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Thursday, September 29, 2016

1 person seriously injured after being struck by Amtrak train in Emerado

A person was hit by an Amtrak train in Emerado on Thursday morning, Sept. 29, leaving him seriously injured. Dan O'Donnel, 51, of Emerado was standing next to the railroad tracks in Emerado when the train struck him, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The incident was reported at 5:20 a.m. O'Donnel was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks for "medical treatment of serious injuries," the Highway Patrol said in a news release. Emerado is 17 miles west of Grand Forks.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bismarck budget approved

Bismarck City Commissioners approved a final 2017 budget of $213.9 million Tuesday that allows for 13 new positions and a 3 percent wage increase for city workers. Eight new police officer positions and the purchase of four squad cars were included in the budget. ... Seminary addressed Graham's statements. "The rapidly declining sales tax funds are as a result of expansion on the part of schools and development. ... He also asked the 43rd Avenue project right-of-way work be dropped for $920,000 from sales tax spending, and that the city remove the authorization to seek new land for a new fire hall. Graham questioned the use of sales tax money to work on hard surface streets. When the school buys new property for new schools, one of the things we have to do is where do we plan the new fire station and how do we put that in place?" He and Askvig agreed poor response time regarding fires in growing areas of town was bad idea.
Bismarck Tribune

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