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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Workplace fatalities in North Dakota last year totaled 64, up 20 over the year. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says preliminary data show that 39 of the fatal work injuries in 2012 -- or nearly two-thirds — resulted from incidents involving transportation. The construction industry had the most fatalities, with 25. The mining industry was second with 15 deaths. Workplace fatalities have risen in each of the past three years in North Dakota. In 2009 there were 25 fatal work injuries in the state.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents are having more success signing up for a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace. Neil Scharpe is in charge of the state's so-called navigators who are helping inform people of their options under the new law.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man and woman accused of locking the woman's three boys in a basement have been sentenced after pleading guilty to felony charges of child abuse or neglect. The Bismarck Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/1g2nMp0 ) that Kacie Schaeffer was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail and three years of supervised probation.
TOKYO (AP) — Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald's, not rice. Among cuisines, only French cooking has been distinguished as a national culinary tradition.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can't enjoy them. But he's making an exception for the Penn Museum, an archaeology and anthropology center that offers touch tours for the blind and visually impaired. Ayala can now feel the eroded limestone of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus and the intricate hieroglyphs on the statue of a pharaoh. "When I touch things, it's my version of a sighted person's eyes.
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PARIS (AP) — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of "public insult and inciting hate" were filed against the musician in mid-November, Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said Tuesday. They stem from a lawsuit by a Croatian community group in France over remarks in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine in September 2012. Speaking about race relations in the United States,
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A Kodiak woman who had not seen her daughter in almost a year and a half surprised the sophomore basketball player at her game in Minnesota for an emotional reunion. Sina Timu surprised her daughter, Puni, an hour before tipoff at Minnesota State University-Moorhead on Nov. 21. Puni attends the University of Jamestown in North Dakota. “For me, it was like, ‘Oh, my God. I can’t believe she is here.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Officials are unveiling a master plan for Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park south of Mandan, though a little later than planned The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a Dec. 9 meeting at the park’s Post Commissary to present a final draft to the public. The meeting had been scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed due to expected bad weather. Parks and Rec worked with an architect for nearly a year to develop the plan, which incorporates input from a public meeting held in January and also the results of an online survey.