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“Tokyo 2020 Olympics cranes at the Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo,” available in the public domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Within 56 seconds, 16 year old Claire Curzan of Cary made the U.S. Olympic team on Monday night. Curzan, who attends Cardinal Gibbons High School, finished second in the 100 butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Elmira native Molly Huddle, who competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, cited injuries as she withdrew from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track and field on Monday. "I've had an ankle/hip issue on my left side since the marathon trials and it has just gotten worse all season, so I'm too injured to run well," said Huddle.
“Drought in the valley” by Pierre Banoori, available under CC BY-SA 3.0, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Gov. Doug Burgum hosted a roundtable for North Dakota’s “top commodity groups” in Fargo on Monday. The extreme drought that close to half the state is experiencing, according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, was the most pressing issue.
In response to drought conditions, Umatilla County’s annual nonagricultural burn ban- in effect since June 8th- expands to an open burn ban to include agriculture today. Morrow County is also implementing a gradual burn ban for its various fire districts.
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