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News Minute: Here is the latest North Dakota news from The Associated Press

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot authorities say two suspects in an early-morning burglary were shot by a police officer after driving a vehicle toward the officer while attempting to flee. The incident happened at 4:21 a.m. yesterday after two officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside a tire shop on the northeast side of town. The injured men were transported to a local hospital.

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) - Transparency is emerging as a theme in the platforms of several candidates vying for the chairmanship of North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes. A September 16th primary will determine the two candidates who will meet in a November 4th election.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Public officials in Williston and Williams County are proposing a joint 1-cent sales tax to help fund public safety operations. The Williston Herald reports that the tax is projected to bring in more than $30 million a year to improve fire, police and ambulance services. City commissioner Brad Bekkedahl says Williston is the only major city in North Dakota that does not contract out for ambulance service.

AMES, Iowa (AP) - John Crockett ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns and FCS power North Dakota State opened the season with its 25th straight victory, beating Iowa State 34-14 in Ames. The Bison lost 12 starters and their head coach after winning their third straight FCS championship last season, but they looked just as efficient as ever yesterday under new coach Chris Klieman.

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