STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Driver license sites change hours
The Oakes, Lisbon and Valley City driver license sites will have new hours starting Aug. 1, according to a release from the state Department of Transportation. With the exception of holidays, the hour... Posted on 7/19/10 at 8:38 AM
This small town of roughly 1,800 people spent Tuesday in a state of grief, mourning the loss of one of their own.
Ashley Meyer, 16, died in a two-vehicle car crash Monday near Valley City, N.D. Meyer lost control of the car she was driving, which then spun into the lane of an oncoming minivan on slush-covered Highway 1. The minivan struck the car in the driver-side door.
By Sam Benshoof, Forum Communications Co.
, February 22, 2012
Oakes junior standout Nicole Warren recently surpassed the 1,000-point mark.
Warren, a varsity regular since her eighth-grade year, went over 1,000 during the Tornadoes’ game against Barnes County North on Jan. 24.
Wishek bounced back and kept its season alive.
The top-seeded Locals defeated Oakes 4-3 in a loser-out game at the Section 2 American Legion baseball tournament in Ellendale on Thursday.
Wishek’s Kelsey Larson went 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs, while Chance Kurle and Levi Roemmich each had a double. Danny Sayler went 2-for-3.
A plant that makes military equipment is closing in the North Dakota city of Oakes.
A spokesman for the parent company of JLG Industries told the American News the plant will close Aug. 31, putting 56 people out of work.
U.S. Acting Attorney Lynn Jordheim announced that on Wednesday, Aaron Potts of Oakes, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson on a charge of possession of material involving
the sexual exploitation of minors.
Four North Dakota infrastructure projects are getting federal financial help.
Oakes is getting a $2.8 million loan and a $2.2 million grant for sewer system improvements, and Carrington will receive a $405,000 loan and a $316,000 grant for water treatment plant improvements.
Ninteen North Dakota Guard and Reserve service members nominated their employers for the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Only members of the Guard and Reserve or their family members are eligible to nominate their employers for the award.
Don’t say heavyweight wrestlers never cry.
The eyes of Oakes’ 285-pounder Cody Kasprick filled up with tears after he ended what was a near perfect run for the Tornadoes on Saturday at the North Dakota state wrestling tournament in the Fargodome.
One day after winning its second straight Class B dual team title, Oakes ran away with its second straight individual team title with 182 points. Oakes won four of its six championship matches — including Kasprick’s 285-pound title which avenged his only loss of the season.
By Kevin Schnepf, Forum Communications Co.
, February 22, 2010
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