Farm equipment causes property damage to overpass bridges in Grand Forks

The driver of the truck pulling the equipment has been charged with operating without an oversize permit and violating height restrictions

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GRAND FORKS — A chisel plow caused property damage after striking overpasses in Grand Forks as the truck pulling the equipment traveled underneath, a North Dakota Highway Patrol press release said.

Kristopher Anderson of Karlstad, Minnesota, was driving the truck pulling the chisel plow east on Highway 2 at around 9:57 a.m. on Monday, July 18. The North Dakota Highway Patrol determined that the plow exceeded legal height restrictions. Anderson was not injured and the North Dakota Department of Transportation determined the overpasses were not compromised.

Anderson has been charged with operating without an oversize permit and violating height restrictions.

Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

Readers can reach Arbegast at 719-235-8640 or

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