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President Barack Obama greets Gov. Jack Dalrymple, R-N.D., and other North Dakota leaders on Friday at Bismarck Airport. The president and first lady Michelle Obama, center, arrived on Air Force One with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. Katherine Lymn / Forum News Service

President visits N.D.: Obama pledges to ‘break old cycles'

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CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth here Friday during the first visit by a sitting president to a reservation in 15 years, telling a powwow crowd of about 1,800 people that by working together they can “break old cycles” and “give our children a better future.”


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.