BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Chamber of commerce officials in North Dakota are lobbying in support of federal immigration reform. The Greater North Dakota Chamber says the U.S. is not producing enough workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and needs to look globally.
LIDGERWOOD, N.D. (AP) - A woman accused of threatening to kill a North Dakota legislator because she was upset about abortion legislation will not serve jail time if she stays out of trouble. The Daily News of Wahpeton reports 39-year-old Nicolette Knudson of Lidgerwood pleaded guilty to threatening a public servant and was given a deferred 1-year jail term.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A disabled Bismarck-Mandan couple is being refused marriage by the man's church because the pastor there says the couple isn't ready. Thirty-3-year-old Justin Neis is physically disabled and uses a wheelchair. His 42-year-old fiancee, Anna Bankes, has intellectual disabilities. Her sister, Charlene Bolton, says that Anna functions at about the level of a 15-year-old. Bolton tells the Bismarck Tribune the church should be "inclusive and accepting of everyone."
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Former University of North Dakota hockey player and assistant coach Cary Eades has been named coach of the year in the United States Hockey League. Eades led the Sioux Falls Stampede to a 45-17-2 record in his first season. The Stampede's 45 wins set a team record.
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