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ND again top state in beer consumption: Residents drank 43.3 gallons of beer on average last year

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The three Empire Liquors employees had no problem listing off the reasons why North Dakotans drink more beer than any other state’s residents.
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Louisiana governor to sign abortion restrictions law

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will sign new restrictions on abortion clinics into law on Thursday, his office said, a measure critics have said will force three of the state’s five clinics to close.
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North Dakota football team to play Utah in 2017

June 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota football team has scheduled a game against Utah in four years. Continue Reading

‘Goat man’ spotted in moutains of northern Utah

July 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah has wildlife officials worried he could be in danger as hunting season approaches. Continue Reading

Update: Willmar grad dead following attempted plane theft in Utah, Brian Hedglin also suspect in ex-girlfriend’s death in Colorado

July 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A former Willmar resident and graduate suspected of a Colorado homicide and attempting to steal an empty passenger jet was found dead on the plane from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday at a small Utah airport.
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St. George (Utah) airport shuts down after “ground incident”

July 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

(AP) SALT LAKE CITY – A small southern Utah airport has been shut down and an investigation was under way Tuesday after an overnight “ground incident” involving a SkyWest Airlines plane that damaged the aircraft, some cars and the terminal, authorities said. Continue Reading

Autistic man survives 3-week ordeal in Utah desert

July 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DENVER (AP) — An autistic man lived on frogs and roots as he wandered for weeks in the remote Escalante Desert of southern Utah until being rescued, emaciated but alive.
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Fatal plane crash in Black Hills of SD grounds part of firefighting fleet

July 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) The deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota wildfire forced officials to ground seven other Air Force air tankers, removing critical firefighting aircraft from the skies during one of the busiest and most destructive wildfire seasons ever to hit the West. Continue Reading

Wildfire claims 346 homes

June 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A raging Colorado wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee destroyed an estimated 346 homes this week, making it the most destructive fire in the state’s history, officials said Thursday. Continue Reading

Colorado blaze too dangerous to assess damage

June 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A raging wildfire destroyed dozens of houses overnight and charred land on the edges of the Air Force Academy on Wednesday, while thick smoke and intense, towering flames kept officials from learning the full scope of damage to Colorado’s second-largest city. Continue Reading

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