Numerous Crashes Reported On I-94

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A band of light freezing rain moved across Stutsman and Barnes Counties causing several crashes on Friday night. No serious injuries were reported.

The Highway Patrol says seven crashes were investigated by deputies and troopers along the interstate 94 corridor between Valley City and Jamestown.

An SUV rolled into the south ditch of I-94 after it failed to maneuver a curve on a county road 12 miles west of Jamestown.

A crash occurred when two SUV’s attempted to avoid another crash a couple of miles east of Jamestown.

Two crashes involved pickups striking guardrails at Jamestown and Spiritwood. One involved a SUV crossing the median and striking a semi three miles east of Jamestown.

Another crash on the east side of Valley City shut down part of the interstate for nearly an hour last night when a semi entered a curved area of the road and rolled onto its side before coming to rest across both westbound lanes.

Meanwhile several vehicles also slid into the ditch or median but were able to drive from the scene without any damage.

All occupants were using seat belts. No injuries occurred in any of the crashes.

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Name Released In Nelson County Fatal Crash

PETERSBURG, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The name of the woman killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 2 near Petersburg yesterday has been released.

28 year-old Casey Lynn Schultz of Michigan, ND was killed when she attempted to pass another vehicle, struck a road sign and the median crossover, and became airborne. She landed in the median on the west side of the crossover. The vehicle coasted across the eastbound lane of Highway 2, coming to rest in the cattail slough south of the roadway.

Schultz was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The North Dakota Highway Patrol was investigating.

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FARRMS Hosting First Summit On Local Foods

MEDINA, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – FARRMS in Medina will be hosting a new networking session feature local food farmers from Tuesday, April 14th through Wednesday, April 15th.

The session will allow individuals to learn about CSA’s, or Community Supported Agriculture, farmers markets, and farm direct sales from the farmers who grow local foods. The main speaker will be Ken Meter from the Crossroads Resource Center and he will present local and food economy studies conducted in nine western and seven northern counties in North Dakota.

The cost of the summit is $50 if you register before April 1st. Registration at the door will be $65. More information can be found at www.farrms.org.

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Shopko Hometown Oakes Grand Opening

OAKES (NewsDakota.com) Alongside various dignitaries Shopko Hometown hosted a grand opening celebration on Friday morning at their newest location in Oakes.

Members of the Oakes City Council, Oakes Enhancement and representatives from Shopko were all in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the official opening.

Shopko presented the Oakes Public Schools a check worth $2,500 to be used towards to enhancing educational opportunities within the community.

The building site on the north side of town has undergone quite a transformation in the last several months. The previous retail outlet, Alco, filed for bankruptcy last year, and closed the location in Oakes only a few months ago.

Various dignitaries officially open Shopko Hometown Oakes with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday morning. Photos courtesy of City Of Oakes.

Various dignitaries officially open Shopko Hometown Oakes with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday morning. Photos courtesy of City Of Oakes.


Oakes School Superintendent Josh Johnson is presented with a $2,500 check from representatives from Shopko.

Oakes School Superintendent Josh Johnson is presented with a $2,500 check from representatives from Shopko.

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