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AREA BRIEFS: Grazing tour, Youth showcase etc.

Grazing tour: The Pembina Trail Resource Conservation and Development Association will offer a free grazing tour at 9 a.m. July 15. Participants must register in the lower level of Red Lake Falls (Minn.) City Hall. A free lunch will be served. Bu...

Grazing tour: The Pembina Trail Resource Conservation and Development Association will offer a free grazing tour at 9 a.m. July 15.

Participants must register in the lower level of Red Lake Falls (Minn.) City Hall. A free lunch will be served. Buses will return to Red Lake Falls about 3 p.m.

For more information, call (218) 253-2646, Ext. 4 or e-mail mnredlakef-rcd@one.usda.gov .

Youth showcase: Marketplace for Kids will present a "Bright Ideas Showcase and Contest," spotlighting the talent of North Dakota's youth, July 29 at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.

The contest is open to students who have just completed grades three, four, five or six during the past school year. For more information, log on to www.MarketplaceForKids.org or call (888) 384-8410.

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Roadwork: The width of the northbound lanes of the Interstate 29 project at the Pembina, N.D., interchange and Bathgate, N.D., separation has been reduced to 11 feet. Speeds are reduced to 25 miles per hour and delays are possible. The work is set to be completed by mid July.

Education funds: North Dakota will receive more than $70 million in federal funding to give a boost to schools across the state that are at risk of teacher shortages and budget cuts, according North Dakota's congressional delegation.

The funds were part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and North Dakota will be eligible to apply for another $34.6 million for education funding this fall.

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