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Dog and 10 puppies abandoned near garbage bin in Grand Forks

Dog and 10 puppies abandoned near garbage bin in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A black lab and her 10 puppies are safe after being abandoned in a box next to a Dumpster Wednesday night in south Grand Forks during single-digit temperatures.

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North Dakota officials eager to expand trade with Cuba

North Dakota officials eager to expand trade with Cuba

BISMARCK, N.D. — Officials from North Dakota are applauding the Obama administration's move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a meeting of the Highway 2 West Manufacturers’ Association in Grand Forks.

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Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg

FRYBURG, N.D. — Despite a predicted downturn in oil drilling, developers whose proposed project was rejected earlier this year, are back with a scaled-down plan to turn the former Fryburg school into housing for oil workers.

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North Dakota prison chief wants quota system for counties

North Dakota prison chief wants quota system for counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's top prison administrator wants counties to share in state penitentiary costs.

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Small North Dakota towns dealing with loss of general store

Small North Dakota towns dealing with loss of general store

BISMARCK, N.D. — Several small towns in western North Dakota are looking for replacements as Alco stores in the communities close.

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Emergency manager calls for safety review Bakken highway

Emergency manager calls for safety review Bakken highway

BISMARCK, N.D. — Karolin Rockvoy left the scene of what turned out to be a fatal accident on Highway 85 Tuesday and picked up the phone.

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Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.

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North Dakota still just dabbling in lottery

North Dakota still just dabbling in lottery

MOORHEAD – Moham Mitchell spends a lot of money on lottery tickets here every week at the Orton’s gas station near Minnesota’s first exit off Interstate 94.

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North Dakota state budget doesn't lean on lottery cash

North Dakota state budget doesn't lean on lottery cash

FARGO, N.D. — Among states that offer lotteries, North Dakota’s budget is the least reliant on the lottery.

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77-year-old North Dakotan in skid loader killed by train

MANDAN, N.D. — A 77-year-old Mandan man was killed Saturday afternoon after the loader he was operating was struck by a BNSF Railway Co. train about 10 miles west of Mandan.

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Billings Chamber renewing push for local option sales tax

Billings Chamber renewing push for local option sales tax

At Trailhead Spirits in downtown Billings, owner Casey McGowan is selling the Montana brand as much as his own products. So it’s worth jacking up his prices if the money comes back to his community.

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Patrol identifies man who died in Bakken crash

ALEXANDER, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the identity of the Wisconsin man who died in a three-vehicle crash in the state’s oil patch.

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1 dead, 2 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Highway 85

ALEXANDER, N.D. — A three-vehicle crash in the western North Dakota oil patch has killed a Wisconsin man and injured two other people from out of state.

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North Dakota landowners fed up with oil, saltwater spills

North Dakota landowners fed up with oil, saltwater spills

ANTLER, N.D. — Landowners in Bottineau County who are dealing with the effects of years of oil and saltwater spills say they want better enforcement of state regulations affecting energy development.

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Oil money might bring paved streets to North Dakota village for the first time

Oil money might bring paved streets to North Dakota village for the first time

MANNING, N.D. — The Dunn County seat in the oil-booming Bakken still has dirt streets and its unofficial mayor says it's time to dress things up a bit.

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Acupuncturist hoping to improve quality of life in Bakken area

Acupuncturist hoping to improve quality of life in Bakken area

WILLISTON, N.D. — Rebecca Lloyd has had just one patient who says they get a good night’s sleep.

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N.D. taxpayers report income has doubled since Bakken boom began

N.D. taxpayers report income has doubled since Bakken boom began

BISMARCK, N.D. — Reported income by all North Dakotans has more than doubled to a record $30.4 billion since the infancy of the state's oil boom in 2006, tax return filings show.

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