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Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. The Border ...

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region’s oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the ...

Ward County 4-H members place at state 4-H Meats Judging Contest

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The Ward County 4-H meats judging teams were well represented at the state 4-H Meats Judging Contest on June 6 at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Meats judging has several categories that the youth are judged on: identification of retail meat cuts, determination of quality of carcass ...

Equinor donates to first responders in the Bakken

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WILLISTON – Equinor, an international energy company, is donating over $22,000 to emergency management services in McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties. “Equinor has built its business on a strong foundation of community trust, collaboration and stewardship. This donation signifies ...

Ervin Sampson Jr. sentenced for intent to deliver oxycodone

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Ervin Leon Sampson Jr., 20, Detroit, Mich., was sentenced in district court in Stanley to two years in prison, with a requirement that he serve 220 days, for intent to deliver oxycodone in the New Town area in March. Sampson will receive credit for 85 days already served in jail, plus 12 days ...

Hundreds of lots keep city mowing crews moving

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Tasked with hundreds of properties to keep mowed this summer, the City of Minot Street Department has been staying on the go. “It’s nonstop,” Public Works Director Dan Jonasson said. “We have gotten through most everything once. We are going through everything twice.” The city ...

Sustainable Minot logo released, participation goals raised

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The Minot Environmental Policy Group has released the logo for the Sustainable Minot program and revised its participation goals amid higher than anticipated interest. “This was a new project and concept for Minot residents, so we set what we felt was a comfortable and achievable goal of 50 ...

Garrison Dam to use spillway gates to meet release goals

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RIVERDALE – Spillway gates at Garrison Dam are scheduled to be raised Monday as the Corps of Engineers evacuates rising water from Lake Sakakawea. It will mark only the third time in the history of the reservoir, which reached operational level in 1955, that the release gates will be ...

US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, suggesting Tehran wanted to hide evidence of its alleged ...

US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills

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PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it’s been mainly ...

Oil firms commit to ‘meaningful’ carbon pricing

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some of the world’s major oil producers have committed to supporting “economically meaningful” carbon pricing regimes at the end of a Vatican summit on climate change. The companies, including ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Chevron and Eni, said in a ...

New statewide radio system could debut in Minot

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Minot could become the first community to roll out the new Statewide Interoperable Radio Network for emergency response. Ward County’s 911 Committee is recommending the county invest in equipment to position itself to be ready to go. The new system will address issues of incompatibility ...

Horse-related painting and drawing programs planned

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BISMARCK – A special evening tribute to horses is coming to the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck, on June 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. “Canvas and Cocktails: Painting Horses,” an event open to the public, will feature the opportunity to work with a master artist to ...

Drought watch begins – Northern third of state dry

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It may not be as bad as a year ago but it’s working on it. The northern third of North Dakota is drawing the attention of the U.S. Drought Monitor. In their weekly issuance of soil conditions throughout the United States, the Drought Monitor shows concerns about a growing percentage of ...