Dickinson Press Staff
BISMARCK - The Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport’s 2015 boardings remain about 3 percent lower than last year, according to figures released Friday by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. The airport had 3,698 boardings last month, which wasn’t far off its March record of 3,923 boardings in 2014.
ALEXANDER - Speeds will be reduced on a section of U.S. Highway 85 through July as construction resumes on the next phase of expansion on the busy Oil Patch road.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is offering $2 million in funding to universities to support research for pipeline safety solutions. The funding, announced Thursday, is more than twice the amount awarded last year and is made available through PHMSA's Competitive Academic Agreement Program, intended to support oversight of the country's energy production and transportation.
A felony jury trial set for Wednesday in the case against a Belfield man accused of attempted murder has been moved to June. The likely 2-day trial is now scheduled...
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Construction work is underway on ND Highway 23 east of here, meaning slower speeds and traffic delays for drivers. The North Dakota Department of Transportation said in a release speeds will be reduced to as low as 25 mph from six miles east of Watford City to ND Highway 73. Speeds will continue to be reduced until the project is completed in October.
Several sections of Broadway on Dickinson’s south side will be closed temporarily as construction takes place throughout the coming weeks. The street will be closed from First Avenue Southwest to the west side of South Main Avenue, and from the east side of South Main to First Avenue Southeast. The section should open again later this month, according to an announcement on the city of Dickinson’s construction website .
A stretch of 40th Street East between First Avenue West and Second Avenue East has closed indefinitely. The closure went into effect at noon Wednesday, the city of Dickinson announced on its construction website , though no reason was given. A representative with the city's engineering department did not immediately return a phone call. Travelers are instructed to use Fourth Avenue East as a detour.
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer announced Tuesday. The department will use a new calculation to determine the distance from a veteran’s home to the nearest VA facility based on driving distance rather than straight-line distance. Cramer, R-N.D., said he was grateful for what he called the VA’s “commonsense change in its regulations.”
The Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort connecting coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who want fewer coyotes in their areas, has been reopened by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.