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*Update* Semi Strikes Pedestrian On I-94 West of Tower City This Morning

TOWER CITY, ND – (NewsDakota.com) A Fargo man was struck by a semi on Interstate 94 about one mile west of Tower City around 2:45am this morning. The Patrol says a Freightliner driven by Mike Tetlook of Saskatchewan was westbound on I-94. He says a pedestrian was walking in the right lane of westbound...
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AAA Reports that Breakdowns Are At Record Highs

FARGO, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Despite advances in vehicle technology and safety, AAA reports that they rescued a record-breaking 32 million drivers in 2015. Triple A Spokesman Gene LaDoucer reports that vehicles fewer than five years old in particular are experiencing higher proportion of tire and key-related issues than older vehicles. Managing Director of Automotive...
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Original Sculptor of the World’s Largest Buffalo Returns to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – In 1959, the city of Jamestown was looking to construct a tourist attraction. Bring in Elmer Petersen. Petersen was contacted by Kent Horton who was teaching Architectural Drawing at what was then Jamestown College. Discussion on what to build followed according to Petersen. The resulting piece, commissioned by the late...
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Bike Run to Benefit Back Packs For Kids in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown HOG Chapter 1955 created the “Bikers for Kids Ride” three years ago to help out Community Region VI. The ride will have bikers traveling a total of 125 miles to raise awareness and funds for the Weekend Backpack for Kids program. Jan Wiese with the HOG Chapter stated...
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Oakes Irrigation Research Site Field Day August 18

FARGO, ND – (NewsDakota.com) A field day will be held at the North Dakota State University Oakes Irrigation Research Site – Robert Titus Research Farm on Thursday, August 18. “This field day will provide us the opportunity to present our newly expanded research farm with state-of-the-art irrigation technology, the newly installed horizontal well and...
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Another Big Wind Farm Proposed For Barnes County (Audio)

BISMARCK, ND – (NewsDakota.com) A big new wind farm is proposed for Barnes County. It would be 300 megawatts, and it would be called the “Glacier Ridge Wind Farm.” It would be on 34,450 acres about five miles northeast of Valley City. And it would consist of up to 87 turbines. North Dakota Public...
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Library Board Approves Future Expansion Plans

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The James River Valley Library System Board approved plans that will be used for future expansion of the Alfred Dickey Library. Development Director Bill Kennedy released a fact sheet highlighting several projects that the board could do. “The board approved plan is for renovations of Alfred Dickey Library and its...
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Several Plants Seek Info on Spiritwood Energy Park

SPIRITWOOD, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Spiritwood Energy Park Association Board met for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday to discuss updates with the Energy Park and potential tenants in the future. Updates were given on the BNSF heated and automated switch, which has yet to be constructed. Project Manager with Great River Energy Rich Garmin...
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