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    The area students listed below completed the coursework to graduate from Bismarck State College at the end of the spring semester. The graduates were recognized at the college's 82nd commencement ceremony held May 13 at the Bismarck Event Center.

    Q: I read with interest one of your older articles online about the Dodd Frank Act and whether personal loans are subject to it. I want to loan money to my son subject to a mortgage but wonder if I would be subject to governmental registration requirements under the Dodd Frank legislation.

    When it comes time to spiff up your home, it’s easy to run through your normal cleaning routine without thinking twice about it. Although it can feel like second nature, some common cleaning habits could actually do more harm than good. Plus, leaving behind bacteria, dust and grime only creates more work for you in the long run.


    Content by Brand Ave. Studios. The annual Amazon Prime Day is coming July 12 and 13, and per usual will offer discounts on many of your favorite things.

    Content by Brand Ave. Studios. The annual Amazon Prime Day is coming July 12 and 13, and per usual will offer discounts on many of your favorite things.

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said that he would seek to codify in law an order he signed that protects in-state abortion providers and out-of-state patients next legislative session if he wins re-election. The announcement came in the side lounge of a Reno coffee and wine shop on Wednesday, where he hosted a panel of obstetrician-gynecologists, medical students and reproductive rights advocates to discuss their plans to protect abortion access, as reproductive rights have become central to his re-election campaign in the key swing state and that of Democrats nationwide. He said: “Governors are the last line of defense in protecting reproductive freedoms,” adding “The buck stops with us.”

    The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence _ one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ events _ has been canceled over monkeypox concerns. Organizers said Wednesday the concert had been scheduled to return Sept. 3 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic entirely shut down Decadence in 2020. It normally attracts up to 20,000 people to the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann streets in the French Quarter. The concert's producer, Chuck Robinson, said he canceled the concert in light of the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus. Louisiana health officials say there are 120 confirmed cases in the state. As of now, Robinson said the event will return in 2023. Other celebrations tied to Decadence, which runs Sept. 1-5, are still scheduled.

    The coroner's office says actor Anne Heche died from burns and inhalation injury after her fiery car crash and the death has been ruled an accident. The cause of her death was released on the Los Angeles County coroner's website Wednesday, although a formal autopsy report is still being completed. Heche was 53 when her car plowed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5 and caught fire. Her family has said she suffered a severe brain injury caused by lack of oxygen. The coroner's office says she died Aug. 11, but she was removed from life support on Sunday so that her organs could be donated.

    Kirk Cousins returned to practice with the Minnesota Vikings after staying home for five days with COVID-19. He was back for the first of two joint sessions with the visiting San Francisco 49ers. The absence for Cousins and the Vikings was far more convenient than the two times last year he had to sit out for virus protocols. He missed time in training camp after being deemed a close contact. Then he was sidelined for a critical game at Green Bay. For the 49ers, quarterback Trey Lance was enjoying being back in his home state.

    If your storage closet is overflowing with cold weather coats, extra blankets, or pillows, you need to try this vacuum bag like @tash_style. It’s a serious space saver.

    There are some very special groups of dogs out there, known as Gifted Word Learners, their particular talent is being able to learn the names of multiple toys. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

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