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We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

- Albert Barnes

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KHRT ND NEWS - MONDAY - 09/11/17 - MORNING EDITION

Authorities say an 18-year-old woman was killed when an SUV struck a stalled all-terrain vehicle...

     ST. JOHN, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say an 18-year-old woman was killed when an SUV struck a stalled all-terrain vehicle in northern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 8 p.m. Saturday on a Rolette County road near St John.
 
     Authorities say a Honda ATV had mechanical problems and was stalled on the edge of the road. The driver of a Polaris ATV had hooked up his winch to tow the vehicle when a Cadillac Escalade struck the group as they were preparing to leave.
 
     A St John woman who was a passenger on the Honda ATV was killed. Her name has not been released. The driver of that ATV suffered non-life-threatening injuries and the other ATV driver was not hurt. The SUV driver also was not injuried. The patrol is investigating.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say a 74-year-old Hollandale, Minnesota man was killed after his pickup truck was struck by a train. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday near Des Lacs.
 
     Troopers say the man was working for a custom combining operation and was leaving a farm. The patrol says he failed to yield at a crossing and his vehicle was struck on the passenger side by an eastbound BNSF train. Troopers say the train pushed the pickup for about a mile until it came to a stop. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
 
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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has ordered that flags on state properties be flown at half-staff Monday to honor those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Burgum also is encouraging North Dakota residents to display the flags at their homes at half-staff. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks. Sept. 11 has been designated Patriot Day and a Day of Service and Remembrance.
 
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     DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - Lake Region State College has created a campus police force as part of an initiative started in 2013 to improve safety and security.
 
     The Devils Lake Journal reports that Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Lloyd Halvorson is a licensed peace officer in the state of North Dakota. He is one of four licensed peace officers on staff who now comprise the new police force for the college campus.
 
     Halvorson says the force isn't on campus to actively police but to protect the community as first responders.
 
     College officials also have taken other security measures, including utilizing an email, phone and text notification system to alert faculty, staff and students of an emergency on campus. Cameras and lighting on campus also have been added and upgraded.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive a $4.9 million grant for a tribal veterans cemetery near Fort Yates. The money comes from the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. The 8-acres site to be known as the All Nations Veterans Cemetery is intended to serve more than 2,200 Native American veterans and their families. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says Native Americans serve in the armed forces at a higher rate than any other ethnic group.
 
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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo-based nonprofit that aims to find meaningful careers for people on the autism spectrum is looking to expand to Bismarck. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Mind Shift currently has about 30 specialists placed with employers in Fargo and Minneapolis. It also has opened an office in Milwaukee.
 
     Business Development Director James Whirlwind Soldier says he wants companies to understand the value of such employees not only from a charitable standpoint but also because they're highly qualified.
 
     Trisha Page is the behavioral health services director at nonprofit Anne Carlsen Center and a former state autism coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Human Services. She says employers will quickly recognize those with autism develop unique and extreme interest areas that lead to higher skill sets.
 
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     ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Here she is: Miss North Dakota has been crowned Miss America 2018. Twenty-three-year-old Cara Mund bested a field of 51 competitors from each state and the District of Columbia during the weeklong event's finale Sunday night in Atlantic City.
 
     Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, former Miss Arkansas, placed the crown on her teary-eyed successor's head as the new Miss America accepted applause and cheers from the audience and judges. The Bismarck, North Dakota, resident emerged victorious through a series of swimsuit and talent contests, onstage speeches and two rounds of interviews by judges.
 

 

 

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