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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) - Police in Minot are still searching for the driver of a pickup truck who struck and killed a toddler over the weekend. Twenty-three-month-old Zofia Pepple of New Town died at a hospital Sunday evening. Investigators are searching for a dark Ford F150 with tinted windows and North Dakota license plates.

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - Officials say a lightning strike caused a tank fire Sunday night in the oil patch. Three oil tanks burned at the Secure Energy Services site about 5 miles south of Watford City. It took more than two hours to contain the fire.

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - A laundromat in Watford City remains closed after more than a dozen people got sick there over the weekend. Health officials say emergency personnel found a high concentration of carbon monoxide inside the business. At least one woman passed out.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The National Corn Growers Association will put a national research center in Fargo. The center will start operations in October on the North Dakota State University campus. Researchers will develop on-site tests for diseases in corn and other crops and for food-borne illnesses.

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