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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 have identified the two suspects in burglary who were shot by police after driving a vehicle toward an officer while attempting to flee. Police have identified the Minot men as 35-year-old Brandon T. Butler and 25-year-old Joshua M. Peterson, who remains hospitalized. Butler is at the Ward County Jail. The officers weren't injured.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The increasingly difficult task of filling job openings for businesses in North Dakota is pushing some owners to make drastic changes to their operations and in some cases even close. The Bismarck Tribune says workforce needs have been a struggle in the state for several years. But the labor supply is even thinner these days.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Army National Guard has a new band leader. Warrant Officer James Landman has been named commander and primary conductor for the 188th Army Band based in Fargo. He takes over for Sergeant Bradley Reed. Landman is the band director for Sheyenne High School in West Fargo.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The United Tribes International Powwow this year will pay tribute to the horse. The Bismarck Tribune reports the powwow will hold an Intertribal Hat and Boot Dance Special and Horse Song Drum Contest to honor the Plains horse culture for the first time in 45 years. The event will run Thursday through September 7th at the United Tribes Technical College.

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