THE NEW FORTY The train always wins...
A couple of weeks ago I saw a young man in his vehicle hurry to beat the train that crosses 18th Street North at 12th Avenue North. The train wasn't moving too quickly, but it still was plenty dangero... Posted on 5/14/13 at 8:51 PM
STAFF BLOG DIGGING DEEPER Grand Forks may sell road memorials
If a new city policy passes, families in Grand Forks will be able to honor loved ones lost in a traffic accident by purchasing a roadside memorial rather than creating one themselves.
The policy wa... Posted on 4/24/13 at 2:09 PM
MODERN-DAY JANE So far, all limbs are intact.
Friday was one of those days. Sometimes Aaron comes home and asks, So, what did you do all day? And sometimes all I have to contribute is: I kept three kids alive! Isnt that enough?! But that day... Posted on 9/7/10 at 3:12 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Snowstorm Approaching
I'm about to get into my car and attempt to drive, which may not be the wisest idea I've ever had. I'm hearing a lot of accidents on the scanner, most of which don't sound serious, but many of which c... Posted on 1/6/10 at 5:37 AM
A Grand Forks woman suffered severe injuries after her leg was caught in a snowblower Wednesday morning. At about 10 a.m., Grand Forks Police Department responded to the 54-year-old woman’s address, where her pant leg had been caught in the snowblower’s blades while her husband was snowblowing.
A website designed to improve public access to information about oil spills and releases of other potentially harmful liquids in North Dakota will launch next week, barring any unforeseen issues, a state health official said Friday.
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.
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.
A 2002 Subaru Forester was southbound on Richland County Road 81 and tried to turn left onto County Road 8 in front of a 2002 Chevrolet 15-passenger van. The front of the van struck the front passenger side of the SUV, sending the van into the east ditch and the Subaru onto the east shoulder. Both vehicles were totaled.
One thing was on LeRoy Richards’ mind when he was waiting for help while lying at the bottom of a pit with an overturned 5,800-pound tractor on top of him. “The first thing was, he was going to fill that pit in” when he got out, said his wife Cindy.
A drunk driver was injured in a crash Wednesday evening in Grand Forks, according to the police department. Travis Rasmussen, 38, Grand Forks, was northbound in a Dodge Intrepid on South 42nd Street around 5:15 p.m. when he crossed the centerline at the 700 block. His car struck at Ford LT8 heavy truck heading south.
The patrol did not identify the 24-year-old driver, who was the only person in the car. He was taken to Mercy Hospital. The crash happened about 6:15 a.m. on state Highway 20, about 1.25 miles south of Devils Lake.
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