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Local Sports Podcast, Friday, February 5, 2016

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Bench Warmer – Rural Reflections

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Local News Podcast, Friday, February 5, 2016

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Thief River Falls Police Report 2-5-2016

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Theft On Jan. 25 at 8:37 a.m., police received a report of a theft outside of 834 Tindolph Ave. S. A man reported that someone had stolen his wallet out of his vehicle. The theft loss was less than $500. Theft On Jan. 25 at 4:51 p.m., police received a report of a theft outside

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Sports Headlines 2.5.16

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(New York, NY) — Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider both scored in the third period as the Rangers doubled up the Wild 4-2 at Madison Square Garden. Ryan Carter and Matt Dumba both tallied in the first period for Minnesota, which fell to 1-8-and-1 over its last 10 games. Devan Dubnyk allowed three goals on 29 shots in defeat. The Wild wrap up their three-game road trip tomorrow in St. Louis.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are back home to battle the Chicago Bulls tomorrow night at Target Center. Minnesota will play the next three and five of its next six overall at home. The Wolves are coming off a 1-and-3 west coast road trip that has them at 15-and-36 on the season. The 27-and-21 Bulls are in Denver tonight before coming to town.

(Santa Clara, CA) — A pair of former Vikings are awaiting tomorrow night’s Pro Football Hall of Fame announcement. The 2016 Class will be revealed on Super Bowl eve in Santa Clara, California. Kicker Morten Andersen and quarterback Brett Favre are two of 15 modern-era finalists.

(Evanston, IL) — Minnesota remains winless in Big Ten play following an 82-58 loss at Northwestern. The Golden Gophers are now 6-and-17 on the season and 0-and-11 in conference play. The Gophers are now off until hosting Michigan next Wednesday.

(Undated) — North Dakota State and North Dakota both won on the hardwood last night. The Bison knocked off Oral Roberts 67-63 to up their record to 15-and-8 on the season and 5-and-4 in Summit League action. The Fighting Hawks crushed Idaho State 76-60 to move to 11-and-10 including 6-and-4 in Big Sky play. NDSU hosts IPFW tomorrow, while UND hosts Weber State.

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David John Riveness

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Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sat., Feb. 6, at the Heritage Christian School in Karlstad with Pastor Mark Hanson officiating. Visitation will be after 6 P.M. Fri. with a 7 P.M. prayer service at Collins Funeral Chapel in Karlstad and at the church one hour prior to services Sat. Interment will be in the Karlstad Cemetery.

David John Riveness, the oldest of seven children of the late John and Ruth (Olson) Riveness, was born on July 22, 1935, at Duluth, MN. In 1943, the family moved to Karlstad where David graduated from Karlstad High School in 1953. He went on to the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis and Seattle Bible College. On Dec. 5, 1959, David was united in marriage to Bethany Joy Carlson of Marquette, MI. He was ordained for pastoral ministry in 1957, pastoring congregations in Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Dakota, Alberta and Minnesota. He retired in 1999 and after serving Resurrection Church in Karlstad he retired again in 2011. David enjoyed Bible study, reading, coffee, bird watching, fishing and conversation. He was a kind, loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was active in each community he lived, reaching out to many, always offering a helping hand, a listening ear and a prayerful heart. He passed away unexpectedly at his home in Karlstad on Mon. morning, Feb. 1, 2016, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 8 days.

He is survived by his wife, Bethany; four children: Jonathan, of Fargo, ND, Dirk (Pricilla), of Minneapolis, Elizabeth Riveness, of Columbia, SC and Nathanael, of Washington, DC; siblings: Paul (Myrle), of Blaine, MN, Clara Ost, of McAllen, TX, Jennie (David) Stanfield, of Punta Gorda, Fl, Sharron (Jerry) Spielberg, of Cape Coral, FL, Joanne (Howard) Rokke, of Thief River Falls, MN, and Phillip, of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren; in addition to many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

David was preceded in death by his parents, son: Aaron in 1995, and grandson: Weston. 

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NCTC has Top Bot in Competition

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It is the highest award offered in VEX Robotics and a title that belongs this year to NCTC Thief River Falls

Northland Robotics will advance to the VEX University Championships after earning the Excellence Award in Competition Saturday in St. Cloud.

Engineering Professors and Industry Professionals from across the region serve as judges in competition with Northland earning points based on inspection, interview, team performance and a review of the NCTC Engineering Notebook.

Programming skills and robot performance are perhaps the most public part of competition, with the Northland Design earning 132 programming points, third highest in the World in VEX University Competition, advancing the Thief River Falls Team to the University Tournament this April in Kentucky.

NCTC Robotics is sponsored as a Student Club with support from the 360 Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence, their design using select parts sourced locally from DigiKey Electronics and Fastenal.

Congratulations Coach and ETAS Instructor Andrew Dahlen and Team Members Skyler Schimanski, Justin Voecks, Kyle Meier and Ashley Holmes.

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