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Former UND Football Coach Gene Murphy Dies at 72

October 29, 2011 in WDAZ

Murphy was a UND player, assistant coach and head coach. Continue Reading

Ballooning spiders seen in late October

October 29, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

As we exit this amazing month of October, we look out onto a scene that is quite a change from the beginning. With the abrupt and quick leaf drop brought on by strong winds three weeks ago, the wood takes on a completely different appearance. Continue Reading

Concealed Carry becomes legal Tuesday; Long wait yields expansive new freedoms

October 29, 2011 in RiverTowns.net

On Tuesday, Wisconsinites will join residents of 48 other states with privilege of carrying concealed weapons — providing they’ve legally obtained a permit from the state. Reporter Bill Lueders examines the politics behind Wisconsin’s new law, which has been characterized as one of the most permissive in the nation.
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Prep Football: Minnesota playoff scores

October 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Check out prep football playoff scores from Saturday’s games around the state Continue Reading

Paynesville’s Keller wins third UMAC championship

October 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota Morris women’s cross country runner Linda Keller won her third individual Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship in as many tries on Saturday, leading the Cougars to a second-place finish in Mankato Continue Reading

Prep Football: BBE’s hot streak goes cold in 4A semis

October 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Jaguars’ season ended the way it started: with a loss to Lester Prairie, this time in the Section 4A semifinals Continue Reading

F. Richard Ferraro, Grand Forks, column: ‘Ageism’ lens sharpens our view of ‘Beer Lady’

October 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

While the recent events surrounding the Beer Lady may not fall into the category of full-blown ageism per se, I suspect that some aspects of ageism may be partly to blame. Continue Reading

Ryan Taylor, Towner, N.D., column: Let’s ensure this boom is a ‘Lasting Harvest’

October 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

I believe the special session is an opportune time to do two things regarding energy development impacts. First, I believe we should immediately add $50 million to the Oil and Gas Impact Fund to help the counties and communities impacted by oil development.
Second, the state should create a ‘Lasting Harvest’ commission to address the long term needs of energy-impact areas. Continue Reading

RED RIVER DIVERSION: Colorado firm to manage project

October 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hiring a firm that will manage administrative and technical work on the Red River flood diversion project could cost as much as $11,100 a day for the next six weeks. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Too much prosecutorial zeal at UND

October 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Twice in the past year, UND got hit by bad publicity and suffered a black eye. The first happened with the legislative flare-up about the Fighting Sioux nickname. For today’s purposes, it’s enough to say that the ongoing saga frustrates nickname friends and foes alike. Continue Reading