an hour. Sgt. Brian Norberg said a deputy tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation shortly before 2:30 a.m.
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MINNEAPOLIS – Adam Thielen’s improbable run at a roster spot for the Minnesota Vikings season opener came to an end Saturday. The Detroit Lakes, Minn., native was among 19 players let go by the Vikings during their final round of cuts.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – North Dakota State’s FBS magic continued Friday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Bison quarterback Brock Jensen scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds remaining to lift NDSU to a 24-21 dramatic comeback victory against Kansas State before a sellout crowd of 53,351 fans. The two-time NCAA Division I FCS champion Bison (1-0) have won their last four games against FBS opponents. Kansas State was Big 12 champion and played in a BCS bowl game last season. The Wildcats were ranked one spot out of the FBS top 25 in the preseason.
UND’s motto throughout fall camp was “Brick by Brick,” a reference to building a solid season from the ground up. It was clear that the foundation for a successful UND season is in place after North Dakota — as expected — rolled past Valparaiso 69-10 on Thursday night in the season opener before 9,269 fans at the Alerus Center. Now, the question is this: Will UND’s foundation be solid enough to withstand a schedule that will bring four straight top-20 FCS teams to North Dakota’s home field? Then, there is the matter of the demanding road life in the Big Sky Conference. But those qu
A second summer research tour of the Great Lakes has confirmed what the first one found — a wealth of tiny plastic particles is polluting the water. Mary Balcer, director of the Lake Superior Research Institute at UWS, who has studied more traditional Great Lakes threats such as zebra mussels, said plastics are a new culprit on the list of Great Lakes ecological troubles. “The accumulation of plastic particles is a great threat to our natural ecosystem and to the humans who use Lake Superior for our drinking water supply,” Balcer said Thursday. Lorena Rios-Mendoza, assistant professor