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AITKIN, Minn. -- A 15-year-old boy was upgraded from critical to serious condition Thursday, May 10, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after being involved in a double fatality crash near McGregor in northern Minnesota.
BISMARCK – A New Rockford-Sheyenne student was named the Students Against Destructive Decisions student of the year on Wednesday, May 9, the North Dakota governor’s office said in a news release. Lauren Roscoe, a member of SADD for six years and currently serves on the SADD Advisory Board for New Rockford-Sheyenne Public Schools. Roscoe, of New Rockford, will receive the a scholarship for $1,000 and is eligible for a leadership experience at the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington in the summer of 2019.
GRAND FORKS—Eastern North Dakota is in a Red Flag Warning through 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, as strong winds, dry grass and low humidity create ideal conditions for wildfire outbreaks to occur, the National Weather Service said. The warning is in effect for Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties.
BISMARCK -- The University of Mary, expecting a record 500 incoming freshmen for this fall’s semester, will employ a waiting list for the first time in the school’s history. The freshman class will be a 20 percent increase over the 2017 incoming enrollment figures, the school said in a news release.
CAVALIER, N.D. — A 45-year-old woman who died after fleeing police on Saturday, April 28, has been identified as Dena M. Peterson of Cavalier, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Peterson was involved in a high-speed chase in a 2010 Kia Soul SUV around 8 p.m. when the vehicle drove into a ditch, struck a field approach and rolled east of Cavalier. Peterson was not wearing a seat belt and died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has begun issuing Real ID-compliant credentials, the agency said Tuesday, May 1. Driver's license offices in Fargo and Minot are scheduled to start issuing the credentials May 21, with Williston and Dickinson set for the following day. Grand Forks will issue them starting May 23 while Jamestown and Devils Lake will begin May 24, according to a news release. For now, only the Bismarck driver's license location is issuing the Real IDs.
HILLSBORO, N.D. - A woman reported missing in rural Hillsboro, N.D., has been found, according to Traill County authorities.
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Mayor Jim Paine has lifted the evacuation order for Superior residents living near the Husky Energy oil refinery, which was rocked by a series of explosions and fires Thursday, April 26, and sent a black plume across the city. "People can comfortably go to their own homes," a press release from the City of Superior sent shortly after 6 a.m. Friday said. "Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we dealt with this very unfortunate situation."
SUPERIOR, Wis. — A series of explosions and fires rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior on Thursday, April 26, sending a black plume of acrid smoke across the city, forcing massive evacuations and sending several people to local hospitals. At least 11 people were confirmed injured in hospitals in Duluth and Superior, one with a serious blast injury, Essentia Health and St. Luke’s hospital officials said.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be conducting a “Trooper on a Train” enforcement detail from Mandan to Dickinson on Wednesday, April 25, the department announced in a release Tuesday.