FRESH MOJO Talk to me about the roads
OK, I realize that freezing rain may be an anomaly; I am willing to bite the bullet and put in overtime scraping my windshields in a situation like we've seen in Dickinson since Thursday night. I plan... Posted on 11/12/12 at 1:01 PM
THE NEW FORTY A 4,800 lb. force...
Two pregnant sisters were killed in a rollover accident in Eastern Montana on Friday morning. Icy conditions are believed to have played a role in the rollover. The sisters did not have their seat bel... Posted on 11/10/12 at 5:06 PM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Riverside Bridge Update: The Battle over the Ownership
There is usually a problem when it comes to preserving historic bridges and that is the question of ownership and liability. Most of the time agencies and parties involved in a historic bridge in qu... Posted on 8/6/12 at 10:27 AM
NEW PLATEAUS A Generation Back From the Dead
This is a piece about our connection to ancestors, their way of life in the Midwest, and these discoveries through one little old lady.
My Aunt Olive Hendrickson was born in South Dakota and now liv... Posted on 7/23/12 at 11:07 AM
STORM TRACKER Blow Ice
We have the traditional four seasons; summer, winter, fall and spring. We have what could be called a snow season, a thunderstorm season, a severe weather season and of course a growing season. But do... Posted on 2/25/11 at 10:37 AM
As oil activity ramps up in southwest North Dakota, heavy truck traffic is also picking up, with more overweight vehicles on the road and one road official says it is becoming difficult to keep up with constant maintenance.
BISMARCK — Even before the blizzards, even before the flooding, a quarter of North Dakota’s roads were in danger of falling apart and desperately in need of work costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, county officials said Wednesday.
Floodwater has receded in the area, but some are still dealing with the aftermath, including damaged roads.
“What we’re dealing with is an extremely large number of roads, culverts and things that have washed out and need to be repaired,” said Denise Brew, Dunn County emergency manager.
There are several roads that wind through the Badlands of western North Dakota where people can get lost. It can also be unclear which are private and public. The U.S. Forest Service hopes to solve these problems by mapping the 1.1 million acres of Forest Service land located in the Little Missouri National Grasslands.
The Stark County Road Department will work with area contractors Wednesday and use five extra pieces of equipment to open county roads that are still closed because of a snowstorm that socked the area Monday and Tuesday.
FARGO — North Dakota’s roads are deteriorating, but so is the amount of money in the state’s budget dedicated to helping improve them.
Projections show an estimated $70 million funding shortfall for transportation needs.
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