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State youth survey: Alcohol issues drop, obesity on the rise


FARGO — North Dakota high school students are significantly less likely to engage in binge drinking, drive or ride with someone who has been drinking alcohol than they were a decade ago.

Those were among the encouraging findings of the 2013 youth risk behavior survey conducted by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, following guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to