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Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava ...

Workers at Las Vegas hotel-casinos vote on whether to strike

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unionized Las Vegas casino workers descended on a university arena in red T-shirts and work uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge financial implications for the tourist-dependent destination. Ballots were cast in two ...

Water main break at zoo getting repaired

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Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot is open for visitors, although work is being done at the east side of the zoo for repairs because of a water main break. Becky Dewitz, zoo director, said the break occurred sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. Zoo staff members have had to haul ...

Minot Parks introduces Park Pals

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Summer is just around the corner and the Minot Park District wants families to “Unplug & Play.” Minot Parks is also introducing Park Pals. For $20 a child will receive a child’s admission to Roosevelt Park Zoo, day pass to Roosevelt Park Pool, a round of golf at Jack Hoeven Wee ...

Sky Fest coming to Fort Stevenson

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Fort Stevenson State Park will host their annual Sky Fest May 26-28. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sky Fest welcomes kite flyers of all ages to decorate the sky over Fort Stevenson. Build and fly your own kite or witness professional kite flyers as they bring in some of the largest kites ...

City seeks input tonight on gathering place amendment

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The City of Minot will hold a public hearing tonight related to funding property acquisition for a proposed downtown gathering place. The city is seeking input regarding a substantial amendment to the National Disaster Resilience program to identify $2.5 million of the $6 million in grant ...

Benevolent Longbeards

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FOXHOLM – There’s a new loading dock at the Spillway boat ramp area at Lake Darling. It’s not just any dock, it’s a handicap accessible ramp courtesy of the Souris River Basin Longbeards. On the ramp is a sign in memory of a longtime proponent of the Wheeling Sportsmen who have long ...

From American Samoa to North Dakota

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All nurses have a story and were led to their career choice. They work hard to get where they want to go and many make sacrifices. Danielle Pualau has done just that. Pualau moved all the way to North Dakota from American Samoa in July 2017, leaving her husband and daughter back home while she ...

US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran doesn’t change course. Drawing sharp contrasts ...

Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic steam cloud. Authorities on ...

Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court’s conservative members in the majority, that ...

Retail space available

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There is ample commercial retail space available within the City of Minot. Maybe that’s good. Maybe not. Minot has not escaped a national trend that has seen the closure of big box retail stores. The former Sears store in Dakota Square Mall remains empty. It closed in 2017. Another large ...

Ceremony honors McLean County WWII veteran

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MAX – A dedication ceremony was held Thursday at the Max Museum in Max to honor Loren Joseph Kingsnorth, a World War II veteran from McLean County. Kingsnorth’s World War II Army jacket was presented by his sister Ann Kingsnorth Jorde of Minot and originally from Emmet in McLean County, ...

Two charged with intent to deal drugs in New Town

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Two people are accused of intent to deal drugs in New Town Wednesday evening. Charles Ray Crosby, 47, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Sherine Fredricka Davis, 45, of Mandan, are each charged in district court in Mountrail County with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a ...

MSU plans rededication, tree planting at Memorial Day event

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Minot State University will plant two new elm trees on campus and rededicate MSU’s World War I memorial in honor of Minot Normal School students Henry Finn and James Otis Cooper who gave their lives to the war effort as a part of the university’s 2018 Memorial Day Campus event, according to ...

Texas lieutenant governor calls for ‘hardening’ of schools

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston. Patrick, a Republican, blamed a “culture of violence” and said ...

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

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DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan’s Kalamazoo. And at the University of Michigan, regents have ...

British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

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LONDON (AP) — The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended or watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle. The family tweeted its thanks late Saturday night while Harry and his bride were attending a private ...