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BRAINERD, Minn. — The first case of the canine influenza — a highly contagious disease that can be fatal — has been confirmed in the Brainerd lakes area. Testing for canine influenza came back positive for a dog named Bella, believed to be a 2-year-old Landseer, after being seen July 18 at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in Baxter, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS — Tucker Hibbert at the X Games usually means he's geared up, leaving the competition in his icy wake en route to claiming yet another medal. But while visiting X Games Minneapolis 2017, the 33-year-old from Pelican Rapids, Minn., was much more relaxed, all smiles as he signed autographs for fans before taking in the action inside U.S. Bank Stadium. "It's pretty impressive," Hibbert said of the venue. "It's my first time to the stadium, it's an exciting vibe just to be here and see all these athletes."
MINNEAPOLIS — With history on the line, Jamie Bestwick said he wasn't feeling the pressure. But neither was Vince Byron, the only person to best Bestwick in an X Games BMX vert competition in a decade. Showing a mastery of 540 combo tricks, Byron recorded two scores over 90 points to once again win X Games gold in the Fruit of the Loom Vert contest Thursday, July 13, outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Bank Stadium is big. The old Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which stood where the new stadium now stands, could fit inside the main competition area of U.S. Bank Stadium. And now X Games athletes are salivating at the chance to compete on action sports' biggest stage, in a really big venue.
MINNEAPOLIS — Come rain or shine, X Games Minneapolis will go on. That factor played a sizeable role in bringing the four-day sporting event to the Twin Cities. After three years just outside Austin, Texas, organizers were looking to change things up. Heavy rains and strong winds put a damper on X Games Austin 2016, forcing delays and rescheduling throughout the event. Tim Reed, vice president of X Games for ESPN, said it was time to make a move.
MINNEAPOLIS — Helmets and pads will be donned by elite athletes this month at U.S. Bank Stadium, but don't expect everyone to be wearing Vikings purple and gold. Minneapolis is gearing up to host its first Summer X Games, the top annual competition for action sport athletes to compete for gold and glory. Spanning four days, the competitors will race, spin and flip on skateboards, dirt bikes, motorcycles and BMX bikes in downtown Minneapolis and at the Mall of America in Bloomington from July 13-16.
FARGO — The Dakota Access Pipeline is up and flowing, the pipeline's operator said Thursday, June 1. The $3.8 billion pipeline began transporting oil for customers despite pending litigation against its operator, Energy Transfer Partners, in Washington. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe maintains the pipeline operator did not complete a full and public environmental review, and that President Donald Trump ignored the treaty rights of the tribe by taking executive action to approve the pipeline.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota medical marijuana patients report significant benefits of its use, according to a recent survey released by the state. A majority of patients said they believed the benefits of switching from other medication to medical cannabis have been substantial, according to early data from a Department of Health survey of patients from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.. Using a rating scale from 1 (no benefit) to 7 (great deal of benefit), 64 percent of respondents gave a 6 or 7 when asked how much benefit they think they received from using medical marijuana.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will have a primetime matchup included in their slate of preseason games for the 2017 season. The team's third preseason matchup — traditionally the game in which the starting players see the most time on the field — will be a Sunday Night Football tilt at home against the San Francisco 49ers. That game will be broadcast nationally on NBC at 7 p.m. Aug. 27.
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum said Tuesday, Jan. 17, he supports efforts to streamline North Dakota oil spill reporting to make information more accessible to the public. The comments came as Burgum led his first meeting as chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission during discussion on a bill related to reporting on oilfield spills.