Andrew and Jennifer Holle

Andrew Holle, Isabelle Holle, 11, and Jennifer Holle go for a run.

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"Anyone sitting on the Industrial Commission should see it. They need to see what can happen."

— Patty Jensen, who along with her husband, Steve, have been dealing with an oil spill on their land near Tioga since 2013.

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"Despite my attempts to maintain the office of chancellor as an apolitical part of higher education, actions by certain persons this past week, and since 10th of June 2016, have attempted to cast doubt on the integrity of this office."

—  North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott, requesting an independent investigation into what he calls attempts to politicize and discredit his office.

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"Security measures in place to protect these systems have proven to be effective, and we continue to update cybersecurity protections as new potential means of targeting are identified. For security purposes and confidentiality requirements, our office is unable to comment on the nature of the attempt or the specific systems targeted."

—  Secretary of State Al Jaeger, saying hackers targeted North Dakota election systems but didn’t breach them.

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"Mikey and I will miss it a lot. We loved it and I think our kids really enjoyed it, too. It's kind of a tribute to the people of North Dakota that we could live here and it was almost like the other houses on the block."

—  Sen. John Hoeven, on the time his family spent in the governor’s residence when he was governor. Hoeven and his wife visited the residence with other former first families last week. When a new residence is completed the house will be demolished.

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"We weren't looking for the death penalty here. We wanted to hold the company responsible for fulfilling their obligations and commitments to the citizens.

—  Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, on a settlement with Dakota Access Pipeline. Under the agreement the company pays no fine nor accepts any liability.

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"I really think running is for everybody, in general. (Running a marathon) is such a psychological thing; anybody can do it, but it's the overwhelming thought of how far you're running that really stands in the way of a lot of people not doing it."

—  Jennifer Holle, who along with her husband, Andrew, plans to run in the 26.2-mile Bank of America Chicago Marathon next month. The Holles, who live near Mandan, will join 25 other runners as part of a national team for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which is a collaboration between the National Football League and the National Dairy Council.

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"As our community continues to grow, it is essential to retain vital assets such as Patterson Place to meet the varied needs of our citizens."

—  City Administrator Keith Hunke, on the sale of the Patterson Place.

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"We just want to reach them (our families) and let them know help is coming."

—  Anjie Hernandez, who along with Vanessa De Jesus haven’t heard from their families in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit landfall. The two women live in Bismarck.

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"The culture of drinking is worn like a badge of honor in our state rather than a cause for alarm."

—  First lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, addressing about 1,000 people gathered at Recovery Reinvented. The event rolled out as her platform derived from her experience of 15 years in recovery from drinking.

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"We have the highest prisoner population in the world, and the justification for locking up so many men, women and children is that it makes us safer."

—  Eric Schlosser, at the GameChanger Ideas Festival at the Belle Mehus Auditorium last weekend.

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