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Fargo, ND – Classes are still in session today at N-D-S-U despite the events going on inthe eastern United States.

Dave Wahlberg is the North Dakota State University Director of Public Affairs.

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

    Fargo, ND – It's back-to-school time again. And that means streets around schools are more congested when students are being dropped-off and picked-up. Fargo Law enforcement officers are spending extra time enforcing school zone regulations and giving out more fines in these areas.

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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....

    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.

    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....

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    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 June 11, 2021 at 10:40 AM ET

    For the first time since the pandemic halted face-to-face events, leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have gathered for three days of talks in a British sea-side town to try to address some of the world's most pressing issues.

    It can be genuinely thrilling when a new drug is approved for use in the U.S. It may be a big step forward in treating folks with, say, HIV or diabetes or breast cancer.

    But sometimes the very people who took part in the trials to determine if the drug is effective and safe may not be able to benefit.

    That's the conclusion of a new study published in JAMA Open Network.

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

    World leaders of the Group of Seven are expected to announce today a commitment to share 1 billion of their COVID-19 vaccine resources with the lower income countries struggling to control the spread of the virus.

    On Thursday, President Biden announced plans for the U.S. to donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine globally. The first 200 million are expected to be distributed this year and the rest will follow in 2022.

    The Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple in 2018 in order to obtain the metadata of at least two Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee, as well as their current and former staff, and even family, including a minor, a committee official tells NPR's Ryan Lucas.

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    "Super Fly" Author Jonathan Balcome ~ Sue Balcom on Companion Planting

    Thursday, June 10, 2021 - There are roughly 7 billion humans on Earth. That’s a huge number, but it pales in comparison with the 17 quadrillion (17,000,000,000,000,000) flies. Biologist Jonathan Balcome is the author of “Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World’s Most Successful Insects.” ~~~ Sue Balcom is here for Main Street Eats with a discussion about companion planting, which refers to plants that share space well.

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