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

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Federal authorities are providing $3 million in grants to address violence against women in rural and tribal communities in the oil patch of North Dakota and Montana. The money from the Office on Violence Against Women will be used to help provide services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota. The RCMP responded to a train derailment in Emerson at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. No leaks have been detected and there were no injuries.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Federal attorneys say a report on tribal prosecutions shows continued improvement since a study that criticized the Department of Justice for turning its back on reservation crime. The report shows 2,542 cases were filed in Indian Country in 2013, a 34 percent increase from five years ago when the federal government began its tribal justice initiative. That's down from 3,145 cases brought in 2012, which DOJ officials attributed primarily to reduced budgets and a hiring freeze.

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) - The mother of a North Dakota State College of Science student who was missing for two months before his body was found says she believes her son was murdered. Tammy Sadek says her son was not suicidal. She is calling on North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenhjem to investigate his death. The body of Andrew Sadek was pulled from the Red River in late June. An autopsy report shows Sadek died of a gunshot wound to the head.

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