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Quarterback Carson Wentz, in his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, leads all players in Pro Bowl balloting for the second consecutive week. The former North Dakota State star has garnered 422,491 votes from fans with New England QB Tom Brady second at 370,379, followed by Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell at 360,129 and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown at 349,199. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is fifth at 323,231.
Multiple media outlets this morning are reporting that Matt Lauer, host of NBC's Today Show morning program, has been fired over allegations of sexual harassment. Savannah Guthrie, Lauer's co-anchor, opened Wednesday's Today show with an announcement of Lauer's firing. Check back later for updates.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas—North Dakota State men's basketball committed an uncharacteristic 28 turnovers and suffered a 54-50 loss at Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night. The Bison, whose record falls to 3-3 overall, was led by Paul Miller's 15 points. Miller sank a 3-point field goal with three second remaining to cut the lead to 52-50. But Stephen F. Austin sank two free throws to ice the win and improve its record to 6-1.
FARGO — One of two suspects in the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind is apparently planning to make a change of plea in Cass County District Court. According to online court records, Brooke Crews is scheduled to change her plea during a hearing on Dec. 11. A notice of the hearing was filed Monday, Nov. 27.
MITCHELL, S.D.—A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 28, to entering a woman's home and stabbing her with a pair of scissors. Eustace Miles, 49, of Moorhead pleaded guilty at the Davison County Public Safety Center to aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23. According to court documents, on July 17, 2016, Miles entered a Mitchell residence and confronted a woman while she was in the shower.
FARGO—Friends and family, this week, will celebrate the life of Grant Heim, and his courageous battle with cancer. Heim passed away Friday, after a six year battle with a muscular cancer. Above is a video of Grant in 2011, shortly after the then 14-year- old was diagnosed. Heim made a Make-A-Wish trip in 2014. The avid wake boarder got to meet Dean Smith, a professional in the sport. The two remained friends until Heim's passing. Heim graduated from Fargo North High in 2015, and went to UND, and studied occupational therapy. He was just 20 years old.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision Monday, Nov. 27, to deny a request for post-conviction relief for a Fargo man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in 2013.
BISMARCK — North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is looking for North Dakota educators to join a committee to help review the state's academic standards for the content areas of science, health, the arts, and early learning. Later, the Department of Public will be looking for state residents to help in reviewing the standards the educators develop.
MOORHEAD — Moorhead police have recaptured an inmate who walked away from the Clay County Jail on Thursday, Nov. 23. The inmate, James Lekvick Wingo, left the jail annex and was spotted by a Moorhead police officer walking south in the 300 block of 10th Street North at 1:17 p.m. wearing all orange jail attire, police said Friday, Nov. 24. When Wingo was ordered to stop, he fled into the neighborhood in the 1000 block of Second Avenue North, police said.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—In advance of Black Friday, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has released numerous tips for shoppers looking for big savings: • Do your research. Visit bbb.org or call (800) 646-6222 to obtain free business profiles on retailers — both for brick and mortar stores and online retailers. • Search for Black Friday ads ahead of time. Many retailers roll out their Black Friday specials well in advance of the shopping holiday.