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

September 18, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for Sept. 22 and Sept. 24. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 701- 223-8450.

For use Saturday, Sept. 22, and thereafter.


CARPIO, N.D. —A 13-year-old Carpio youth is a national track-and-field champion after competing in the 35th annual Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in July. Sam Winter finished first in eight events in his category, setting a record for discus and breaking the records for javelin and the 60-, 100- and 200-meter runs. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 930 words.

For use Monday, Sept. 24, and thereafter.


MANDAN, N.D. —Standing weathered in the elements, the iron crosses of St. Vincent’s are over a century old. A North Dakota folklorist says the iron crosses are the most public and distinctive folk art associated with Germans from Russia, who settled across western and south central North Dakota. They can be found in many cemeteries across the state. Local blacksmiths created the crosses to commemorate, in a highly personal way, the person who had died. By Jack Dura, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 811 words.

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