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Kiev: Moscow is backing eastern separatists

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president has accused Russia of backing separatists in the country's restive east and demanded that Moscow stop its intimidation campaign and leave his country alone.

Minnesota bills aim to improve English-language instruction

ST. PAUL -- It's hard for students to do homework when they don't have a home. Homework is not a priority for homeless students. "Their priority is called survival," St. Paul schools Superintendent Valeria Silva said Wednesday at a Capitol news conference.

Minnesota school superintendents join forces to fight homelessness

ST. PAUL -- It's hard for students to do homework when they don't have a home.

SD, Minn. high school leagues drafting transgender policies; ND not doing so yet

SD, Minn. high school leagues drafting transgender policies; ND not doing so yet

FARGO –- The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extra-curricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records.

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Nearly 50 N.D. townships awarded $5 million in energy impact grants

BISMARCK -– Nearly 50 townships in North Dakota will receive a total of $5 million in grants to fix damaged roads and address other impacts of oil and gas activity.

Fargo man charged with burglary in cat theft

Fargo man charged with burglary in cat theft

FARGO –- A Fargo man is charged with felony burglary after allegedly awakening a friend early Saturday morning with texted photos of her stolen cat.

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Oil revenue way up for tribes; money going to roads, other infrastructure

Oil revenue way up for tribes; money going to roads, other infrastructure

NEW TOWN, ND –- In less than one year, the Three Affiliated Tribes have collected $184 million in oil tax revenue, nearly equal to the amount collected during the entire 2011-13 biennium.

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Murder conspiracy charges dropped against Grand Forks lawyer Henry Howe

Murder conspiracy charges dropped against Grand Forks lawyer Henry Howe

Grand Forks defense attorney accused of conspiring to murder a police informant now faces much lesser charges, according to records provided by his defense team.

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Small Business Administration and AARP partner to help North Dakota entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration and AARP North Dakota are partnering on a series of workshops offering advice to people 50 and older looking to start a business.

Former University of Jamestown student found guilty of terrorizing

Former University of Jamestown student found guilty of terrorizing

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - A former University of Jamestown student was found guilty of terrorizing Tuesday in an incident that led to a lockdown of the campus last November.

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Emerado fire one of three since Sunday

A grass fire struck a tattoo shop near Emerado Tuesday afternoon. Emerado Fire Chief Mike Jensen says the fire on the property spread to the tattoo shop and several nearby vehicles and a neighboring home.

‘I was doing my civic duty’: Murder suspect talks about shooting two teens in self-recorded monologue

‘I was doing my civic duty’: Murder suspect talks about shooting two teens in self-recorded monologue

LITTLE FALLS, MN -– Audio recordings captured conversations Byron Smith had alone in his home following the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shootings of Nick Brady and Haile Kifer.

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HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

Some HBO shows and the Internet streaming service HBO Go will be available next month to Amazon Prime customers, the companies said on Wednesday in a move that could lure customers away from Netflix Inc.

Grand Forks cuts urban development director’s job; move follows conflict of interest violation involving subsidized apartment

Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown terminated Urban Development Director Greg Hoover's employment on Monday as part of a city restructuring effort.

North Dakota native Kat Perkins advances on ‘The Voice’

North Dakota native Kat Perkins advances on ‘The Voice’

Kat Perkins has made the top 10 on "The Voice." The Scranton, N.D., native was the second contestant saved by voters Tuesday after opening the NBC singing talent show with Adam Levine and his team.

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UND Art & Design professor dies

UND Art & Design professor dies

GRAND FORKS -- Joel Jonientz, a UND Art & Design professor, died Monday at Altru Hospital. UND announced his death in a universitywide email Tuesday. Jonientz was 46.

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ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring

ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring

BISMARCK -– As a doctor who majored in chemistry, Lyle Best said he can’t help but wonder about the potential health effects of the plumes of flame and large clouds of black smoke that frequently belch from two oil well flares about 200 yards upwind of his house near Watford City.

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Mandan man lights himself on fire, runs through car wash, steals car during drug trip

Mandan man lights himself on fire, runs through car wash, steals car during drug trip

DICKINSON -- A Mandan man is recovering from severe self-inflicted burns after a drug trip went south Monday afternoon.

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Coyote pays visit to West Acres Mall

Coyote pays visit to West Acres Mall

A coyote paid an unexpected visit to West Acres Mall in Fargo Tuesday afternoon, it came in through a truck delivery door. Authorities say the animal was apparently injured and laid down in a hallway.

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