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RIVERDALE, N.D.—After a month of heavy water releases from the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota, releases finally are going down and bringing the river and reservoir levels with it as the "Mighty Mo" this summer has been running at its highest mark in seven years.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Four people were injured his past weekend at the American Crystal Sugar factory in Hillsboro after chemicals accidentally spilled from a tank. Emergency crews responded shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday to the sugar plant 2 miles north of Hillsboro. American Crystal workers were pumping nitric acid from a chemical container into a tank inside the plant when a fitting on the pump failed, Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt said. Nitric acid spilled from the pump, sending four workers to the hospital, Hunt said.
MAX, N.D. - A man who died after being struck by a vehicle in central North Dakota early Saturday, July 28, has been identified. Jordan Thomas Hagerott, 30, Mandan, was killed in the accident, which occurred about 1:19 a.m. on U.S. Highway 83, 15 miles south of Minot, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. According to the patrol report: Marshall Hofstad, 22, of Coogne, Minn., and his passenger Wyatt Wilson, 21, of Underwood, N.D., were traveling south from Minot to Underwood in the right lane of U.S. Highway 83.
MAX, N.D. -- One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle in central North Dakota early Saturday morning, July 28, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Marshall Hofstad, 22, of Coogne, Minn., and his passenger Wyatt Wilson, 21, of Underwood, N.D., were traveling south from Minot to Underwood in the right lane of U.S. Highway 83, just south of Max, N.D. around 1:20 a.m. Saturday.
CASSELTON, N.D. – No one was injured after a train collided with a passenger vehicle towing a trailer Wednesday morning, July 25, at a railroad crossing 2 miles east of here, police said. An initial investigation found a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck the trailer being towed by a northbound vehicle at a rural railroad crossing at approximately 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to police. The trailer sustained heavy damage. The 49-year-old driver of the vehicle, who was not identified by police, was issued a citation for care required.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Michigan man has been arrested for climbing Mount Rushmore. Zachary Schossau, 19, of South Rockwood, Mich., was arrested by park rangers on Sunday, July 22. On Monday, he was ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman to pay a $1,000 fine and $30 in court fees, according to a Department of Justice news release. “Please be respectful and stay off the Rushmore Memorial,” U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons said. “The terrain is hazardous, and it ends in federal court.”
MINNEAPOLIS — Before U.S. Bank Stadium hosts the Final Four next spring, the University of Minnesota and several other teams from the region will play in the first basketball games at the Vikings' venue this fall. North Dakota State and South Dakota State will also be part of the first-ever men's basketball event at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The "U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic" will feature four games played, headlined by Minnesota playing Oklahoma State on Nov. 30.
FARGO -- With another North Dakota State sports complex installing artificial turf, all but one facility will remain grass, and Newman Outdoor Field isn’t converting any time soon.
DULUTH -- Former Minnesota Duluth standout quarterback Bruce Grant, the son of legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant, has died at the age of 57 after a battle with brain cancer. Bruce Grant, a native of Bloomington, started three years under center for the Bulldogs from 1981-83 and was named to the All-NSIC first team his senior season. He was the program's all-time leader with 3,690 passing yards and 3,887 total offensive yards when he graduated.
FARGO — The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Division will bring in celebrity physician and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky for its annual North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference. The event is set for Sept. 4-7 at the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo.