KHRT ND News – 01/04/22

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 010422 – 0700
TIOGA, ND – The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says 400 barrels of produced water spilled 7 miles north of Tioga on Sunday. The cause of the spill was due to freezing temperatures, which caused a pump to leak. The pump is operated by Liberty Midstream Solutions, LLC. Environmental experts say the spilled product has been fully contained and recovered.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The City of Fargo and the municipal board that governs the community’s airport are signing an agreement that gives the airport more autonomy. Formal negotiations have gone on for more than two years and at times have been contentious. The city and the Hector International Airport Authority are signing a memorandum of understanding Monday that changes the 50-year agreement between the two. The airport authority will take over services currently provided by the city, including those related to finances, information services, payroll and other human resource services. And, airport employees are no longer considered to be city employees.
UNDATED (AP) – A winter storm hitting the mid-Atlantic combined with the pandemic to further frustrate air travelers whose return flights home from the holidays were canceled or delayed in the first few days of the new year. According to tracking service FlightAware more than 3,000 U.S. flights and more than 4,800 worldwide were grounded as of Monday evening. Another 13,000 flights were delayed, including 6,000 in the U.S. That follows Sunday’s cancellations of more than 2,700 U.S. flights, and more than 4,400 worldwide. Travelers could take hope from an improving weather forecast. Airlines had canceled fewer than 400 U.S. flights scheduled for Tuesday.
UNDATED (AP) – AT&T and Verizon say they will delay new 5G wireless service for two weeks, putting off a planned start this Wednesday. The company says it’s delaying the launch after a request from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and concern about possible interference with systems on board planes. AT&T and Verizon had planned to launch the new 5G service on Wednesday in many U.S. cities. Last week, a trade group for the airline industry asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay the so-called C-Band 5G service around airports.
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