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North Dakota's Top 10 Stories of 2012

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In a survey of Associated Press members, the showdown between Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican Rick Berg for U.S. Senate ranked as North Dakota's top news story of 2012.
The remaining 10 are:   

  • The state becomes the country's second-leading oil-producing state
  • The University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname is retired
  • A grandmother and three grandchildren are shot to death in New Town
  • The state reaps $1.1 billion in oil royalties since 2007
  • Charges are filed against a man accused in four 2011 slayings
  • A shooting in Beulah kills a man
  • Oil prosperity continues to strain housing and traffic
  • 11 people, including eight North Dakota State University football players, are charged with forging signatures on ballot-initiative petitions
  • A judge rules to lift a century-old ban on Election Day campaigning.
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