Nicole Haffely of Hillsboro will be inducted into a bowling hall of fame later this year. We know this because she was featured in a front-page story in the Hillsboro Banner. In Mayville, the Riverwood Addition development site is nearly sold out as more people build homes there. That news was on the front page of the Traill County Tribune. The Devils Lake Journal noted the local Sons of Norway lodge recently won a statewide award, and the Walsh County Press reported that Park River is the first city to receive the state's Vision Zero Community Designation.
Duke lacrosse. Baylor football. Now, the University of Minnesota football scandal, which fits neither of the above narratives. Instead, U of M authorities seem to be finding the elusive middle way. In the Duke lacrosse case, athletes’ lives were upended by accusations of racism and rape - accusations that later were shown to be false.