U.S. Highway 81 has reopened in Minto, N.D., according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The Forest River, which flows through Minto, had dropped about 1.5 feet, to 6.7 feet at 7:15 a.m. today, from a crest of 8.28 feet on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Authorities are searching today for a Walsh County man whose pickup is believed to have been swept away from a water-covered gravel road Monday evening, about 3 miles southwest of Minto, N.D. The man has been identified as Guy Miller, 55, of Minto.
This is a free country, and the people we choose to represent us can believe whatever they like. But when they go to Bismarck, they shouldn’t forget that they’re serving everyone, and they should leave their personal religion on the Capitol steps.
Friends, families, even strangers offer donations after tragedies. For example, after the New Town, N.D., shootings, friends and family of the victims have received more than $55,000 to help pay for funerals and for college for young survivors.
The rest of the Top 10 stories of 2012 ranged from stories about the shocking deaths of young people, to stories about surprising changes in the community, such as Grand Forks’ only hospital buying its would-be rival in town. A long-standing controversy over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname appeared to end, while long-standing problems with the Spirit Lake tribe’s child protection system appear to continue into the new year.
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