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GRAND FORKS—Eastern North Dakota is in a Red Flag Warning through 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, as strong winds, dry grass and low humidity create ideal conditions for wildfire outbreaks to occur, the National Weather Service said. The warning is in effect for Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties.
GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission will be hosting a public hearing in Grassy Butte on May 14 at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. Central) at the Grassy Butte Community Hall. The public hearing is being held to give the public an opportunity to contribute regarding a proposal to build a Natural Gas Liquids pipeline system in McKenzie, Billings and Stark counties. The application was submitted by Andeaver Field Services, LLC, for a permit to build an NGL pipeline system consisting about 44 miles of new six-inch and eight-inch steel pipeline.
BISMARCK -- The University of Mary, expecting a record 500 incoming freshmen for this fall’s semester, will employ a waiting list for the first time in the school’s history. The freshman class will be a 20 percent increase over the 2017 incoming enrollment figures, the school said in a news release.
CAVALIER, N.D. — A 45-year-old woman who died after fleeing police on Saturday, April 28, has been identified as Dena M. Peterson of Cavalier, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Peterson was involved in a high-speed chase in a 2010 Kia Soul SUV around 8 p.m. when the vehicle drove into a ditch, struck a field approach and rolled east of Cavalier. Peterson was not wearing a seat belt and died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has begun issuing Real ID-compliant credentials, the agency said Tuesday, May 1. Driver's license offices in Fargo and Minot are scheduled to start issuing the credentials May 21, with Williston and Dickinson set for the following day. Grand Forks will issue them starting May 23 while Jamestown and Devils Lake will begin May 24, according to a news release. For now, only the Bismarck driver's license location is issuing the Real IDs.
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Mayor Jim Paine has lifted the evacuation order for Superior residents living near the Husky Energy oil refinery, which was rocked by a series of explosions and fires Thursday, April 26, and sent a black plume across the city. "People can comfortably go to their own homes," a press release from the City of Superior sent shortly after 6 a.m. Friday said. "Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we dealt with this very unfortunate situation."
SUPERIOR, Wis. — A series of explosions and fires rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior on Thursday, April 26, sending a black plume of acrid smoke across the city, forcing massive evacuations and sending several people to local hospitals. At least 11 people were confirmed injured in hospitals in Duluth and Superior, one with a serious blast injury, Essentia Health and St. Luke’s hospital officials said.
BISMARCK — The top contenders for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat will face off next week for the first time. Republican Kelly Armstrong and Democrat Mac Schneider will debate at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel during the North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual convention. The event will be open to the public "until available seating is filled," the NDNA said in a news release.
FARGO – A pregnant woman who died when the SUV she was driving rolled on Interstate 29 on Wednesday evening, April 25, has been identified by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Alicia Bernier, 28, of Fargo, died after being ejected from the vehicle as it rolled, the Patrol reported Thursday, April 26. She was seven months pregnant and the fetus died as well, the patrol reported.
FARGO – Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit Fargo on Friday, April 27, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Sessions will make an announcement on law enforcement as well as deliver remarks on the drug crisis. The announcement will happen at 9:05 a.m. Friday at the Quentin N. Burdick United States Courthouse in downtown Fargo, the news release said.