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

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WASHINGTON (AP) - An effort to make safer tank cars to ship oil and ethanol is getting bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing. The American Petroleum Institute says the railroad industry won't share data behind their recommendations to make the cars safer. But the Transportation Department says it's the oil industry that won't share its data on the dangers of the oil being shipped.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - CHS and the Fessenden Cooperative Association in central North Dakota have formed a partnership to build and operate a fertilizer warehouse in Hamberg. They say the facility will be able to store 28,000 tons of nitrogen, potassium, sulfate, phosphorus and micronutrients

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota jury has convicted a California man accused of making threats that caused a campus lockdown at the University of Jamestown last fall. Robert Flores faces up to five years in prison but no sentencing date has been set. Prosecutors say he threatened to kill students and drink their blood. His father says Flores was only joking.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - One of two Dickinson men charged with robbing a Medina bank at gunpoint has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Satrone Boyd pleaded guilty in January. Boyd's co-defendant Rendell Hardy pleaded guilty earlier this month and will be sentenced in July.

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