A Spiritwood, N.D., woman is returning home today after her car submerged in Hobart Lake near Valley City, N.D., about three weeks ago.
Hospital officials called her recovery “a miracle.”
Sara Gullickson, 19, recovered at Innovis Health Center and MeritCare in Fargo after she crashed the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am she was driving April 29, landing in near freezing water for 30 minutes.
Extremely high water levels at Spiritwood Lake in Stutsman County have caused local officials to request a “no wake” restriction be placed on the lake until conditions subside, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board voted Monday to back out of its $6 million financial commitment to the Newman Group if construction on the planned ethanol plant at Spiritwood does not start by June 1, 2009.
About 100 area residents and other interested parties got an update on Great River Energy’s construction of a $276 million power plant at Spiritwood and an explanation of its need for a backup source of water and a second host for its steam at a community meeting Thursday.
Weather continues to be the biggest threat to staying on schedule in construction of the Great River Energy power plant near Cargill Malt.
Construction Site Manager Dennis Pozarnsky said the one good thing about winter coming is the slick, sucking mud the construction crew is dealing with now will be frozen. Whenever it rains, water and mud slow down the work.
Spiritwood Betterment Club and Individuals MC Club will have their annual hog roast at 6 p.m. Saturday in Spiritwood. This is a function for the community to get together for fun and food and the Motorcycle Club to finish up its annual benefit run for the Anne Carlsen Center, “Christmas in July.” The band Smokehouse will be playing at 8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
There will be a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the gym of Spiritwood Elementary School. For an appointment, call Erin at 253-7859. Remember to bring a photo ID and a list of medications taken in the past month.
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