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Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

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NEW YORK (AP) — As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man’s best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep dive into a pet’s genes with the ...

Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Pentagon’s top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban. Pat Shanahan, the recently installed acting secretary of defense, said he has no orders to reduce ...

Travel Alert issued for portions of north central North Dakota

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert for portions of north central North Dakota, including Devils Lake, Rugby, Carrington, Langdon and surrounding areas due to snow creating snow fog conditions with ...

Lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the ...

As Trump makes case for border wall, lawmakers reach deal

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to the Texas border on Monday to argue his case that walls work as Democrats and Republicans back home in Washington announced a deal had been reached to avoid another government shutdown. Trump was bound for El Paso, aiming to reshape the ...

Public honors late John Dingell, longest-serving congressman

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of John Dingell’s former constituents lined up Monday at a performing arts center in suburban Detroit to pay their respects to the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, passing his flag-covered coffin and offering thanks and condolences to his ...

Bottineau honor roll winter 2018-19

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Highest honors Grade 12: Meghan Aasen, Anna Buzzerd, Anaka Grenier, Cole Pomarleau, Hunter Schmidt, Kaitlyn Wilmot. Grade 11: Madison Agnes, Jenna Beaver, Abigayle Brandjord, Therese Haberman, Morgan Haerer, Adyson Jelleberg, Jesse Mattern, McKayla McKay, Carlie Millang, Cody Monson, Erin ...

Get artsy with MSU Art Department

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People have been creating ceramic pieces since as early as 24,000 B.C. Ceramics can be anything from artware to figurines to sculptures to tableware. Pieces can be plain or intricate depending on the artist’s design. To continue the artistic practice, Minot State University has opened its ...

Minot High students are 2019 Regional Science Bowl Champions

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A team of five students from Minot High School are the 2019 Regional Science Bowl Champion. Pictured from left to right are Sam Keeling, Paolo Panales, Ross Hardy, Collin McDonald, and Emily Couse. Every year, students from across North Dakota compete in the Regional Science Bowl, an academic ...

Minot AFB personnel deployed worldwide

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Many personnel assigned to Minot Air Force Base also can be deployed to places all over the world. Currently, about 600 personnel from Minot Air Force Base are deployed at 13 locations around the world, according to a base spokesman. The last official day of Red ...

Lessons for Brexit from Norway’s hard border with Sweden

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ORJE, Norway (AP) — With fresh snow crunching under their boots and a handful of papers to be checked and stamped, truck drivers from Latvia, Sweden and Poland make their way across Norway’s Orje customs station to a small office where their goods will be cleared out of the European Union ...

Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief of ...

South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul’s contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance. The ...

Mathcounts will be held Feb. 13

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The Ward County Mathcounts Competition will be held Feb. 13 on the third floor of the Minot State University Student Center. The event is for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from public and private schools in the county. Students will compete individually and as teams in written and fast ...

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar expected to join 2020 Dem race

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is set to join the 2020 presidential race Sunday, becoming the most prominent Midwestern candidate as the party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House.

On schedule

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Construction is going well on the buildings for the new tiger and lion exhibits at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo, says Becky Dewitz, zoo director. “Both buildings are completely constructed,” Dewitz said. The buildings are heated so workers can work inside during the cold ...

Judge brings 3 1/2 year old case to an end with dismissal

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A Class A misdemeanor charge of corruption of a minor has been dismissed against Alexander Justin Pittenger, 24, of Minot. Judge Stacy Louser signed the order of dismissal on Thursday. The State Supreme Court had ordered last month that the charge against Pittenger be vacated. The justices ...

When colder is warmer

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Weather forecasters are optimistic that our sub-zero temperatures will burst above the zero reading as early as Monday. Heat wave? Not hardly. “It looks like Monday could get up to eight degrees or so,” said Jeff Shield, National Weather Service meteorologist in Bismarck. “That said, ...

Lifetime fishing license nixed

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It failed before and it failed again. The North Dakota House of Representatives followed the “do no pass” recommendation of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in voting 16-73 against passage of House Bill 1331, a bill that sought to have Game and Fish issue lifetime fishing ...