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Resolution promoting Legacy spending control turns into study

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The North Dakota Senate gutted on Thursday a resolution aimed at raising the bar for spending Legacy Fund earnings, replacing it with an interim study on Legacy spending. The resolution’s sponsor, Minot native Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, said he will encourage the House not to concur ...

Weapons possession can lead to arrests, fines in Minot

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Several people have recently been found in violation of Minot’s ordinance regarding possession of certain weapons. Violations of the law can result in costly fines, jail time, or both. Section 23-67 of Minot’s Code of Ordinances, possession of certain weapons prohibited, reads that “No ...

ND company demonstrates building border wall

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A North Dakota company demonstrated to members of Congress including Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, and other officials on Tuesday how the private company can build more than 200 miles of border fence, on the southern border and at less money than the federal government says will cost for the ...

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 ...

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

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MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday. The ...

Japan using emperor, first lady’s birthday to court Trump

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduling a rushed visit to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump and celebrate first lady Melania Trump’s birthday, and then is inviting him to be first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new emperor, the two countries announced ...

Awards celebrate outstanding leaders in ND tourism

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The North Dakota Travel Industry Conference took place in Minot earlier this week at the Grand Hotel. The conference gave travel and tourism entities, promoters marketers and experienced providers from across North Dakota a chance to get together. “It’s a good opportunity for us to get ...

Farm Credit Services awards $7,500 to Ryder Senior Citizens

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RYDER – Farm Credit Services of North Dakota awarded the Ryder Happy Hour Senior Citizens $7,500 as a recipient of the Pat-NOW Community Fund (PNCF). The grant funds will help replace old electrical wiring in their century-old building. Representatives from the Ryder Happy Hour Senior ...

Taube announces Student Art Show winners

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The Annual North Dakota Juried Art Show has been taking place at the Taube Museum of Art since April 9. The 676 pieces on display were created by students from kindergarten through 12th grade from all across North Dakota. The pieces were judged by local artists for a variety of awards. This ...

Population estimates show both expansion and contraction

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Williams County led the nation in growth rate in the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today. Williams grew its population 5.9% between July 2017 and July 2018, while Ward County’s population fell 1%, according to the estimates. Among counties of 20,000 population or more, ...

Team Rubicon volunteers assist flood victims in McKenzie County

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Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, wrapped up work helping those affected by flooding in McKenzie County recently, according to a news release. The two-day operation started April 12. Team Rubicon had four volunteers from North Dakota and South Dakota to assist the ...

Historical Society receives donation

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Minot Eagles Aerie No. 2376 President Louie Rubbelke presents a check to Ward County Historical Society Board Members on April 12. The Ward County Historical Society is still raising funds to help pay for the relocation of the Pioneer Village Museum on the State Fairgrounds to its new home in ...

America about to see Mueller report; Barr gets in first word

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is getting some Trump-Russia answers straight from Robert Mueller. But first: Another declaration of “no collusion” by President Donald Trump’s attorney general. Eager to get in a last word ahead of the public release of the ...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to ...

Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick’s church in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man was arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, the New York Police Department said, just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The unidentified 37-year-old man had ...

France honors Notre Dame firefighters; protects rose window

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PARIS (AP) — France paid a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse, while construction workers rushed to secure an area above one of the church’s famed rose-shaped windows and other vulnerable sections of the fire-damaged ...

Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and ...

US unemployment aid hit lowest level since ’69

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(AP) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, lowest since September 1969. The four-week average, which is less volatile, dropped by ...