KHRT ND News – 08/13/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 081321 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – A Tioga died in single vehicle rollover early Thursday. The North Dakota Highway Patrols says the accident happened around 12:30 AM Thursday about 1/2 mile south of Tioga. Troopers say the 24-year old male driver lost control of the pickup he was driving and it went in the ditch and rolled several times. The driver and a 26-year old male passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Troopers say both men were transported to the Tioga Medical Center and later transported by air ambulance to Trinity Hospital in Minot. The driver died from his injuries while at Trinity. The passenger sustained serious injuries. His condition is unknown. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education has approved North Dakota’s plan to use federal coronavirus relief aid for schools. The federal approval unlocks the remaining $101 million of the $305 million directed to North Dakota from the American Rescue Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. The state’s plan details how the federal money will be used to maintain safe schools and expand opportunities for students, particularly those impacted by COVID-19. The state Department of Public Instruction plans to work with the Health Department, the state teachers union and school districts to help educators learn about vaccination options.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s McKenzie County was the fastest-growing county in the nation as the oil industry fueled a population that more-than doubled over the last decade. Population data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed most of North Dakota’s growth occurred in the western part of the state and in the cities. The trends mean that legislative power will likely shift towards cities as a Republican-led committee shapes legislative districts this year.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service confirms the severe thunderstorms that moved through northern parts of the Red River Valley earlier this week produced six tornadoes. The weather service’s damage assessment team says tornadoes were confirmed near Starkweather, east of Binford, north of Sharon, west of Northwood, near Davidson, and Key West, in northwest Minnesota. The strongest tornado was near Sharon and was rated as an EF-2 with winds of 115 mph. The twister Monday destroyed a barn and toppled trees along a path of about three miles.
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BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set with 3,825 licenses available to hunters, 40 more than last year. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams counties) remains closed because of a low turkey population. Fall turkey hunters, including gratis applicants, interested in applying for a 2020 license can submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is Sept. 1. Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply in the first lottery. Nonresidents can apply for fall turkey licenses that are still available following the first lottery. The fall wild turkey season runs from Oct. 9 through Jan. 2, 2022.
 
 
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