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Game and fish bill has foxes, raccoons and ‘big bucks’

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Hunters would not be able to use thermal imaging equipment to find their deer and people wouldn’t be able to take foxes from their dens during the warm-weather months under a bill in a Minnesota House game and fish bill.

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Game and fish bill has foxes, raccoons and ‘big bucks’

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Hunters would not be able to use thermal imaging equipment to find their deer and people wouldn’t be able to take foxes from their dens during the warm-weather months under a bill in a Minnesota House game and fish bill.

“It’s a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Area FFA teams excel at State

May 7, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Eight FFA CDE teams from southwest Minnesota took top honors in the Minnesota FFA Convention contests one week ago at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN: All eyes (and stomachs) on tater tot hotdish

April 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Upon arriving for work Monday, I braced myself. The reason was that Saturday’s Herald included my story about a Grafton, N.D., man who has been on 11 big game hunts in Africa. Since trophy hunting can be an emotional issue, I anticipated calls, mail and emails from critics and defenders. As expected, hordes of readers filled my various inboxes. But they weren’t reacting to the story about the 40-plus animal mounts. Instead, they were seeking details about the winning recipe at Saturday’s tater tot hotdish contest in Finley, N.D. Continue Reading

RYAN BAKKEN: Finley woman wins third tater tot hotdish crown in five years

April 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lisa Jacobson’s tater tot legend grew larger here Saturday. For the third time in its five years, the Luverne, N.D., woman won the highly coveted tater tot hotdish crown at The Press Box tavern’s annual contest. She knows her tater tots, proven by winning with three different recipes. Saturday’s winner was named “Hangover Breakfast.” I neglected to ask if her recipe was chosen at random or was a strategic move because the three contest judges were two members of the media and one elected official, professions with imbibing stereotypes. Continue Reading

Play our College Hoop Dream contests, make your picks by this morning’s deadline

March 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Readers are invited to play in our College Hoop Dreams contents:
College Hoop Dreams Upfront
College Hoop Dreams By Round
The first contest deadline is 11 a.m. today
Readers compete for national and local prizes. Continue Reading

Love story shared with Mariah Carey provides long-delayed honeymoon trip

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Amber Nelson and her husband Brett recently won an all-inclusive Caribbean trip valued at more than $6,000 from the singer’s “14 Days of Forever Love” contest. Amber’s from Fertile, Minn.; Brett, a National Guardsman and Iraq war vet, is from Cavalier, N.D. Continue Reading

Judges pick poetry, photo, contest winners

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Nine area photographers were recognized for their winning photographs in the 2012 Northern Exposures photography exhibit that will run through March 31 at East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Continue Reading

GFK Flight Support to award $10,000 in landing contest

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

GFK Flight Support of Grand Forks will host a precision landing competition this summer that will award one pilot $10,000 for their landing prowess. Continue Reading

The Lamborghini he crashed? He won it 6 hours earlier

December 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Next time, he’ll be more careful, he saysA Utah man who won a $380,000 Lamborghini in a convenience store chain’s contest says he crashed the sports car six hours after he got it. Continue Reading