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Randy Fitzgerald, a quadriplegic video game player from Rochester, helped develop a button layout designed for disabled gamers for the Call of Duty franchise in 2006. He was never credited by name, despite the layout being named after his gamer tag, "N0M4D." That now changed after the Nov. 5 release of "Call of Duty: Vanguard" this year.
Called "Chase the Ace," the card game with Canadian roots has turned out big winnings in recent months, including over $1 million in Faulkton, while also raising money for volunteer fire departments, youth hunting initiatives, and even a billboard.
The Mill Pond Mercantile store in downtown New London, Minnesota, has been sold. A new retail shop called Lucky Duck is set to open there this spring. The store will feature toys, games, puzzles and old-fashioned treats.
Voting is taking place online until Feb. 26.

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FARGO -- On Thanksgiving (and many other holidays to come), families and friends gather in their cozy homes to eat, drink and probably fight about their political viewpoints.

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After a couple of years in "Hog Heaven," the Holy Rosary Festival will be going "Chicken-licious" for 2017. "For the past couple of years it's been pork, but our main meal is chicken this year," says festival committee member Susan Deraney. The f...
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