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ND Air National Guard airmen deployed to Southwest Asia

MINOT, N.D. — About 15 North Dakota Air National Guard airmen have departed for a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia. The airmen are assigned to the Minot-based 219th Security Forces Squadron. They volunteered for the base defense and security operations mission being led by Tech Sgt. Michael Clow. The group will support units in the U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM. ...

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Regional disaster response effort has roots in Minot flood

MINOT, N.D. — A faith-based effort to provide housing and equipment for recovery volunteers in Minot after the 2011 Souris River flood is transforming into a regional disaster response organization. Hope Village, which operated in Minot with the help of many organizations with several church denominations, housed nearly 5,300 volunteers from 48 states and five Canadian provinces between April 2012 ...

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1 more case of rare infectious disease confirmed in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials have confirmed one more case of tularemia, a rare infectious disease that humans can catch from animals and insects. Laura Cronquist with the Health Department tells the Minot Daily News that the case was confirmed in Stark County. Tularemia symptoms in humans vary depending on how the infection was acquired. They include fever, ...

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Health officials report increases of rare infectious disease

BISMARCK, N.D. — State health officials in North Dakota say they’ve seen an increase in reported cases of tularemia, a rare infectious disease that humans can catch from animals and insects. Officials at the state Department of Health said Friday they’ve received reports of two confirmed cases of tularemia in LaMoure County and Burleigh County. They also have confirmed cases ...

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Leader of Bakken Strike Force crime unit named

The leader of the recently formed Bakken Strike Force crime unit has been announced, reports the Bismarck Tribune. Supervising the prosecutors and law enforcement officers will be Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk based out of Bismarck, North Dakota. Comprised of local, state and federal law officers, the Strike Force has been charged with the task of investigating and prosecuting the ...

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June airline passenger numbers down in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Passenger numbers in June at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports were down 2.6 percent over the same month a year ago. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission says there were 97,502 boardings in the month, a decrease of 2,613 passengers from June 2014. The agency says airline boardings at Dickinson, Fargo, Minot and Williston were down over ...

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ND colleges get $2.5M to offer students tutoring, other help

MINOT, N.D. — Eight institutions of higher education in North Dakota have received a combined $2.5 million to provide a number of services to students from disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds. The funds from the U.S. Department of Education are meant to be used to offer those students services including academic tutoring, course selection advisement and financial aid guidance. U.S. Sen. ...

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