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Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate

The quick rundown: Minnesota Duluth 5, UND 3

Minnesota Duluth 5, UND 3 The story: UND gave up three power-play goals and another just as a Bulldog power play expired in a seventh-straight loss to Minnesota Duluth. Three ...
Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
WASHINGTON - The federal government shut down for the first time in more than four years Friday after senators rejected a temporary spending patch and bipartisan efforts to find an ...

McConnell announces vote in last-ditch effort to avert government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. The Senate is heading toward a showdown vote on Friday on legislation to keep the government open past midnight as Democrats appear ready to block it, gambling that President Donald Trump will offer concessions in the face of a crisis. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said a vote to end debate on a short-term spending bill will take place at 10 p.m. Friday in a last-ditch move ...

Adult-film star details alleged Trump affair in transcript

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before departing on Marine One to spend the weekend at Camp David, Dec. 16, 2017. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Donald Trump was attending a celebrity golf tournament at a Lake Tahoe resort in July 2006 when he met the adult-film star Stormy Daniels, she later said. Daniels said she ...

He ate sushi almost every day - until a 5-foot-long tapeworm slithered out of his body

"I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it of course is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm," Dr. Kenny Bahn said on the podcast. Courtesy /
He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish - specifically, salmon sashimi. It's what the 30-year-old man, from Fresno, California, suspected had landed him in ...

‘You guys are lucky I don’t know how to build a bomb,’ Minn. arson suspect allegedly said

Tnuza Jamal Hassan
A former St. Catherine University student charged with setting fires on the college’s St. Paul campus told police she did it because she’d “been reading about the US military destroying ...

Las Vegas police say motive for shooting rampage still elusive

In a photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, some of the weapons found in a room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas where Stephen Paddock shot at concertgoers in October, 2017. The Las Vegas police took the unusual step on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, of releasing key details about the investigation into the shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via The New York Times Copyright 2018)
Authorities have not yet found a motive for the October 2017 Las Vegas massacre but have concluded there is no evidence of any political or ideological radicalization that would explain ...

Facebook will now ask users to rank news organizations they trust

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, during a conference in San Jose, Calif., April 18, 2017. Facebook’s Jan. 11, 2018, announcement that it would deprioritize articles and videos may not have come as a surprise to most publishers, but it will almost certainly put a scare into them, even if it is not yet clear what the effect will be. (Jim Wilson/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
In a major change announced Friday to the Newsfeed used by 2 billion people every month, Facebook will now ask users to rank the news organizations they trust. The move ...

Highway Patrol names women who died in Thursday crash near Thompson, N.D.

The names of two women killed Thursday morning in a head-on car crash outside Thompson, N.D., were released Friday by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The deceased -- both residents ...
Andrew Haffner

Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.

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Will millennials kill Costco and Sam's Club?

At traditional wholesale clubs like Costco and Sam's Club, the demographic skews older, with baby boomers and seniors making up the majority of members. MUST CREDIT: Daniel Acker, Bloomberg News
There's a Costco to one side of Gwendolyn Hammer's house and a Sam's Club to the other. But when the 28-year-old needs 12-packs of paper towels, or 36 rolls of ...


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