BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Two Bismarck police dogs have been outfitted with custom-made bulletproof vests. The department's two K9 units are made up of Oscar, a 2½-year old Belgian Malinois partnered with Officer Tim Sass, and Luna, a 4-year-old Dutch Shepherd partnered with Sgt. Chad Fetzer. Each vest costs $950. They are being funded by an organization called Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal grant is aimed at strengthening businesses and creating jobs in Indian Country in North Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving a $175,000 grant to the Coalition of Indian Housing Authorities of North Dakota. The funds will be used to establish a revolving loan fund for small and emerging businesses that benefit Native Americans living on or near reservations in North Dakota.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - More people will be required to buy flood insurance in Fargo because of a change in flood plain maps. About 2,000 homes and businesses will need insurance when the new Federal Emergency Management Association map goes into effect in January. Those affected are mainly south of Interstate 94. Some properties may be removed from the flood plain once additional protection is in place.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Texas woman is accused of assaulting a woman in a Bismarck hotel room by using a Taser and pepper spray. Twenty-eight-year-old Ashley Wilson is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault. Wilson allegedly attacked the 29-year-old woman after the two had argued about money. Police say the bed linens were saturated with pepper spray. The victim was treated and released at a local hospital.
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