Forum Staff Report
CAVALIER, N.D.—The 55-year-old man who was killed Friday, April 13, when his all-terrain vehicle left a rural road in Pembina County and was thrown has been identified. The crash victim has been identified by the North Dakota Highway Patrol as Dean Becker of Cavalier. He was driving his four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle on 134th Avenue Northeast, about 7½ miles northwest of Cavalier, when he left the road, entered a ditch and encountered rough ground, ejecting him from the vehicle, according to Sgt. Ryan Panasuk of the highway patrol.
FARGO—A celebration to observe the 10th anniversary of African Soul, American Heart will be held Thursday, April 19, at the Radisson Hotel. Participants can enjoy live music, cocktails and appetisers as well as learn about plans for the African Soul, American Heart students and see the trailer for a new documentary, "Bright Soldiers," scheduled for release next fall.
CHRISTINE, N.D.—Construction will begin on Monday, April 16, on southbound Interstate 29 from reference point 32 to reference point 44, the exit to Christine. The project involves reconstruction of the southbound lanes of the interstate. During the project traffic will be head-to-head in the northbound lanes, speeds will be reduced and a width restriction of 15 feet will be in place.
CAVALIER, N.D.—A 55-year-old man died from injuries sustained when he was thrown from the all-terrain vehicle he was driving on a rural road near here on Friday, April 13, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
OAKES, N.D.—A building that housed the local newspaper and a storage shop burned to the ground early the morning of Sunday, Feb. 25. The building at 323 Main Ave. was occupied by the Oakes Times and the other half was used for cold storage and to shelter a truck, said Jerry Hollingsworth, Oakes fire chief. The building was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene after 1:30 a.m.
MOORHEAD—A car heading west on Interstate 94 east of here rear-ended another car, causing that car to lose control and hit a cable barrier, law enforcement officials said. The accident, which happened the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 24, occurred when road surfaces were packed with snow and ice, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
FARGO — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, has introduced a bill aimed at improving rail safety by requiring two-person crews on freight trains. The oil train that derailed near Casselton, N.D., in 2013 had a two-person crew, Heitkamp said, allowing them to act quickly to prevent the fire from escalating further, but trains still can operate with one-person crews.
FARGO — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D, has introduced a bill aimed at improving rail safety by requiring two-person crews on freight trains. The oil train that derailed near Casselton, N.D., in 2013 had a two-person crew, Heitkamp said, allowing them to act quickly to prevent the fire from escalating further, but trains still can operate with one-person crews.
FARGO — With two announcements Monday, Jan. 29, both major political parties have now filled out their rosters in the state legislative race in District 41, encompassing the city's southwest. Brandon Medenwald and Paula Thomas both announced plans to run for state House and Senate respectively on the Democratic-NPL ticket, joining Rep. Pamela Anderson, D-Fargo, who said she will run for re-election. Sen. Kyle Davison, R-Fargo, also announced that he would run for re-election.
FARGO — About 50 airmen from the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Wing are scheduled to return home Monday, Jan. 15, from a six-month deployment in southwest Asia, the Guards said Sunday, Jan. 14. They are among the nearly 150 airmen from the Fargo-based wing to have deployed in 2017, its largest deployment since the Korean War. The wing, nicknamed the Happy Hooligans, includes unmanned aircraft, security, medical and mission support units.