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KINGSTON, R.I.—The Minnesota women's basketball team won its first road game of the season Monday, Nov. 13, beating Rhode Island, 82-60. Kenisha Bell had a double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Bell carried the Gophers in the first half with 13 points and six rebounds. She shot 10-of-18 from the free throw line. Leading just 34-28 at halftime, the Gophers outscored the Rams 48-32 in the second half to pull away.
ST. PAUL — Changes are starting days after two Minnesota legislators were accused of sexual harassment. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced Monday, Nov. 13, that it will require candidates receiving party support to take sexual harassment and workplace conduct training. And Gov. Mark Dayton, who has asked that both lawmakers resign, ordered a review of all state policies on sexual harassment and assault.
OLIVIA, Minn. — A man was found dead in an Olivia residence approximately four hours after police responded to a domestic incident there Monday morning, Nov. 13. A woman and children fled the residence and an Olivia police officer responding to the incident made entry into the house, where a small child was removed. The officer also attempted to make contact with the man with no success, according to the Olivia Police Department.
MENAHGA, Minn. -- Two men have been found shot to death inside a residence in Menahga. The Menahga Police Department and Wadena County Sheriff's Office found the men after responding to a 911 call at 12:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Names of the victims have not been released. Authorities have not said what led up to the deaths, but do not believe there is any risk to the public, the sheriff’s office said. The Menahga Police Department, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau Criminal Apprehension are investigating.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. — A deer farm in Crow Wing County in north-central Minnesota continues on quarantine for chronic wasting disease, while no further infected cases were found in the most recent batch of tests.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 38-year-old Shakopee, Minn., woman, formerly of Warwick, N.D., is facing a charge of being an accomplice to murder, a Class AA felony. Crystal Herman is in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown. According to court documents filed in Southeast District Court, Herman is charged with assisting her husband, Billy Herman, to kidnap Amanda Engst, 36, on or about Oct. 13, 2015.
HASTINGS, Minn. — One of Hastings’ largest retailers is closing and it appears to be among a few in the region destined to shutter. The Target store in Hastings will close in February 2018, store team lead Sari Raway confirmed. Raway said the store’s closure was announced to employees Monday, Nov. 6. The store will remain open until Feb. 3.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Cheech Marin, who gained fame as part of the comedic duo “Cheech and Chong” with Tommy Chong in the ’70s and ’80s, will speak about his extensive collection of Chicano art and his advocacy of minority artists Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Hughes Fine Arts Center at the University of North Dakota. The free event is set for 5 p.m. in the Campbell Recital Hall. For the past 30 years, Marin has amassed the largest private collection of Chicano art in the United States. The term “Chicano” refers to people of Mexican-American heritage.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students said multiple signs saying "It's OK to be white" were scattered across campus this week. Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center at the private college in Moorhead, Minn.. Social media this week exposed multiple signs across the country at Tulane University, Purdue and the University of Alberta. The sign is linked to a '4chan' online forum: boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/147370754/its-okay-to-be-white-o
MILLE LACS, Minn.—Mille Lacs Lake resort and business owners and fishermen received some good news Friday as the ice fishing season approaches. The walleye fishing will open on Friday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and a limit of one walleye 20-22 inches or one longer than 28 inches.