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

May 22, 2019

AP-North Dakota stories for May 25 and May 27. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 701-223-8450.

For Saturday, May 25, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL CLOSES

BISMARCK, N.D. _ For the last time May 18, three seniors crossed the stage in the Wolford Public School gymnasium and accepted their diplomas. On May 17, the small school in northeastern North Dakota closed due to a lack of qualified applicants for open teaching positions and budget constraints. The school, which was established in 1914, served about 40 students this past year. By Blair Emerson, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 646 words.

For Monday, May 27, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-FISHING VOLUNTEER

GARRISON, N.D. _ You can find him conducting regular meetings of the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, or maybe filling bags of popcorn at the theater on a Friday night. He’s Keith Witt, a 31-year former resident of Bismarck who moved here in 2012 following his retirement from the Bismarck Police Department. Witt grew up in Hankinson, a town similar in size to Garrison. A desire to return to a smaller community, and good fishing, led Witt to the community. By Kim Fundingsland, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 659 words, photo.

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