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Blowing fresh snow reduced visibility on the Old Red Trail in northwest Mandan on Monday.

"We do not want even one person freezing and dying out in the cold."

-- Jena Gullo, executive director for the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way, on efforts to provide shelter for the homeless until a permanent solution can be found in Bismarck-Mandan.

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"Plain and simple, there should be no refinery no matter how clean, located with that kind of proximity to a national park."

-- Jan Swenson, executive director for the Badlands Conservation Alliance, on the group’s opposition to the proposed Davis Refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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"For North Dakota, we're struggling right now when it comes to caring and concerning about our fellow human beings. Everyone needs to stand together by spreading the word, by keeping these missing people on the front of your speech every day."

-- Lissa Yellow Bird-Chase, an advocate and searcher for missing and murdered persons, during the search for Olivia Lone Bear on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

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"We want the site cleaned up and put back to its original state, and the state isn't enforcing it."

-- Laura Griffin, who along with her husband, Robert, are frustrated five years after regulators shut down an oilfield waste disposal well due to environmental violations. The abandoned equipment remains on their property southwest of Dickinson.

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"I have a solid record. We have a lot of exciting things going forward in terms of things that I want to get accomplished in the office, and that's what I'll be concentrating on. I'm not going to be concentrating on what somebody else may want to do."

-- Secretary of State Al Jaeger, on his plans to seek re-election in 2018. He may face a challenge in his party from Will Gardner, chairman of the District 34 Republicans.

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"We fully transitioned into our colder, more winterlike pattern, that's for sure."

-- Meteorologist Alex Edwards, of the National Weather Service in Bismarck, on how weather conditions changed on Monday after days in the 40s and 50s.

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"It's kind of a different philosophy. From the information we've gotten and the graphs we've seen, it tends to promote more people to vote and more convenience for the voters that are coming in."

-- Burleigh County Commission Chairman Jerry Woodcox, as the commission voted 3-2 to approve reducing the number of county polling sites from 27 to 16.

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"I think what's being proposed here is too drastic of a change. I don't see a problem with voting centers, I think they have merit. But, if it ain't broke, why fix it?"

-- Rep. Larry Klemin, R-Bismarck, opposing the reduction in polling sites.

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"Competing on ‘Jeopardy!’ has definitely been a bucket-list item. It's just one of those things I've always wanted to do."

-- Kyle Becker, a 2005 Bismarck High School graduate who recently appeared on “Jeopardy!”

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"The Senate took an important step to provide hardworking, middle-class Americans with tax relief that will enable them to keep more of their paycheck and at the same time lower rates for small businesses, including our farmers and ranchers, so we can grow our economy and create more jobs with higher wages."

-- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., after voting for the tax bill that passed the Senate.

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"I wanted to be able to support a responsible, permanent tax reform bill that stands up for workers, families, and retirees while staying fiscally responsible. I wanted to help write it. But this bill gives large corporations a permanent tax cut, while the tax cuts for working families expire in a few years."

-- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., on why she opposed the tax bill.

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