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North Dakota officials need to support the Weatherization Assistance Program

A recent news story noted the extreme temperatures we experience in an average North Dakota year. It is not uncommon for us to see a temperature range of 140 degrees from the hottest day of summer to the coldest day of winter. These conditions can be difficult to deal with, especially if you live in …

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Riverfront development, aviation center, internet access

SIOUX CITY — After two years of construction, the completion of the Chris Larsen Park Riverfront Development Project is in sight. Back in 2015, Sioux City Parks and Recreation Director Matt Salvatore said the city submitted a request for quote for a master plan for the riverfront. Since then, he said a host of people, …

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A Storybook Christmas needs new home to resume giving books to kids

Organizers for A Storybook Christmas are hoping its final chapter has not been written. But for the third straight year, the nonprofit that provides books for low-income students will not be able to do so because logistical issues and COVID-19 have hampered the program. Through 2019, the nonprofit has given more than 475,000 books to …

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Dillon couple gets assistance from DEQ’s Brownfields programme

Duncan Adams DILLON — Eric and Alicia Wendland light up at the mention of the country music tune “Buy Dirt.” The recent song describes a soon-to-be 80-year-old man who offers advice to a young fellow chasing a dollar. “If you want my two cents on making a dollar count, buy dirt,” advises the old-timer. The …

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Past surfaces in the present in Penny’s latest Three Pines mystery

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby” In her 18th novel, “A World of Curiosities,” acclaimed Canadian mysterian Louise Penny thrusts her readers into the past by first revealing how Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec Sûreté and Agent Jean-Guy …

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