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Cheryl Sailer, left, lays down a Legacy United Methodist Church outdoor banner as parish members transform the DanceWorX studio space on Dec. 22 into a new south location for the Bismarck church located at 1300 Tacoma Drive. 

"We're probably going to need at least another $10 billion or more in order to build the necessary infrastructure. It's not going to all come right away. Our productivity has just outpaced the expectations on gas so much."

-- Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, on the need for more gas capture in the Bakken.

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"It's just so rewarding because you spend three days building houses and it's the hardest work ever. It's so difficult. It's hot and you have to wear jeans and you're just sweating. When you see how happy they are over just that little house ... they're so grateful. It's amazing."

-- Olyvia Bender, a Century High School senior who has volunteered in Guatemala.

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"I don't think there's any residual fallout from that. I think we're moving on, and the governor won a couple of points and the Legislature won a couple of points."

-- Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, on a lawsuit involving the governor and the Legislature that went to the North Dakota Supreme Court.

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"A lot of people think Fort Lincoln is just a summertime destination, but we can also be a really nice winter, spring and fall destination,"

-- Matt Schanandore, interpretive coordinator at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. The park has seven miles of trails.

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"It's like a new beginning."

-- Kathy Roll, one of the founding members of the Legacy South church that began services on Christmas Eve.

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"The roof will come off right after Christmas. From there it's kind of go time."

-- Allan Miller, about the work planned to create Old Ten Bar and Grill in Mandan.

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 "This would be small facility, considerably smaller. Maybe even a bit smaller than Farmers (Livestock Exchange) was."

-- North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, discussing a new cattle sale barn planned on 80th Street northeast of Bismarck.

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"I guess God has always been good to me, and I like to give back to the community so others can benefit from what I've experienced. It not only helped me, but I in turn was helping other people. It kind of helps balance the scales."

-- Joan Weber, who volunteers for AID Inc.

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"I think that the whole philosophy of criminal justice is moving towards recognizing that addiction is one of the primary, at least contributing, cause of people getting into trouble with the law in the first place."

-- H. Patrick Weir, who chairs both the Pardon Advisory Board and the Parole Board.

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"It's because every time I turn over a rock, I find something else and it leads me to two more rocks. I turn over those rocks, and there they are."

-- Paul Jordan, Mandan, who says he's an advocate for the truth and good government.

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"It would certainly be our hope that we can go another 40 years now that everybody understands their proper roles within the separation of powers."

-- Legislative Council Director John Bjornson, reflecting on the dispute between Gov. Doug Burgum and the Legislature that went to the North Dakota Supreme Court.

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