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Press Pass: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Here's some of our top stories from Tuesday's edition. It's your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. School is in session:...

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Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school
The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol. "Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge." The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday. Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed. Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list' [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS. Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate. A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend. Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says. The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly. “The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.” Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7. The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities.  Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol. "Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge." The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday. Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed. Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list' [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS. Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate. A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend. Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says. The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly. “The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.” Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7. The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities.  Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol. "Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge." The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday. Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed. Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list'
Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS. Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate. A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend. Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says. The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly. “The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.” Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7. The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities.  Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol. "Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge." The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday. Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed. Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list' [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS. Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate. A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend. Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota
The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says. The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly. “The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.” Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7 [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7. The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities.  Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts. School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol. "Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge." The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday. Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed. Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list' [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS. Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate. A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend. Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says. The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly. “The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.” Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7
There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7. The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities.  Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school
The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol."Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge."The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday.Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed.Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list'[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS.Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate.A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend.Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says.The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly.“The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.”Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7.The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities. Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol."Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge."The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday.Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed.Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list'[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS.Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate.A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend.Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says.The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly.“The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.”Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7.The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities. Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol."Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge."The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday.Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed.Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list'
Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS.Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate.A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend.Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says.The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly.“The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.”Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7.The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities. Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol."Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge."The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday.Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed.Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list'[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS.Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate.A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend.Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota
The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says.The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly.“The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.”Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325998","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7.The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities. Here’s some of our top stories from Tuesday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your Press Pass fast? Download our app from the App Store and sign up for our email alerts.School is in session: Watford City celebrates opening of new high school[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326003","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The main hallway of the new Watford City High School was packed to the brim surrounding the podium in the center, where Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulated the Oil Patch boomtown on its new high school Monday and presented them with a North Dakota flag that had flown over the state capitol."Wow, this place is unbelievable," Dalrymple said. "... This community has been part of American history, really, the last 10 years. The fastest-growing community in the United States of America for several years in a row now. What an incredible challenge."The high school celebrated its grand opening, for which parents and students alike attended in droves despite the President’s Day holiday.Hoeven: People should have say in Scalia successor[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326002","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend immediately sparked a debate over when the sudden vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled, and it's now creating disagreements between North Dakota's senators.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican presidential candidates have argued the vacancy should be filled after November's presidential election. In a statement on Monday, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., agreed.Former Sen. Kent Conrad's appears on ISIS 'hit list'[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2326000","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has been told that he's one of several hundred people included on a "hit list" that has been circulating online in a video sent to terrorist operatives by the Islamic State militant group known as ISIS.Conrad learned his name was included in a video posted Sunday to the Internet for followers of the "Army of the Caliphate.A woman who monitors terrorist sites on the Internet saw the video soon after it appeared Sunday and promptly contacted Conrad's daughter, a friend.Threat of Zika virus remote but a concern in North Dakota[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"2325999","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says.The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly.“The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.”Dickinson Trinity seniors Sickler, Soehren leading Titans to top of Region 7
There’s something to be said for being the hot team at the right time. The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team unquestionably fits the bill as a winner of eight straight games and the only undefeated team in Region 7.The Titans (17-3 overall) put their 11-0 region record on the line at 7 p.m. today against Glen Ullin-Hebron at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center, a game that coincides with senior night festivities. 

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