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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As it turns out, weddings aren't the only occasion you should try on a suit before the big day. You can now add "going to Mars" as another one of those occasions. As part of a video series published by The Verge on their YouTube channel Aug. 15, 2017, science reporter Loren Grush paid a visit to the campus of the University of North Dakota to try on an innovative space suit in the process of being designed to be suitable on Mars.
COON RAPIDS, Minn.—In the name of "no good deed going unnoticed," an officer with the Coon Rapids, Minn. Police Department is being recognized by a fellow officer for going above and beyond the call of duty. According to a post on the Coon Rapids Police Department Facebook page: On Nov. 9, 2017, an officer with the Coon Rapids Police Department made a traffic stop. Inside the vehicle, the officer found a mother and father with five small children.
ST. PAUL, Mo. - The opening day of deer season wasn't starting out well for hunter Tim Phillips. After sitting in his tree stand all morning and not getting a chance to shoot at anything, Phillips decided to take a break, eat some breakfast and head back out to the stand that same afternoon. And it was a good thing he did. "I decided to hunt that afternoon and the monster buck walked out just before dark," Phillips told KSDK-TV. "My heart was racing when I realized it was him."
DUNCAN, Okla. - A 44-year-old Oklahoma mother who was once married to her son is now being charged with incest after marrying her 26-year-old daughter, according to a Tulsa World report. Patrica Ann Spann, 44, knowingly married her biological daughter, 26-year-old Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, in 2016, according to court records.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All the detective wanted to know was his address. Instead, the 24-year-old suspect charged with drug and gun offenses "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering," a detective told the Kansas City Star. According to a report, the fart was so potent that it forced the interrogation of Sean Sykes Jr. to end prematurely after the investigator chose to leave the room. "Mr. Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview," the detective wrote.
PENDROY, Mont. — A Montana man is lucky to be alive after he was charged by a female grizzly bear while pheasant hunting Saturday, Nov. 4. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, two men and a hunting dog were pheasant hunting along an irrigation canal on a farm a few miles southeast of Pendroy, Mont., when a female grizzly charged out of a patch of willow trees after one of the hunters shot a pheasant.
For many, it shouldn't take long to figure out where popular digital sports publication Bleacher Report got its inspiration for the latest episode of its hit digital mini-series "Gridiron Heights." "Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside," a narrator says about 10 seconds in.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man responsible for cracking Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret Twitter-related code has officially been enshrined in a one-of-a-kind piece of KFC lore. On Oct. 19, Mike Edgette tweeted: " .@KFC follows 11 people. Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb. 11 Herbs & Spices.
SEATTLE - Twitter can be brutal. Even more so if you're an NFL kicker who gets paid millions of dollars to kick a football through a set of uprights and fail at it three consecutive times. See: Seattle Seahawks kicker, and former Minnesota Vikings kicker, Blair Walsh. Walsh failed to convert three field goal attempts on Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Washington Redskins.
FARGO—Bison Nation will be welcoming with open arms a new family to the Fargodome Saturday, Nov. 11. According to a post on the official North Dakota State University Facebook page, the family of Lukas Kusters, on behalf of Heartland Chevy Dealers, will attend the next Bison home game against the University of South Dakota.