Three Marines have become the first women ever to graduate from the Corps’ tough enlisted infantry training school in North Carolina. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Geraldine Carey says the three completed the rigorous 59-day course at Camp Geiger near Camp LeJeune and participated in a Thursday ceremony.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the nation’s top turkey producer is coming up a little short. Butterball, based out of North Carolina, told retailers that orders for fresh 16-pound turkeys and larger have been cut in half. The shortage is nationwide. Woody Hunt, manager of Rainbow Foods in St. Louis Park, says 40 years ago, Butterball was like the “Cadillac of turkeys.” “Everybody wanted a Butterball, and if you didn’t have a Butterball on your table you couldn’t brag to your neighbors that you had the best turkey,” Hunt said.
Another one of Minnesota’s star basketball recruits announced Friday that he will be leaving the state.
Natalie and Elena Windels share both a last name and a passion for track and field. “I like how you just get to accelerate and, like, just use all your power and try and finish and do the best that you can,” Elena said. Her sister Natalie is more succinct. “I just like running,” Natalie said. James Pipkens, the head sprints coach for Apple Valley High School, works closely with the sisters. He says there may be some sibling rivalry going on.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
How do you slow down Ryan Kelly? Put Reggie Bullock on him.
Sandy has combined with a strong cold front resulting in the first winter storm of the season in western North Carolina.
Senior Kat Lenhart is a long way from home. Back in North Carolina, her Asheville-area home boasts the Appalachian Mountains as her backyard.
Kevin Love had 40 points and 19 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Charlotte Bobcats, 88-83 on Wednesday night.
Foes and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for five costly and bruising statewide showdowns in the coming months on an issue that evenly divides Americans.
With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue.
This season of giving will be one to remember for the Salvation Army. From the get-go, the organization needed to raise more than ever through its red kettle campaign.
Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.
High Point University celebrated “Tubby Smith Night” by honoring the Minnesota coach at halftime of the Panthers’ game Wednesday night against Wake Forest.
Hurricane Irene is roughly 1,500 miles from Minnesota, but there are people here who are paying close attention to the damage.