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For use Saturday, Sept. 8, and thereafter.


BISMARCK, N.D. — On Aug. 15, Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle met two milestones: his 85th birthday and 40 years on the North Dakota Supreme Court — a feat unmatched in the history of the state's high court. In his time, he has won election five times and served with 16 justices, many of whom have come and gone. The State Bar Association of North Dakota said VandeWalle will likely be remembered for the depth of his public service. By Jack Dura, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 978 words.

For use Monday, Sept. 10, and thereafter.


STANLEY, N.D. — Marilyn Evenson's life as a registered nurse revolved around Mountrail County Medical Center and the Mountrail Bethel Home. Retirement has been no different for Evenson, who has been integral tom any blood drives, fundraisers and volunteer activities that support the medical community in Stanley. She was recognized in June with the Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer award, which acknowledges contributions made by a community volunteer toward the betterment of rural health care. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 840 words.