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Citizens encouraged to find own safety during severe storms

Sirens blared in Dickinson on Wednesday evening to warn residents of possible danger as a severe thunderstorm rolled through the area.


Yet many people said on social media didn’t know where to go if a tornado was spotted.

More than a dozen arrested by Border Patrol in western North Dakota

U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended more than a dozen on suspicion of being in the country illegally earlier this week in western North Dakota.

Border Patrol agents from the Grand Forks Sector took 15 people into custody between Sunday and Tuesday in several North Dakota cities, including Arnegard, Battleview, New Town and Watford City, Border Patrol spokesman Ryan Gilberg wrote in an email. He said the agency could not release the identities of the subjects but confirmed they were Mexican nationals that did not have “the proper immigration documents that would allow them to enter, live in or work in the United States legally.”

Movie star joins pipeline protest as 10 arrested

A famous movie star on Thursday joined the largest protest yet to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.


Actress Shailene Woodley, heroine of the Divergent movie series, was among a knot of sweaty runners who returned to the reservation after delivering a petition opposing the pipeline to Washington, D.C.

Measure to legalize medical marijuana in N.D. will appear on November ballot

North Dakotans will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana for medical use, Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Thursday, and at least one police chief already is raising concerns about unintended consequences of the proposed law .

Sponsors of the initiated measure needed at least 13,452 signatures to put their Compassionate Care Act on the Nov. 8 ballot. They delivered 18,011 signatures to Jaeger last month, and 17,217 were accepted as qualified electors.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter to launch Aug. 25

Two weeks from Thursday, a new U.S. quarter bearing the image of Theodore Roosevelt, the North Dakota Badlands and the Little Missouri River will be put into circulation.

The United States Mint will celebrate the release of its newly minted Theodore Roosevelt National Park coins with an event at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Painted Canyon Visitors Center off Interstate 94 Exit 32 near Medora.


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