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ST. PAUL -- A live blog will help fans follow top-ranked St. Cloud State and No. 3 Minnesota Duluth as the teams play for the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff championship Saturday, March 23, at the Xcel Energy Center. The championship game blog will begin at 6:30 p.m. on The Rink Live's website. Puck drop is at 7:38 p.m. Fans can follow the action and participate through Twitter using the hashtag #FrozenFaceoff.
ST. PAUL -- Follow the live blog for the 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff third-place game Saturday, March 23, at the Xcel Energy Center to keep updated on action on the ice. Coloradio College and Denver will face off beginning at 3:38 p.m. A live blog will be available for fans to follow the action and participate through Twitter using the hashtag #FrozenFaceoff.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Duluth and Denver play in the second 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinal game Friday, March 22, Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and a live blog will be available for fans to follow the action and participate through Twitter using the hashtag #FrozenFaceoff. St. Cloud State defeated Colorado College 5-2 in the first semifinal, and will play the winner of the Minnesota Duluth and Denver game in the Frozen Faceoff championship Saturday.
HAGER CITY, Wis. — A body recovered Tuesday, March 19, from the Mississippi River backwaters in Pierce County was identified Friday as a missing 47-year-old Eau Claire woman. Muzeyyen Ayan was found deceased in the town of Trenton about 50 miles southeast of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
ST. PAUL -- The 2019 NCHC Frozen Faceoff features two semifinal games Friday, March 22, Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. A live blog will be available for fans to follow the action and participate through Twitter using the hashtag #FrozenFaceoff. The first semifinal starts at 4:08 p.m. when top-ranked St. Cloud State (29-4-3) takes on Colorado College (17-18-4). A separate live blog also will be available for the second semifinal pitting Minnesota Duluth against Denver.
BAXTER, Minn. — A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle late Thursday, March 21, on Highway 210 in Baxter. The collision happened about 11:15 p.m. on westbound Highway 210 east of Cypress Drive, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. The victim was identified as Joshua James Carner, 46, Brainerd. Carner was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, Ben Yu Hong, 50, Baxter, and his passenger, Pei Qiong Tang, 47, Baxter, were not injured. Baxter is just west of Brainerd.
MADISON, Wis. - Jeanne Nutter, the social worker who helped lead Jayme Closs to safety after the 13-year-old Barron girl was abducted and held captive in Gordon for 88 days, was honored for her outstanding service by Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson during a ceremony at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 21. She was nominated for the award by a former intern, who said Jayme couldn't have found a better person to help her, adding that Nutter has been a “role model for many social workers over the years.”
ST. PAUL -- The National Collegiate Hockey Conference's Frozen Faceoff takes center stage this week as the conference holds its sixth annual conference tournament Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Rink Live, a Forum Communications' Co. website, will be bringing college hockey fans all the action off the ice with special live coverage, along with comprehensive game coverage of all games.
DEERWOOD, Minn. — A two-vehicle head-on crash killed a 70-year-old Crosby woman Wednesday, March 20, just north of Deerwood. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the woman as Barbara Jo Blood. Blood’s death comes less than a week after her husband, John A. Blood, 73, of Crosby, died in Zimmerman, according to his obituary. John Blood’s funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, but it was postponed because of Barbara’s death.
BORUP, Minn. — A man found dead in northwestern Minnesota Friday, March 15, has been identified as Ruslan Arstanaliyev, 31, from Bensalem, Pa., according the Norman County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said the final autopsy report isn't yet available, but it is known Arstanaliyev had self-inflicted injuries. Thornton didn't say if the death was a suicide. Thornton says Arstanaliyev worked as a truck driver for RVK Express Inc. out of Naperville, Ill.