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PARSHALL, N.D. -- The victim in a fatal two-car crash on an icy state highway, with snow drifting across the road, near Parshall in western North Dakota on Saturday has been identified. She is Elizabeth Pohlman, 40, of New Town, the North Dakota State Patrol reported on Tuesday, March 13.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health has been notified of a crude oil spill of 160 barrels or 6,720 gallons in McKenzie County about 16 miles southeast of Watford City. Initial estimates indicate those 160 barrels were released from the treater unit on a well pad. Of this amount, an estimated 24 barrels, or about 1,000 gallons, leaked onto nearby agricultural land. The rest was apparently contained on the well pad.
MINOT, N.D. -- A teenager was shot multiple times at an apartment complex in northwest Minot Wednesday night about 6:30 p.m. Minot police patrol commander John Klug said the 18-year-old man was taken to Trinity Hospital and it appeared he would survive. As of late Wednesday night, no suspects were in custody. However, Klug said that it appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no immediate danger to the public.
FARGO-- U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit Fargo-Moorhead on Friday, March 9, to tour a research center, hold a roundtable discussion with commodity groups, have lunch with students pursuing degrees in agriculture and tour a sugar beet processing facility.
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota officials have opened the remaining closed portion of Interstate 90 from Murdo to Mitchell. This completely opens I-90. I-29 was reopened earlier Tuesday morning.
FARGO – Sanford Health in Fargo is one of the semifinalists for a national award for its support of the National Guard and Reserve. Of more than 2,330 nominations from Guardsmen and Reservists from across the U.S., Sanford is one of 149 semifinalists for the honor that has been awarded by the U.S. Secretary of Defense since 1996. The semifinalists are from large and small employers and government organizations.
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 2, as a mark of respect for the memory of the Rev. Billy Graham. Individuals and businesses also are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff during the same time period.
GRAND FORKS -- Snowfall of three to four inches made for some tough driving around the Fargo area on Saturday, but it was much rougher in the southern Red River Valley as Richland County in the far southeast corner of North Dakota had an estimated 6 to 8 inches. It was expected to stop snowing by 9:30 p.m. in the Fargo area and with little wind, conditions were expected to improve.
FARGO—A Fargo lawyer and his law firm who represented a driver and his insurance company following a fatal vehicle crash almost a decade ago in the far northeast corner of South Dakota are being sued by the family of a decorated World War II veteran who died in the crash.
MANDAREE, N.D.—Longtime national tribal activist and Three Affiliated Tribes elder Tillie Fay Walker, 88, of Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has died. She died Feb. 3 in Bismarck and her funeral was last Friday, Feb. 8.