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Sen. Warren’s expected 2020 bid banking on populist appeal

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LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren will enter the 2020 presidential contest Saturday, hoping a populist call to fight economic inequality will help distinguish her in a crowded field and enable her to move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native ...

Hands on experience

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BISMARCK – The State Historical Society of North Dakota and the North Dakota Geological Survey has announced a major exhibit update for Dakota, a rare mummified hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur. Scheduled for completion in February 2020, the updated exhibit at the N.D. Heritage Center ...

Lance Peterson, Minot, sentenced for stealing from State Fair

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Lance Roy Peterson, 51, Minot, was was given a suspended one year jail sentence and 18 months of supervised probation on Friday for stealing from the State Fair when he was working there in January 2017. Peterson pleaded guilty to a Class C felony theft of property charge as well as to Class ...

ND Highway Patrol promotes Bauske

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BISMARCK – North Dakota Highway Patrol Col. Brandon Solberg announces the promotion of Trooper Jeffrey Bauske to the rank of sergeant. Sgt. Bauske will be stationed in Devils Lake, which is in the N.D. Highway Patrol northeast region. Bauske earned an associate degree from Fort Hays State ...

Major economic player

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base contributed $543.1 million to the local area’s economy in fiscal year 2018. In fiscal year 2017, Minot AFB had an impact of $580.4 million. From fiscal year 2014-2018, the base’s economic impact on the local area reaches $2.8 billion. 2nd Lt. ...

Souris Basin runoff outlook

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The first Spring Runoff Outlook for the Souris River Basin issued by the Water Security Agency in Saskatchewan says current expectations are for a very limited runoff this spring. The report is based on a variety of factors, including the amount moisture on the ground throughout the ...

Man sentenced for attempted murder

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VALLEY CITY – A New Rockford man, Alexander Lail, 50, received a sentence of 12 years behind bars during a lengthy hearing here Wednesday before Southeast District Judge Daniel Narum. The sentencing hearing started at 10 a.m. but did not conclude until late in the afternoon. Lail was ...

Whitaker says he has ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The hearing before the House ...

Volunteers ready US emergency aid to be sent into Venezuela

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CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela was being prepared at a warehouse on the Colombian border Friday, as opposition leader Juan Guaido assured his desperate countrymen that supplies would reach them despite objections from embattled President Nicolas ...

Trump’s counselor claims woman assaulted her at restaurant

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman faces charges that she assaulted White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in front of her teenage daughter during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a suburb of Washington, D.C. Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase, was charged in ...

Taylor Laducer, Minot, charged with aggravated assault

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Taylor Raymond Laducer, 23, Minot, is accused of strangling a woman during a domestic altercation early Wednesday morning at a southeast Minot apartment. Laducer is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit filed ...

Brine released at well site near Williston

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WILLISTON –A valve/piping connection leak caused 10,290 gallons of brine to be released at the Carriere Federal 5300 44-15H well, about seven miles southeast of Williston, on Wednesday. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of the release. The product was contained on-site and ...

Heart Healthy Grocery Shopping

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The journey toward a healthier heart begins at the supermarket. Trinity Health’s Outpatient Nutrition Services will offer a grocery store tour focusing on heart health Feb. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. at MarketPlace Foods, 1930 S. Broadway. Trinity Health Outpatient Dietitian Kayla Cole will offer ...

Burgum waives hours of service for propane haulers

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BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday signed an executive order granting an hours-of-service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting propane. North Dakotans are faced with extremely low inventories of propane supplies resulting from market conditions impacted by severe ...

Closing gaps

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An economic stakeholders’ group is contemplating its next moves after hearing in recent weeks from technical teams with suggestions on topics ranging from business incubators to wayfinding signage. At a meeting Tuesday, Mayor Shaun Sipma pointed out some of the top issues facing the group ...

Missouri snowpack below normal

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Snowpack in the Missouri River drainage that eventually flows into Lake Sakakawea is currently running slightly less than average for this time of year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the snow water equivalent in the snowpack above Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana equaled 84 percent of ...

Wind energy blows business into Industrial Park of Minot

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Watco Supply Chain Services, a wind energy company, is the Minot Area Development Corporation’s newest tenant at the Industrial Park of Minot. A Watco Companies subsidiary, the Arkansas-based division officially launched in 2014. Watco Companies is the largest, privately held, rail-based ...