- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s Health Department is getting a federal grant of nearly $1.1 million for policies and programs aimed at battling diabetes, heart disease, obesity and stroke.

North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the money is through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are getting money to fight the chronic diseases.

The delegation says the goal is to promote a higher quality of life.

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