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The Minnesota Vikings Week 11 match-up Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Chicago Bears has been flexed to Sunday night on NBC, the NFL announced Monday, Nov. 5. The game, which was originally scheduled to be played at noon CST, has been moved to 7:20 p.m. The Vikings (5-3-1) are on a bye this week. As a result, two other games have been moved to new times. The Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints game has been moved from noon CST on FOX to 3:25 p.m. on FOX.
ST. PAUL—Three candidates are running for the position of attorney general of Minnesota, a race that is anticipated to be one of the most hotly contested in the state this election cycle. Incumbent Lori Swanson, who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in August, is not seeking re-election. Swanson, a Democrat, served as attorney general since 2007. The candidates include Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow, and Grassroots Party candidate Noah Johnson. The person elected will serve a four-year term and will be given an annual salary of $121,250.
FARGO — A new website launches Tuesday, Oct. 23, to combine the newsrooms of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, WDAY-TV and 970 WDAY, providing a one-stop shop online. Forum Communications Co., a family-owned media company based in Fargo, N.D., aims to provide audience members with award-winning local journalism and other exclusive content.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Zimmerman running back Camerin Morey broke through the line and with 80 yards left to cover to the end zone, all 11 St. Cloud Cathedral defenders were behind him. He certainly wasn’t counting on a 12th coming from the sideline. Brad Reuter, a Cathedral senior captain, ran onto the field and tackled Morey at the 12-yard near the end of the game Friday night, Oct.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — A Twin Cities mother is drawing mixed reactions after she wore her 1-year-old son on her back Friday, Oct. 5, while giving an on-air weather forecast. Susie Martin, who is a meteorologist with Eden Prairie-based weather company Praedictix, said she wore her son to work to promote International Babywearing Week, an annual week-long outreach event that promotes babywearing as a universally accepted practice.
FARGO — Sarah Haeder began protesting outside abortion clinics when she was in third grade. Haeder, 41, of Moorhead, grew up in Emery, S.D., a small town of just over 400 people located 25 miles southeast of Mitchell, and was raised in a family she described as “devout Roman Catholics.” Haeder’s anti-abortion roots were instilled in her by her grandparents, who, Haeder said, “played a key role in my upbringing.” During the summer months of third and fourth grade, Haeder tagged along with her grandparents as they traveled to abortion clinics throughout the Midwest to protest.
MOORHEAD — Congressman Keith Ellison, the Democratic candidate for Minnesota attorney general, held a roundtable discussion Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead to discuss how to make voting in the state more fair and accessible to all. Joining Ellison was Nate Aalgaard, executive director of the Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, Mark Altenburg, Moorhead school board member, and a group of three students from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — On Oct. 5, 2014, then-42-year-old Melissa Dawn Eagleshield went missing after being last seen leaving a friend’s residence in rural Becker County. Four years later, the Detroit Lakes woman still hasn’t been found and her disappearance remains a mystery. On Thursday, Oct. 4, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander issued a release seeking the public’s continued help in finding Eagleshield.
HAWLEY, Minn. — Katelyn Ann Bjorndahl knew how to make people smile. Her sense of humor was as infectious as her personality, those close to her say. If you were in a room with Katie and you didn't know who she was, you wanted to get to know who Katie was. "People gravitated towards her," said her mother, Lisa Bjorndahl. On Saturday, Sept. 29, Katie died unexpectedly at Sanford Health Hospital in Fargo. She was 20. "There was no warning," her mother said. "If it can happen to her, it can happen to anybody."