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KHRT ND NEWS - SATURDAY - 06/07/14 - MORNING EDITION

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning consumers about telephone scam in which perpetrators pose as the IRS in an attempt to extort money....

     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning consumers about telephone scam in which perpetrators pose as the IRS in an attempt to extort money.
 
     Stenehjem says residents across the state have reported having received threatening phone messages supposedly from the IRS. The message claims that there is a problem with the IRS and failure to return the call will lead to the individual's arrest.
 
     Stenehjem says the calls are designed to trick people into revealing sensitive personal and financial information such as their social security number and bank account or credit card information.
 
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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Attorney General says he hasn't seen the lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage yet, but he notes that it's his duty to defend the state when it's sued.
 
     Seven same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage Friday in Fargo. North Dakota had been the last remaining state that wasn't facing a legal challenge from same-sex couples.
 
     Wayne Stenehjem says ultimately, only the U.S. Supreme Court can determine whether North Dakota's law is constitutional.
 
     The lawsuit challenges both North Dakota's constitutional ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An audit of North Dakota's Game and Fish Department found scores of discrepancies with the agency's practices, including improper payments to employees and more than 100 guns that are missing from a volunteer hunter education program.
 
     The state auditor's office criticized the agency's misuse of public money. The audit also found the agency in "noncompliance with laws, rules, and policies."
 
     Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand says the agency was "stunned" by the audit but corrective actions are being taken.
 
     Game and Fish regulates hunting, fishing and trapping, manages land and promotes conservation. The agency receives no money from the state's general fund. It is supported by state licensing fees and federal tax money from the sale of firearms, ammunition and other sporting equipment.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Department of Health says a brine spill cause by a failed pipe fitting has been reported at an injection well site in Bottineau County. Officials estimate that about 1,000 barrels of salt brine were released, with about 100 barrels escaping the site into a neighboring wetland.  
 
     Inspectors from the Health Department and the Oil and Gas Division have been at the site, which is owned by Denbury Onshore.  A temporary berm has been built to prevent additional fluid from reaching the wetland.  About 700 barrels of brine have been recovered.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Workers spilling into western North Dakota for high-paying oil jobs and nowhere to live set their eyes on McKenzie County thanks to its lack of zoning rules for housing.  That quickly turned the state's largest oil-producing county it into a mass of trailer parks and scattered RVs, leaving thousands of people without addresses.
 
     Longtime residents didn't want zoning rules, but local officials saw a big problem in not being able to keep track of people amid the booming population.  So ordinances were pushed through, and they're now being credited in part in helping emergency workers respond when a recent tornado hit a workers camp.
 
     The new rules require that temporary housing areas obtain permits and addresses, enabling 911 dispatchers to pinpoint where people are living.
 
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     FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota native and former commander of the Navy Blue Angels says he doesn't believe that the inappropriate behavior outlined in a recent investigation is part of the group's culture.
 
     The report showed that pilots led at the time by Capt. Gregory McWherter had explicit pornography, including photos of naked women, in aircraft cockpits. The Navy probe also found "sexually charged, raunchy, and homophobic humor" on maps and itineraries.
 
     Gil Rud, a Portland, North Dakota, native, was commander of the Blue Angels in the 1980s. He tells KFGO radio that he believes the conduct is "just some bad behavior by a few individuals" in one instance. He says the findings will make the team better.  Rud headed up the Blue Angels between 1986 and 1988.

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     WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A new Miss North Dakota is being crowned this weekend. The pageant began Thursday in Williston and concludes with a winner crowned tonight. The winner among 19 state finalists will compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.  The reigning Miss North Dakota is Laura Harmon of Grand Forks.

 

   (Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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