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Ambulances from across North Dakota as well as neighboring states and a Canadian province were in a procession on Seventh Street in Bismarck for the memorial service for Bonnie Cook, Chris Iverson and Todd Lasky on Monday morning.

"When we need them, they respond without hesitation. When we're in danger, they place our health and safety above their own. When injury or illness befalls us, they treat us and transport us, whether in the light of day or the dark of night, regardless of Mother Nature's mood."

-- Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, at Monday’s memorial service for pilot Todd Lasky, nurse Bonnie Cook and paramedic Chris Iverson. They were killed in a plane crash en route to pick up a patient.

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"I just think it's so awesome the community comes out and shows their support. It's humbling to see."

-- Major Kelly Leben, of the Burleigh County Sheriff's Office, on the turnout for a procession Monday to honor the three who died in an air ambulance crash.

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 "It's another important project to reduce flaring in the Bakken, to help accommodate the massive amount of gas that's being produced along with the crude oil in the Bakken."

-- Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, on Kinder Morgan's application to expand the Roosevelt Gas Plant in McKenzie County.

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"What's happening on these digs is not just a tourism opportunity for people, but these people are helping us make real significant discoveries about the history of North Dakota at the same time."

-- Senior paleontologist Clint Boyd, on the North Dakota Geological Survey’s plan to expand its popular fossil dig program.

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"In today's world, broadband is as important as water and sewer and electricity. Really, it allows you have to have access to the rest of the world on an equal footing."

-- Clare Carlson, USDA Rural Development state director, on plans to invest more than $2.8 million to construct broadband infrastructure in Morton County.

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"I basically should have had a catcher's mitt. Here she was, and she started crying."

-- Arnegard Police Officer Travis Bateman, who helped deliver a baby girl on the side of McKenzie County Road 30. Mother and child are doing fine.

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"We'll get a better picture of just what's happening in the downtown."

-- Kate Herzog, COO of the Bismarck Downtowners, on contracting with Stantec on a neighborhood market analysis.

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"I think what we need to do is look at options. It might provide us direction in not only with boundaries, but when we need to build schools."

-- Interim superintendent Jim Haussler, on the Bismarck School Board’s decision to hire a consultant to create a strategic plan for the district.

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"This is our home, so we want to make sure our kids learn, and if they turn into engineers and work for Hess someday, that'd be great."

-- Mike Turner, senior vice president of production for Hess Corp., on the company’s plan to donate more than 8,000 toy trucks to North Dakota elementary schools to help incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, into classrooms.

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"I don't want people to get a false sense of security that a specific breed is dangerous, when any breed can be dangerous. It just depends on the way they were brought up, the way they were trained, treated throughout their life."

-- Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler, during a Mandan City Commission discussion on changes in its animal ordinances.

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"We were looking for an opportunity to solve the ongoing consequences for people who get caught with a small amount of marijuana, people who then end up with a criminal record that affects their ability to find housing or jobs or get professional licensing for years into the future."

-- Rep. Shannon Roers Jones, R-Fargo, on plans to introduce legislation reducing penalties for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

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