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MINNEAPOLIS -- Xcel Energy is notifying about 16,000 customers in Minnesota and South Dakota that some information about their accounts inadvertently was printed on another customer’s bill. The company is also changing the affected residential customers’ account numbers and offering business customers the option of creating new account numbers.
TRENTON, N.D. – About 500 barrels of crude oil spilled at a rail transfer facility near here, the North Dakota Department of Health said Tuesday. A total of 477 barrels were contained and recovered. About 20 barrels escaped a secondary containment structure and reached the ground just outside the structure, the department said.
ALEXANDER, N.D. – An oil company is reporting a spill of about 350 barrels of oil at the site of one of its wells in northwest North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas Division, said Tuesday it has been notified of an on-site oil release at a McKenzie County oil well.
RURAL GRAND FORKS COUNTY — Blood still stained the wooden porch Monday afternoon where Joel Cisneros held his older brother, Ruben Cisneros Jr., as he died after being stabbed several times during a burglary early Sunday. “He told me he got stabbed, take me to the hospital,” Joel said. “I tried to hold him up, get him in the pickup, but I couldn’t do it.” Dialing 911, he asked the ambulance to hurry to their home northwest of the airport. “He was talking, then he gasped and he was gone,” Joel said. He told the 911 dispatcher, “my brother stopped breathing, what do I do?
GRAND FORKS — Crews were searching Monday for a water main break that forced several stores at Columbia Mall to close during the weekend. Several stores were closed Saturday after being flooded by a water main that broke Friday evening somewhere between J.C. Penney and Sears in the mall’s northeast quadrant.
FARGO — Cass County District Court Judge Lisa Fair McEvers was appointed Monday to the North Dakota Supreme Court by Gov. Jack Dalrymple. McEvers, 51, will replace Justice Mary Muehlen Maring, who is retiring next month after 17 years on the bench. McEvers said she is honored to be chosen out of 12 candidates vetted for the bench. “The courts and the court system have been an interest and a fascination of mine for a long, long time,” she said. “Opportunities to serve on the Supreme Court come up very rarely.
ST. PAUL, Minn.
FARGO — When a person with chronic worry goes on vacation, they might think their house will burn down while they’re away.
GRAND FORKS — When temperatures drop below zero, it may be easy to skip the gym and let your workout routine slide. But with simple at-home exercises, you can keep your routine intact without setting foot in the snow. Jennifer Oakland, a personal trainer at Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks, said you can get an excellent workout with just your body weight.