ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Winnipeg’s new team will take off as the Jets.
The Atlanta Thrashers are no more, having moved north across the border earlier this month. The name change was announced Friday night by team chairman Mark Chipman at the NHL draft in Minnesota, just before the Jets took center Mark Scheifele with the seventh pick in the first round.
The NHL is headed back to Winnipeg.
And the man who made it happen is a former Sioux football player who earned both an undergraduate degree and a law degree at UND in the 1980s.
Mark Chipman is the founder, chairman and one of two partners of True North Sports and Entertainment, which purchased the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday morning and will move the team to Manitoba in the fall.
By Brad Schlossman and Wayne Nelson , Forum Communications Co.
, June 01, 2011
Cold weather is a great motivator for two canoeists from Winnipeg paddling the Red River.
Murray Jowett and Nick Turnbull are headed to New Orleans. On Tuesday, they were between Grand Forks and Fargo, camping along the river.
Winnipeg’s emergency preparedness coordinator has declared a state of emergency in parts of the western Canadian city as a precaution against flooding from the Red River.
Randy Hull said about 240 homes on the riverside of the primary dike that protects Winnipeg are affected.
Floodway gates were raised in Winnipeg on Wednesday as the western Canadian city braced for the swollen Red River to crest.
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