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

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LISBON, N.D. (AP) - A 64-year-old Lisbon man is dead after crashing his small airplane near the southeastern North Dakota city. The Highway Patrol says the man was the only one onboard the P-51 Mustang when it went down in a wheat field 4 miles northwest of Lisbon about 7:40 p.m. yesterday. Authorities did not immediately release his name.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Job Service North Dakota data show about one of every seven private sector jobs in the state are related to oil and gas production. KXMB-TV reports that agency data also show that 28.5 percent of North Dakota wages come from the oil industry. The report says every one of North Dakota's 53 counties has some oil- or gas-related jobs.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation say U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is slated to visit the state next week. U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp say Moniz will attend a national energy policy meeting August 8th in Bismarck. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx also is slated to attend the meeting at Bismarck State College.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Bismarck Marathon has announced a new course for this year's race. The course will return to the Missouri River area, with runners crossing both the Expressway and Memorial bridges and passing through Sertoma Park. Officials moved the course in 2011 due to Missouri River flooding, and it had stayed the same for three years.

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