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BISMARCK — Sponsors of a proposed ballot measure that would change North Dakota’s pharmacy ownership law to allow national retailers such as Wal-Mart and Walgreens to operate pharmacies in the state can begin circulating their petition for signatures, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Tuesday.

Jaeger has approved the petition format, and now the committee must gather at least 13,452 qualified signatures by Aug. 6 to place the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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