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

November 14, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for Nov. 17 and Nov. 19. 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, Nov. 17, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-BOMBER CRASH-ANNIVERSARY

MINOT, N.D. — Seventy-five years ago on Oct. 14, 1943, Arthur Linrud of Velva and nine other members of a B-17 crew were shot down near the border of Holland and Germany. Five of the crew perished and Linrud and four other crew members were captured and taken prisoners of war. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the crash, the town of Eygelshoven, Holland, honored the crew members in two ceremonies held there. Linrud’s daughters attended the ceremonies held Oct. 13. They represented the families of the survivors at the ceremonies. By Eloise Ogden, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1219 words.

For use Monday, Nov. 19, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-STUDENTS-MENTAL HEALTH

BISMARCK, N.D. — A few years ago, Bismarck High School administrators and staff recognized a “critical” need for students: mental health services. A survey of a sample group of BHS students last year found 17.2 percent of students seriously considered attempting suicide. About 30 percent of students surveyed expressed prolonged feelings of sadness or hopelessness, which a local clinical counselor said would meet the criteria for a depressive disorder. Recognizing the need, administrators and staff decided to do something. With a mix of district funding and community grants, the high school hired a mental health professional who provides therapy sessions to students during the school day. By Blair Emerson, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1124 words.

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