Morning headlines: Semi driver dies, hazardous chemicals spill in I-94 crash

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A semi hauling ethylene glycol was hit by another semi on Interstate 94 near Mapleton, North Dakota, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
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BISMARCK — The westbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Casselton and West Fargo were closed for roughly eight hours following a fiery crash near Mapleton on Wednesday, March 15, involving hazardous materials that left one driver dead.

A Volvo semi hauling a tanker trailer filled with ethylene glycol was traveling westbound on I-94 when it stopped for an unknown reason in the right lane, according to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Full story here.

Potholes in local streets are pain in the asphalt

A pothole in Fargo
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FARGO — We drive around them, we drive through them, and we sometimes curse them. Ice is melting on roads across the area, revealing what a cold winter left behind. Craters for cars.


In Fargo Wednesday, March 15, WDAY News caught up with a Fargo city street department crew, blowing out, drying out holes in the streets, prepping them for a load of bagged asphalt mix.

The city hopes the mix will help, maybe even be permanent, but the ground is still frozen, so often this is just a temporary fix. Full story here.

Red River Zoo's sloth 'Milo' dies

Milo the sloth died March 12, 2023 at The Red River Valley Zoo.
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FARGO — Milo, the two-toed sloth of the Red River Zoo, has died.

Milo was a part of the South American exhibit in the admissions building. He was a resident of the building from its opening in 2010 until his passing on Sunday, March 12.

Jeremiah Gard, the zoo’s director of business operations, described Milo as “a gentle animal” who “could move faster than you think.” Full story here.

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