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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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Police: $43,000 worth of drugs seized in Minot investigation

MINOT, N.D. — Authorities say they’ve seized about $43,000 worth of drugs during an investigation in Minot. Minot police say authorities found nearly 7 pounds of marijuana after searching a package held by a local courier. KXMC-TV reports police later served a search warrant on a Minot home and arrested 23-year-old Cameron Morris and 20-year-old Ashlee Morris. Charges against Cameron ...

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Nearly half of hotel rooms in North Dakota oil capital sit empty

WILLISTON, N.D. – Nearly half of the hotel rooms in the epicenter of North Dakota’s energy boom have been sitting empty this year, yet another sign that plunging oil prices have cooled the economy of the second-largest crude producing U.S. state. Producers, oilfield service providers and other energy companies across the state’s western oil patch have cut employee hours, canceled ...

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Man who killed fellow oil worker wants to be free man

MINOT, N.D. — A Texas man who stabbed to death a fellow oil field worker in a North Dakota hotel about four years ago is seeking to be released from state supervision. Thirty-seven-year-old Charles Davis, of Trinity, Texas, acknowledged killing 48-year-old Donald Flowers, of Wichita Falls, Texas, in a conference room at the Candlewood Suites in Minot in March 2011. ...

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Minot among 10 cities in White House climate initiative

MINOT, N.D. — Minot is among 10 cities across the nation getting a $25,000 grant and volunteers to improve their ability to handle risks related to climate change, including extreme weather. The help is through the Resilience AmeriCorps initiative that President Barack Obama announced in July. Selected cities are said to face risk from climate change, have shown efforts to ...

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