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MINNEAPOLIS — Lindsay Whalen, the all-time winningest player in WNBA history, will be announcing her retirement from the league Monday, Aug. 13, sources tell the Minneapolis Star Tribune. At 1:30 p.m., a news conference will be held at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune. The press conference will be simulcast on Fox Sports North and on NBA TV. Earlier this year, Whalen, a former star at Hutchinson (Minn.) High School, was named the new head coach of the University of Minnesota Gophers women's basketball team.
DETROIT — Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, better known as the "Queen of Soul," is "gravely ill" in a Detroit hospital, her family told Detroit news station WDIV-TV Monday, Aug. 13. Evrod Cassimy, a news anchor for WDIV-TV, shared the news in a tweet Monday morning. "I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. I spoke with her family members this morning. She is asking for your prayers at this time. I'll have more details as I'm allowed to release," the tweet read.
Five back-to-school items have tested positive for toxic chemicals – including asbestos – according to a release from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Those items include Playskool crayons (36 count), Brace Brands children’s Reduce Hydro Pro Furry Friends water bottle, GSI Outdoors Kids’ insulated water bottles, Jot brand blue 3-ring binder and The Board Dudes brand markers.
Pepperidge Farm, a commercial bakery owned by Campbell's Soup Company, is alerting customers to a potential salmonella outbreak in four of its varieties of Goldfish crackers, the company said in a Monday, July 23, news release. The bakery says it was notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall.
Let the ever-growing list of recent food recalls continue. Kraft Heinz announced on Tuesday, July 24, a voluntary recall of its Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip over fears it may lead to botulism, the company said in a news release. As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of the cheese dip were recalled after being distributed to retailers nationwide.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Four years ago, Karen Odens buried her precious 4-year-old daughter. Now, friends and family are mourning the death of Karen. Odens, 39, is being described as someone “with a gentle smile who could melt the hearts of those around her.” She died Saturday, July 14, her obituary said. Odens had been hospitalized 30 times in the last five years, and it all started when her 4-year old daughter Sophia contracted an aggressive form of E. coli bacteria and died one day after her birthday.
The family of a 22-year-old man injured in a serious crash Thursday, June 28, says he no longer has brain activity, according to an update on his CaringBridge page. On Monday afternoon, testing was done on Cameron Bolton to determine if there was any brain activity. The Fargo man’s body was brought back to a normal temperature where a test was done and determined tha
GLYNDON, Minn. — In April 2002, the Buffalo River State Park broke ground on a state-funded $1.2 million renovation to completely overhaul its swimming area. After multiple setbacks, the renovation was finally completed in June 2004. The renovations to the swimming pond included the addition of extensive landscaping and a water filtration and chlorination plant.
FARGO—There's an unsettling and unwelcoming trend settling into the region and it's not expected to go away anytime soon, according to petroleum industry experts. As of Thursday, Feb. 1, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States is $2.60, according to GasBuddy. That number is 18 cents higher than the original forecasted average for February of $2.42 per gallon. Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota all rank near the middle of the pack as far as average price per gallon of gas among all 50 states.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The new year has only just begun, but is already off to an astronomically spectacular start. A Minnesota police officer's dash-cam footage is proof. In a video posted Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, to the Bemidji Police Department's Facebook page, a meteor can be seen on the officer's dash-cam video plummeting towards the Earth's surface before quickly fizzling out. The video was taken the night of Jan. 3.