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A travel alert has been issued for northeast North Dakota.

The State Department of Transportation issued the alert Thursday morning due to snow and blowing snow causing reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions. The alert, includes Grand Forks, means drivers can still travel but should be aware of "rapidly changing conditions," the DOT said in a news release.

The Minnesota DOT also issued a no travel advisory also for the western parts of Kittson and Marshall counties in northwest Minnesota due to whiteout conditions. Fisher Public Schools canceled class for the day while Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Public Schools is running buses an hour late.

Updated travel conditions for roads in North Dakota can be found here.

Minnesota road conditions map here. 

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

Have a story idea? Contact Baumgarten at 701-780-1248.

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