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

August 8, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for August 11 and August 13. 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, August 11, and thereafter.


BISMARCK, N.D. — A New York man is fighting for the return of his truck, which was seized in North Dakota when he became involved in a protest about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Aaron Dorn was arrested during a Thanksgiving Day protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 in Mandan and charged with felony reckless endangerment, among other offenses. He was acquitted in June but is working to get his truck back in a separate matter involving civil asset forfeiture. By Jack Dura, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 946 words.

For use Monday, August 13, and thereafter.


MINOT, N.D. — A former Miss North Dakota and her family are traveling around the U.S. and raising awareness of human trafficking. Kay Picconatto Levesque and her husband Sean Levesque are co-founders and co-executive directors of the group Love2Hope. The Minot natives sold their house and most of their possessions in Minnesota last year, bought a fifth wheeler and hit the road with their three children to inform the public about the evils of human trafficking. By Andrea Johnson, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 635 words.

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