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

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators have approved a siting permit for an electrical transmission line planned for the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield area. The three-member Public Service Commission unanimously approved the proposal by Basin Electric Power Cooperative on Wednesday. The Bismarck-based company plans to build the line near Beulah to near Tioga to deliver more electricity to the Bakken oil fields. The cost of the 197-mile line is pegged at $375 million.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Police say a 19-year-old Minot man threw a shock absorber on a bonfire that exploded and injured five people Saturday night. The Ward County Sheriff's Department says four people are still hospitalized. Some of them have serious injuries. The man is facing a felony count of endangering by fire explosion and is being held in the Minot County Jail.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The FBI is investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman whose body was found in a field near Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Reservation. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says they believe the woman is a tribal member. Her cause of death is unclear and she has not been publicly identified. The bureau was notified of the body Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's tax commissioner says the deadline is approaching for qualifying low-income senior citizens and disabled persons to file for a partial rent refund. Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says the deadline for the application is May 31st.

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