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Turns out, North Dakota law allows e-pull tab machines in bars, but they are finding their way into other establishments. It’s because of a loose definition of what a bar is, according to North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley.
In a report this week in the Grand Forks Herald, the owner of the Drayton, North Dakota, Valley News & Views said that if a buyer isn’t found by next month, the weekly publication will close so she can focus on her health.
Whereas longtime elected officials do gain power with their longevity, they also gain valuable experience that cannot be quickly absorbed by newcomers.
Think of that degree as a ticket to change our region – this place where you put in all of this effort and where you have developed roots over these past years.

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Last month, East Grand Forks held its first town hall meeting on the child care crisis, at which parents and child care providers were able to share their thoughts on East Grand Forks’ perceived issues with the industry. Another meeting was held this week.
Around these parts, there are many friends in times of adversity, and it’s heartening to see them answer the call to help in a time of need.
We support the idea of an indoor sports facility – one that would be beneficial not only for residents but one that could create events that would bring people to town.
As questions mount, we believe it’s best for Holmberg to now resign all posts, connections and affiliations with state government.
When the floodwaters breached the dikes on April 18, 1997, it devastated homes and businesses throughout East Grand Forks and Grand Forks. But the community regrouped and rebuilt.
Moving it to November probably will mean more people will weigh in on the issue – a good thing with a proposal this big – but it also will give the district time to present every possible piece of information while allowing the voters a corresponding amount of time to digest and critique every aspect of the plan before making an informed decision.

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Most anyone who attends a game at any level eventually will have some sort of emotional response to an official’s call. It’s the nature of sports. But the grown-ups in attendance always must remember to take a breath, holster those emotions and rise above the urge to react with insults, intimidation or violence.
New efforts at marketing the state are being coupled with better ways to track data and personal connections with real people who can help produce the best possible outcome.
Enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine would inevitably lead to U.S. or NATO forces being called upon to shoot down Russian aircraft. That likely would lead to an escalation and, essentially, mean the U.S. is at war with Russia. It literally could be World War III.

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