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Hoeven, Cramer support proposed relief under WOTUS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – New regulatory relief under the Waters of the U.S. rule was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency, according to Sen. John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer, both R-ND. The proposed changes recognize the primary role of ...

Celebrating Hanukkah in Minot

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Laura Lara, who is Jewish, celebrated a traditional Hanukkah dinner with a large group of non-Jewish friends on Saturday night. Hanukkah is a festival that celebrates the rededication of Second Temple in Jerusalem after Jews revolted and retook possession of the Temple. Purification of the ...

Kevin Conti, Minot, charged with menacing, criminal trespass

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Kevin Marcel Conti, 26, Minot, is accused of threatening a Minot Walmart employee with a knife on Nov. 8. Conti is charged with Class A misdemeanor menacing in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the 35-year-old male Walmart employee was ...

Labor department certifies Hess apprenticeship program

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An apprenticeship program created last year to fill a need for workers in the Bakken was recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday in Minot. Barry Dutton, state director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, presented an official “Registered Apprenticeship ...

Todd Trottier sentenced for GSI

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Todd Trottier, 55, Belcourt, will serve about eight years in prison for raping his then-girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter in Minot in 2009. Following the terms of a plea deal worked out between the state and the defense, North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar sentenced Trottier to ...

Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes ...

McConnell says Senate will vote on criminal justice bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will take up a criminal justice bill that would be the largest sentencing overhaul in decades. McConnell said Tuesday on the Senate floor that senators should be prepared to stay in session the week following Christmas ...

China, US discuss plans for trade talks

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury ...

Coffee with a cop

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The Minot Police Department is hosting a Coffee with a Cop event on Friday at the Barnes and Noble Cafe at Dakota Square Mall. The event will run from 9 a.m. until noon. Coffee with a Cop is a law enforcement community-outreach program that was started in California in 2011. The U.S. ...

Steering the bus

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Minot City Transit was moving into a period of significant changes when Brian Horinka took the wheel in 2011. Horinka has overseen multiple improvements to the city’s bus service over the past several years, although he admits he wasn’t an expert on bus service when he first landed in the ...

State of the art shooting range

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SURREY – It’s unlike anything seen before in the area. Nodak Arms has opened an indoor shooting range that allows shooters to use live rounds while targeting images projected on a video screen. “This range is literally state of the art. There’s nobody within several states that has ...

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the Republican president looks to prepare ...

Wintry storm ices roads across much of US Southeast

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Residents walked instead of driving cars and children enjoyed another day of building snowmen with school canceled Monday after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays over ...

Macron to speak to French on protests; But is it too late?

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be speaking to his nation at last Monday, after increasingly violent, radicalized protests against his leadership have shaken the country and scarred its beloved capital. His long silence has aggravated that anger and many protesters are ...

EU lawmaker on Brexit: No other deal for UK

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BRUSSELS (AP) — A key member of the European parliament’s Brexit team says that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has turned into “a game of hide and seek” which will fail to force the EU to renegotiate the U.K. withdrawal deal. Green MEP Philippe Lamberts told The ...

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

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NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It’s still not clear what’s causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a ...

China ups pressure as tech exec’s hearing goes into Tuesday

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and ...

Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that “I might have hurt people with my words.” It may not ...

Jim Hill Middle School Honor Roll Fall 2018

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Highest honors Grade 8: Anthony Agard, Lauren Allen, Kade Anderson, Shelby Anderson, Nevaeh Arnott, Marissa Beck, William Bennett, Makenna Bergrude, Richard Black, Jaxon Bradley, Tayvon Carter, CodiLyn Cockrell, Max Cunningham, Jocelyn Davis, Alexander DeMakis, Darik Dissette, Avery Dixon, ...