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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) - Attendance at this year's North Dakota State Fair fell short of last year's record. The fair wrapped up its nine-day run on Saturday. Manager Renae Korslien (KORZ'-leen) says almost 314,500 people attended. Last year, more than 320,000 people passed through the gates.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - New faculty and administrators at the University of North Dakota are going on a three-day tour of the state next month. The event is meant to give the new staff a look at the state and introduce them to alumni and others. This year's event starts on August 18th.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Milk production in North Dakota during April, May and June dropped 7 percent from the second quarter of 2013. The Agriculture Department says production during the three-month period totaled 83 million pounds. That's down from 89 million pounds the previous year.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The University of North Dakota has a full-time national anthem singer for its men's hockey games at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The school says Mark Lindquist will perform at all UND home games. The Minnesota native travels the country performing the anthem for collegiate and professional sports teams.

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