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TENNEY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed Highway 55 west of Tenney, Minn., in Wilkin County from U.S. Highway 75 to the Minnesota-North Dakota border on Friday morning, April 19, due to flooding. Likewise, North Dakota transportation officials temporarily closed state Highway 11 from Fairmount, N.D., in Richland County to the Minnesota border due to water over the highway. Drivers must use alternate routes. The roads will remain closed until water levels drop.
FARGO — A storm carrying heavy, wet snow and high winds hit the Fargo-Moorhead area just before noon Thursday, April 11, and it was expected to drop up to 1.5 inches an hour before abating sometime Thursday night or early Friday, April 12. Even before its arrival in the Fargo area the storm was causing issues for travelers Thursday morning on roadways like Interstates 29 and 94 in the southern Red River Valley .
FARGO — With the risk of overland flooding growing, Cass County officials announced Thursday, April 4, that contractors would start building flood levees in several areas. The areas include: Forest River Drive, 76th Avenue South (east of University Drive), and Chrisan Boulevard. The work was to start Thursday and take three to four days to complete. Affected roads will be closed to through traffic at the discretion of the contractor and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Fargo parks in the affected areas are closed. Related:
FARGO — The National Weather Service said Wednesday, April 3, that the Red River could crest in Fargo-Moorhead late Monday, April 8, at a river stage of 35 feet. That forecast is subject to change given many variables , including the ice-jam factor, said Amanda Lee, a hydrologist with the weather service in Grand Forks.
HUNTER, N.D. — An eighth-grade social studies class here has already secured $50,000 worth of technology for being among 10 finalists in a national contest sponsored by Samsung, and now the Northern Cass School District is poised to possibly win more. Class instructor Ben Hannasch and three students will spend several days in early April in New York City presenting their project, a phone app, as part of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The app is called EVA, which stands for Emergency Video Assistance.
FARGO — Fargo police have set up a perimeter in a south Fargo neighborhood and locked down two schools as part of a search for a home intruder. According to a report released by Fargo police: Officers were called to a home in the 1400 block of 11th Avenue South at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, on a report of a possible burglary. Residents of a home said they went downstairs and found a male hiding who exited the home after being discovered.
FARGO — North Dakota ranks third among the states with the most child car crash fatalities, with about four child fatalities per 100,000 child population annually. Only Mississippi and New Mexico have higher child car crash death rates, with approximately six and five child deaths per 100,000 child population, respectively. Minnesota, by contrast, has a child motor vehicle fatality rate of about one death per 100,000 child population.
FARGO — Fargo police arrested a school bus driver Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, after receiving a tip that a bus was swerving all over the road with children running up and down the aisle. Officers located the bus at Shanley High School and the driver, Bruce Arnold Tweed, 71, of West Fargo, was arrested on suspicion of DUI with minors in the vehicle, according to a report released by Fargo police. The report said Tweed submitted to a breath test that showed a blood-alcohol level of .12 percent. The legal limit to drive is .08 percent.
FARGO — Health officials told the Fargo Cass Public Health Board of Health Friday, Feb. 15, that active cases of tuberculosis are relatively rare in the region and the disease itself is not an easy one to contract. Dr. Heidi Lako-Adamson, a health officer with Fargo Cass Public Health, said she has been working in emergency medicine for more than 25 years without becoming infected with TB bacterium, and she said she's not worried about it happening in the future.
WEST FARGO — A bill making its way through the North Dakota Legislature would, if approved, make North Dakota the fifth state in the nation to officially observe Patriots' Day as a holiday. "I just think it's an opportunity for education, education, education," said Austen Schauer, a Republican state representative from West Fargo and a sponsor of the bill that has passed the state house and is now on to the state senate. If approved by the entire Legislature the bill would establish Patriots' Day as a state holiday.