Forum staff reports
FARGO — The Moorhead Police Department is reminding Minnesota residents that certain fireworks are illegal in Minnesota. Examples of fireworks that continue to be illegal to sell, possess and use: • Any fireworks that are explosive. • Any fireworks that are aerial. Every year the Moorhead police department receives and responds to countless fireworks complaints. Collection and enforcement is exercised annually with large quantities of illegal fireworks destroyed. For more information, visit " target="_blank">bit.ly/2sObImU.
FARGO — Overnight Interstate-29 closures will take place Wednesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 29, while contractors for the 32nd Avenue South reconstruction project install beams to widen the I-29 bridge. According to a City of Fargo news release, all southbound lanes under the bridge will be closed 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, and northbound lanes will be closed 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.
DILWORTH, Minn. — Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton belted out 23 hits in claiming 7-2 and 7-4 wins over Hawley Monday in American Legion baseball. With the two wins, D-G-F improves to 10-5 for the season.
The Norman County Sheriff's office says a 22-year-old man was found dead at the scene of a shooting in Halstad. A 20-year-old woman was arrested for reckless discharge of a gun. It happened Monday night around 6:30 in the 500 block of Highway 75 in Halstad. The sheriff's department and Minnesota BCA are now investigating.
FARGO -The North Dakota State football program had arguably its best day recruiting in school history. The Bison picked up six verbal commitments and among those was one from the state's top prospect. Shiloh Christian standout defensive end Bartholomew Ogbu committed to NDSU. Ogbu, 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds, had offers from North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota State, Liberty and Northern Iowa.
FARGO — The Fargo Public Library is hosting a four-part series on city of Fargo departments and how to get involved. Department leaders will share aspects of their area and hold a brief question-and-answer opportunity at each session. The event is free, all ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.fargolibrary.org . Dates, times, locations and speakers in the series are: • Wednesday, June 28, Northport library, 3 p.m., Public Works Department with Ben Dow, public works director.
FARGO — The Mayors' Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction will host its first Take Back Tuesday event from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, in the southeast corner of Fargo Cass Public Health's parking lot, 1240 25th St. S. The event is part of the commission's work to combat illegal opioid use in the metro area. The event will allow residents to dispose of unused and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medicines, thereby helping to protect the environment and keeping these drugs off the streets. The following items will be accepted:
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The driver of a semi suffered non-life-threatening injuries Monday morning, June 26, when the contents of the semi's trailer shifted and the truck rolled onto its side while traveling on Interstate 94 in Otter Tail County. The incident happened about 4 a.m. According to a report released by the Minnesota State Patrol: The semi was traveling westbound on the interstate when the truck went onto the shoulder of the highway and entered the center ditch.
UNDERWOOD, N.D.—One person died when a car left the road and rolled near Underwood on Saturday evening, June 24. According to a report released Monday by the North Dakota Dakota Highway Patrol: The crash happened about 5:26 p.m. on Highway 83 about three miles south of Underwood. A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old male from Mandan, N.D., was driving south on Highway 83 when the driver was distracted and the car hit the rumble strips on the side of the road.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Two people were injured and their cars were severely damaged in a two-vehicle crash near here Sunday, June 25. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded at 2:40 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 73, which is east of Alexandria. Deputies arrived to find a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2006 Chrysler van had crashed. The driver of the van, Vernon Taylor, was taken to Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria by ambulance. The extent of his injuries was unknown Sunday.