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Stenehjem kicks off campaign for North Dakota governor

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) has kicked off his campaign for governor while former North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel has established an exploratory committee for a potential bid. Stenehjem was announcing his gubernatorial bid on Tuesday in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck. Stenehjem is a Republican. He is running for the seat being vacated ...

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Drone pilot training center on fast track in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A major U.S. defense contractor that is opening an unmanned aircraft training academy in North Dakota may start with a temporary structure because of the growing demand for pilots and other crew members, the head of a drone business park says. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. held its groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month at Grand Sky, ...

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Editorial: Iron Range jobless need the kind of help legislative special session offers

Mention a special session of the Minnesota Legislature, as Gov. Mark Dayton has been doing with some frequency, and suggestions for a variety of agenda items quickly pop onto political radar screens. Minnesotans shouldn’t be surprised. They rely heavily on state-level government for crucial services. Going nine months without legislative activity is proving to be a long and increasingly uncomfortable ...

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Williston jail ordered to reduce female inmate population

WILLISTON, N.D. — State corrections officials have ordered the Williams County jail to reduce its population of female inmates. A recent inspection found the facility had 18 more women than the 20 it’s allowed, the Williston Herald reported. The jail’s population has increased as the general population has soared with the region’s oil boom. “Who’d have ever thought we’d have ...

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Alexander looks to co-op with Williston for spring sports

ALEXANDER, N.D. — The Alexander and Williston school systems are considering a cooperative for spring sports. Alexander has partnered with Watford City in the past, but the Williston Herald reports that Watford City isn’t continuing the co-op this school year so that it can remain under the Class B enrollment cap. Watford City has been growing due to the western ...

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