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The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a travel alert for northwest North Dakota around 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, due to blowing snow causing slippery road conditions and areas of reduced visibility. The affected cities include Williston, Watford City, New Town, Tioga, Minot, Towner, Mohall, Harvey and surrounding areas. A travel alert means motorists can still travel in affected areas but should take caution and be prepared for changing conditions.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will offer 607 any-deer bow licenses to nonresident archery hunters in 2019, up from 502 in 2018. Applicants must apply online at the Game and Fish website, www.gf.nd.gov . Paper applications are not available. The deadline for applying is March 1. Up to five hunters can apply together as a party. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than licenses available. Any remaining licenses after March 1 will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
An adult and a child were injured in a crash 15 miles north of Medina Thursday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Stutsman County Road 68. The patrol said Addison Hofmann, 27, Medina, was driving a 2008 Honda Civic northbound through a curved portion of the road and failed to negotiate the curve at the crest of a hill. The car drifted off the edge of the road, slid sideways, struck an approach and rolled several times before landing on its wheels in the east ditch.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A wintry night celestial display is in store as the Geminid meteor shower promises one of the strongest showings of the year Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday. And this year, mild temperatures in the 20s should provide for more pleasant viewing -- as long as the clouds give way as predicted. The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly clear skies with a slight southern breeze.
GRAND FORKS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, Dec. 6, said its Office of Field Operations has expanded the ability for snowmobilers on remote border waters to report their arrival to CBP using the new Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile (ROAM) application at select locations hosting CBP tablets preloaded with the ROAM app.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Wednesday, Nov. 21. He encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor of the air ambulance pilot, paramedic and nurse who lost their lives in a plane crash Sunday night northwest of Mandan.
BISMARCK -- Low-income and disabled North Dakotans on the state’s Medicaid program will have improved access to addiction and mental health services under changes made by the state Department of Health. Working on regulations for improving access took over a year, said department officials.
A Jamestown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting his ex-wife as she sat in her car in Jamestown. Kevin Michael Hoff, 27, entered the plea before Judge Troy LeFevre in Southeast District Court. He is charged with Class AA murder in the death of Nicole Gututala, 25, on May 12. A presentence investigation has been ordered in the case.
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health announced Monday, Oct. 29, its medical marijuana program will accept patient and caregiver applications. Patients will need to provide information like contact information, a copy of their driver's license, a recent photo of themselves and their health care provider's name and work email address. The health care provider must complete a written certification stating that the patient is likely to receive "therapeutic or palliative benefit" from using medical marijuana.
FARGO — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and challenger Kevin Cramer will have their second debate at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, with a preshow at 6:30 p.m., and we'll be live streaming it right here on our website.