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Here’s some of our top stories from Saturday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Toxic algae warning in effect for Patterson Lake
A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Patterson Lake has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to issue a warning urging people to stay out of the water. Mike Ell, an environmental scientist in the department’s division of water quality, said a series of tests conducted earlier this week discovered hazardous levels of a toxin -- specifically, a cyanotoxin known as microcystin -- released by the algae that can be lethal if ingested. Ell said there “isn’t any kind of antidote” for cyanotoxins. Symptoms of poisoning can occur as soon as an hour after exposure to affected water and include rashes, inflamed nasal passages and congestion. Ell said ingestion can cause nausea and diarrhea at lower levels. At higher levels, the toxin can be deadly.   Officials: Current ND economic downturn may have hit bottom [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662014","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Reduced revenue numbers will be used in an updated budget revenue forecast due out next week. Meanwhile, leaders in all major economic sectors say the current downturn is close to or has hit rock bottom. Members of the Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting chose Friday to lower projections for oil prices while keeping oil production numbers flat in light of state revenues continuing to trend lower than projected in the last forecast in January. North Dakota, other states, join fight on federal transgender policy North Dakota has joined a lawsuit against the federal government over the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom policy, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday. North Dakota is one of 10 states that filed the complaint Friday in federal district court. A news release from Stenehjem’s office argues the mandate from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice “misinterprets federal law regarding how schools assign students to bathrooms and locker rooms.” U.S. military veteran aimed to 'kill white people' in Dallas police ambush [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662013","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The 25-year-old army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers interacted with several "black power" groups, some of which post vitriolic and racist rhetoric online and which sometimes condone violence. Micah Xavier Johnson's links with the groups were being investigated by U.S. law enforcement on Friday, highlighting the role of little known organizations that rail against racial injustice and police abuses. Babu Omowale, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a Dallas-based black militia that performs armed community patrols, said Johnson came to black community events in Dallas. “We don’t condone it, we don’t support it, but we understand it,” Omowale told Reuters. Here’s some of our top stories from Saturday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Toxic algae warning in effect for Patterson Lake [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662015","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Patterson Lake has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to issue a warning urging people to stay out of the water. Mike Ell, an environmental scientist in the department’s division of water quality, said a series of tests conducted earlier this week discovered hazardous levels of a toxin -- specifically, a cyanotoxin known as microcystin -- released by the algae that can be lethal if ingested. Ell said there “isn’t any kind of antidote” for cyanotoxins. Symptoms of poisoning can occur as soon as an hour after exposure to affected water and include rashes, inflamed nasal passages and congestion. Ell said ingestion can cause nausea and diarrhea at lower levels. At higher levels, the toxin can be deadly.   Officials: Current ND economic downturn may have hit bottom
Reduced revenue numbers will be used in an updated budget revenue forecast due out next week. Meanwhile, leaders in all major economic sectors say the current downturn is close to or has hit rock bottom. Members of the Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting chose Friday to lower projections for oil prices while keeping oil production numbers flat in light of state revenues continuing to trend lower than projected in the last forecast in January. North Dakota, other states, join fight on federal transgender policy North Dakota has joined a lawsuit against the federal government over the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom policy, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday. North Dakota is one of 10 states that filed the complaint Friday in federal district court. A news release from Stenehjem’s office argues the mandate from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice “misinterprets federal law regarding how schools assign students to bathrooms and locker rooms.” U.S. military veteran aimed to 'kill white people' in Dallas police ambush [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662013","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The 25-year-old army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers interacted with several "black power" groups, some of which post vitriolic and racist rhetoric online and which sometimes condone violence. Micah Xavier Johnson's links with the groups were being investigated by U.S. law enforcement on Friday, highlighting the role of little known organizations that rail against racial injustice and police abuses. Babu Omowale, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a Dallas-based black militia that performs armed community patrols, said Johnson came to black community events in Dallas. “We don’t condone it, we don’t support it, but we understand it,” Omowale told Reuters. Here’s some of our top stories from Saturday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts. Toxic algae warning in effect for Patterson Lake [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662015","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Patterson Lake has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to issue a warning urging people to stay out of the water. Mike Ell, an environmental scientist in the department’s division of water quality, said a series of tests conducted earlier this week discovered hazardous levels of a toxin -- specifically, a cyanotoxin known as microcystin -- released by the algae that can be lethal if ingested. Ell said there “isn’t any kind of antidote” for cyanotoxins. Symptoms of poisoning can occur as soon as an hour after exposure to affected water and include rashes, inflamed nasal passages and congestion. Ell said ingestion can cause nausea and diarrhea at lower levels. At higher levels, the toxin can be deadly.   Officials: Current ND economic downturn may have hit bottom [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662014","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Reduced revenue numbers will be used in an updated budget revenue forecast due out next week. Meanwhile, leaders in all major economic sectors say the current downturn is close to or has hit rock bottom. Members of the Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting chose Friday to lower projections for oil prices while keeping oil production numbers flat in light of state revenues continuing to trend lower than projected in the last forecast in January. North Dakota, other states, join fight on federal transgender policy North Dakota has joined a lawsuit against the federal government over the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom policy, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday. North Dakota is one of 10 states that filed the complaint Friday in federal district court. A news release from Stenehjem’s office argues the mandate from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice “misinterprets federal law regarding how schools assign students to bathrooms and locker rooms.” U.S. military veteran aimed to 'kill white people' in Dallas police ambush
The 25-year-old army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers interacted with several "black power" groups, some of which post vitriolic and racist rhetoric online and which sometimes condone violence. Micah Xavier Johnson's links with the groups were being investigated by U.S. law enforcement on Friday, highlighting the role of little known organizations that rail against racial injustice and police abuses. Babu Omowale, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a Dallas-based black militia that performs armed community patrols, said Johnson came to black community events in Dallas. “We don’t condone it, we don’t support it, but we understand it,” Omowale told Reuters. Here’s some of our top stories from Saturday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Toxic algae warning in effect for Patterson Lake
A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Patterson Lake has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to issue a warning urging people to stay out of the water.Mike Ell, an environmental scientist in the department’s division of water quality, said a series of tests conducted earlier this week discovered hazardous levels of a toxin -- specifically, a cyanotoxin known as microcystin -- released by the algae that can be lethal if ingested. Ell said there “isn’t any kind of antidote” for cyanotoxins. Symptoms of poisoning can occur as soon as an hour after exposure to affected water and include rashes, inflamed nasal passages and congestion. Ell said ingestion can cause nausea and diarrhea at lower levels. At higher levels, the toxin can be deadly.  Officials: Current ND economic downturn may have hit bottom[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662014","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Reduced revenue numbers will be used in an updated budget revenue forecast due out next week. Meanwhile, leaders in all major economic sectors say the current downturn is close to or has hit rock bottom.Members of the Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting chose Friday to lower projections for oil prices while keeping oil production numbers flat in light of state revenues continuing to trend lower than projected in the last forecast in January.North Dakota, other states, join fight on federal transgender policyNorth Dakota has joined a lawsuit against the federal government over the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom policy, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday. North Dakota is one of 10 states that filed the complaint Friday in federal district court. A news release from Stenehjem’s office argues the mandate from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice “misinterprets federal law regarding how schools assign students to bathrooms and locker rooms.”U.S. military veteran aimed to 'kill white people' in Dallas police ambush[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662013","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The 25-year-old army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers interacted with several "black power" groups, some of which post vitriolic and racist rhetoric online and which sometimes condone violence.Micah Xavier Johnson's links with the groups were being investigated by U.S. law enforcement on Friday, highlighting the role of little known organizations that rail against racial injustice and police abuses.Babu Omowale, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a Dallas-based black militia that performs armed community patrols, said Johnson came to black community events in Dallas.“We don’t condone it, we don’t support it, but we understand it,” Omowale told Reuters.Here’s some of our top stories from Saturday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Toxic algae warning in effect for Patterson Lake[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662015","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Patterson Lake has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to issue a warning urging people to stay out of the water.Mike Ell, an environmental scientist in the department’s division of water quality, said a series of tests conducted earlier this week discovered hazardous levels of a toxin -- specifically, a cyanotoxin known as microcystin -- released by the algae that can be lethal if ingested. Ell said there “isn’t any kind of antidote” for cyanotoxins. Symptoms of poisoning can occur as soon as an hour after exposure to affected water and include rashes, inflamed nasal passages and congestion. Ell said ingestion can cause nausea and diarrhea at lower levels. At higher levels, the toxin can be deadly.  Officials: Current ND economic downturn may have hit bottom
Reduced revenue numbers will be used in an updated budget revenue forecast due out next week. Meanwhile, leaders in all major economic sectors say the current downturn is close to or has hit rock bottom.Members of the Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting chose Friday to lower projections for oil prices while keeping oil production numbers flat in light of state revenues continuing to trend lower than projected in the last forecast in January.North Dakota, other states, join fight on federal transgender policyNorth Dakota has joined a lawsuit against the federal government over the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom policy, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday. North Dakota is one of 10 states that filed the complaint Friday in federal district court. A news release from Stenehjem’s office argues the mandate from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice “misinterprets federal law regarding how schools assign students to bathrooms and locker rooms.”U.S. military veteran aimed to 'kill white people' in Dallas police ambush[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662013","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The 25-year-old army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers interacted with several "black power" groups, some of which post vitriolic and racist rhetoric online and which sometimes condone violence.Micah Xavier Johnson's links with the groups were being investigated by U.S. law enforcement on Friday, highlighting the role of little known organizations that rail against racial injustice and police abuses.Babu Omowale, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a Dallas-based black militia that performs armed community patrols, said Johnson came to black community events in Dallas.“We don’t condone it, we don’t support it, but we understand it,” Omowale told Reuters.Here’s some of our top stories from Saturday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Sign up for our email alerts.Toxic algae warning in effect for Patterson Lake[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662015","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Patterson Lake has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to issue a warning urging people to stay out of the water.Mike Ell, an environmental scientist in the department’s division of water quality, said a series of tests conducted earlier this week discovered hazardous levels of a toxin -- specifically, a cyanotoxin known as microcystin -- released by the algae that can be lethal if ingested. Ell said there “isn’t any kind of antidote” for cyanotoxins. Symptoms of poisoning can occur as soon as an hour after exposure to affected water and include rashes, inflamed nasal passages and congestion. Ell said ingestion can cause nausea and diarrhea at lower levels. At higher levels, the toxin can be deadly.  Officials: Current ND economic downturn may have hit bottom[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2662014","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Reduced revenue numbers will be used in an updated budget revenue forecast due out next week. Meanwhile, leaders in all major economic sectors say the current downturn is close to or has hit rock bottom.Members of the Advisory Council on Revenue Forecasting chose Friday to lower projections for oil prices while keeping oil production numbers flat in light of state revenues continuing to trend lower than projected in the last forecast in January.North Dakota, other states, join fight on federal transgender policyNorth Dakota has joined a lawsuit against the federal government over the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom policy, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday. North Dakota is one of 10 states that filed the complaint Friday in federal district court. A news release from Stenehjem’s office argues the mandate from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice “misinterprets federal law regarding how schools assign students to bathrooms and locker rooms.”U.S. military veteran aimed to 'kill white people' in Dallas police ambush
The 25-year-old army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers interacted with several "black power" groups, some of which post vitriolic and racist rhetoric online and which sometimes condone violence.Micah Xavier Johnson's links with the groups were being investigated by U.S. law enforcement on Friday, highlighting the role of little known organizations that rail against racial injustice and police abuses.Babu Omowale, the co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a Dallas-based black militia that performs armed community patrols, said Johnson came to black community events in Dallas.“We don’t condone it, we don’t support it, but we understand it,” Omowale told Reuters.

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