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If it weren't for a game-winning desperation heave from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to wide receiver Stefon Diggs on Sunday, Jan. 14, the following Monday would have sent most Vikings fans into a downward, depression-inducing spiral of gloom. But, despite the victory, chances are you were depressed anyway. No, it wasn't because of the bone-chilling, subzero temperatures outside or the fact that you ate half your bodyweight in chicken wings and now, as a result, have moved a notch in the wrong direction on your belt.
NEW ORLEANS - Saints fans took to Twitter Sunday night, Jan. 14 to express frustration after the Vikings pulled off a stunning victory on the last play of the game.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz published a tweet Friday, Jan. 12, which appears to be in response to recent remarks made by President Trump. The tweet from Wentz reads: "Much love for the people of Haiti! They've been thru so much but it was incredible to see so much hope for them--even tho they've been stricken by so many natural disasters. Such a resilient nation & a place I'm passionate about. Definitely changed @jmattjmattjmatt and I forever!" Much love for the people of Haiti!
CERES, Calif.—A California man was so angry after his gaming headset broke following an argument with his mother that he grabbed a gun and shot her in the head, according to police. Matthew Nicholson, 28, of Ceres, is being held in a California jail without bail. About 9:48 p.m. Thursday night, Jan. 11, Ceres officers were dispatched on a report of a woman shot inside a home, according to police. Police arrived to find a 68-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the head.
What started out as a joke on the internet has now become a major health concern among teenagers and young adults in the United States. Primarily seen on social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the "Tide Pod Challenge" has rapidly grown as the latest fad among teens and young adults looking for an easy way to get views. The challenge consists of an individual putting one or more detergent pods in their mouth.
LONDON—Award-winning international journalist and author Roxana Saberi, who graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, will be taking on a new position with CBS News, the company said in a release. Saberi, 40, who has served as a freelance correspondent for CBS News since 2016, has taken on a new role as a London-based correspondent and will report for all CBS News platforms.
A season-ending knee injury may have costed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz the MVP award, but a tweet from you could earn him another honor. Wentz, along with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, have been selected as three finalists for this year's FedEx Air and Ground NFL Players of the Year.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The new year has only just begun, but is already off to an astronomically spectacular start. A Minnesota police officer's dash-cam footage is proof. In a video posted Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, to the Bemidji Police Department's Facebook page, a meteor can be seen on the officer's dash-cam video plummeting towards the Earth's surface before quickly fizzling out. The video was taken the night of Jan. 3.
FARGO—Gander Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis has confirmed that the former Gander Mountain store here has not made the final list of stores that will be reopening. In a Periscope video posted on his Twitter page Wednesday, Jan. 3, Lemonis went through the final list of stores he said will eventually be reopening as Gander Outdoors, formerly Gander Mountain.
FARGO — Dean McMurray never chose the kind of life he lives now. As he says, "it chose me." After serving 24 years in the military, McMurray, of Fargo, now leads an entirely different life — a life even he could have never predicted. Better known as the "military medium," McMurray's newfound calling has him serving a similar purpose to that of his time in the military: helping people.