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Minot AFB master sergeant receives Bronze Star Medal

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Master Sgt. Philip McAlpin, a heavy repair superintendent with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, has received a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement while deployed to Syria. McAlpin returned to the Minot base earlier this year. ...

In White House shake-up, Kelly’s departure now seems certain

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats’ investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting ...

GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for “putting America on wheels,” but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit’s comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy ...

Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See’s decision to remove their superior. The sisters argue that the Vatican commissioners sent to ...

Paris under siege: Tear gas, fury on the Champs-Elysees

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PARIS (AP) — Late Friday night, the air on the Champs-Elysees was thick with perfume: heady blends of lavender, rose and other enticing scents wafting out of chic boutiques and perfumeries aglitter with Christmas tinsel. A day later, on what turned out to be yet another angry Saturday, ...

Concert stampede in Italy leaves 6 dead, over 50 hurt

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CORINALDO, Italy (AP) — Teenagers panicked before a rap concert at a jammed Italian disco, setting off a stampede that killed five of them and a mother who had brought her daughter to the event, authorities and survivors said. Fifty-three people were reported injured, including 13 in very ...

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told ...

Kyle Gray Jr. charged with terrorizing

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Kyle Remond Gray Jr., 37, is charged with Class C felony terrorizing in district court in Minot. According to Minot police and a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a woman called police at 1:19 a.m. Friday and reported that a man was trying to get into her residence in the 700 ...

State Supreme Court upholds guilty verdict for Joel Mejia

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The North Dakota Supreme Court affirmed a guilty verdict on Friday for a man who had argued there wasn’t enough evidence for a judge to find him guilty of simple assault. Joel Mejia, 35, had originally been charged with Class C felony aggravated assault after an argument with his roommates ...

LaGregory Kollock, Minot, sentenced for disorderly conduct

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LaGregory Keon Kollock, 30, Minot, who had originally been charged with Class C felony terrorizing for a March 30, 2017, incident at the old radar base 16 miles south of Minot, pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reduced charge of Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Court records show that ...

Former missile wing commander nominated for new rank

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Col. Colin Connor, former commander of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, has been nominated by President Trump for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently announced the nominations. Connor is currently serving as the director of ...

Entrepreneurs present at Minot State

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From a dessert food truck to a brewery to a business that would deliver fast food and other items to Minot doorsteps within three hours, young entrepreneurs at Minot State are full of ideas. Students in Tracey Mays’ Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation class presented their ideas for ...

Company with lodging in ND part of merger

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A company with workforce housing facilities in the Bakken in North Dakota, and a company with similar services in the Permian and Anadarko Basins have entered into a merger agreement with Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. The merger of Platinum Eagle with Target Logistics Management, LLC ...

Give a little, do a lot

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Through Power of the Purse, members of the Minot Area Community Foundation are bringing smiles to the families of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. In total, they donated $2,000 worth of toys for all ages to the center to be given to children through their “Happier Holiday” event. In a ...

Hoeven, 24 other senators support review of New START

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Sen. John Hoeven joined Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona and 23 additional senators in sending a letter on Nov. 29 to President Donald Trump outlining top priorities for the administration’s review of the viability of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). The senators wrote to the ...

Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York are filing court memos detailing ...

House GOP grills former FBI chief Comey behind closed doors

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are interviewing James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. Comey is appearing for the interview after unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena in court. ...

Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he’s nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. “Heather Nauert will be nominated,” Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event ...