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RENO, Nev. - With an ace worth five points, Tom Hoge shot up the leaderboard at the PGA Barracuda Championship on Saturday, Aug. 5. The former Fargo South golfer made his hole-in-one on the par-3, 183-yard seventh hole to pick up his seventh point of the round. After nine holes, Hoge had accumulated 27 points and was in a tie with Sammy Saunders for second place. At that time, Richy Werenski had the lead with 31 points in the modified stableford event.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen, injured in Thursday night’s victory against Atlanta, underwent successful surgery on her left hand Friday, Aug. 4, and will be sidelined indefinitely, the team said in a news release. Whalen’s surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester was to repair a fracture of her fifth metacarpal in her left hand. The 14-year veteran has started all 22 games for the Lynx this season, averaging 8 points, 2.5 rebounds and a team-high 4.1 assists per game. The Lynx are scheduled to play at Indiana on Sunday.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A 7-year-old boy died after he was reported missing in the Mississippi River in a St. Cloud park on Friday afternoon. Authorities were dispatched around noon Aug. 4 to Riverside Park, across the river from St. Cloud State University. Crews in a St. Cloud Fire Department boat found the boy near the shoreline and life-saving efforts began, according to the St. Cloud Police Department’s Twitter account. The boy was then transported to a St. Cloud hospital. The boy was pronounced dead at 12:28 p.m. His identity has not yet been released.
MEDORA, N.D. -- A family had a scary encounter Thursday morning in Medora after the RV they were driving caught fire. Billings County Fire Chief Kyle Shockley said while the case is still under investigation, it is believed that the vehicle that was in tow behind the camper may have been left in gear as the family left the RV park. This may have caused the transmission to overheat and causing the car to start on fire, which led to the camper fire.
CATAWBA, Wis.—There was no distress call and weather does not appear to have been a factor in a plane crash that killed six people in north-central Wisconsin last month, according to preliminary findings from federal investigators.
BISMARCK—The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will visit North Dakota next week, Gov. Doug Burgum's office announced Wednesday, Aug. 2.
GRAND FORKS — Bond has been set at $35,000 for Jody Christopher Bergland Jr., who is accused of shooting and wounding a man Monday at a Grand Forks convenience store. Bergland, 24, is charged with attempted murder, a Class A felony, and reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, after police say he shot Glenn Robert Hansen at the Valley Dairy at 2401 S. Columbia Road.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A 29-year-old Baxter man was charged on 19 counts of felony possession of pornographic work involving adults engaging in sex acts with children, some of whom authorities believe are as young as 2 years old.
RICHARDTON , N.D. -- Following a two-day election process that took place last week, Father Daniel Maloney, of Bismarck, 75, was selected to become the ninth abbot of the Assumption Abbey in Richardton. The majestic abbey is just off of Interstate 94 in western North Dakota near Dickinson..
CHISHOLM, Minn. -- A northern Minnesota woman was severely injured when one of her dogs attacked her Saturday night in her home.