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Authorities say an ammonia leak at a Grand Forks potato processing plant was confined to a room with a ventilation system and no employees were seriously injured. Emergency workers in hazmat suits entered the Simplot plant Saturday morning and were able to control and stop the leak before noon. One employee was evaluated by paramedics at the scene and released. No other injuries were reported. Fire officials say employees had evacuated the building before first responders arrived.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says that if re-elected she will uphold the state’s abortion ban that provides no exceptions for rape or incest. Her remarks came Friday during her reelection campaign’s lone debate with her Democratic challenger, state lawmaker Jamie Smith,  The Republican governor explained her position simply as “pro-life." She pledges to push for expanded parental leave in the state and alleviate the toll of inflation on people’s budgets. Smith called Noem’s stance extreme and said it was endangering women’s lives. He also said it was causing concern among physicians for its lack of clarity on when an abortion is allowed — only to save the life of a pregnant woman.

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In this unlikeliest of high school football seasons for Bismarck High School, it didn’t come as a shock that the Mandan Braves came into the Community Bowl on Friday and beat the Demons in a West Region football game.

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