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Local News Podcast, Friday, July 29, 2016

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Sports Shorts 7.29.16

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(Mankato, MN) — The Vikings are extending the contract of head coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings announced the extension as they opened training camp at Minnesota State University, but did not disclose the length of the deal. General Manager Rick Spielman simply said “Zimmer will be our head coach for a long time.” Zimmer is 18-and-14 in his first two seasons in Minnesota.

(Mankato, MN) — The Vikings hold their first practice of training camp today at Minnesota State University-Mankato. The Vikes open their preseason schedule on August 12th at the Cincinnati Bengals.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Brian Dozier drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Twins went on to beat the Orioles 6-2 at Target Field. The teams were making up a May 9th rain-out. Max Kepler homered in the sixth to tie the game and added some insurance with an RBI-single in the seventh for the Twins, who snapped a three-game skid.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins open up a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox tonight at Target Field. Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for Minnesota. He is 4-and-8 with a 5.40 ERA. The Sox will counter with left-hander Jose Quintana, who is 8-and-8 with a 2.97 ERA.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a minor league pitcher. Nunez was batting .296 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs this season for the Twins and was leading the American League with 27 steals at the time of the trade.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are bringing back restricted free agent defenseman Matt Dumba. The team signed Dumba to a two-year, $5.1-million contract yesterday. The 22-year-old set career-high’s with 10 goals, 16 assists, 83 hits and 56 blocked shots in 81 games last season. He has 19 goals and 25 helpers in three NHL seasons.

(Undated) — The College Football Playoff executive committee is changing the dates of future semifinals to make sure they fall on a Saturday or a holiday. Dates have been changed for the semifinals to be played on a Saturday in 2018 and 2019, as well as 2024 and 2025.

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Two City Road Work Projects Start Next Week

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Beginning next week the city of Thief River Falls will begin some late season road work.

Community Services Director Mark Borseth said there are two areas of concern the public should be aware of.

Davis Avenue will be limited to local traffic only for a short time before motorists will be asked to find an alternate route as the street is closed down for a final overlay.

The second area of concern concerns straightening out Greenwood.

Borseth added traffic will eventually be detoured along Spruce Avenue. Davidson Construction is the contractor for the project. The traffic signals are due to be placed in 2018. Borseth said another project is the Safe Route to School, a $200,000 project being done with grant money.

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No injuries reported after car and bike collide

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Accident On July 15 at 5:08 p.m., police received a report of an accident at the intersection of Brooks Avenue and Third Street. At the time of the accident, Carrie Engen of Karlstad was driving a Ford Taurus. According to the report, she stopped at a stop sign. Engen then turned right, not seeing bicyclist

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Local News Podcast, Thursday, July 28, 2016

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