CAVALIER, N.D. - Floodwaters continue to threaten this Pembina County community, but it appears the Renwick Dam west of here held overnight.
Pilot Liz Lillard was in Williston on Monday as she watched a live feed of a massive tornado pass over her children’s day care in Moore, Okla. Lillard’s son and daughter, ages 2½ and 7 months, were safe in a storm shelter at their day care, but phone lines were down, so Lillard didn’t know for two hours.
Officials ordered a mandatory evacuation Tuesday of Cavalier, N.D., and other areas directly downstream from the Renwick Dam, in danger of failing and flooding the Pembina County community.RELATED CONTENT
A 7,100-acre grass fire that consumed 64 buildings last week is contained. Weekend rains helped departments get the fire under control.
Everything had to come together just perfectly to create the killer tornado in Moore, Okla.: wind speed, moisture in the air, temperature and timing. And when they did, the awesome energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
As he watched the horrifying images Monday as a tornado ripped through suburban Moore, the emotions came bubbling to the surface and so did the need to help. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant pledged $1 million for tornado relief through his foundation on Tuesday.RELATED CONTENT
You can't blame a single weather event on global warming. In any case, scientists just don't know whether there will be more or fewer twisters as global warming increases.
Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.RELATED CONTENT
Already Polk County’s biggest taxpayer at $2.7 million annually, Enbridge Pipelines soon may be paying twice that much. Two Enbridge representatives visited county commissioners Tuesday, answering questions and outlining the plans for building the Sandpiper Pipeline.RELATED CONTENT
The chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party said Tuesday he wants to get back to farming and spending time with his family. Stan Stein, 62, announced Monday in an email to party officials that he will not seek another term as chairman.RELATED CONTENT
Flood fighters rushed to shore up an emergency levee in Grafton Tuesday after the National Weather Service issued a flood warning and raised the probable Park River crest to 16.5 feet, near the record of 16.52 feet, which has stood since 1950.RELATED CONTENT
Dr. Craig Theede’s daily commute from Grand Forks to Crookston started earlier than usual Monday. It was because he had an appointment, not with a patient but with his future home. He wanted to ensure that he would land one of 17 free housing lots, offered by the city on a first-come, first-served basis.
Law enforcement officers in northeast North Dakota made 13 arrests for driving under the influence among others during the most recent saturation patrol May 1-11, the state Department of Transportation said.
Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton will be in Grand Forks next week for the VFW state convention hosted by Post 1874 and its Ladies Auxiliary, the post said.
Acme Tools, a Grand Forks-based retailer, has started Acme Equipment, a new business that sells and services construction equipment, the company said this month.RELATED CONTENT