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MINNEAPOLIS — Before U.S. Bank Stadium hosts the Final Four next spring, the University of Minnesota and several other teams from the region will play in the first basketball games at the Vikings' venue this fall. North Dakota State and South Dakota State will also be part of the first-ever men's basketball event at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The "U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic" will feature four games played, headlined by Minnesota playing Oklahoma State on Nov. 30.
DULUTH -- Former Minnesota Duluth standout quarterback Bruce Grant, the son of legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant, has died at the age of 57 after a battle with brain cancer. Bruce Grant, a native of Bloomington, started three years under center for the Bulldogs from 1981-83 and was named to the All-NSIC first team his senior season. He was the program's all-time leader with 3,690 passing yards and 3,887 total offensive yards when he graduated.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Denny Sanford will receive the 2018 Pontifical Key Philanthropy Award by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture and the Cura Foundation. Sanford’s “historic generosity, vision and determination to address some of the world’s most urgent health care challenges make him uniquely deserving of this prestigious award,” a statement from Sanford Health said. Delegates from Vatican City traveled to Sioux Falls to give the award and celebrate Sanford’s extraordinary philanthropy and transformative impact as part of the Unite To Cure Movement.
WASHINGTON -- A November of 2017 Keystone Pipeline spill that leaked about 407,000 gallons of crude oil in over South Dakota farmland near the North Dakota border was likely caused by an expanding crack after the pipe was damaged during installation, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report.
SLAYTON, Minn. — Residents in southwestern Minnesota are stacking sandbags and bracing for more rain after torrential downpours washed out roads and flooded basements. On Tuesday, Lyon, Redwood and Murray counties were dealing with headaches after an estimated 8 to 10 inches of rain fell overnight in some places.
MILWAUKEE -- Today’s Minnesota Twins matinee game against the Milwaukee Brewers will only be available to watch on Facebook. The online-only game on July 3 is of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled as part of league’s partnership with Facebook, mlb.com reports. The 3:10 p.m. matchup from Miller Park in Milwaukee can be found on Facebook by searching “MLB Live” and follow that to the “ MLB Live” show page.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Western Governors’ Association named North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as vice chairman for 2018-2019 at the association’s three-day annual meeting Thursday in Rapid City. Burgum was elected to serve as vice chair under Hawaii Gov. David Ige, who was elected chairman. The vice chairman has traditionally served as chairman the following year. The announcement was made by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard as he concluded his yearlong term as chairman.
LAS VEGAS—Maya Moore scored 23 points as the Minnesota Lynx ran their winning streak to four games with a wire-to-wire 88-73 victory over the host Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, June 24, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Moore shot 8 of 17 from the floor and recorded her fourth straight game with at least 20 points and sixth overall. The Lynx shot a season-best 55.1 percent.
DULUTH -- Families crossing the American border illegally will be kept together, but President Donald Trump promises to remain tough on immigration. In front of 9,000 people in Duluth, the Republican president said American businesses need immigrants.