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

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are criticizing the Obama administration for putting off its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the delay will hurt federal agencies, and construction and energy industries. Republican Senator John Hoeven says Obama is playing a political game on an issue that's widely supported.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A world champion cowboy from North Dakota is among this year's inductees to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Fifty-year-old Dickinson native Wayne Herman won the world bareback riding gold buckle in 1992 in the seventh of his 11 qualifications for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The current Halliday resident will be inducted on August 9th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 34-year-old man died in a motorcycle accident in Williams County after he failed to see a parked semi-truck. The Patrol says David Mecham was heading west on a 2000 Harley Davidson on West Front Street near Williston Saturday night when he didn't see a semi-truck that was parked at a construction site waiting to unload dirt. The truck driver was not injured.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Law enforcement authorities in eastern North Dakota say a 48-year-old man has been arrested on a driving under the influence of alcohol charge following a 2-vehicle crash. Grand Forks Police say the incident happened around 2 a.m. yesterday at the intersection of 28th Avenue South and South Washington Street.

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