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North Dakota at 6 p.m.
SPIRIT LAKE KILLINGS
FARGO, N.D. — Attorneys in the case of a North Dakota man accused of killing two children on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation are arguing over a pair of alleged confessions obtained during the investigation. Twenty-year-old Valentino "Tino" Bagola is on trial on murder charges for the May 2011 slayings of 9-year-old Destiny Shaw-Dubois and her 6-year-old brother, Travis DuBois Jr., in St. Michael. By Dave Kolpack. SENT: About 130 words, photo. SENT: About 450 words.
MINOT STATE-PLAYERS ARRESTED
MINOT, N.D. — A former Minot State University football player charged with attempted murder and assault in a scuffle with police beat an unconscious officer's head against a post, according to court documents. Jesse Ili, 21, beat two officers who responded to a report of suspected drug use in a parked vehicle off campus in Minot on Friday. He has since been kicked off the Minot State team. SENT: About 490 words, photo, on both news and sports lines.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation have not yet decided whether to support President Barack Obama's proposed military strike on Syria. Obama is seeking congressional approval for limited strikes that his administration says would be in retaliation for the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons that killed hundreds of people in a Damascus suburb. SENT: About 340 words.
ALSO OF INTEREST:
— WALSH COUNTY SHOOTING — Agents with North Dakota's state crime bureau are investigating a Walsh County shooting involving a law officer. The shooting happened Tuesday night near Lankin, southwest of Grafton, when a deputy responding to a disturbance shot and wounded a man.
— TRIBAL CONFERENCE — Leaders of North Dakota's tribal nations are holding their annual conference in Bismarck. The agenda for the 17th annual United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit Wednesday through Friday includes sessions about energy, education, public safety, health care, economic development, the environment and housing.
— MINOT AIRPORT — Ground could be broken later this month for a new airport terminal in Minot. Airport Director Andrew Solsvig says the project received a $6.6 million federal grant at the end of August. That enabled the City Council on Tuesday to accept the $40.7 million bid of Graham Construction Services of Eagan, Minn. The city is allowing the contractor to break ground, mobilize equipment and put in underground utilities and foundations.
— HAITI-SOLAR OVENS — Haitian leaders with the Haiti Solar Oven Partners project plan to visit 29 United Methodist churches in the Dakotas this month to thank the congregations and build support for the effort.
— JEB BUSH — Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush is coming to Fargo next month as The Chamber's Voices of Vision speaker.
— NDSU YELL PRACTICE — Even the fans are being asked to practice for North Dakota State football. The NDSU student government is sponsoring yell practice to help teach Bison cheers and traditions. The home opener for the defending Football Championship Subdivision team opens is scheduled Saturday against Ferris State. Also sent on news lines.
— POTATO BOWL — Former North Central Conference rivals South Dakota State and the University of North Dakota meet Saturday in Grand Forks. North Dakota's football team is putting its 10-game Potato Bowl winning streak on the line.
The AP, Bismarck