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Zygi Wilf says Vikings 'made a mistake' on Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Vikings explained their decision to suspend running back Adrian Peterson indefinitely early this morning, saying the team "made a mistake" in reinstating him despite his Sept. 12 indictment in Texas on child abuse charges. At a news conference at Winter Park, co-owner Zygi Wilf opened by telling reporters, "We made a mistake."

‘GameDay’ affirms Bison culture in eyes of recruits

‘GameDay’ affirms Bison culture in eyes of recruits

FARGO, N.D. – It was about year ago when Omaha Creighton Prep quarterback Easton Stick and his coach got in a car after a Friday night game and made the drive from Nebraska to Fargo for an unofficial recruiting visit. Before going to the North Dakota State football game, they stopped downtown. It wasn’t for a doughnut and juice. It was the big enchilada of exposure for college football coaches: Getting ESPN’s “College GameDay” in their backyard. What Stick saw was something he didn’t expect, he said.

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Downtown Fargo businesses capitalize on ‘GameDay’

Downtown Fargo businesses capitalize on ‘GameDay’

FARGO, N.D. – Within 15 minutes Monday, all 150 tickets for the Saturday brunch at Monte’s were sold to fans eager for football and fine dining. The downtown restaurant at 220 Broadway hosted a similar event for last year’s ESPN “College GameDay” broadcast, said Christian D’Agostino, chef/owner. “I think they were waiting on it,” he said of this week’s quick ticket purchasers. “We’re right in the middle of it. We’ve got the best seat.” The same special is being offered at The Boiler Room, 210 Broadway, which D’Agostino also co-owns.

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College GameDay's return puts Fargo's plan on high alert

FARGO, N.D. – When ESPN’s College GameDay returns to Fargo on Saturday, the popular pre-game TV show will again be broadcast downtown in front of the Fargo Theatre, North Dakota State University announced in a news conference Sunday. “ESPN made it clear that they had a great experience last year in downtown Fargo and they wanted to go back there,” said NDSU interim athletic director Prakash Mathew.

UND-NDSU football officially back on

UND-NDSU football officially back on

Games will be at Fargodome in 2015, 2019
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It's official. The University of North Dakota-North Dakota State University football rivalry is back. The schools will play in games in Fargo on Sept. 19, 2015, and Sept. 7, 2019, ending a 12-year hiatus that began after the 2003 contest when NDSU moved to NCAA Division I status.

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Man charged with human trafficking in Williston

Man charged with human trafficking in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. – A 38-year-old man is charged here with human trafficking and several other offenses for allegedly forcing two adult women from out of state to engage in sexual conduct. Williston police arrested Keith A. Graves, a sex offender from California, on Wednesday at the Grand International Inn in Williston.

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WDAY’s Mr. and Mrs.: Husband-wife team anchor weekend news

WDAY’s Mr. and Mrs.: Husband-wife team anchor weekend news

FARGO, N.D. – Jody Norstedt, WDAY’s weekend sports anchor, grew up in Montevideo, Minn., watching husband-and-wife team Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello on WCCO in the Twin Cities. So when his wife, Amy Unrau, who previously worked as a multimedia journalist/anchor for Valley News Live, expressed interest in getting back behind the camera after a stint in marketing, he jokingly said, “Oh man, we could be just like them!”

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Champion horse Skoal’s Centennial among Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees

MEDORA, N.D. -- There’s no set formula for what makes a good rodeo horse: some combination of breeding, buck, personality and prize-money potential. Whatever it is, Skoal’s Centennial had it.

UND nickname supporter tell her story: It was a ‘set up’

UND nickname supporter tell her story: It was a ‘set up’

A group of Sioux people who fought to keep UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname probably never had a chance of success, according to a book one of the group members have written. In a recent interview, author Eunice Davidson called the deal with the anti-nickname NCAA to keep the nickname a “set up.” “Everything that we faced… everything we did, everything we were asked to, and every time we do something they seem to set the bar higher,” she said. And by “they” she said she meant big players involved in the struggle, such as state officials who negotiated a deal that required the approval of not just one but two Sioux tribes in North Dakota.

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Newly formed semi-pro football team hopes new approach leads to longevity

Newly formed semi-pro football team hopes new approach leads to longevity

Fargo The Fargo-Moorhead area is no stranger to semi-pro football. In the last five years, two semi-pro clubs – the F-M Liberty and the F-M Lumberjacks – experienced one-and-done seasons, going defunct for reasons ranging from money issues, lack of interest and poor organization.

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Saul Phillips named new men's basketball coach at Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University athletics announced late Saturday night on its website that the school had hired North Dakota State men’s basketball head coach Saul Phillips to fill its head coaching vacancy.

Though far from ’70s heyday, bowling leagues making a comeback

Though far from ’70s heyday, bowling leagues making a comeback

FARGO, N.D. -- Finding Kathy Pausch on a Thursday night is simple. She’ll be the slender woman with glasses and blond bangs by the lanes at The Bowler in Fargo, chatting with her teammates. When it’s her turn, she’ll grab a ball, take a few steps and roll a strike with ease. Pausch and her friends play in a women’s league that runs through the winter and lasts 28 weeks. There was a time when bowling on a team like hers was commonplace, but now many people aren’t willing to make the commitment.

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Beyond the barrel: Life of a professional rodeo clown goes beyond what the crowd sees

Beyond the barrel: Life of a professional rodeo clown goes beyond what the crowd sees

Fargo - The question was as simplistic as it was outrageous. What’s it like getting hit by a bull?

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UND wins in double overtime for berth in Frozen Four

CINCINNATI – Two summers ago, Connor Gaarder had no Division I offers and was about to go play Division III hockey.

UND women's basketball team falls in the first round of the NCAA tournament

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Yes, the University of North Dakota players were glad to be here, competing in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament for the first time in the program’s history.

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