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AREA NEWS: Water recedes on I-29...UND to host Science Day...more

Water recedes on Interstate 29 near Manvel Water has receded on Interstate 29 about 14 miles north of Manvel, opening all lanes to traffic, the North Dakota Department of Transportation said Monday. Road closures still in place because of floodin...

Water recedes on Interstate 29 near Manvel

Water has receded on Interstate 29 about 14 miles north of Manvel, opening all lanes to traffic, the North Dakota Department of Transportation said Monday.

Road closures still in place because of flooding include:

- N.D. Highway 5, 12 miles south of Pembina. Motorists should use an alternate route.

- N.D. Highway 66, one mile east of Drayton. Motorists should use an alternate route.

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- N.D Highway 54, between I-29 and Oslo, Minn. Local traffic is allowed.

- N.D. Highway 17 Red River crossing, 11 miles east of Grafton.

For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or log on to www.dot.nd.gov .

Spaghetti fundraiser targets smartboard

Zion Church will serve a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Senior Center in Manvel, N.D., to raise funds to purchase an interactive "smartboard" and classroom audio system for the school. Info: (701) 739-2293 or e-mail jbeasley1123@gmail.com .

UND to host Science Day

All students in grades five and six are invited to "Science Day" from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. April 17 at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

The students will conduct science projects and learn about human anatomy and various health issues such as the dangers of tobacco use. The event is free and parents may attend but are not required to, since medical students supervise all events. For more information call (701) 777-4305.

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MPCA invites comment on landfill assessment

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking public comments until 4:30 p.m. May 5 on an environmental assessment worksheet prepared for a proposed expansion of the Mar-Kit sanitary landfill east of Hallock in Kittson County.

Copies are available online at www.pca.state.mn.us/news/eaw/index.html .

The proposed project would move waste from older portions of the Mar-Kit landfill to newly created lined areas to reduce the possibility of contaminants reaching groundwater.

Comments should be submitted in writing to William Lynott, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4194 or fax (651) 297-2343.

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