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Alaska Revenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher holds up the amount of this year s Permanent Fund Dividend during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Butcher announced this year s check from the state s oil riches will be $878 for nearly every single Alaskan. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Alaskans' 2012 dividend check to be $878
• With Alaska's high costs, dividend won't go far FAIRBANKS — $878. The news out of Anchorage this morning is that eligible Alaskans will see the smallest Permanent Fund Dividend since 2005,...
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GVEA signs contract for North Slope natural gas
FAIRBANKS - Golden Valley Electric Association has reached a North Slope natural gas supply contract with BP Exploration, the utility co-op announced Tuesday. The contract with BP could mean the pu...
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Passengers walk across the tarmac after arriving in Fairbanks aboard an Era Alaska Beechcraft 1900 Monday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2012, at the Fairbanks International Airport. The airline had 12 planes grounded after Federal Aviation Administration officers determined cockpit voice recorders were out-of-date and needed to be upgraded. Sam Harrel/News-Miner
Era back in the air; airline restores limited service after issues with equipment
FAIRBANKS - Era Airlines was scrambling Monday to get its fleet approved for flights, two days after its aircraft were grounded for having outdated voice recording equipment. Era spokesman Steve S...
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Sens. Paskvan, Thomas push energy vouchers
FAIRBANKS — On the eve of the announcement of what’s expected to be one of the smallest Alaska Permanent Fund dividends in recent years, two local campaigning Democratic senators were reminding vot...
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Wade Albright took this photo about 6:45 Monday morning where the Dry Creek Fire across the river to the south of Fairbanks suddenly erupted for about an hour or so.
Wade Albright took this photo about 6:45 Monday morning where the Dry Creek Fire across the river to the south of Fairbanks suddenly erupted for about an hour or so.
A third windstorm takes aim for southcentral, Interior Alaska
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FAIRBANKS - Another potent storm is taking aim for Alaska and could bring a third round of high winds and heavy rain to parts of southcentral and Interior Alaska. A high wind watch has been issued ...
Marathon finishers Bob Hildebrandt, Bob Perkins deserve headline treatment by dermotcole
Sep 17, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Congratulations to Bob Hildebrandt, who is almost 64, and Bob Perkins, who is almost 67, for finishing the Equinox Marathon in 11 hours, 41 minutes and perhaps a few seconds. "We were dead last, bu...

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Some A&E changes by FDNMfeatures
Sep 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The quarterly Arts & Entertainment tab publishes Saturday, and just a heads up, Fairbanks, we had to make some last-minute changes. Because of the overwhelming number of submissions we received for...

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Local candidate forums scheduled by FDNMstaff
Sep 14, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
—Posted by Matt Buxton, staff writer With local elections just a few weeks away, the calendar has filled up with candidate forums. Here’s a run down of all that are currently scheduled. ...

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Interior Alaska readers' 2012 sunflower gallery
FAIRBANKS - Who could possibly think that winter is on the way when looking at a sunflower plant? Not me, that’s for sure. Thanks to all of our readers who sent in photos of their sunflowers. It’s...
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    Cattle graze in the field near 3 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road. Cattle grazing at 3 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road are welcome sight by TimMowry_FDNM
    Sep 06, 2012 | 9 9 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
    It’s not every day you get to see a herd of cattle grazing in Alaska, unless you live on Chena Hot Springs Road in Fairbanks. Maybe it’s because of my upbringing on a dairy farm in western New ...

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    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Editorial The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation transferred $605 million to the state this summer to cover the cost of paying dividends to every eligible Alaskan. In 20...
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    FAIRBANKS — The Monroe Catholic Rams remained unbeaten Tuesday after they withstood a late surge by Hutchison to sweep the host Hawks in an Aurora Conference high school volleyball game. Monroe gai...
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    Four-year old Tyler Riemenschneider runs waves a little American Flag as his mother Lisa Riemenschneider of Germany registers to vote after gaining citizenship during the Naturalization Ceremony for nearly three dozen new U.S. Citizens Friday morning, September 14, 2012 in the Wood Center ballroom at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Eric Engman/News-Miner
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