Flood Blends Surreal With The All-too-real

From sandbagging on the banks of the Red River to day-to-day tasks like driving to work, life in Fargo-Moorhead hasn’t been the same lately. Hopefully, the sound of choppers flying over your head or the sight of military Humvees driving past aren’t things I’ll get used to. Hearing and seeing those types of things is surreal.…
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Coste Appears To Have Big League Job

The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Ronny Paulino to the San Francisco Giants last night, pretty much securing a big league job for Chris Coste. Coste – a Fargo native and former Concordia College and F-M RedHawks standout – was battling with Paulino for the backup catcher job behind starter Carlos Ruiz. Coste has had a…
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The Flood Fight Unites All

Prior to my Wednesday night duties on the sports desk, I ventured out with a couple of my co-workers to north Fargo to help with sandbags for building dikes. I’m not going to call it a silver lining, but I’m just going to say it was really refreshing to see people of all walks of life working…
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A Couple Links To Share

I’ve got a couple of links to share that I’m finally getting around to. The New York Times had an interesting story a couple weeks ago about big cities going from multiple newspapers down to one and what the next step could be. The editor of Minnesota news Web site Minnpost.com acknowledged that losing newspapers is…
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WBC Poses Challenge For Teams Relying On MLB

Japan and Korea are currently playing for the World Baseball Classic title tonight. This shouldn’t be a surprise, as Japan is the defending champ and Korea is enjoying its second straight strong WBC showing. Last night’s USA loss in the semifinals leaves a guy wondering what went wrong. Anything can happen when it’s one-and-done. Is…
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Tourney Field Seems Top-heavy

I was filling out my NCAA tournament bracket, and I found it really difficult to not put the top seeds in the Final Four. There just doesn’t seem to be that many Final Four challengers beyond the top seeds. Of course, that will all change once the tournament begins and teams get hot. But right…
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F-M Spring Training Update

A number of players with ties to the Fargo-Moorhead area are competing in spring training. Here’s a look at how they’re doing. Feel free to leave a comment if I missed someone. Chris Coste, Phillies catcher: Fargo native and former Concordia and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks player has gotten just five at-bats this spring, going hitless. He’s…
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Random Notes On Twins

I watched quite a bit of today’s Minnesota Twins spring training against the Florida Marlins while I was out to lunch at a local bar/restaurant establishment, though let’s face it, this time of year it’s hard to watch baseball when there’s March Madness hoops. Thanks to the MLB Network, I’ve seen the Twins play a…
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