AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest, ND
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BISMARCK, N.D. — A super weed that can devastate corn and soybean crops has now been found in five North Dakota counties. Palmer amaranth can grow as tall as 7 feet and produce hundreds of thousands of seeds. It’s strong enough to stop combines and resist many herbicides. It was first confirmed in North Dakota in McIntosh County in August. North Dakota State University says it’s now also been confirmed in Benson, Dickey, Foster and Richland counties. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 465 words, photos.
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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard is proposing a plan to expand its training center in a northeastern county to accommodate more military members. The Minot Daily News reports that Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrman says the state’s National Guard wans to expand its Camp Grafton Training Center-South in Eddy County. Military members in North Dakota often have to travel to Camp Guernsey in Wyoming and Camp Ripley in Minnesota for training. SENT: 210 words.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Graduation rates for Native American students in North Dakota have lagged behind those of white students by about 20 to 30 percentage points for the past decade. Eight years ago, a local nonprofit sought to change that by starting a program for Native American students, aimed at boosting their academic performances, while also providing them a safe place to go after school. Youthworks’ New Direction program has shown great success with Native American students in Bismarck-Mandan. By Blair Emerson, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 560 words.
SPIRIT LAKE HOMICIDE
MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota. A person with knowledge of the situation says Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. DEVELOPING.
NORTH DAKOTT STATE-MISSOURI STATE
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — North Dakota State played Missouri State at Robert W. Plaster Stadium.
PORTLAND STATE-NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Portland State plays North Dakota at Alerus Center.
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