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Press Pass, Thursday, August 25

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Here’s some of our top stories from Thursday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day.

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Local schools have their first day of classes on Wednesday

It was a windy and chilly morning as a few thousand Dickinson students walked in the doors for their first day of the new school year .

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Based on estimates given from Dickinson Public Schools, about 3,400 students attended their first day of classes across the public schools in Dickinson.

Pipeline opponents say they’re committed to ‘long haul’

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline say they’ll continue camping north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after a federal judge said Wednesday it may take two weeks for a ruling on the tribe’s request for an injunction.

“We’re still in limbo,” said Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network.

Judge won’t rule on ND pipeline lawsuit for weeks

A federal judge here won’t issuing his ruling for more than two weeks after a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 24, in a lawsuit seeking to halt construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline to haul North Dakota oil.

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Judge James E. Boasberg has taken the matter under advisement and set a status conference for Sept. 14, according to online court records. Boasberg indicated after the hearing that he’ll issue his ruling after Labor Day, according to multiple media reports.

North Dakota Human Services audit finds ‘significant errors’ with child care licensing

An audit of the North Dakota Department of Human Services found child care providers were allowed to continue operating while the state’s largest agency was aware of instances of illegal drug use and “inappropriate touching from adults.”

That’s one finding included in the 49-page report, which was completed by the State Auditor’s office and covered the biennium that ended June 30, 2015. It was sent to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, members of the North Dakota Legislature and Maggie Anderson, the DHS executive director, according to a July 13 letter signed by State Auditor Robert R. Peterson.

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