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Rep. Cramer's opponents use Bible verses to debate food stamp cuts, look toward 2014 election

North Dakota Democrats are denouncing Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer’s recent vote to reduce spending on the food stamp program and using the controversy to spur recruiting of a candidate to run against him in 2014. Two Grand Forks legislators appear to be on the short list.

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Another influx of Norwegians: Oil, ethnic ties and shared culture drawing visitors to Grand Forks

Numbers won’t be anything like they were in the immigration era, but Norwegians — a good many of them — are on their way to Grand Forks. Cindy Dahl is ready to welcome them.

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Fan who bought REA’s ‘Home of the Fighting Sioux’ sign has letters up and lit

The letters that once spelled out “Home of the Fighting Sioux” atop Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks now light up the evening sky outside a rural home near Pisek, N.D.

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Spirit Lake suit dismissed: Former chairman withdrew suit after restraining order lifted

Roger Yankton Sr. has withdrawn his lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking relief from a restraining order that had been issued against him by the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.

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UND Writers Conference faces funding challenge

UND’s new College of Arts and Sciences dean has asked organizers of the UND Writers Conference to come up with a long-term funding plan or consider scaling back or even ending the annual spring event, which for more than four decades has brought students, faculty and townspeople together with literary giants.

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Friday the 13th: Superstitions surrounding the ominous day

It’s Friday the 13th, so you may be one of millions of Americans who will approach this day with fear and trepidation — or maybe not approach it at all, choosing instead to pull the bed covers over your head and refuse all invitations involving dinner, travel, marriage or other risky behavior.

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Nearly a century ago, mustard gas cut short the life of a North Dakota farm boy

As the nation debates how to respond to the deadly use of chemical weapons in Syria, Larry Aasen finds himself thinking about one of the last Americans who died as a result of a chemical weapons attack: his uncle Oliver Brenden, a farm boy from near Hillsboro, N.D., stricken by mustard gas nearly a century ago in the waning days of World War I.

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Tension over UND French professors tenure

The witness, a UND professor of marketing who had mentored a new, young professor of French for three years, listened as an attorney read through a series of accusations that had been made against the younger woman, his client.

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Former Spirit Lake chairman Yankton loses effort at reinstatement

An appeals court has vacated a Spirit Lake Tribal Court order reinstating Roger Yankton Sr. as tribal chairman, and jubilant opponents of the former leader predicted the long power struggle is over.

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Spirit Lake chairman dispute continues

Members of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council have asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit brought last month by Roger Yankton Sr., who seeks to regain his position as chairman of the tribe.

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UND draws high number of veterans

Drawn by the new post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which pays for tuition, books and many living expenses, hundreds of recent Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are attending UND.

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Remaining Larson brother writes letter: ‘You took Bill’s billfold’

Carl remembers sibling who died last month of exposure
Carl Larson, 95, sits at his kitchen table these days and writes. Mostly, he writes thank-you notes to people who sent flowers, wrote letters or signed cards of sympathy for the loss of his brother Bill, 98, who died of exposure last month after wandering from the farm home they shared outside Oklee, Minn.

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