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Update: No-travel advisory issued for Stark, Dunn, Billings counties

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By April Baumgarten  Officials in Stark and Dunn counties have issued a no-travel advisory, according to a press release. Law enforcement are advising drivers to not travel unless absolutely necessary in Stark County and Dickinson, Director of Emergency Services Bill Fahlsing said. Dunn County has also advised motorists to stay off Highways 200 and 22. Billings County also issued a no-travel ...

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Bialas is on the defense: Stark Co. adds public defender


By Katherine Lymn Stark County’s new public defender, Ryan Bialas will work alongside one other attorney defending indigent people in southwestern North Dakota courtrooms. Bialas started last week, ending a five-month period where fellow public defender Kevin McCabe worked alone. An East Coast native who couldn’t believe there’s no dry cleaner in town, Bialas attended Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law ...

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Anti-Fracking Activist Banned From Pennsylvania Land Heads To Court


By David DeKok  HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24 (Reuters) – An anti-fracking activist is set to ask a Pennsylvania judge on Monday to lift an injunction that bars her from her local hospital, grocery and other properties that sit atop vast lands leased by a Texas-based company for shale gas extraction. A five-month-old injunction prohibits Vera Scroggins, 63, of Brackney, Pennsylvania, ...

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