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College Hockey: UND’s Christian Wolanin Scores NHL Contract

Wolanin signed a two-year contract with the Ottawa Senators

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Just four days after performing under the bright lights for the University of North Dakota, Christian Wolanin is heading to an even bigger stage. The North Dakota defenseman scored himself a two-year contract with the Ottawa Senators and will join the team immediately. Wolanin scored 12 goals and 23 assists in 40 games with the Hawks…

Boys Basketball: Breckenridge Hands Perham First Loss of the Season, Will Head to State Tournament

The Cowboys topped the Yellow Jackets 49-39

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The undefeated, 29-0 Perham Yellowjackets were in need of just one more win on Thursday night to hoist the Section title trophy and earn a state tournament berth. To do that though, the Yellowjackets needed to top the Breckenridge Cowboys, the same team that stripped Perham of a section championship last season. Breckenridge was able to hold Perham…

Senior Spud Sam Haiby Named a Finalist for Minnesota Miss Basketball

Haiby is one of 11 finalists for Minnesota Miss Basketball

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Spud Sam Haiby is back in the spotlight. The University of Nebraska commit is one of 11 finalists for Minnesota Miss Basketball. Despite suffering a mid-season meniscus tear, Haiby still finished her career with 2,421 points, which is the most points scored by any Spuds player. Haiby could be the first player from to Moorhead to win…

College Hockey: UND Ready to Bring its A-Game Against (1) St. Cloud State in NCHC Semifinals

The 16-12-and-10 Fighting Hawks need a few wins this weekend to reach the NCAA tournament

FARGO, N.D. — UND hockey made the trek to the Twin Cities today for the semifinals of the Frozen Faceoff this weekend. The Hawks are making their 16th consecutive trip to the cities, but just making it there is certainly not good enough for the green and white. The 16-12-and-10 Fighting Hawks also need a few wins this weekend to…

Rink Report: Fighting Hawks Prep for Must-Win Matchup… Again

The Hawks, sitting at 14th in the Pairwise, need to win this weekend to possibly earn a spot in the NCAA tournament

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The past few weeks UND hockey has continuously been in must-win situations, whether that be a win for home ice or a win to advance in the NCHC tournament. This weekend that conversation isn’t changing. The Hawks, sitting at 14th in the Pairwise, say their backs are still against the wall and need a few wins…

The West Fargo CycleBar Pedals for a Good Cause

The CycleBar in West Fargo held a charity ride for Landon Solberg, a ten-year-old battling cancer

WEST FARGO, N.D. — “We’re going to go as fast as we can. You can take a little bit off if you want, but I want you to go hard,” yelled the West Fargo CycleBar owner, Jodi Roper to her cycling class. This type of motivation is the norm at the CycleBar in West Fargo, however for this particular class…

Rink Report: St. Cloud State Series Serves as a Lesson Learned for UND Hockey

UND garnered two points in its last series with St. Cloud State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND Hockey garnered just two points last week against the top-seeded St. Cloud State Huskies. A pair of points happens to be enough to clinch the fourth and final home ice spot in the NCHC Quarterfinals. UND will now host Omaha this coming weekend. Nonetheless, the hawks are saying they are taking away much more than…

Cyclebar Continues to Brighten “Landon’s Light” with Charity Ride

Landon Soldberg, a 10-year-old battling brain cancer, co-taught a class at Cyclebar in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. —For cyclists heading into the CycleBar in West Fargo Wednesday night, the number of miles biked or reaching a top-notch speed didn’t really matter. The CycleBar community showed its support for Landon Solberg, a 10-year-old battling brain cancer, with a charity ride. The best part? Landon got to co-teach the class, and listen to some of his…

Fire Destroys Barn On Turkey Farm in Richland County

Lelm Turkey Farm in Walcott is home to 30,000 turkeys

WALCOTT, N.D. — Fire departments from Walcott, Colfax, and Christine, North Dakota were at the scene of a fire at a turkey farm. The fire, at the Lelm Turkey farm east of Walcott, put thousands of turkeys in danger and destroyed one of the barns. “The building was a complete loss,” Festus Mickelson, the Chief at the Colfax Fire Department said. This…