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Morning headlines: Millions of Minnesotans getting 'hero' pay starting today

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Respiratory therapist Logan Bailey, right, and a nurse check the vital signs of a patient in the COVID-19 unit at Sanford hospital in downtown Fargo on Dec. 22. C.S. Hagen / The Forum

ST. PAUL — More than 1 million Minnesotans will receive checks of $487.45 in recognition of their work on the front lines during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, Oct. 3, announced the state will begin sending the checks to workers starting Wednesday. Workers eligible for “hero pay” included health care workers, meatpackers, janitors, teachers and others. Full story here.

Fargo eyes 5 options for fate of 'architectural masterpiece' in the way of flood levee construction

This home seen Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 1458 S. River Road, Fargo, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s granddaughter and another Wright apprentice. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
This home seen Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 1458 S. River Road, Fargo, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s granddaughter and another Wright apprentice. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO — City leaders and a north Fargo family are mulling potential options for the future of a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's granddaughter.

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The house at 1458 S. River Road was designed and built by Elizabeth Wright Ingraham and her husband, Gordon Ingraham. Both studied under Wright, an iconic American architect. Full story here.

Andrew Sadek's family argues wrongful death suit isn't over

Tammy and John Sadek, photographed in their home near Rogers, N.D., on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, have yet to receive closure with respect to the death of their son, Andrew, who died last year. An autopsy concluded that Sadek died from a gunshot wound, but it could not determine the manner in which he died. Nick Wagner / The Forum
Tammy and John Sadek, photographed in their home near Rogers, N.D., on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, have yet to receive closure with respect to the death of their son, Andrew, who died last year. An autopsy concluded that Sadek died from a gunshot wound, but it could not determine the manner in which he died. Nick Wagner / The Forum

FARGO — An attorney for the family of Andrew Sadek, a college student turned confidential informant who died more than six years ago, went before the North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 4 , to defend their ongoing efforts to keep a wrongful death suit alive.

In their suit filed against Richland County and Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber, John and Tammy Sadek claimed their 20-year-old son, a North Dakota State College of Science student whose body was found in late June 2014 in the Red River north of Breckenridge, Minnesota, was misled when police recruited him to become an informant for drug investigators. Full story here.

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