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AREA NEWS: Roadwork ... teacher rewards ... Purpur returns

Roadwork: Both eastbound and westbound traffic on U.S. Highway 2 will be detoured near Bemidji from 7 a.m. Saturday through early Monday for pipeline construction, according to the Minnesota Highway Patrol.

Roadwork: Both eastbound and westbound traffic on U.S. Highway 2 will be detoured near Bemidji from 7 a.m. Saturday through early Monday for pipeline construction, according to the Minnesota Highway Patrol.

Traffic will be detoured on Highway 197 at the south junction of Highway 71, then on to Beltrami County Road 404, Beltrami County Road 50 and back out to Highway 2 east of Bemidji.

Teacher Rewards: Ten teachers from Lake Agassiz School in Grand Forks each will receive a $100 Teacher Reward Card at 3:15 p.m. Monday in the school gym. The Wal-Mart cards will go toward purchasing classroom supplies. Info: (701) 746-7225, ext. 199.

Purpur returns: Grand Forks native Patty Purpur will speak on "How to Win with Entrepreneurship and Fitness" at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Royse Atrium at the UND Wellness Center, 801 Princeton St., Grand Forks.

Purpur, a member of the North Dakota High School Sports Hall of Fame and North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, where she was captain of the women's track team and a nine-time All American Athlete. She has been named to the Business Journal's Top 50 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley, has served on the National Association of Women Business Owners-Silicon Valley Board and was a former president of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur's Organization. She is the co-director of the Stanford University Health Promotion Network and remains a trainer and coach.

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Charity golf: The North Dakota Air National Guard's Happy Hooligans will start their annual charity golf tournament at 9 a.m. Monday at the Hawley (Minn.) Golf Course. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.

Fees are $40 for golf and a steak dinner, $30 for golf only. Fees do not include cart rental; call (218) 483-4808 to reserve a care. Info: (701) 451-2436 or (701) 451-2421.

Domestic violence grant: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the Department of Justice is awarding $455,263 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to employ three shelter aides for the Hearts of Hope Domestic Violence Shelter.

Lottery winner: Tyler Steer, Crookston, recently won $5,000 playing the Fast Jacks scratch game with a ticket purchased at Superpumper in Crookston. Info: www.mnlottery.com or (651) 634-1111.

Home buyout program: Grand Forks County residents with flood-damaged homes who want their property to be considered for a government buyout program are asked to notify local officials by Oct. 2.

Interested residents should contact (701) 780-8413.

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