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MINNEAPOLIS—The final grants, coming from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee's legacy fund of almost $77,000, were awarded to 52 organizations. The Legacy Fund invested more than $5.5 million to communities across the state in the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII last February at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The final dividend grants, at $1,475 each, will be used to supplement previous grants to those 52 organizations by the host committee.
BISMARCK -- The fourth person to win the North Dakota Lottery’s $25,000 a year for life game has yet to claim the prize after the lucky ticket was sold at a Hettinger convenience store in west-central North Dakota. The Lucky for Life ticket, purchased at Central Dakota Frontier Cooperative, comes with the option of $25,000 a year for life or a one-time payout of $390,000, the North Dakota Lottery said. The winning numbers Monday, July 2, were 13, 18, 27, 39, 43 and the Lucky Ball 8. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.
BISMARCK—First-time buyers pushed North Dakota Housing Finance Agency's homeownership program to a record breaking level this spring. According to Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director, NDHFA's FirstHome loan reservations total in May was 185 percent higher than last year. The state agency's program provides first-time home buyers with low-cost financing and, if desired, down payment and closing cost assistance.
ST. PAUL -- Eleven people were killed, including five on motorcycles, over the Father’s Day weekend, making it the deadliest weekend on Minnesota roads in the past 19 months, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday, June 18. An off-duty Blaine police officer and his wife were killed in one of the eight fatal crashes. Steve and Susie Nanney, both 51, of Ham Lake, died Friday night when their motorcycle collided with a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old in Elk River.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and Attorney General Lori Swanson have sued Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, alleging it illegally markets a fentanyl painkiller. The suit filed Wednesday, May 30, claims the company allowed fentanyl, an opioid it sells, to be used for conditions not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and in higher doses than allowed. It is only approved for pain in some cancer patients.
CHICAGO — Depression is a growing condition throughout the United States, but according to a massive new study, Minnesotans and North Dakotans struggle more than most. The study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows the two states have a depression problem. The condition can be crippling, even life-threatening.
FARGO—Click Content Studios, a division of Forum Communications, and Emerging Prairie have announced a partnership in an effort to support local and regional entrepreneurs, endorse collaboration and fuel economic growth and development.
LEGIONVILLE, Minn. -- A monstrous floating bog -- about the size of three football fields -- is refusing to leave without a fight from the spot it floated into on a northern Minnesota lake north of Brainerd. The bog has been lodged in North Long Lake in front of the Minnesota American Legion’s Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center since last fall.
FARGO – Frontier Airlines is now offering nonstop flights between Fargo’s Hector International Airport and Denver International Airport, with additional connections available to select cities across Frontier’s network.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli related to romaine lettuce from the Yuma region. The Minnesota Department of Health is working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and public health agencies in other states to investigate an outbreak. Information on the national outbreak can be found on CDC's and FDA's websites.