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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.
GLEN ULLIN, N.D. — A 34-year-old western North Dakota woman is facing seven felony charges and one misdemeanor charge after she said she was "going to go on a murdering spree," according to a probable cause affidavit.
If you came here looking for tricks, this may not be the list for you. Last month, CandyStore, a California-based online bulk candy retailer, released the results of a much-anticipated study that revealed the company's top-selling candies in each state, and, in particular, sales in the months leading up to Halloween. The results of the study were based on 11 years of sales data gathering, which was then broken down by each state.
BARRON, Wis. — A 32-year-old Wisconsin man is facing burglary charges after police said he broke into the vacated home of missing teenager Jayme Closs Saturday, Oct. 27, stealing various items of clothing, including underwear believed to belong to Closs. Kyle T. Jaenke-Annis, of Cameron, Wis., was charged in Barron County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling and felony bail jumping.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rodney Scott Berget was awaiting his execution at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Monday, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m., according to media reports. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was deciding a last minute appeal based on Berget's mental capabilities. The execution would mark the state's first since 2012 and 19th overall in its history.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Curtis LeMair, the Northern State University wrestler who was found dead in his dorm room Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, likely died from an undetected genetic heart condition, according to initial autopsy results reported by Aberdeen American News Friday. Emergency responders were called to LeMair’s dorm around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, where a coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. Prior to attending Northern State University, LeMair, 18, grew up in Shakopee, Minn., and was a standout wrestler at Prior Lake High School. LeMair was a 3-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament place winner and a 2-time Fargo All-American in Greco-Roman wrestling. Before his death, LeMair was a freshman on the NSU wrestling team.
NEW YORK — If you think Burger King’s latest food gimmick is nothing more than a marketing ploy, well, there’s actual science to prove that it isn’t. On Monday, Oct. 22, Burger King’s new “Nightmare King” burger will be available in participating restaurants for a limited time for the lofty price of $6.39 while supplies last. The burger consists of a quarter-pound beef patty, a crispy chicken fillet, one slice of melted cheese, bacon, mayonnaise, and onions on a glazed green sesame seed bun. It’s most-prized ingredient, though?
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.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Minnesota state lawmaker is making national headlines after a video clip showing him ripping a microphone away from his challenger and then lobbing it back towards her during an event here Monday, Oct. 8, spread online. The incident occurred during a legislative forum at the Rochester Public Library sponsored by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The forum was an open debate between incumbent GOP state Rep. Duane Quam (R-25A) and DFL challenger Jamie Mahlberg.
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.