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Press Pass: August 8, 2016

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Study: Planning key to minimizing effect of oil on Badlands

Better planning and coordination are needed to reduce the impact of oil development in North Dakota’s Badlands, a report released today says.

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More than 70 North Dakotans participated in a study aimed at assessing oil development in the Badlands and the Little Missouri River Valley, with most agreeing that more should be done to preserve the land while developing the resources.


Sturgis Motorcycle Rally sees smaller crowds, less trouble

As the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally officially started Monday, there were no fatal crashes reported so far as of Monday afternoon, compared to last year when six motorcyclists had died already in the weekend before.

There were, however, several serious injury accidents, 47 drunken driving arrests and 67 drug arrests as of Monday morning.

N.D. ag commissioner takes aim at animal cruelty training for law enforcement

North Dakota’s top agriculture official warned Monday that training provided by the Humane Society of the United States on how to handle animal cruelty cases poses a threat to the state’s livestock industry, but an HSUS spokesman said that’s untrue and trainers are only going where invited.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said he believes the Humane Society’s intentions behind the training “are misleading as they have a long history as an animal rights activist organization with the intention of ending animal agriculture.”

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Dickinson public schools’ budget approved

The school year has yet to begin for students but the Dickinson School Board is well on their way to ensuring that it’s a financially successful year.

The Dickinson Public Schools 2016-17 school year budget was unanimously approved Monday during a regular school board meeting.

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