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Press Pass, Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Dickinson area projects help provide school supplies for those in need

In the past few weeks, pencils, twistable crayons, scientific calculators and school supplies alike filled the aisles of shopping stores.

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With many schools in the southwest North Dakota area starting next week, families are expected to send their children ready for the new year with new supplies. But for many families, the extra expense can be a burden.

Gov. Dalrymple issues state of emergency in response to pipeline protests

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple issued an emergency declaration for southwest and south-central North Dakota in response to protests against the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball.

The declaration starts a process by which state agencies can get additional funding, said Greg Wilz, director of the Homeland Security Division of the state Department of Emergency Services.

Mott-Regent breaks ground on new school

On a cool evening that felt like school could start and summer’s over, kids and adults gathered Friday for grilled burgers and speeches to officially break ground on a new school to replace one built generations ago.

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Mott-Regent has a lot to look forward to this fall - a new two-story elementary school rising just to the north of the high school and a darned good football team in the mix for school and community spirit.

Grain storage bags saving farmers time, money this harvest

Though they may look like snowdrifts that somehow survived into the summer, the humongous white plastic bags that are appear on the southwest North Dakota landscape during harvest are full of very valuable commodities.

The 300- to 500-foot grain storage devices, which can hold anywhere from 12,000 to 34,000 bushels of wheat, are being used more than ever by area farmers who want cheaper and easier methods of storing their product once it’s off the field.

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