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Update: No-travel advisories lifted

Area no-travel advisories have been lifted, according to officials.

Stark, Dunn and Billings counties had all issued no-travel advisories on Wednesday night because of icy roads and blowing snow causing hazardous driving conditions.

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol has reopened Highway 22 north of Killdeer in the breaks near milemarker 125 after several semi trucks got stuck or failed to get up the hills.  

The Dickinson Police Department posted a message on its Facebook page Wedneday night, stating it had called in extra officers to handle traffic issues within the city. The extremely icy roads resulted in about two dozen collisions or motorist assists in one hour.

Icy conditions are still cuasing hazardous travel, according to Stark County Emergency Manager Bill Fahlsing. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while driving.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise 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 the Dickinson 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.