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N.D. Department of Transportation changes hours

BISMARCK Effective Sept. 1, many Drivers License offices across North Dakota will have new hours and/or days of service. These changes are being made in an effort to better meet the needs of customers at high demand times and locations.

The sites that will have new hours or days of service include:

Beulah: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

Bottineau: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

Crosby: 2nd Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September and November

Dickinson: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; closed Wednesday

Rugby: 2nd Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watford City: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at old MDU building, 200-2nd Ave. N.E.

Williston: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; closed Wednesday

For a complete schedule including hours of operation and locations, visit (www.dot.nd.gov).

2 cats rescued from N.D. apartment fire

FARGO (AP) – Officials in Fargo say fire fighters rescued two cats from an apartment that caught on fire Saturday night when the tenant was away.

Battalion Chief Craig Nelson says the incident was reported around 9 p.m. Saturday. All building occupants were evacuated safely and nobody was injured.

Nelson says one of the cats was given oxygen therapy in an ambulance and taken to an animal emergency clinic. He says the second cat appeared to be fine.

The blaze was contained to one apartment. Its cause is under investigation.

Nineteen fire fighters, five engines, one truck and two command vehicles responded to the incident.

program that focuses on restoring at-risk fisheries.

Highway Patrol: military weapons protect officers

BISMARCK (AP) – Law enforcement authorities in North Dakota say the military weapons they have are rarely used and are largely defensive in nature.

North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind is the head of the satewide emergency response team.