AP-North Dakota stories for July 14 and July 16. 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, July 14, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-COTTAGE FOODS

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some issues have been raised surrounding North Dakota's Food Freedom Act on cottage food products. The law was expanded to include direct-to-consumer sales of largely baked goods and canned items, including refrigerated foods. But nearly a year later, the state's cottage foods law awaits a rule-making process to play out. Food Freedom proponents have questioned the legislative intent related to definitions of cottage food products. By Jack Dura, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 834 words.

For use Monday, July 16, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEER

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota man has found his niche as a volunteer with the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Doug Wurtz of Bismarck and originally from Ryder, said he read a story in the Minot Daily News 12 years ago about an archaeological project to be conducted at Beacon Island, northwest of New Town. He volunteered for one of the nine-day Beacon Island project sessions and ended up being totally hooked on archaeology. By Eloise Ogden, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 820 words.