"We're going to need to have massive investment on the natural gas side."

-- Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, on what it will take to meet flaring goals in 2018.

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"Every now and then you find a little jewel."

-- Sandra Wiche, a volunteer at the North Dakota Heritage Center, on what can happen while sorting artifacts.

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"The amount of stuff in there is just mind-boggling. You could never get through all that information in a lifetime if you tried."

-- Beth Campbell, visitor services coordinator at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, on the amount of items stored at the center.

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"It puts you within the boundaries of the law, but it doesn't sit well with folks. It looks like you're just barely skirting the siting requirements."

-- Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, urging representatives of Meridian Energy to apply for a siting permit for a refinery.

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"A lot who go to war and don't ever talk about it. He wanted everybody to know."

-- Pam Miller, on why her father, Vernon Lykken, donated his World War II diary in 2000 and other memorabilia last year to the State Historical Society of North Dakota's archives.

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"Our office has crunched the numbers and a vast majority of North Dakota taxpayers will benefit from this tax reform. Since the legislation will double the standard deduction that more than 80 percent of North Dakota taxpayers take, North Dakotans will see more of a benefit than taxpayers in most other states."

-- North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, on how the tax bill passed by Congress will impact state residents.

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"Yeah, here I like that there are no barriers, you know, at school you feel like there are barriers between different groups, but here I just feel like it's all on one level."

-- Evan Sayler, a senior at Century High School, on the inclusive sports program offered at Bismarck’s three public high schools.

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"This is part of our ongoing commitment to be more transparent and publicly accountable to North Dakota's students, parents and taxpayers. North Dakotans invest their tax dollars in education, and we must make sure that information about how our schools are doing is easily accessible."

-- State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, announcing a “school dashboard” that offers North Dakota parents and taxpayers an easier way to look up information about how their local schools are performing.

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"Christmas Eve, they didn't even bomb and Christmas Day, they didn't bomb either. That was the best present."

-- Lore Hornung, remembering life in Germany during World War II.

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"Everything in here, everything you see everywhere has been donated to us. People have been just amazing."

-- Kristina Dirk, on how kind people have been to her family since a fire destroyed their Mandan home.

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"I am familiar with the job. I am familiar with how to do the job. I'm very well familiar with how to present a complex case to a jury."

-- Burleigh County Senior Assistant State's Attorney Julie Lawyer, announcing she will run for state’s attorney.