"We serve not only the homeless, but we've got a big segment of elderly that come here, working poor, single moms and dads with kids. It's really for anybody. We just want to treat people with love and respect."

-- Mark Meier, executive director of Heaven’s Helpers, that reopened in Bismarck at 220 N. 23rd St.

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"It's growing to the point of being catastrophic. It's causing more health conditions, causing social dysfunction, family separations. It's negatively impacting our social way of life."

-- Dave Flute, chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, on the growing opioid problem on reservations. Three Native American tribes have filed a federal lawsuit against major opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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"As we look to the future at the growth opportunities for natural gas liquids, there's going to need to be additional transportation solutions put in place."

-- Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. Oneok recently announced plans for a 900-mile natural gas liquids pipeline that will accommodate increasing North Dakota production and play a role in reducing natural gas flaring.

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"The wow factor there is amazing. There's a lot of nice displays, but they go over the top."

-- Rick Berge, owner of Nightlife Limousine, on the Chmielewski family Christmas light display on Kennedy Avenue. The family is uncertain whether they will have the display this year after hearing about neighbor complaints.

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"With art, it's an expression showing unity, hope and family because, at its core, that is what art is about: family working together. Contributing a piece to find Olivia is the least I could do, but also praying for her and a safe return for her."

-- Bill Brien, Bismarck, who donated art to the Lone Bear family. Artists have been giving art to the family as they search for Olivia Lone Bear.

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"It is unique. The giant sculptures are quite a draw because it is something you can't experience really anywhere else."

-- Kim Schmidt, public and media relations manager for North Dakota Tourism, discussing the Enchanted Highway. Access to one of the sculptures along the route is being disputed.

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"Additional service to Chicago will give our business community something they have long been asking for, and that's more flight options."

-- Brian Ritter, president of the Bismarck-Mandan Development Association and Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. Ritter was reacting to the announcement that United Airlines is adding direct flights between Bismarck and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport starting June 7.

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"There's an appreciation you get when you really kind of study alcohol. We need more bars around here that really want to teach people about cocktails and spirits ... That's kind of the goal of our bar."

-- Stacy Sturm, who along with Michael Kashey, is opening Thomas and Moriarty's, to be located at 200 W. Main St., Mandan.

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"It's a victory for the people of the state and for our constitution."

-- Attorney Tom Conlin on South Central Judicial District Judge Cynthia Feland’s ruling that a North Dakota law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional.

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"If there are bills that need to be paid, obviously there's a need (for more funding). But that doesn't mean the means are justified ... How much of that need can be attributed to new development and how much is rehabbing existing infrastructure?"

-- Chad Moldenhauer, owner of K&L Homes, questioning new city fees that would charge for utilities on empty lots in Bismarck.