FORT RICE, N.D. (AP) — Morton County planners are recommending a new enforcement ordinance following years of problems in Fort Rice.
Planning and Zoning Commission member Andy Zachmeier said the proposal spells out the authority and responsibility of county officials for enforcing planning and zoning issues and building permits. It also details the penalties for violations.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Morton County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint Saturday on North Dakota Highway 49, about 2 miles south of Glen Ullin, N.D., according to a patrol press release.
The checkpoint began at 6 p.m. and lasted 2 hours. All northbound and southbound vehicles were stopped at the checkpoint for a period of about 15 to 20 seconds.
Some property owners in a five-county area bordering the Missouri River in North Dakota say they feel they were ambushed when the area picked up an overnight designation — one that many can’t seem to figure out.
A Hazen, N.D., woman was killed Friday morning after a rollover crash in Morton County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said Beth M. Tarduno, 52, Rochester, N.Y., was driving a 1997 GMC Sierra at 10:01 a.m. eastbound on Interstate 94 at about 8 miles east of New Salem, N.D. She lost control of the vehicle and slid sideways into the south ditch.
Keeping any bar in rural Morton County open until 2 a.m., while the county’s cities and neighboring Burleigh County bars and clubs shut down at 1 a.m., would make for trouble.
The Bismarck Tribune
, June 19, 2008
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