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KHRT ND NEWS - THURSDAY - 11/02/17 - NOON EDITION

North Dakota and South Dakota are celebrating today....

     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota and South Dakota are celebrating today. Today is the birthday for both Dakotas. President Benjamin Harrison signed papers admitting North Dakota and South Dakota as the 39th and 40th states in the union on Nov. 2, 1889. Legend says Harrison shuffled the statehood papers before signing them. The two states are now 128 years old. They initially were part of the Dakota Territory created in 1861, which also included much of the present-day states of Montana and Wyoming.

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     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A farm family is suing the Dakota Access pipeline company alleging it failed to restore farmland it damaged during construction as promised.
 
     Slack Family Properties accuses the pipeline company of breach of contract, taking property without authorization, fraud and deceit in its lawsuit filed in Lincoln County this week. The Argus Leader reports the Harrisburg-area family says five parcels of farmland were damaged causing the loss of corn and soybean crops for two growing seasons.
 
     In easement agreements with landowners, Dakota Access promised to restore all farmland to its previous condition and to compensate farmers for any losses because of the pipeline's construction. During the project's planning stages, some farmers expressed fears about lost productivity.
 
     Dakota Access spokeswoman Vicki Granado says the company doesn't comment on pending legal matters.

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     HARWOOD, N.D. (AP) - A West Fargo man is in custody following a high-speed chase through two North Dakota counties. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol says a trooper tried to stop the man Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 29 after he failed to pay for fuel at a Hillsboro gas station. KFGO says the driver fled west on Highway 200 in Traill County, eventually returned to the interstate and continued into Cass County with speeds reaching 105 mph. Troopers performed a stop maneuver near Harwood and the 36-year-old driver was taken into custody. The patrol says a 32-year-old woman was a passenger in the vehicle.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota is temporarily making it easier for commercial drivers to deliver propane. Gov. Doug Burgum has waived hours-of-service requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting the fuel. The request came from state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.
 
     Burgum's order says propane inventories are low due to market disruptions caused by hurricanes and other factors. Propane also is typically in demand this time of year for grain drying and home heating.
 
     Burgum's waiver was issued Tuesday and is in effect for 30 days. North Dakota Propane Gas Association Executive Director Mike Rud tells KFGO radio that the waiver is a "proactive move," should there be a cold snap and a repeat of what happened in 2013-14. That winter, there were extreme shortages of propane across 30 states and prices skyrocketed.
 
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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The 32nd edition of North Dakota's Blue Book has been published. Secretary of State Al Jaeger unveiled the book Thursday at the state Capitol. The manual profiles North Dakota's past and present and compiles statistical and historical information. The Blue Book is so named because of the blue cover that adorns most editions.
 
     The book was first published in 1887, predating statehood by two years. The first editions were called the "state manual" and the "legislative manual," and were intended to provide information for lawmakers. It is now published every two years the help of about 50 volunteers. The nearly 600-page softcover book is being sold for $20 at the North Dakota Heritage Center's museum store, and it also can be ordered through the store's online site.
 

 

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