Forum staff reports
FARGO — A tow truck rear-ended a car in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 near its intersection with Interstate 29 during the morning rush hour Tuesday, May 8, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported.
HANKINSON, N.D. – A barn was destroyed near here Monday afternoon, May 7, when a fire engulfed the rural structure. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office said it responded at 2:38 p.m. to a controlled burn that had spread to a barn at the home of Troy Kath at 16685 101st St. S.E. The barn became engulfed in flames, and authorities said it was a total loss.
WEST FARGO – Power has been restored to more than 2,000 homes and businesses here that experienced a brief outage Monday afternoon, May 7.
FARGO — With dry conditions and expected high winds, the potential for rapidly spreading grass fires will be high Monday afternoon, May 7, in the Red River Valley, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service issued a red flag warning for the area, forecasting 25-35 mph wind gusts that, along with dry grass and humidity as low as 15 percent, could encourage fires.
FARGO—Cal Hernandez had four hits to lead Oral Roberts to a 9-3 victory against North Dakota State on Saturday in Summit League baseball at Newman Outdoor Field. Hernandez doubled, tripled and scored three runs, finishing 4-for-4 at the plate. Nick Roark and Harrison Smith each homered to help spark Oral Roberts (29-15, 18-5 SL) to its eighth consecutive victory.
FARGO—Jacquelyn Sertic and KK Leddy threw back-to-back shutouts to lead North Dakota State to a doubleheader sweep against Western Illinois on Saturday in Summit League softball at the Ellig Sports Complex. The Bison earned 3-0 victories in both games before 260 fans. The Bison (29-17, 9-3 SL) moved into first place in the conference standings as head coach Darren Mueller earned career win No. 600.
FARGO — Fargo police, West Fargo police and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sex offender compliance sweep May 1-3. The Metro Street Crimes Unit, U.S. Marshals Service and North Dakota Parole and Probation helped with the three-day operation, Fargo police said in a news release. In Fargo, 183 sex offender checks were completed, as well as 22 in West Fargo and seven elsewhere in Cass County, police said.
FARGO - Absentee ballots are available for the June 12 primary election, the Cass County auditor’s office announced Thursday, May 3. Any qualified voter can request an absentee ballot. Included in the June election are the primary races for U.S. senator and representatives, state, county, city and school district races, and various city and school district measures.
FARGO — Public health officials are touting the use of naloxone by first responders to save the life of a 25-year-old woman who overdosed on opioids over the weekend. Fargo police and firefighters responded Saturday, April 28, to an overdose call. When they arrived, the fire department administered naloxone to the woman using naloxone carried by the police, according to a news release from Fargo Cass Public Health.
FARGO – The westbound through-lane on First Avenue North just east of 25th Street North will close Thursday, May 3. The road will close to repair a concrete panel. The closure is expected to last up to one week.