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Sunday, February 25, 2018
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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...

On Feb. 23, 2017, a law enforcement officer climbed a ladder to speak to Jameson Dargen, one of the final holdouts of the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball in Morton County. After a couple of hours, he came down on his own and was arrested. (Mike Mccleary, Bismarck Tribune)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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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...

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Dawn Knoll, 54, of Warren, Minn.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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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...

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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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...

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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STILLWATER, Minn. — Stillwater Area High School swimmer Matt Payne stays behind after school each day to give teammate Alec Olson a ride to practice. Alec is legally blind.

"Matt...

Stillwater Area High School swim team's Thomas Watry, center, talks to teammates before practice as two teammates play with his other crutch, left, at Stillwater Junior High School Friday, Feb. 16. Watry, a freshman, was born with multiple birth defects on his right leg. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
"I keep an eye on him but I don't have to do much 'cuz he always figures out what to do," said Matt Payne, right, who keeps an eye on Alec Olson, left, who is getting ready to practice a start during a Stillwater Area High School swim team practice in Stillwater Junior High School Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Stillwater Area High School swim team's coach Brian Luke talks with Jon Busse, one of the team's four captains at practice in Stillwater Junior High School Friday, Feb. 16.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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WALKER, Minn.—"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,...

Ed Holtz, from Apple Valley, Minn., holds up an eelpout for a photo on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the 39th annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake. (Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service)
Festival goers are pulled on seats behind an ATV on Saturday during the 39th annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake. (Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service)
A woman tosses beads out the top of a vehicle on Saturday during the 39th annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake. (Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service)
Bemidji State University student Kayla Morey, an aquatic biology major, shows a festival goer how they tell the age of an eelpout Saturday, Feb. 24, at the 39th annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake. BSU students were working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at the event. (Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea, --The U.S. men's curling team will be bringing gold medals back to the Duluth Curling Club.
For the first time, an American curling team has won...

John Shuster competes in the men's team curling final between the United States and Sweden during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on Saturday, Feb. 24. (James Lang / USA TODAY Sports)
John Shuster (USA) competes in the men's team curling final between the United States and Sweden during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on Saturday, Feb. 24. (James Lang / USA TODAY Sports)
Team USA, which includes Joe Polo, John Landsteiner, Matt Hamilton, Tyler George, and John Shuster, celebrate winning the gold medal in the curling event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on Saturday, Feb. 24. (James Lang / USA TODAY Sports)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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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...

Iivo Niskanen of Finland wins the men's 50K cross-country mass start classic during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on Saturday, Feb. 24. (Andrew P. Scott / USA TODAY Sports)
Nana Takagi of Japan crosses the finish line ahead of Korea's Bo-Reum Kim and Netherlands' Irene Schouten in the ladies mass start final during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday, Feb. 24. (Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Sports)
Chinami Yoshida, Yumi Suzuki and Yurika Yosihda of Japan compete in the women's curling bronze medal game during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on Saturday. Feb. 24. (James Lang / USA TODAY Sports)
Joey Mantia  of the United States skates in the mens mass start final during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday, Feb. 24. (Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports)
Daniela Ulbing of Australia and Czech Ester Ledecka  compete in the wiomen's snowboard parallel giant slalom event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Saturday, Feb. 24. (Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)
Team Norway celebrates on the podium after the mixed team 1/8 big finals during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on Sasturday, Feb. 24. (Eric Bolte / USA TODAY Sports)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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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...

Canada goaltender Kevin Poulin (31) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Czech Republic in the men's ice hockey bronze medal match during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on Saturday, Feb. 24. (Andrew Nelles / USA TODAY Sports)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Brainerd Dispatch

Central Lakes College and Minnesota State are jointly implementing an economics transfer pathway associate degree.

This degree means students can earn a four-year degree in economics, with their first two...