There was no doubt the U.S. Senate race between Democrat incumbent Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer was going to get nasty. With Republicans holding a narrow 51-49 majority and Heitkamp the only Democrat holding a statewide office in deep-red North Dakota, the national GOP has targeted her as particularly vulnerable. But getting nasty six months before Election Day? Before all the snow has melted in North Dakota?
A story out of Wisconsin is a bit chilling for radio talk-show hosts. And it has local ties because the station from which a host was fired is owned by the same company that owns Fargo-Moorhead news/talk station KFGO. Longtime conservative radio host Jerry Bader of WTAQ-AM in Green Bay was fired because, he says, he was too critical of President Donald Trump. Bader told news outlets in Wisconsin he had been fired by officials from Wausau-based Midwest Communications, for whom he’d worked for 18 years.
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FARGO, N.D.—Dallas Goedert's grandfather sent me a wonderful letter (handwritten) and a packet of information the other day. Gordon Phillips lives in Forman, N.D., and wanted to provide me an update on his daughter's son, the South Dakota State University tight end who likely will be a high National Football League draft choice come April. Forman is about 95 miles from Fargo, located in Sargent County in the southeast portion of North Dakota. It is not far from Havana, N.D., where much of the Goedert/Phillips clan is from.
Carson Wentz says he’ll “come back stronger than ever” from a knee injury that ended his season, even though “it will be tough on me for a little bit.” Through a video posted on Twitter late Monday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his left knee Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams is part of Jesus’ plan for him.
Carson Wentz has gone from little-recruited Bismarck Century quarterback to Football Championship Subdivision and North Dakota State star to No. 2 overall NFL draft choice to solid rookie season to … NFL Most Valuable Player?
ESPN broadcaster John Gruden first mentioned it during the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory over Washington on Monday Night Football — that the play on which quarterback Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Corey Clement was something Wentz suggested the Eagles install in the offense because it was so successful at North Dakota State. This week, it’s been confirmed by both Wentz and Philadelphia offensive coordinator Frank Reich. A common two tight-end set run often by the Bison in situations inside the 20-yard line was installed in the Eagles’ offense at Wentz’s suggestion.
ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi did a feature story on a young boy with cancer and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, formerly of North Dakota State. If you watch in the office, be prepared for people to ask you why you’re crying … Find more from Mike McFeely at his Areavoices blog here.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, a former North Dakota State player, will donate money to a charity of kicker Jake Elliott’s choice. “Just to set things straight: My man Jake Elliott and I are excited to be donating and helping out a charity of his choice!” That’s what Wentz tweeted Wednesday afternoon as a response to the hubbub surrounding a video that captured the QB saying he was going to give his paycheck to Elliott if the kicker made a game-winning field goal Sunday against the New York Giants. Wentz did not include a dollar figure.
Tom Campbell’s spending has slowed, but the Republican U.S. Senate hopeful is still buying television ads across North Dakota. From Sept. 4 to Sept. 24, Campbell spent about $100,000 on statewide TV advertising, according to Federal Communications Commission filings. That’s down from the approximately $150,000 Campbell spent between Aug. 16 and Sept. 3.