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Press Pass: ND paleontologists have thousands of fossils for research and education, Safety a priority for Highway 85 expansion, Democrat Clinton makes history with U.S. presidential nomination

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North Dakota paleontologists have thousands of fossils for research and education

Fossils of all shapes, ages and sizes sit in various stages of clean at the North Dakota Heritage Center.

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The North Dakota Geological Survey, the only state-funded paleontology group, works hours upon hours to clean fossils and understand their importance and spends time in the field each summer doing public fossil digs. Recently, they completed digs in the Dickinson and Medora areas.

Safety a priority for Highway 85 expansion

A four-lane highway heading south of Watford City is critical for improving safety and promoting economic development for the region, several said during a public meeting Tuesday.

But others urged planners of a four-lane U.S. Highway 85 to do more to minimize impacts to the Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation held a meeting in Watford City Tuesday to get feedback on proposed options for expanding Highway 85 between Watford City and Belfield.

Democrat Clinton makes history with U.S. presidential nomination

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Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's U.S. presidential nomination on Tuesday, coming back from a stinging 2008 defeat in her first White House run and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history.

In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton, 68, should be selected as the party's nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets

Area kids spent their Tuesday morning learning all about how to take care of their pets thanks to a Louisiana-based group that wants all kids to be able to properly take care of animals.

The Pet Education Project, also known as PEP, brought its national tour to Dickinson on Tuesday morning. Around 30 kids of all ages gathered at the Dickinson Area Public Library for the group's PEP Rally!, where they learned about how to take care of animals in various ways.

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