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North Dakota at 1:30 p.m.
FARGO, N.D. — Medical centers in western North Dakota's booming oil patch will get some help in diagnosing which patients seeking nonemergency services are bad debt risks.
DICKINSON, N.D. — North Dakota continues to get high marks for air quality, despite dust problems in the western part of the state.
EXCHANGE-NDSU ART RESTORATION
FARGO, N.D. — Art and science are often thought of as opposites, but a few professors at North Dakota State University might argue they're more like two sides of the same coin.
Professors in the department of coatings and polymeric materials have been working different avenues of art restoration. Professor Stuart Croll discussed his research on paint and painting restoration last week, when he lectured "Science and Art Conservation" in the last of this year's NDSU Science Cafe series, reported The Forum newspaper (http://bit.ly/10u3GqF ). By Charly Haley, The Forum.
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WILLISTON, N.D. — In a world increasingly dominated by tablet readers and neighbors who do little more than nod to one another, a Williston man is bucking the trend. Doran Weideman is a longtime resident in his upper 80s, whose house at 814 4th Ave. E. has long been in the family. His wife, whose parents first owned the yellow house in the quiet neighborhood, passed away a few years ago. And while he says he is not a big reader himself, a box of books by his front door is inviting passersby to stop and take a peek. Weideman's daughter works at a newspaper in Hazen and several months ago when he was reading the paper, an article mentioned the idea of a front door book exchange through the Little Free Library Association. "I decided well, what the heck, I'll build one," he told the Williston Herald (http://bit.ly/13UXlJf ). By Jenna Ebersole, Williston Herald.
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ALSO OF INTEREST:
—DAKOTAS-COLD APRIL — The National Climatic Data Center says April this year was the coldest on record for the state of North Dakota.
— INTERSTATE WATER — The North Dakota Department of Transportation says water was on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 94 about three miles west of Jamestown on Sunday.
— SOLDIERS HONORED — North Dakota National Guard soldiers who served a year in Afghanistan and lost two of their comrades there are being honored.
— RADIOACTIVE WASTE — A newly-formed group worried about dumping of radioactive oilfield waste in western North Dakota is holding its first public meeting.
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