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Becker County, Minn.-- One person is hurt after a crash in Audubon at just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. 22-year-old Maty Monson of Detroit Lakes was traveling west on Highway 10, when she failed to yield to a car driven by 22-year-old Chase Kohler of Alexandria that was heading south on fourth street and attempting to make a left turn. Kohler's vehicle crossed into the westbound lanes to go east on highway 10 and was hit by Monson's car. Monson was not hurt in the crash. Kohler was taken to Essentia Hospital to be treated for non life threatning injuries.
BISMARCK -- The University of Mary, expecting a record 500 incoming freshmen for this fall’s semester, will employ a waiting list for the first time in the school’s history. The freshman class will be a 20 percent increase over the 2017 incoming enrollment figures, the school said in a news release.
SPICER, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton will be fishing on an ice-free Green Lake on the state’s fishing opener May 12. Although not officially declared “ice free,’’ Kandiyohi County’s largest and deepest water body as of Wednesday was largely ice free. “As far as we can see, there is no ice,’’ said Laura Anfinson from her vantage point at Green Lake County Park on the lake’s north shore.
CAVALIER, N.D. — A 45-year-old woman who died after fleeing police on Saturday, April 28, has been identified as Dena M. Peterson of Cavalier, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Peterson was involved in a high-speed chase in a 2010 Kia Soul SUV around 8 p.m. when the vehicle drove into a ditch, struck a field approach and rolled east of Cavalier. Peterson was not wearing a seat belt and died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has begun issuing Real ID-compliant credentials, the agency said Tuesday, May 1. Driver's license offices in Fargo and Minot are scheduled to start issuing the credentials May 21, with Williston and Dickinson set for the following day. Grand Forks will issue them starting May 23 while Jamestown and Devils Lake will begin May 24, according to a news release. For now, only the Bismarck driver's license location is issuing the Real IDs.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.—A controlled burn near East Grand Forks has destroyed a building. The blaze started as a controlled burn Saturday about 7 miles south of East Grand Forks, according to the city's fire department. The fire "got out of hand" and ignited a building, which was a total loss, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. No one was injured in the blaze, and the structure fire was deemed an accident, the Sheriff's Office said.
HILLSBORO, N.D. - A woman reported missing in rural Hillsboro, N.D., has been found, according to Traill County authorities.
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Mayor Jim Paine has lifted the evacuation order for Superior residents living near the Husky Energy oil refinery, which was rocked by a series of explosions and fires Thursday, April 26, and sent a black plume across the city. "People can comfortably go to their own homes," a press release from the City of Superior sent shortly after 6 a.m. Friday said. "Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we dealt with this very unfortunate situation."
SUPERIOR, Wis. — A series of explosions and fires rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior on Thursday, April 26, sending a black plume of acrid smoke across the city, forcing massive evacuations and sending several people to local hospitals. At least 11 people were confirmed injured in hospitals in Duluth and Superior, one with a serious blast injury, Essentia Health and St. Luke’s hospital officials said.
BISMARCK — The top contenders for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat will face off next week for the first time. Republican Kelly Armstrong and Democrat Mac Schneider will debate at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel during the North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual convention. The event will be open to the public "until available seating is filled," the NDNA said in a news release.