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Josh Swanson, an attorney representing several families with mineral rights under Lake Sakakawea, testifies at an Industrial Commission public hearing in Bismarck on Tuesday involving the ordinary high water mark of the Missouri River before the construction of Garrison Dam and Lake Sakakawea. 

"We're shipping more product out, and it's taking more time than in previous years to get our product to the coast."

-- Bobcat spokeswoman Stacey Breuer, on how mandated electronic logging devices for truckers have impacted the business.

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"I'm not for the corps taking control of Lake Audubon. The recreation side brings a lot of money into the area."

-- Martin Dahl, Garrison.

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"This is a victory for North Dakota's brick and mortar retailers who have had to compete with online retailers that don't collect sales or use taxes from their customers."

-- Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, on a Supreme Court ruling allowing states to charge sales tax to online retailers.

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"They're rolling out the red carpet for litigation if they adopt the report as is."

-- Attorney Josh Swanson, who represents several royalty owners, on a consultant’s report on oil and gas ownership under Lake Sakakawea.

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"We've talked about that, and ... the committee is comfortable that doesn't apply to us. Until someone tells me I'm wrong, that's how I'm going to operate. As soon as they apply, to me, they're public. We don't feel like these positions fall under that statute."

-- Tony Weiler, secretary of the Judicial Nominating Committee, explaining the committee will not shield judicial applicants' names. A new state law that took effect last year shields all but finalists' names for government positions.

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"The crime, of course, is something we're concerned about statewide, but it is not a fair assessment to say that the crime in the oil patch in North Dakota is worse than it is anywhere else."

-- Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, reporting on statewide crime statistics. The overall crime rate didn’t change much in the last year.

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"I will never forget her smile. Almost every conversation she had with anybody ended in just a big smile."

--Christina Reynolds, principal of Flasher Public School, discussing Rachel Miller, who died in a traffic accident. Miller had been the school librarian and English teacher.

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"He is obviously already a miracle. Every step of the way they've told us he won't be able to do this or this, and every single time he's fought through. He's not quite out of the woods yet, but a million times better."

-- Medora Frei, discussing her boyfriend, Sam Sprynczynatyk, 30, who suffered two heart attacks.

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"You can't say there's nothing to do, whether you like sporting events or kids activities or anything like that."

-- Del Wetsch, executive director of the Mandan Progress Organization, on Fourth of July activities in Mandan.

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"Boats make very large waves. The restriction is an effort to minimize bank erosion. We're hoping the public will be very cooperative and aware of the damage boat wakes can do."

-- Morton County Commission Chairman Bruce Strinden, on why an idle-speed-only restriction within 200 feet of the shoreline for boaters on the Missouri and Heart rivers in the Bismarck-Mandan area has been established.

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