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Bill Bergquist died at the age of 64 from Alzheimer's dementia complications. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.
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In April, Rep. Rick Becker lost the Republican nomination to U.S. Sen. John Hoeven at the GOP state convention. After the convention vote, the founder of the Legislature's ultraconservative Bastiat Caucus told Forum News Service the race might be the end of his political career.
“I don’t like it. It’s not right,” World War II veteran Vern Otterson said. “We were fighting against the Nazis. They were horrible. Why should anyone be running around selling Nazi stuff?”
The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will launch a pilot project to test paying landowners for results, as opposed to simply paying for conservation projects with the assumption they benefit water quality.

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In recent weeks, the strength and position of the jet stream has favored very little storm activity.
This happens when the air underneath a cloud is dry.
West Fargo Eats is a collaboration between Lutheran Church of the Cross, Gate City Bank, YWCA Cass Clay, and Great Plains Food Bank
In the eight days of data provided by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, troopers reported three fatalities and 66 injuries across 53 crashes.
Farwell, Minn. has a population of about 50. It doesn’t have traffic lights or a gas station. But as of this summer, four buildings — most of its remaining town center — are now open as renovated arts and community spaces.

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In its 2021 uniform crime report released Friday, Aug. 12, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported 201 murders, an 8.5% annual increase, and a 21.6% increase in violent crime. The previous murder record was set in 2020, when Minnesota had 185 murders — a 58% increase from the 117 reported in 2019.

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When Rick Becker was seeking the North Dakota GOP's nomination, he said he intended to respect the vote of the convention delegates. That was his explanation for not continuing to pursue the nomination on the June primary ballot. Yet here we are in August, and Becker is reigniting his campaign, collecting signatures so that he can appear on the November ballot as an independent.

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