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Marshals Service arrests man wanted in Texas sex case in Oil Patch

SIDNEY, Mont. -- The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man wanted on Texas sex charges on Wednesday at a Sidney trailer park.

N.D. truck driver sentenced for child porn, pursuing sex with minors: Judge exasperated with large number of out-of-state oil workers in sex cases

N.D. truck driver sentenced for child porn, pursuing sex with minors: Judge exasperated with large number of out-of-state oil workers in sex cases

BISMARCK -- When Aaron Scott Collins pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with what he thought were the 15- and 17-year-old daughters of a cash-strapped mother, he told U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland that he made a bad choice.

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Landowners protest proposed Bakken pipeline in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Landowners along the proposed path of a crude oil pipeline through Iowa made clear their displeasure for the project Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Iowa investigators looking into prostitutes-for-pipeline claim

MONTROSE, Iowa -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an allegation by a southeast Iowa man that a pipeline representative offered to hire prostitutes if the man let a pipeline cross his family farm.

Industrial landfill permit denied: Dunn Co. commissioners cite "unanswered questions" as reason for concern

MANNING, N.D. -- A round of applause broke out after Dunn County commissioners unanimously voted down a permit that would have allowed an industrial landfill to be developed in the county at a meeting Wednesday at the Dunn County Courthouse.

Ducks in the Bakken: DU research project aims to shed light on impact of oil and gas development on duck production and density

Ducks in the Bakken: DU research project aims to shed light on impact of oil and gas development on duck production and density

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A study underway in the Oil Patch of northwest North Dakota and northeast Montana aims to gauge the impact of energy development on waterfowl productivity in the part of the Prairie Pothole Region that falls within the Bakken Formation.

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Gay couples in Bakken find niche: With or without legislative support, many accepted into North Dakota communities

Gay couples in Bakken find niche: With or without legislative support, many accepted into North Dakota communities

BOWMAN, N.D. -- Last month, the state Legislature defeated an anti-discrimination bill for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents and couples. Still, new residents are joining the gay community in North Dakota looking for new beginnings.

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Controversial Dunn County landfill to be voted on

Controversial Dunn County landfill to be voted on

Residents worry about environmental, proprietal consequences MANNING, N.D.--Glen Houghton, a Dunn County rancher, walked onto a portion of his land Friday and pointed to patches of bare clay on the ground. "Nothing ever grows on those spots," Houghton said. "It's very poor quality property."

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Man alleges company offered prostitute for pipeline right-of-way

Man alleges company offered prostitute for pipeline right-of-way

IOWA CITY — A southeast Iowa landowner claiming a land agent offered him a prostitute in exchange for letting a pipeline cross his property allowed reporters to listen Wednesday to an audio recording he said he secretly made of the conversation.

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PSC approves new pipelines for Meadowlark

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved two separate pipeline projects from Meadowlark Midstream after the company involved in a large saltwater spill offered assurances about improvements to leak detection.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2757/50/50/ ASTRO BOB
Astronomers Discover Brightest Galaxy in the Universe
Our Milky Way is a substantial galaxy containing some 300 billion stars, over a thousand star clusters, tens of thousands of star-forming gas clouds and possibly up to 100 billion planets. All swirl...
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Dickinson couple loses 'everything they had' in late night fire
A young Dickinson couple is homeless after a late Friday night fire consumed the trailer home they were renting, as well as their two pets and most of their possessions. Absolutely everything they ...
5/23/15 at 3:10 AM
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Pro signing updates
A few pro signing updates: 1. Zane McIntyre will sign with the Boston Bruins, the team that drafted him. Boston confirmed as much in a tweet yesterday. However, McIntyre may opt to become a free agen...
5/22/15 at 1:44 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2766/50/50/ COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN
High water delays final spring trout stocking at Turtle River State Park
Therell be another spring shipment of rainbow trout stocked in the Turtle River at Turtle River State Park, but it wont be until sometime next week when river levels become more manageable. Normally,...
5/22/15 at 9:45 AM
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100 Days To Go
The official countdown for 2015 is underway. Today marks 100 days until NDSU-Montana begin the new season in Missoula on ESPN in what will be the first college football game of the year. The storylin...
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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2771/50/50/ KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
Unseen Sacrifices Count as Kindness
I got invited to a new friend's house for dinner the other day. She has boys the same age as my 5-year-old son, Ben. Twin boys. Yikes. Anyway, the boys are truly delightful and have all become fas...
5/23/15 at 2:51 PM
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Is your Medicare coverage changing July 1?
Attend a nearby informational workshop to explore your options for Medicare coverage. Register for a workshop now. Get information from a health insurance company you've trusted for years. Blue Cros...
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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2758/50/50/ UND NEWS
UND Office of Safety receives Outstanding Safety Instructor Award
The University of North Dakota Office of Safety has been awarded the North Dakota Safety Council's Outstanding Safety Instructor Award for its accomplishments in teaching Defensive Driving. The award ...
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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2774/50/50/ NDSU NEWS
Criminal justice faculty member presents Bakken findings to justice department officials
Carol Archbold, associate professor of criminal justice, recently presented the findings of her research on law enforcement issues in the Bakken to several officials from the U.S. Department of Ju...
5/22/15 at 11:12 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/2812/50/50/ SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES
When to report work for the annual earnings test
Q: I retired last year, started Social Security, and expect to work part-time this year on a fill-in basis. If I reach the retirement earning limit amount for the year, is it my responsibility to noti...
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