AP-North Dakota stories for August 4 and August 6. 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 4, and thereafter.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A North Dakota man with Down syndrome has become a taekwondo world champion. Alexander Paulson earned much respect during the weekend of July 13-15 when the 22-year-old became a world champion at the 49th ATA Taekwondo World Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas. Paulson has Trisomy 21, which is described as having the presence of three chromosomes rather than the usual matched pair. This is the form of Down syndrome that is found in most cases. By Chris Harris, Devils Lake Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 671 words.
For use Monday, August 6, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-COMMUNITY BANK ADVOCATE
BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota community bank advocate has retired from the board of the local community bank he helped found. A lawyer by trade, Al Wolf didn’t work directly in finance, but that didn’t stop him from having an impact on the community banking industry in North Dakota. He helped found the Bismarck State Bank and served as general counsel to the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota. By Jessica Holdman, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 839 words.