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Berglund elected first female commander of state DAV

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WILLISTON – A Williston native has been elected the first female state commander of the Disabled American Veterans of North Dakota in the organization’s 99-year history. Keli Berglund, a Marine Corps veteran, was elected and installed at the DAV Department of North Dakota annual state ...

Hiring surge lifts economy – and Trump’s re-election chances

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NEW YORK (AP) — The lowest unemployment rate in a half century. More than 260,000 new jobs. And higher hourly wages. “I’ll be running on the economy,” President Donald Trump declared on Friday. And why wouldn’t he? The day’s new round of sunny employment figures offered fresh ...

Security drives postal decisions

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Bringing full mail processing back to the Minot Post Office isn’t feasible physically or financially, according to postal officials. But they say steps are being taken to increase mail efficiency and customer service in Minot. Even though most mail is trucked to Bismarck and back, a letter ...

Minot gets tax collection boost

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Taxable sales and purchases were up 3.82% in Minot in 2018, according to annual figures released by the State Tax Commission. Statewide, taxable sales and purchases totaled $20.24 billion, a 12.5% increase from the $17.98 billion total in 2017. The tax department reports the 12% annual ...

Congressional delegation: Stand with people of Venezuela

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North Dakota’s congressional delegation members have commented on the uprising unfolding in Vene-zuela. “I stand with the people of Vene-zuela,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer. “This is not an ‘attempted coup.’ This is an oppressed people rising up to a dictatorial government in order to ...

Barr skips Mueller hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Justice Department. Barr’s decision, made after a ...

Assange refuses extradition to US; long legal fight expected

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LONDON (AP) — A defiant Julian Assange told a London court Thursday he will fight extradition to the United States to face charges of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer, arguing that his work as WikiLeaks founder has benefited the public. Speaking by video link from Belmarsh Prison ...

Poll shows most in US want changes in how government works

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(AP) - A new survey by the University of Chicago Harris School for Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 54% of Americans think the system needs major changes and 12% believe it should be completely replaced.

Flood protection construction to close Broadway intersection

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The Fourth Avenue Northwest and Broadway intersection in Minot will be closed to through traffic in all directions for flood protection utility construction from May 12 to May 22, after which the intersection will be partially reopened to one lane in each direction, going north and south, on ...

Learning, then telling others about it

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New Year’s Day is the worst day of the year to move. I was tired and still reeling from celebrations of the night before. It was freezing. Most businesses were closed, and most people seemed closed for business, too. Anyone with good sense was still in bed as I packed my car to move out of ...

Former hospice nurses plead guilty

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The state is recommending five years in prison for April Beckler and three years in prison for Kim Kochel on charges that they stole drugs from hospice patients. Both Beckler, 40, and Kochel, 47, both former Trinity Hospice nurses, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that they stole drugs ...

Wishek man dies in three-vehicle McKenzie County crash

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A 48-year-old Wishek man died and three people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash on the Highway 58 Bridge eight miles north of Fairview, Mont., in McKenzie County on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol has not released the name of the victim yet. According to a news ...

State establishes new environmental agency

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BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality was officially established effective Monday. This is the first state agency created since 2009. During the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers voted to separate the Environmental Health Section from the North Dakota Department ...

Dakota College to hold graduation on May 10

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Dakota College at Bottineau will hold its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, May 10 at 3 p.m. in Thatcher Hall, according to a press release. A total of 197 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded. Dakota College at Bottineau graduates students in fields of health ...

Temps higher than average in April

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The month of April had temperatures higher and moisture lower than the long-term averages. “This past month of April, we had an average temperature of 41 degrees which was 0.4 degrees above the 112-year long-term average of 40.6 degrees,” said Joe Effertz, who records the daily weather ...

Leeann Whitebull, Garrison, charged with intent to deliver meth

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Leeann Valentyne Whitebull, 33, Garrison, is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and Class C felony possession of paraphernalia for manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine on April 8. According to a probable cause ...