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Police investigators say short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

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PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A judicial police official told The ...

Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time. ShopRite will join the two retailers on the program early next ...

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

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MOSCOW (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia’s profile in regional affairs. The ...

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive coming May 11

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The U.S. Postal Office in Minot is inviting Minot residents to take part in another year of food donation. The 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place on May 11. Bags, provided by Marketplace Foods and Spartan Nash, will be put into ...

Step Up for Better Health

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UnitedHealthcare has launched the Step Up for Better Health Sweepstakes to celebrate National Move More month and to encourage North Dakota residents to walk more. The sweepstake will run through the month of April. Step Up for Better Health is a national effort to encourage people to get up, ...

BLM prepares for ND, Mont. oil, gas lease sale

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BILLINGS, Mont. –The BLM’s public scoping period runs through April 23 for nominated oil and gas lease parcels located in North Dakota and Montana. The scoping period is intended to solicit public input on nominated lease parcels for the September lease sale, including the preliminary ...

New date for brine spill discussions meeting

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A brine spill discussions meeting originally scheduled for April 11 at the NDSU North Central Research Center, south of Minot, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 30. The meeting will be from 1-3 p.m. Those who previously registered should contact Paige Brummund, Ward County Extension ...

Two injured in head-on collision in McKenzie County

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Two people were injured in a head-on vehicle crash near Grassy Butte on Tuesday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. According to the Patrol, Brett Murchison, 27, of Grassy Butte, was driving a 2017 Toyota Tundra pickup north on Highway 85 at excessive speeds when he lost control ...

Broadway intersection to close for flood protection work

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North Broadway motorists will be detoured for 10 days next month due to work related to Minot’s flood protection project. The contractor, Park Construction, plans a full intersection closure of Broadway and Fourth Avenue Northwest, near Sammy’s Pizza, for about 10 days from May 12 to May ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra announces mighty finale

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Note: The date of the Minot Symphony Orchestra's "The Mighty Five" concert was incorrect in the April 17 print edition of the Minot Daily News. The concert will be held Saturday, April 27. The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of classics at their 93rd season finale, “The ...

Travis Yoney, Minot, convicted of attempted murder

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A jury found Travis Eugene Yoney, 45, Minot, guilty Tuesday of Class A felony attempted murder, Class B felony burglary, Class C felony terrorizing, Class C felony reckless endangerment, Class C felony prohibited possession of a firearm by a felon, and Class A misdemeanor violation of a no ...

FBI hunts for armed woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine

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LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly “infatuated” with Columbine and threatened violence just days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack. Sol Pais, an 18-year-old Miami Beach high ...

US allowing lawsuits over properties seized by Castro’s Cuba

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he won’t renew a bar on litigation that has been in place for two ...

Young woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine is found dead

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LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. Jefferson ...