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Two residents from Fergus Falls, Minn., who helped expose a false story about “Trump worship” in the German newspaper Der Spiegel will be visiting UND’s campus Friday to discuss what they learned about the stereotypes that many international and urban American readers have about "small town" United States. In 2017, the German newspaper published a story written by Claas Relotius about the small Minnesota city. The piece painted the town as racist and had residents who blindly supported President Donald Trump.
No. 6 Minnesota State 3, Michigan Tech 2 (OT) For the second night in a row, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team needed a late goal to tie Michigan Tech and force overtime. On Saturday, though, the sixth-ranked Mavericks didn’t have to settle for a tie. Defenseman Connor Mackey’s goal at 1:45 of overtime gave Minnesota State a 3-2 WCHA victory as well as the championship of the Huskies’ Winter Carnival series. Read more here .
Minnesota 4, Michigan 3 After hearing an earful on Saturday morning, Tommy Novak’s third period power play goal was the difference-maker, as the Gophers built a big lead, saw it slip away, then managed a 4-3 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Feb. 2, to salvage a split of their weekend series. Read more about it here. Minnesota Duluth 6, Colorado College 0
No. 7 Denver 2, North Dakota 1 An ever-so-familiar storyline played out for the Fighting Hawks on Friday: UND generated dozens of Grade-A chances, couldn’t finish on enough of them and came away with a 2-1 loss to the Denver Pioneers. Denver goalie Filip Larsson stopped 45 of 46 shots for the game. He’s now stopped 77 of 79 in his two starts against the Fighting Hawks this season. Read more here.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Forum Communications launched a new hockey website, The RinkLive.com , this week -- in advance of 2019 Hockey Day Minnesota -- to provide coverage of college and high school teams from across Minnesota and North Dakota.
DULUTH — A Duluth man now faces two potential murder counts after the 70-year-old victim of a Park Point home invasion assault died over the weekend. St. Louis County prosecutor Rebekka Stumme filed a motion to amend the criminal complaint Monday, Jan 14, against 30-year-old Darrel Darryl Mayhew. The amended complaint, which still must be reviewed by a judge, adds two counts of second-degree murder in the death of Larry Watczak to existing robbery and burglary charges.
BADGER, Minn. -- A Badger man has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly touching a minor girl inappropriately over a span of years. John Oliver Dybedahl, 43, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree for allegedly touching a minor child inappropriately multiple times over several years.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tom Rukavina, a feisty Iron Range politician who made his mark in the Minnesota House and ended his political career last week as a St. Louis County commissioner, has died. Rukavina, 68, died Monday, Dec. 7, after a yearlong battle with leukemia. Rukavina died at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, where he was being treated to receive a bone marrow transplant.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- A $1 million winning lottery ticket was sold in Crookston, officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 1. The Minnesota Lottery said the Crookston ticket, for the game Minnesota Millionaire Raffle, was purchased at Superpumper, 1749 University Ave., and was one of two $1 million tickets sold for Tuesday’s drawing, the other was sold in Ely, Minn. The $1 million prize-winning numbers, in ascending order were: 091593 442917
ST. PAUL — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Hibbing on Christmas was apprehended by police Friday night, Dec. 28. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Jerome Spann, 29, was booked into the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center on suspicion of murder and other possible charges. Spann was sought in the shooting incident that left one person dead and another injured in Hibbing on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Spann fled the scene and was believed to have been traveling to St. Paul, where he has relatives.