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North Dakota House Speaker Lawrence Klemin, R-Bismarck, wrote a memo to House legislators about observing proper decorum.

"I have received comments that other members are talking, laughing, pointing or on the telephone when a member near them is speaking to the House. Please be quiet and attentive. Pranks are extremely disrespectful. Go to videos of the member sitting in front of you and see how you looked on camera when that member was speaking. You may not like what you see."

-- House Speaker Lawrence Klemin, R-Bismarck, in a memo to legislators reminding them of the rules of decorum.

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"It might not be a comfortable bed, but when you're tired, you can sleep anywhere and anyhow or any way."

-- Kenny Graner, a Huff area rancher, who sleeps in a pickup in his heated shop to save time during calving season.

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"I think I was a typical Class B kid who played sports, played music, was in different drama opportunities. Whatever there was to do, you just did it because it was fun."

-- Supreme Court Justice Lisa Fair McEvers. She still plays the bagpipes.

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"She's literally so easygoing. I don't know how we got so lucky. She's calm. She just wants to be held and feeds every three hours."

-- Rep. Emily O'Brien, R-Grand Forks, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, Lennon Louise.

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"It was definitely an achievement for us. It's been something we've been looking forward to for a long time."

-- Brianna Tortalita, 21, after the Senate passed a bill allowing Native American students to wear an eagle feather or plume at their high school graduations.

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"It's been good for my students to see that we all need to step up when we can in whatever ways that we can."

-- Sen. Nicole Poolman, R-Bismarck, who teaches English at Century High School.

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"Every classroom has a certain number of students that are experiencing some sort of chronic stress."

-- Vonda Dahl, the media literacy coordinator for Mandan Public Schools and the literacy coach at Mary Stark Elementary School in Mandan.

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"Besides being a good judge and a good lawyer, and having legal knowledge, she was a wonderful people person. Sonna was a person of faith and that showed in the way that she lived and the way she spent her time. I know I'm a little better person for having known her."

-- South Central District Presiding Judge Gail Hagerty, on former South Central District Judge Sonna Anderson, 61, of Bismarck, who died Sunday, following a battle with cancer.

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"That just is not an issue, has not been an issue and I am really disappointed when people view women as victims because there may be fewer in a particular setting. There are a lot of really good women who are in the Legislature and there are a lot of really good men who are in the Legislature and there are a couple who maybe I wouldn't invite to Christmas dinner."

-- Sen. Judy Lee, R-West Fargo.

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"We have consistently built our budgets on cautious optimism."

-- Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks.

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