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Eminently quotable: 'This pandemic is going to change people's lifestyles'
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Eminently quotable: 'This pandemic is going to change people's lifestyles'

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"I would like to see every North Dakotan come to the ceremony at least one time in their life."

-- Wahpeton resident Emily Kubela, who has attended the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery since 2010. Her father, Rodney, was buried there that year.

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"There's just something right about us gathering again today at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery to reflect and remember what Memorial Day is all about."

-- Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery south of Mandan.

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"They deserve the honors because they helped defend our freedoms."

-- Air Force Veteran John Ringland, of Bismarck, a member of the VFW Post 707 and American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard, which serves at funerals for veterans.

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"We wish that serology tests had the utility initially advertised when they became available in April of 2020; however, as research and science evolved, the serology tests were shown to have limited scope for use."

-- Health Department spokeswoman Marie Moe, after 130,000 unused COVID-19 antibody tests purchased by the state with millions of dollars in federal aid expired.

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“I feel like we are on the verge of seeing wide-scale commercial deployment. We are not quite there yet, but I will be over the moon, thrilled.”

-- Charles Gorecki, CEO of the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota, on carbon capture projects.

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"They are from Africa, so they enjoy warmer weather. We don't have to make snowstorms for them; these aren't the type of penguins that like that."

-- Dakota Zoo Director Terry Lincoln, on the upcoming addition of penguins to the Bismarck attraction.

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"If I go there five nights out of the week, I would say there’s at least two nights out of those five where I’d have to pick my dog up and leave. It's that bad."

-- Mandan resident Chelsey Ehlis, on what she believes to be safety issues at Dog Town Dog Park.

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"This pandemic is going to change people's lifestyles and travel patterns and interests for a long time."

-- State Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman, on more people enjoying the outdoors.

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"I don't think there's a bad one that we've ever been to."

-- Bismarck resident Doug Dixon, who with his wife, Debby, has traveled to all but one North Dakota state park.

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“I’m ready to find more.”

-- Isadora “Izzy” Rose, 7, of Bismarck, who found a McClusky class ring in New Johns Lake that had been missing for 39 years.

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"Track is a sport where you compete against yourself. ... You want to improve each and every throw. When I'm in the lead I chase myself. It's really kind of a mental thing."

-- Mandan senior Taylor Leingang, who had a winning throw in the javelin competition at the state track meet.

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