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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says fewer residents are reporting seven-figure incomes due to a prolonged slump in agriculture and energy prices. Figures released to The Associated Press show 686 people reported incomes of more than $1 million on their 2016 individual tax returns. That's a drop of nearly 40 percent from the record 1,120 people in 2014 when the states' oil boom was at its zenith.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A growing one-of-a-kind Great Plains farm aid nonprofit that provides free physical labor for farmers and ranchers dealing with an injury, illness or a natural disaster is expanding its services again. Farm Rescue is adding livestock feeding assistance to its list of services that include crop planting and harvesting, haying, and hay and grain hauling. Farm Rescue volunteers assist farmers in need in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is holding its annual fall advisory board meetings around the state starting Monday. Meetings are held each spring and fall to give the public a chance to discuss outdoors issues with Game and Fish officials and advisers. Meetings are Monday in Lansford and Ashley, Tuesday in Devils Lake and Grand Forks, Dec. 4 in Cogswell and Dickinson, and Dec. 5 in Watford City and Wilton.
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A West Fargo grandmother was arrested Thanksgiving Day for allegedly harboring a runaway. Police say the 53-year-old woman misled investigators while harboring her grandson's 13-year-old girlfriend, who had run away from home Tuesday. The Red River Child Abduction Response Team was activated, but a search became unnecessary Thursday when the grandmother said she would turn over the girl to authorities. The girl was unharmed.
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