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Minot legislators mixed on new law reducing marijuana penalty

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Getting caught with less than half an ounce of marijuana won’t get you more than a fine after Aug. 1. The North Dakota Legislature eliminated the threat of jail time in reducing possession of small amounts from a Class B misdemeanor, subject to up to a $1,500 fine and 30 days in jail, to an ...

Congressional delegation: Dealing with Iran

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North Dakota’s congressional delegation commented on the heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. On Wednesday, the State Department ordered all U.S. non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country, according to national news ...

One Million Feet campaign puts new shoes on kids

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Kids grinned and chattered with volunteers who were washing their feet Wednesday morning at Washington Elementary. All 365 children at the school also got a new pair of shoes and socks Wednesday, thanks to a partnership between Samaritan’s Feet International and Thrivent Member Network - ...

Iran claims right to respond to ‘unacceptable’ US sanctions

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday said sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are “unacceptable” but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising tensions. On a visit to Tokyo, ...

Bomb-laden drones of Yemen rebels threaten Arabian Peninsula

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Yemen rebel drone strike this week on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International ...

Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri bill needs another vote of approval in the GOP-led ...

Baby serow joins Roosevelt Park Zoo family

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Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot has another new baby. A female Japanese serow was born at the zoo on Monday, said Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew executive director. With the baby serow, the zoo now has six serows – three males and three females, Kleen said. The Japanese serow is a Japanese ...

Minot zoo observing Endangered Species Day

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Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo has a number of inhabitants considered critically endangered species and endangered species. Endangered species are those threatened by extinction for reasons including loss of habitat. On Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the zoo will be observing Endangered Species ...

Andrew Bruhn, Minot, sentenced for delivery of meth

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Andrew Donald Bruhn, 47, Minot, was sentenced to five years in prison, with three years suspended, on Wednesday for Class B felony delivery of methamphetamine last year. Court records show that Bruhn will receive credit for 107 days already served in jail along with 15 days of earned good ...

Wyatt Knutson, Minot, charged with 2017 storage unit burglary

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Wyatt Tyler Thomas Knutson, 30, Minot, is accused of burglarizing a storage unit in December 2017. He is charged with Class C felony burglary in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, a deputy saw a vehicle registered to Knutson fleeing the ...

Minot to celebrate public works with open house

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The City of Minot will celebrate National Public Works week from May 19 to 25, including an open house at the Public Works Building. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1025 31st St. SE. The department’s various pieces of ...

Pioneer monuments program planned at ND Heritage Center

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BISMARCK – A guided tour of the public statues on the state Capitol grounds in Bismarck will be part of a program being presented on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck. Cynthia Culver Prescott, associate professor of history at the ...

Baesler announces members of Family Engagement Cabinet

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State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Wednesday announced the 23 members of her first Family Engagement Cabinet, a group of family members who will offer advice about ways to strengthen relationships between families and the educators who teach their children, according to a press ...

ND oil production steadily on the rise

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BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil production continues to rise with 1.39 million barrels of oil a day produced in March, the most recent figures released. In February, the state produced 1.33 million barrels of oil a day. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources released the state’s ...

YWCA holds second Over the Edge event

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After a successful inaugural event last August, the YWCA in Minot is excited to partner with the Parker Center again for Over the Edge 2019. The event provides an opportunity for members of the public to rappel down the eight story Parker Center, located in downtown Minot, to help raise money ...

Produced water spill reported in McKenzie County

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ALEXANDER – A pipeline leak caused the spill of produced water, a by-product of oil and gas development, about eight miles north of Alexander on May 10, according to a news release. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality was notified of the spill the same day. The pipeline is ...

Lutheran Social Services has programs to help age gracefully

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Navigating life in one’s later years can be challenging. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is prepared to help. LSSND will be sharing information about its aging services and volunteer opportunities at an open house in Minot in observance of May as Older Americans Month. The event ...

Women United celebrates May with book donations

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More than 600 books were handed out to area school children and classrooms last week by members of Women United. Members of the organization prepared the baskets of books that were distributed. Children each received a book to take home and read with their families to help encourage reading ...