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BC-ND--North Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, ND

November 6, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 701-223-8450.

For use Saturday, Nov. 10, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-NEW DIRECTION

BISMARCK, N.D. — Graduation rates for Native American students in North Dakota have lagged behind those of white students by about 20 to 30 percentage points for the past decade. Eight years ago, a local nonprofit sought to change that by starting a program for Native American students, aimed at boosting their academic performances, while also providing them a safe place to go after school. Youthworks’ New Direction program has shown great success with Native American students in Bismarck-Mandan. By Blair Emerson, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 560 words.

For use Monday, Nov. 12, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-PLANNING COUNCIL

MINOT, N.D. — Working behind the scenes, Souris Basin Planning Council often isn’t the first agency to come to mind when contemplating economic development. But millions of dollars have come to the region for infrastructure projects that have spurred development because of the involvement of the planning council. The planning council aims to change that anonymity a bit as it seeks to engage the public in an update of its five-year comprehensive economic development strategy. By Jill Schramm, The Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1108 words.

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