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Bengal fieldhouse virtually exploded with cheers and applause Sept. 15 when Brock Shepard – with a little help from his friends – busted open a box and watched a star-shaped blue balloon escape the cardboard confines. That balloon signaled that classmates had selected Shepard as 2014 Blaine High School Homecoming King.

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In January 2013, North Dakota authorities investigating a complaint of underfed horses found 96 dead horses and mules and seized another 157 that were starving. Vegetation in their pasture had been eaten down to the dirt and the horses were so hungry they had chewed on tree bark and fence posts, according to the Bismarck Tribune.

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Jesse Hopkins doesn’t claim to be a member of the baby boomer generation, but he has come to share an appreciation for the life and times of those born between 1946 and 1964. Hopkins, who turns 40 this August, is 10 years removed from being an official “baby boomer.”

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Vowing never to forget the sacrifice made and the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, local patriots staged a sunrise to sunset 9/11 memorial vigil on the Main Street bridge over Highway 10.

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Dust, drag racing and disreputable behavior in parking lots have been causing problems for residents in the northwest section of Blaine, and two petitions brought before the Blaine City Council at a Sept. 5 meeting outline some of the problems. Residents of 90th Lane near University Avenue presented a petition asking city help in eliminating excess traffic, speeders, hotrodders, disorderly conduct in the Hofbrau parking lot, and drunken driving.

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