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Bottineau voters pass $7.56 million school bond issue

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Voters in Bottineau approved a $7.56 million bond issue for a new school addition on Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 815 people voted in favor of the bond issue and 145 voted against the bond issue. The bond issue was approved with 85 percent of the vote. Sixty percent or greater ...

Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, which the company considers the boundary of space. Virgin Space Ship Unity was released from a carrier aircraft over California’s Mojave Desert early Thursday and ignited its rocket ...

Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York ...

Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate ...

Daniel Bukowski, Towner, charged with terrorizing

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Daniel Jakub Bukowski, 42, Towner, is accused of kicking in a door, damaging a wall, and making threats to damage a woman’s vehicle on Monday, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court. Bukowski is charged with Class C felony terrorizing and Class B misdemeanor disorderly ...

Brandon Brunelle, Minot, sentenced for trespass

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Brandon Lee Roussin Brunelle, 32, Minot, will serve about 10 days in jail for trespassing at the Guest Lodge in Minot early Tuesday. Brunelle pleaded guilty to the Class A misdemeanor trespassing charge on Wednesday in district court in Minot. Court records show that he was sentenced to 360 ...

Scholarships awarded

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Recipients of Clarence P. and Irene E. Olson Educational Scholarships for 2018-2019 include north central North Dakota college students Morgan Raap, Allison Voigt, Macy Sundahl, and McCabe Radzwill, all Mohall; Emily Brendsel, Maxbass; Katie Gates, Lansford; Laura Ziliak, Sherwood; Logan ...

United Community Bank offers scholarship program

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United Community has launched their Second Annual Our Community Scholarship Program that focuses on students who believe in giving back to their school and community, according to a press release. The Our Community Scholarship Fund has been put in place to recognize and award area high school ...

Merger comes together

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Cost savings won’t be the first thing people see with a merged parks and recreation system, but the consolidation creates opportunities for future efficiencies and more programming, according to Parks Director Ron Merritt. Merritt explained the merger proposed for Minot Park District and ...

Long tradition to continue

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A milder than usual December could have a positive impact on upcoming Christmas Bird Counts in the area. Agreeable weather could mean more birds to see and more people participating in the annual surveys. “With the warm weather, hopefully, we’ll see more birds this year than in the ...

Nedrose students give back

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Students at Nedrose High school are sponsoring a drive for children at the Minot Domestic Violence Crisis Center. People who attend the school’s Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Nedrose school gym are asked to make a donation. Seniors Nash Hastings, Alexis Leier, and Katelyn ...

Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he’s taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday ...

French officials say suspected gunman had long police record

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STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A massive manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was underway Wednesday for a suspected extremist who yelled “God is great!” in Arabic during a shooting spree around one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets. The assault in the eastern French ...

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments to two women during the 2016 ...

NDDOT clears up confusion over correspondence

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued a statement Tuesday to clear up confusion regarding its correspondence with drivers after a social media post reported an apparent scam. The social media post stated a letter on the NDDOT letterhead was a scam that misused the ...

Bill gives tribes greater flexibility to develop energy resources

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Sen. John Hoeven’s bill, S.245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017, passed the House on Monday. The bill now goes to the president to be signed into law. “This legislation empowers tribes to manage their own energy resources, cuts red ...

ND congressional delegation supports conference farm bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Dakota’s congressional delegation have welcomed the conference committee release of the final text of the 2018 Farm Bill. “While not perfect, the legislation provides farmers, ranchers and rural Americans the certainty and stability they deserve,” Congressman ...