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

December 4, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for Dec. 8 and Dec. 10. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 612-332-2727.

For use Saturday, Dec. 8, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-CHURCH VOLUNTEERS-TACKLING HUNGER

BISMARCK, N.D. — In the small town of McLaughlin, South Dakota, many of the residents didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving Day as most Americans do. Located 9 miles south of the North Dakota state line on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, the Rev. Harvey Schmeichel and his wife, Patti, have seen over the years children and families go hungry for days. For nearly 19 years at the nondenominational Freedom Fellowship Church, located downtown on Main Street, the couple has ministered in the community by opening their home and the doors of the church to a large segment of the area’s population in need of shelter, clothing, transportation, food, a place to worship and a warm meal every weekend. By Mike McCleary, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 712 words, photos.

For use Monday, Dec. 10, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-DRUG TESTING LAB

WILLISTON, N.D. — Minot native Robert Howard has found just the right chemistry in Williston for operating one of the country’s top clinical drugs testing laboratories. The president and chief executive officer of the family-run MedScan Laboratory and Advanced Drug Testing, Howard said he finds himself in a position he never would have dreamed when he left for college in Chicago after graduating from Minot High School in 1970. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 943 words.

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