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Don’t blame the turkey if you feel snoozy

Impress your friends and family this Thanksgiving with some tidbits about the chemistry behind the big meal. Read this and you can put a stop to that tryptophan myth: that one you’re always hearing about how all the tryptophan in turkey sends you into a stupor. Tryptophan — an amino acid — is not to blame. That’s just one lesson ...

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Williston sets deadline for elimination of oil crew camps

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s City Commission has set a July 1 deadline for the elimination of oil field crew camps within city limits, but the issue still might not be resolved. Commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance setting the deadline, after debate about its impact on the energy industry. However, Mayor Howard Klug said he will push ...

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Thanksgiving getaway 2015: Cheap gas but fears of terrorism

LOS ANGELES — That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be ...

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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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