Imperfect Timing: Former State Rep Ryan Winkler, Family Living In Brussels At Just The Wrong Time

Ryan Winkler decided to resign his Minnesota legislative seat last summer after his wife took a job in Belgium. The outspoken DFLer from Golden Valley, who served five terms in the House, called it “the right time to do it.” Maybe not so much. Winkler, his wife Jennifer and their three children moved to Brussels…
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Minnesota DFL Accuses 7th District Republicans Of Racist Tweet

A Twitter message posted Sunday to the account of the 7th Congressional District Republicans has Minnesota Democrats claiming racism. The 7th District covers a wide swath of western Minnesota, including Moorhead. The following tweet was sent out: It has since been removed. The tweet linked to an article on the website www.ourblacknews.com titled “Minnesota Governor…
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Commissioner: ‘I Think It Was A Conscious Decision’ To Put Five MVFC Teams In Same Bracket

Missouri Valley Football Conference commissioner Patty Viverito said she believes the Football Championship Subdivision playoff committee made “a conscious decision” to put five Valley teams in the same bracket. When the FCS playoff pairings were announced Sunday, all five Valley teams were placed in the same bracket. Second-seeded Illinois State, third-seeded North Dakota State, South…
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FCS Playoffs Taking On Division II (Boring) Feel

North Dakota State football fans were burning up Twitter on Sunday morning when it was revealed the four-time defending national champion Bison received the No. 3 seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and conference rival Illinois State was rewarded with the No. 2 seed. This was a crucial decision by the FCS playoff committee…
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Sen. Heitkamp Non-Committal On Syrian Refugees; Franken Says U.S. Can’t Close Its Doors

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is non-committal on whether the United States should accept Syrian refugees. The Democrat from North Dakota, in a statement issued by her office, says she is studying the vetting process of all refugees. “My focus right now is on reviewing the vetting process for refugees coming into the U.S. from any…
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