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Cuban Teen in U.S. for Surgery, Dies of Complications

Zayas and his family traveled from Cuba to Miami for the operation

  INTERNATIONAL — Health officials say the Cuban teen who had surgery to remove a 10 pound tumor on his face has died. Fourteen-year-old Emanuel Zayas developed kidney and lung complications after the surgery to remove the benign tumor. Zayas and his family traveled from Cuba to Miami for the operation. His family requested Zayas’ body be donated to science…

ND Supreme Court Upholds Permits for Hog Operation in Buffalo

Opponents asked a judge to block the project

  BUFFALO, ND — Despite pleas from the surrounding community, the North Dakota Supreme Court is upholding a decision on permits for a hog farm in Buffalo. Rolling Green Family Farms, operated by Minnesota based Pipestone Holdings, is a $15 million dollar hog farm that has many of the people who live in town concerned about things like groundwater and…

Deadwood Casino Owned by Kevin Costner Shuts Down

Midnight Star in Deadwood permanently closed its doors Tuesday, leaving about 40 full and part-time employees looking for work

MIDNIGHT STAR CASINO MIDNIGHT STAR CASINO MIDNIGHT STAR CASINO MIDNIGHT STAR CASINO MIDNIGHT STAR CASINO MIDNIGHT STAR CASINO DEADWOOD, SD — A casino owned by actor and director Kevin Costner has shut down after operating for 26 years in South Dakota. Midnight Star in Deadwood permanently closed its doors Tuesday, leaving about 40 full and part-time employees looking for work….

General Atomics Celebrates Grand Opening of Training Hanger at Grand Sky

The hangar will serve as a flight test and training center

GRAND FORKS, ND — General Atomics has completed its flight test and training center in Grand Forks. The 24,000 square foot facility is a 10 year lease between Grand Sky and General Atomics. Grand Forks joins the big leagues. “When they sell an aircraft to England or to Australia or some other country, they train the pilots here,” said Senator…

Hog Operation Proposed in Ramsey County

The department will hold a public meeting at some point on the environmental permitting process

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — North Dakota’s Health Department is considering an application from a proposed hog operation in Ramsey County. Grand Prairie Agriculture wants to build a 2,700 hog operation about 10 miles west of Devils Lake. Some people in the area are concerned about property values and environmental problems, while others see a potential boost to the economy….

North Dakota Man Sentenced in Copper Theft in Afghanistan

In February 2013, Guidry was working for a local Afghan company and was arrested after a sting operation was set up

  NATIONAL — A North Dakota man accused of stealing copper wire from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan is sentenced. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Benjamin Guidry was sentenced to nearly three years in prison following his conviction for theft of government property. In February 2013, Guidry was working for a local Afghan company and was arrested after a sting operation was…