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Hyatt House manager is Minot ambassador

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Lorena Starkey found an unexpected love for the hospitality industry when she signed on several years ago as sales director for a new hotel about to open in Minot. Hyatt House opened in 2013, and shortly afterwards, Starkey was promoted to general manager. Earlier this year she was recognized ...

On alert for nearly 50 years

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“The nation’s first triple-warhead Minuteman III wing, composed of 150 deadly missiles, each capable of carrying three nuclear payloads of total destruction more than 6,000 miles, is operational and ready for use, if the world comes to that.” That was the lead to a story published in ...

Tip-a-cop at Applebees to support Special Olympics

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Area law officers will be among more than 100 law enforcement personnel around the state asking for tips this week, but it has nothing to do with crime and everything to do with serving the public. On Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-9:00 p.m., officers will be hosting guests in Applebee‘s ...

Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack as US blames Iran

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Global energy prices spiked Monday by a percentage unseen since the 1991 Gulf War after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record, further fueling heightened tensions between Iran and the ...

Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

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DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as ...

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

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(AP) - Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for natural CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an Associated Press investigation has found. CBD is the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant that ...

Israeli PM vows to annex ‘all the settlements’ in West Bank

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a ...

Warren offers anti-corruption plan central to her campaign

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NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has released a sweeping anti-government corruption proposal, providing a detailed policy roadmap for a fight she says is at the core of her presidential campaign. Full Coverage: Election 2020 The Democratic senator from Massachusetts is announcing the plan ...

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom’s oil ...

Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid US-Iran tension

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel regional tensions, as Iran denied U.S. allegations it launched the assault and tensions remained high over ...

UAW members on the job at GM plants after contract expires

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DETROIT (AP) — The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers expired Saturday, but workers were told to report to their jobs as negotiations on a new deal continued and the prospect of a national strike loomed. Union officials let the contract lapse just before ...

Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

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HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.

US ‘ready’ to deploy resources from reserves

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department says the U.S. “stands ready to deploy resources from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves if necessary to offset any disruptions to oil markets” in the wake of a drone attack in Saudi Arabia on the world’s largest oil ...

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

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DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in ...

Bahamas hit by tropical storm

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FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago’s northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. At 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Humberto ...

WalletHub study shows ND hardest working

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Chuck Kramer tackles his job with a zeal instilled in him from childhood. “I only know one way of doing it, and that’s just headlong into the fight,” Kramer said in explaining the work ethic that drives him in operating I. Keating Furniture World in Minot. Jackie Evans balances three ...

Plans for changes at Minot State Student Center

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Minot State University students are pondering ideas for renovating the first and second floors of the Student Center on campus. Kevin Harmon, vice president of student affairs, said JLG Architects held a “visual listening session” on Thursday to get input from students, faculty and staff ...

Tale of the rain gauge – September rainfall records

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It is more than evident to Minot and area residents that there has been very little break from rainfall for the past several days. While increased chances of rain have gone away, at least for this weekend and perhaps well into next week, the recent downpours have resulted in some substantial ...

National Guard unit honored for valor in Iraq

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Minot-based Company A, 164th Engineer Battalion, was awarded the Valorous Unit Award Saturday for members' actions during their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom November 2005 to November 2006. The award, presented by Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general, is the second ...