Shireen Ghorbani

Shireen Ghorbani, a Bismarck native, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Utah.

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"Based on our analysis, emissions from the (Davis) refinery could cause visibility impairment at Theodore Roosevelt NP under upset conditions when blowdown emissions are exhausted through the flares."

-- The National Park Service in a letter to the North Dakota Health Department on the proposed Davis Refinery near Belfield. The department is reviewing comments on the project.

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"If you want to get things done, you need to know how to build community, pull together resources, build alliances and get people on board."

-- Shireen Ghorbani, a Bismarck native who is running for the U.S. House in Utah. She is among a number of female candidates who had their photos on the cover of Time magazine.

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"It's a huge step in the right direction toward continuing to meet our flaring reduction goals and encouraging responsible energy development and infrastructure investment.”

-- Gov. Doug Burgum, on a $150 million natural gas processing plant proposed for McKenzie County.

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"That would take us backwards very quickly in terms of gas capture."

-- Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms, opposing Marathon Oil's request for long-term relief from natural gas flaring restrictions. The state Industrial Commission rejected the request.

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"The things that they can tell us will be very profound. Getting the input from students who 12 years from now will be in leadership positions is critically important."

-- Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary, on a pilot project, Vision 2030, among Bismarck Public Schools, the city of Bismarck and the North Dakota Department of Transportation that will tap into children's minds to find out how they imagine the city might look like in the future.

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"In North Dakota, there's not a plethora of learning opportunities to be had as far as major sporting events. To get out and especially to do something like the Super Bowl is huge."

-- August Taylor, a University of Mary junior who is one of six students who got to work behind the scenes at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

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"Growing up, seeing her on 'Indian Country Today,' as a young kid I thought that was the coolest thing ... I didn't understand the issues back then as a kid, but (I thought), how cool was it to see a real Indian on TV versus a Hollywood Indian? Her show was a game changer for Indian Country."

-- North Dakota Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis, on Harriett Skye, a pioneering Sioux woman, who recently died at 86.

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"Folks that deal with farmers need a better understanding of stressors unique to farmers. You lose a farm, you almost always lose your home as well."

-- Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, discussing financial and mental health issues facing farmers at the Life Beyond Breaking Even: Farm Economy Summit 2018 in Bismarck.

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"A lot like that interaction. They want to know about a local place to go eat and you just can't get that if you're staying in a hotel."

-- Jaime Hockett, an Airbnb host in Bismarck, on what travelers are looking for in a stay. Airbnb use is on the rise in the state.

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"One thing that I know that none of us have the ability to do is to change history. But we all have the ability to change our future."

-- Gov. Doug Burgum, addressing the "Strengthening Government to Government Partnerships and Relationships" conference, a gathering of Tribal, state and federal officials.

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