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Pentagon chief pledges $108 billion to fix nuclear force

Korea, nuclear weapons, Pentagon

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday the Pentagon is committed to correcting decades of short-changing its nuclear force, including forging ahead with building a new generation of weapons at a cost of more than $100 billion. In his first nuclear-focused speech since taking over the Pentagon in February 2015, Carter implicitly rejected arguments ...

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North Dakota airports add $1.5 billion to state’s economy

Aerial view of the Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota. (Image: Zach Koppang / Energy Media Group)

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission recently completed a research project to estimate the annual economic impacts that all facets of aviation have on North Dakota’s economy. The Commission’s research concludes that the annual economic impact from the State’s 89 Public-Use Airports has increased 47 Percent Since 2010. This project was funded in part by a grant from ...

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Minot residents get up-close look at new airport terminal

A view from outside the new Minot International Airport terminal taken on Janurary 22, 2016. (Image via Facebook)

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot-area residents got an up-close look at the city’s new $43 million airport terminal over the weekend. The facility doesn’t become operational for another week, but officials held a public open house on Saturday and thousands of people showed up, according to the Minot Daily News and KMOT-TV. The project, which took about five years to ...

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New Air Force ICBM commander: Cultural change will continue

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Air Force has put problems with misbehavior among nuclear launch officers behind it but won’t lower its vigilance and will keep implementing cultural change within the ranks, the new commander of the nation’s land-based nuclear missiles said Monday. Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton formally took command of the 20th Air Force, which includes intercontinental ballistic missile ...

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NBA star Shaquille O’Neal to visit Minot Air Force Base

MINOT, N.D. — NBA star Shaquille O’Neal will be in North Dakota this week to talk to members of the military about resiliency. O’Neal is scheduled to meet Tuesday at Minot Air Force Base with airmen and their families, wounded warriors, Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipients, and others. Former Louisiana State University coach and Minot native Dale Brown will ...

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Airspace expansion over northern Plains gets final approval

PIERRE, S.D. — A proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains that advocates say will improve military training and save money got final approval Tuesday despite concerns about loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights and damaging rural economies. The Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, ...

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Air Force approves airspace expansion over Northern Plains

PIERRE, S.D. — The Air Force on Friday approved a proposal to expand a bomber training area over the Northern Plains, despite concerns that the loud, low-flying aircraft could disrupt civilian and commercial flights, damage rural communities and harm the region’s growing oil industry. The Federal Aviation Administration will now examine the plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex ...

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