Morning headlines: Winter storm next week could increase chances for higher Red River flood

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Snowpack is seen looking east along Highway 81 at one of the Red River control structures locates just south of 124 Avenue.
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FARGO — The potential for a winter storm that could hit the Fargo-Moorhead area next week means that the probability of the Red River reaching higher levels in the spring flood likely would increase.

That’s the message from the National Weather Service, which issued its latest update on the looming spring flood on Thursday, March 30. Full story here.

Fargo police searching for suspect in overnight hit and run crash

Fargo officers call tow truck for car involved in hit and run
Fargo police officers respond to a hit and run crash where the suspect ran away from the scene at the intersection of 10th St S and 5th Ave S on Friday, March 31.
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FARGO— Fargo police officers are looking for the suspect from a hit and run crash that damaged a traffic signal overnight.


Police had to call in a tow truck after officers found a car abandoned at the intersection of 10th St S. and 5th Ave S. before 3 a.m. on Friday, March 31. Full story here.

Walz, BNSF Railway promise safe, transparent cleanup after Raymond derailment

Minnesota train derailment
A train hauling ethanol derailed Thursday morning in Raymond, Minnesota, igniting several rail cars and forcing nearby residents to evacuate, officials said.

RAYMOND, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz and company officials with BNSF Railway promised residents of Raymond on Thursday that everything will be done to assure a safe and transparent cleanup following the overnight derailment of 22 rail cars containing ethanol, which caught fire, and corn syrup. Full story here.

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