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Bismarck, ND – Next week -- members of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will be in North Dakota -- to look at coal mines and power plants.

The P-U-C members are coming at the invite of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. Tony Clark is a member of the North Dakota P-S-C. He says Minnesota lawmakers and regulators have struggled with environmental concerns over coal-generated electricity....

(N-PSC-MN-1--"look at it"--:23)

Bismarck, ND – An economic survey finds a tenth straight month of economic decline in the Midwest.

Creighton University professor Ernie Goss surveys business leaders and purchasing managers. And that survey finds an overall business index in August of 45-point-six in nine states. Under his formula, an index of 50 indicates growth-neutral status -- while above 50 signifies economic growth.

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Updated May 3, 2021 at 5:22 PM ET

President Biden announced on Monday that his administration is raising the cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 for this fiscal year, far above the 15,000 limit set by the Trump administration, but below an earlier campaign promise.

1A Reflects On The Last And Next 50 Years Of NPR

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Monday, May 3, 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of NPR's first on-air original broadcast. In the last half century, NPR and Member stations have been essential, trusted sources for local events and cultural programming featuring music, local history, education and the arts.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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"For the Love of Cod" ~ ND Poetry Out Loud

Monday, May 3, 2021 - We visit with Eric Dregni, author of “For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness.” It’s the story of a return trip to Norway, where Eric was born, to investigate whether it really is the happiest country on Earth. ~~~ Bill Thomas shares more poetry readings from this year’s “Poetry Out Loud” event in North Dakota.

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