Ramsey County will receive the lion’s share of a $6 million state allocation to help pay the local matches for nearly $36.5 million in emergency road repair projects in the Devils Lake Basin. The North Dakota Legislature allocated $6 million to pay the local match of the projects on federal-aid roads, including U.S. Highway 281 and North Dakota Highways 19, 20 and 57 in the five basin counties: Benson, Eddy, Nelson, Ramsey and Towner.
For about two hours Friday afternoon, a semi-trailer blocked both eastbound lanes on U.S. Highway 2 eight miles west of Devils Lake. The Highway Patrol said the roads had been icy and wind-driven snow had reduced visibility.
Devils Lake board gives up after USDA demands $150,000 Sometimes, it’s just easier — and cheaper — to move on rather than put up a fight. That’s what the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board decided recently, when it paid a $96,000 bill to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The grants will help the agencies prevent terrorist attacks, secure U.S. borders and enhance emergency preparedness, according to a news release from the state’s congressional delegation, Sen. Kent Conrad, Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg.
The North Dakota Department of Health says the state has identified its first case of West Nile virus for the year. The patient, who was not hospitalized, is a male between the ages of 10 and 19. He lives in Towner County.
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