The Finley (N.D.) Fire Department and seven North Dakota counties have been awarded a $217,950 staffing grant for “SAFER” (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The seven counties include Steele, Wells, Foster, Nelson, Traill, Griggs, and Eddy.
The East Central North Dakota Tourism Committee will sponsor a six-hour driving tour Sept. 19 featuring stops at five prairie churches, two museums, lunch and an option to visit the newest state historic site.
FEMA inspector takes look at rural bridges damaged by spring flooding
Rural residents are anxious to see the bridges reopened and the inspections are a step in that direction. But time's running short and federal assistance may not be enough to cover all the damage.
As jurors walked into the Steele County courtroom to submit their verdict Friday afternoon, Darin Dahl was shackled with chains and dressed in an orange prisoner’s jumpsuit. He wore what’s known as a “spit mask” — black, see-through netting covering his entire head and an elastic garment covering his mouth.
He sat in the courtroom’s center aisle, out of reach of everyone except two burly deputies who stood at his back.
Cass County will need more than $3.2 million in federal housing assistance and $118,000 in other individual assistance to cover costs related to winter storms and flooding, according to estimates Gov. John Hoeven has provided to FEMA.
A weekly roundup of news from the region: Orlin Ostby lives a far piece from Edinburg, N.D., at least as the oxen roam. But the rural Gatzke, Minn., farmer who recently completed a 420-mile oxcart trail trek from Pembina, N.D, to St. Paul — with an oxcart pulled by a 2,600-pound ox named Pum — has been honored in Edinburg, which is nearly 90 miles west of Gatzke.
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