KHRT ND News – 12/04/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 120421 – 0700
BISMARCK, ND – Here comes winter. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say accumulating snow is likely in areas around and north of the I-94 corridor. A narrow band of moderate to heavy snow is expected north and east of Lake Sakakawea this afternoon through tonight. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 3 PM today to 6 PM on Sunday. Heavy snow is expected with total snow accumulations between 4 and 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph late tonight through Sunday will create areas of blowing and drifting snow. Visibility may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The cost of North Dakota’s special five-day session last month is within the amount that was budgeted. Figures released to The Associated Press show costs incurred by taxpayers so far total just more than $301,000. About $316,000 was budgeted for the session. Legislative budget analyst Allen Knudson says 11 of the Legislature’s 141 members had not submitted lodging and mileage expenses as of Thursday. He says the final cost of the special session is expected to be close to the amount estimated. Legislators make $189 daily while in session.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A legal battle is headed to North Dakota’s Supreme Court over access to thousands of documents related to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the company that oversaw security during construction. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer and a subsidiary sued the state board that regulates security firms, seeking the return of some 16,000 documents. The company argues the records could present a security risk if released publicly. Separately, litigation has arisen over release of the documents to the media. An online news organization sued North Dakota last year, seeking to obtain the documents, citing the state’s open records law.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Area Council of the Arts will host their final Arts in the City event of 2021 on Sunday at 6:00 pm. Arts in the City – Sundays at the Library will wrap up at the Carnegie Center in downtown Minot with fan-favorite Jessie Veeder sharing her mix of folk and country music accompanied by stories to entertain all ages. The concert begins at 6:00 pm and there is no cost to attend. This collaboration between the Minot Public Library and the Minot Area Council of the Arts, which began in the fall of 2019, presents local music and local art once a month. In addition to live music, the Minot Area Council of the Arts will also have art from featured artist Hannah Auer.
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