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ST. PAUL — In the only contested race in this year’s Minnesota Supreme Court race, incumbent Justice Margaret Chutich squared off against Michelle MacDonald. As of 9:05 p.m. Tuesday night, Chutich leads MacDonald by a 60 to 40 percentage vote. Chutich has served on Minnesota’s Supreme Court since 2016.
ST. PAUL — Six Minnesota appellate court seats are up for re-election this year, but only one of those seats were contested in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. Vying for seat 2 is incumbent Justice Lucinda Jesson, who has served on the appellate court since 2015, and challenger Anthony Brown. As of 9:05 p.m. Tuesday night, Jesson leads Brown by a 65 to 34 percentage vote.
The Minnesota Vikings Week 11 match-up Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Chicago Bears has been flexed to Sunday night on NBC, the NFL announced Monday, Nov. 5. The game, which was originally scheduled to be played at noon CST, has been moved to 7:20 p.m. The Vikings (5-3-1) are on a bye this week. As a result, two other games have been moved to new times. The Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints game has been moved from noon CST on FOX to 3:25 p.m. on FOX.
GLEN ULLIN, N.D. — A 34-year-old western North Dakota woman is facing seven felony charges and one misdemeanor charge after she said she was "going to go on a murdering spree," according to a probable cause affidavit.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. — On Wednesday night, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard and former 2011 league MVP Derrick Rose turned back the clock, dropping a career-high 50 points against the Utah Jazz. On Thursday, the team kept the positive momentum going. At an unveiling ceremony Thursday morning, Nov. 1, at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn., the Timberwolves showcased its new Prince-inspired "City Edition" uniforms.
If you came here looking for tricks, this may not be the list for you. Last month, CandyStore, a California-based online bulk candy retailer, released the results of a much-anticipated study that revealed the company's top-selling candies in each state, and, in particular, sales in the months leading up to Halloween. The results of the study were based on 11 years of sales data gathering, which was then broken down by each state.
BARRON, Wis. — A 32-year-old Wisconsin man is facing burglary charges after police said he broke into the vacated home of missing teenager Jayme Closs Saturday, Oct. 27, stealing various items of clothing, including underwear believed to belong to Closs. Kyle T. Jaenke-Annis, of Cameron, Wis., was charged in Barron County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling and felony bail jumping.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rodney Scott Berget was awaiting his execution at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Monday, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m., according to media reports. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was deciding a last minute appeal based on Berget's mental capabilities. The execution would mark the state's first since 2012 and 19th overall in its history.
ST. PAUL—Three candidates are running for the position of attorney general of Minnesota, a race that is anticipated to be one of the most hotly contested in the state this election cycle. Incumbent Lori Swanson, who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in August, is not seeking re-election. Swanson, a Democrat, served as attorney general since 2007. The candidates include Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow, and Grassroots Party candidate Noah Johnson. The person elected will serve a four-year term and will be given an annual salary of $121,250.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Curtis LeMair, the Northern State University wrestler who was found dead in his dorm room Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, likely died from an undetected genetic heart condition, according to initial autopsy results reported by Aberdeen American News Friday. Emergency responders were called to LeMair’s dorm around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, where a coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. Prior to attending Northern State University, LeMair, 18, grew up in Shakopee, Minn., and was a standout wrestler at Prior Lake High School. LeMair was a 3-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament place winner and a 2-time Fargo All-American in Greco-Roman wrestling. Before his death, LeMair was a freshman on the NSU wrestling team.