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Party for the 'pout: 39th annual International Eelpout Festival draws a crowd to Walker https://trib.al/wZOI0ij

WALKER—"Who loves America?" an announcer yelled to a growing crowd that had gathered around a rectangular hole in the ice on Leech Lake. The crowd "woo"-ed in agreement and, minutes later, teams of people in lifeguard suits and star-spangled swim trunks leapt into the icy water...
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WRESTLING: Jacks send seven wrestlers to state https://trib.al/V5R7CDw

ST. CLOUD -- Seven Bemidji High School wrestlers are bound for the Xcel Energy Center after placing first or second in their respective weight classes at Saturday’s Section 8-3A tournament at St. Cloud Tech High School.Those who advance include Seth Newby (second, 106), Jon Solum (second, 132), Na...
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Twins' Nick Gordon sees his famous father as a future pitching coach https://trib.al/qxPkaji

SARASOTA, Fla. — Tom "Flash" Gordon spent 21 seasons pitching for eight clubs in the major leagues, finishing up with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009.Since his retirement, however, the three-time all-star has focused on helping his sons, Dee and Nick, achieve their baseball dreams. That...
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Minnesota native Diggins to take reins of U.S. women's cross country https://trib.al/rKL3FRt

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Afton native Jessie Diggins still has the weathered scrap of cardboard that her idol, Kikkan Randall, signed for her nearly a decade ago.Back then, Diggins was a wide-eyed teenager with goals of someday competing in the Olympics, while Randall was a budding star on the U.S...
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Twins will give Erick Aybar a look; Miguel Sano is watching closely https://trib.al/DsXCof4

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Miguel Sano strolled into the Twins' clubhouse a little before 1 on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24.Spotting a familiar face on the way to his locker, the Twins slugger stopped in his tracks, broke into a big grin and threw a bear hug on newly signed utility infielder Erick Aybar. S...
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Sheriff's Office seeks help in finding northwest Minn. woman https://trib.al/LSDnW5O

WARREN, Minn.—The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Dawn Knoll, 54, of Warren in the far northwest corner of Minnesota.Knoll left the Warren area on or about Feb. 4 with Glenn Nelson of Warren, according to a news release from that office.Sources to...
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Gregg makes her own trail: Minnesotan wins record fifth Birkie women’s title; Norwegian wins men’s title https://trib.al/50SoFW5

HAYWARD — Caitlin Gregg was in the lead pack at the 44th American Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon on Saturday, Feb. 24, when she suddenly heard another snowmobile, and she knew exactly what that meant.The women's elite field started before the men, but the men had reeled them in."I loo...
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Their idea is 'da bomb': Three high school seniors are building bath bomb business in their parents' basement https://trib.al/ExBDxjy

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — How many times have you thought of a great idea, the next best invention, and said, "I should make that" but then just let it fall by the wayside and never got around to it?Well, three Detroit Lakes High School seniors didn't let their brainchild go — they had an...
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One year after pipeline protest's end, 'I would have done it all over again' https://trib.al/f2tL0hv

BISMARCK — Nathan Phillips' birthday fell on the same day of the eviction of the Dakota Access protest camps last year."The snow was flying, the camp was on fire — oh, I didn't get no birthday cake," the 64-year-old Omaha tribal member said Thursday, Feb. 22.Phillips was among the last...
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Looks like Metallica is coming to Grand Forks https://trib.al/sxY6vWM

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The heavy metal band, Metallica, may be planning a performance in Grand Forks, if evidence on social media sites is any indication. The Alerus Center and the band shared the same image on their social media accounts recently. When he was reached for comment Friday, Feb. 23, Rile...
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With legalization growing elsewhere, marijuana makes up half of N.D. drug arrests https://trib.al/I4F0i8e

The legalization of marijuana, or at least the attempt to do so, has gained steam.But recreational use still is illegal in most states and federally, meaning those who are caught with marijuana without a prescription can face criminal charges.In North Dakota, more than 50 percent of the drug arrests...
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Party for the 'pout: 39th annual International Eelpout Festival draws a crowd to Walker https://trib.al/wZOI0ij

WALKER—"Who loves America?" an announcer yelled to a growing crowd that had gathered around a rectangular hole in the ice on Leech Lake. The crowd "woo"-ed in agreement and, minutes later, teams of people in lifeguard suits and star-spangled swim trunks leapt into the icy water...
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Canadian men beat Czechs to claim hockey bronze https://trib.al/P2NEq5j

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Andrew Ebbett and Chris Kelly both scored twice as Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-4 on Saturday, Feb. 24, to claim bronze in the men's Olympic hockey tournament.With the win, the Canadians have now earned a hockey medal in three straight Winter Olympics, although Saturda...
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OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Finn Niskanen's 'sisu' delivers gold in cross-country https://trib.al/orY2c8e

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — One of the national characteristics the Finnish people are most proud of is what they call "sisu" - fighting spirit—and cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen displayed plenty of it to win the grueling 50km Olympic mass start race on Saturday.The 26-year-old Finn ...
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U.S. rocks Sweden to win first gold medal in curling https://trib.al/bfqgbyX

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring five in the eighth end to crush Sweden 10-7 and claim their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.With the score deadlocked at 5-5, United States skip John Shuster provided some l...
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United and Delta cut ties to NRA as boycott movement spreads to global corporations https://trib.al/0fCsqQd

Delta and United - two of the largest airlines in the world - have joined a growing list of companies cutting ties with the National Rifle Association amid a growing boycott movement inspired by the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle.Without...
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American curlers, including Bemidji's Joe Polo, win Olympic gold https://trib.al/oF1kOV6

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring five in the eighth end to crush Sweden 10-7 and claim their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.With the score deadlocked at 5-5, United States skip John Shuster provided some last-rock magic wit...
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