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Baseball 6 Professional Standings/results/schedule American Association North Division W-L Pct. GB Winnipeg 52-35 .598 -- Fargo-Moorhead 46-38 .548 4.5 St. Paul 45-42 .517 7 Sioux Falls 40-45 .471 11 Central Division W-L Pct. GB Lincoln 54-30 .643 -- Gary 48-38 .558 7 Kansas City 48-39 .552 7.5 Sioux City 39-47 .453 16 South Division W-L Pct. GB Wichita 52-34 .605 -- Cleburne 41-47 .466 12 Texas 34-51 .400 17.5
FARGO—The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks improved their playoff hopes alive with a 9-3 American Association baseball win over first-place Winnipeg at Newman Outdoor Field. The RedHawks (46-38) are now 4½ games behind Winnipeg (52-35) for first place in the North Division. The RedHawks are now only one game behind Gary and Kansas City for the wild card spot for the playoffs. RedHawks lefthanded starter Will Solomon allowed only four hits, no runs and struck out five in seven innings of work.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The No. 19 ranked University of Minneosta claimed a 3-0 win over North Dakota State's women's soccer team in front of 1,662 spectators on Monday, Aug. 21, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. With the loss, the Bison drop to 0-2-0 on the season while the Gophers improve to 1-0-1 overall. Junior Holly Enderle tallied two shots, with one shot on goal, leading NDSU. NDSU sophomore goalkeeper Monica Polgar had five saves.
FARGO—Cass County Electric Cooperative is warning the public of a possible scam. The cooperative has received reports that scammers claiming to represent the company have called local businesses and threatened service disconnection unless immediate payment is made. The callers often make mention of an overdue utility bill and request the use of a prepaid credit or debit card for payment. Cass County Electric said it will never disconnect an account without first issuing several official notices.
The midday sun was subdued by clouds, but it was still a stirring sight as the moon shadowed the sun in a partial solar eclipse over Fargo-Moorhead. All over the metro area, as in countless U.S. places, people squinted through their dark-tinted eclipse viewers as the moon crept along its celestial path and crowded out the normally domineering sun. It was a moment made for Instagram.
Baseball 6 Professional Standings/results/schedule American Association North Division W-L Pct. GB Winnipeg 52-34 .605 -- Fargo-Moorhead 45-38 .542 5.5 St. Paul 44-42 .512 8 Sioux Falls 40-45 .471 11.5 Central Division W-L Pct. GB Lincoln 53-30 .639 -- Kansas City 48-37 .565 5.5 Gary 48-38 .558 6 Sioux City 39-47 .453 15.5 South Division W-L Pct. GB Wichita 52-33 .612 -- Cleburne 40-47 .460 13
FARGO—Shawn Pleffner hit an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning to help Winnipeg claim a 4-3 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in American Association Baseball Sunday at Newman Outdoor Field. With the loss, the RedHawks (45-38) are now 5½ games behind Winnipeg (52-34) for first place in the North Division. The RedHawks are 2 games behind Gary (48-37) and 1½ games behind Kansas City (48-38) for the wild card spot for the playoffs.
Where: Lesser Gorges near Chongqing, China When: March Distance from Fargo: 6,957 miles Comments: The little boat on the bottom right is a sampan taking tourists deeper into the gorge. The smog in China is detectable at the top of the picture, which is less brilliant in color than the area closer to the photographer. Marilyn Guy, Fargo Send us your snapshots This is a regular feature that runs in The Forum's Travel section, where readers give us a taste of their vacation.
FARGO — The Salvation Army and Josef's School of Hair Design are partnering to offer free haircuts for K-12 students from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Josef's, 627 NP Ave.. Cuts for Kids will see students and staff at Josef's opening 60 haircutting stations and supplying students with haircuts from both their downtown and West Fargo locations. Last year's event provided over 250 new haircuts to children in the area. Metro Area Transit will offer free bus transportation to and from the event for riders who present the Cuts for Kids flyer when boarding.
MOORHEAD — The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County has announced its latest installment of the Parlor Talks series. The upcoming evening discussion, titled "Atomic Age Declassified," will be presented by former Army physicist Roger Stenerson. The presentation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Heritage Theater at the Hjemkomst Center. Stenerson is a Concordia College graduate and former Glyndon (Minn.) High School science teacher. He will discuss his time as an Army physicist during the early years of the Cold War nuclear arms race.