Forum staff reports
FARGO—Deer Creek Parkway, between 68th Street South and Cass County Highway 17, will close Tuesday, May 1, for sewer installation. The closure will last about a week. Motorists will be detoured via 52nd Avenue South.
FARGO — A 68-year-old Fargo woman was cited for changing lanes without regarding traffic after her vehicle struck a semi on Interstate 94 on Friday, April 27, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Victoria Faulkner was traveling east on I-94 at about 6:20 p.m., when she switched from the center lane to the right lane and back to the center lane, hitting a semi driven by 55-year-old Gero Chinkov of Bloomingdale, Ill., the patrol said.
MOORHEAD – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is seeking public input on the proposed Groundwater Protection Rule aimed at reducing elevated nitrate levels in drinking water.
FARGO — The Fargo Neighborhood Coalition will meet at noon Saturday, April 28, at the Spirit Room at 111 Broadway. The coalition will host a discussion on liquor-establishment density. Arlette Preston will present the topic regarding the work of the Downtown Neighborhood Association in relation to liquor-license density. Additional speakers will be invited to talk about the process of granting liquor licenses and problems that may arise. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
FARGO – Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Fargo on Friday, April 27, and announced the unsealing of two indictments in an international fentanyl case involving an opioid-dealing ring that reached into North Dakota.
DALTON, Minn. — The driver of a pickup died after his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi on Interstate 94 early Friday morning, April 27, at the Hansel Lake Rest Area in Otter Tail County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
FARGO—The North Dakota State women's golf team, fresh off a Summit League team title, will play in the Madison Regional in the 72-team NCAA Division I Golf Championships, pairings of which were announced Wednesday on the Golf Channel. NDSU is the No. 17 seed in the 18-team regional, which will be played at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis.
FARGO—North Dakota State scored at least two runs in each of the first six innings en route to a 16-1 victory against Dakota State on Wednesday at Newman Outdoor Field. Jayse McLean led the charge for the Bison (15-18), going 3-for-3 with a two-run triple, RBI single and solo home run. Drew Fearing and Carter Thompson each added a double and three RBIs. Zach Smith (2-0) pitched three shutout innings with three hits and six strikeouts to earn the win for NDSU.
FARGO – Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to visit Fargo on Friday, April 27, to make an announcement related to law enforcement and give remarks on the drug crisis, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The event is scheduled for 9:05 a.m. Friday at the Quentin N. Burdick United States Courthouse in downtown Fargo. Fighting the opioid and drug crisis has been a focus of federal prosecutors in North Dakota. Chris Myers, the state’s U.S. attorney, received an “outstanding prosecutor of the year” award in December for his work.
FARGO — Customers of the city's water utility are getting postcards in the mail letting them know faulty equipment that allowed elevated bromate levels in the water in December has been fixed, the city said Tuesday, April 24, in a news release. It also revealed that bromate levels were elevated for nine days from Dec. 7 to 15. The city had already warned customers in January that drinking water sampled on Dec. 11 exceeded the 0.010 milligrams of bromate per liter allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The city's sample was 0.088 milligrams per liter.