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- 2017 North Dakota crime statistics released: Overall crime is up but only by less than half a percent. Some offenses are up, some down. Aggravated Assaults went up over 7 percent. Burglary is down over 12 percent. Murder is down as well. 12 in 2017 compared to 18 in 2016. But the one thing that was disconcerting – the increase of drugs in North Dakota. Attorney General Stenehjem says it has a ripple effect in many other crimes across the state.
- The Missouri River water table is increasing in height: More basements are in danger of flooding due to the rising Missouri River. The worry isn’t the rising water above ground. It’s what’s underneath. The extra water from the Missouri River is seeping into the surrounding soil…and that water is starting to get into people’s homes.
- Community baby shower raises 29,000 diapers for those in need: The cost of personal care items for a child can be very expensive for parents.That’s why the Minot area held a community baby shower. The Souris Valley United Way was able to collect over 29 thousand diapers — along with other personal care items like baby wipes, and shampoo. These items were distributed to local organizations such as the Salvation Army, the YWCA and the Minot area homeless coalition.
- U.S. ranked among 10 most dangerous nations for women: The United States has been ranked for the first time among the ten nations deemed to be the most dangerous for women by experts in the field. A survey by the Thompson Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts in women’s issues around the globe labeled the U.S. the 10th most dangerous nation in terms of the risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into sex.
- Farmers in America are killing themselves in staggering numbers: The suicide rate in the field of farming, fishing and forestry is 84.5 per 100,000 people—more than five times that of the population as a whole. That’s even as the nation overall has seen an increase in suicide rates over the last 30 years.
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