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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE — Airman Caleb Hanley of Minot Air Force Base really hopes rhythm and blues singer Brandy will see his YouTube video asking her to be his date for the Air Force Ball at the base next month. To get his invitation to the singer, Hanley, with the help of a couple of his friends, Senior Airman LauRen Washington and Airman Taylor Grier, both also at the Minot base, put together a video last week asking Brandy Norwood, known professionally as Brandy, to be his date for the event on Sept. 15. The YouTube video is posted on Facebook and other social media.
MINOT, N.D.—North Dakota's farm organization leaders offer differing viewpoints on what's ahead for farmers and ranchers in the tax bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump last month. Daryl Lies, who farms at Douglas and leads the North Dakota Farm Bureau, an organization with 27,000 member families, attended the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention this month held in Nashville, Ten. President Donald Trump spoke to the group Monday, Jan 8, about the tax reform package signed into law Dec. 22.
NEW TOWN, N.D. — A $5,000 reward has been added to the $21,000 reward in the search for Olivia Lone Bear, mother of five children, from New Town who has been missing since Oct. 24. The additional $5,000 is being offered through the generosity of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons and its founder Patrick Atkinson, according to a news release issued by Lone Bear's family.
MINOT, N.D.—Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Minot Air Force Base on Friday. Details of the visit aren't available at this time. When Pence arrives at Minot AFB, he will be visiting the Department of Defense's only dual-wing, nuclear-capable installation. The 5th Bomb Wing has the B-52 bombers. The 91st Missile Wing has Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles in underground facilities in several counties.
WATFORD CITY, N.D.—Michael Turk says he's lucky to be alive after he was gored by a bison two weeks ago while hiking on a trail in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, south of Watford City. "I know I was lucky to be alive. If it had hit my femoral artery (the largest artery in the body), it would have been the end of me," said Turk, now at his father's home in Biloxi, Miss.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said a Minot Air Force Base B-52 bomber crew did a "magnificent job" when one of the plane's engines dropped from the plane Wednesday while on a local training mission.