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Captains' Landing Township residents

Longtime Captains' Landing Township residents Fred Rios, left, and Mickey Anderson stand on Captain Marsh Drive earlier this week in the small community situated alongside the Missouri River between Bismarck and Mandan.

“You have a lot of life ahead of you. You don’t want to keep living it in chains, behind bars, behind walls. It’s not worth it.”

-- South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick, to a 17-year-old boy he sentenced to five years in prison in what authorities called a riot at the Youth Correctional Center in Mandan in January 2018.

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“It would take me out of business. People would only be able to rent for half a year. The people that rent it, need it, wouldn’t be able to get it because they would already have their duration done."

-- Awesome Signs owner Dwayne Hagel, on a city of Bismarck proposal to limit how long businesses can place portable signs.

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“It’s an advantage for us to be here, to learn other things and explore.”

-- Princess Monteverede, one of eight teachers from the Philippines teaching in White Shield, which like many other North Dakota schools is impacted by a workforce shortage.

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"Today marks another historic leap forward in state-tribal relations."

-- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, on a new agreement with American Indian tribes over federal funding for child welfare services, including allowing tribes to license foster care parents on and off reservations.

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"It's a pretty unique place, and we love it."

-- Fred Rios, longtime board supervisor and chairman for Captains' Landing Township, nestled on the banks of the Missouri River in the middle of Bismarck-Mandan.

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“They really were the champions carrying the banner for all these impacted mineral owners.”

-- Joshua Swanson, an attorney representing the Wilkinson family, which won a favorable court ruling in a lawsuit over oil and gas mineral rights under Lake Sakakawea that reached the North Dakota Supreme Court in 2017.

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"We're at a crossroads as far as trade is concerned in the United States. North Dakota's very dependent on agriculture and exporting, both. The trade war with China is having a devastating impact on ag, not just in North Dakota, but across the country, and certainly it's impacting the exports."

-- Thomas Shorma, CEO and president of WCCO Belting Inc., of Wahpeton.

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“I know how much music has impacted my life, and how much my teachers have impacted my life. If I can do that for a future kid someday, I'll be so happy.”

-- Bismarck Legacy High School senior Dylan Beck, who was selected as the first MDU Resources Teen of the Week of the 2019-20 school year.

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“Legislators are starting to understand how expensive turnover is, because each new employee costs about $6,000 to train. We have about 7,000 employees in the industry in North Dakota, and we are retraining 45% of them at $6,000 a pop. That gets into the tens of millions of dollars pretty quickly."

-- Bruce Murry, executive director of the North Dakota Association of Community Providers, on a workforce shortage impacting providers that help people with disabilities.

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