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It is all in the interpretation. When it comes to winter driving, one person’s idea of “good” road conditions might be another person’s “difficult” condition. After hearing such complaints the past few years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation this year has created new terms to describe winter driving conditions on state roads. Gone are terms such as “good,” “fair,” “difficult” and “hazardous/travel not advised.” Here are the new terms: “normal,” “partially covered,” “completely covered,” “travel not advised” and “closed.” The state borrowed the new terms from Iowa, after looking
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By Emily Welker / The Forum MOORHEAD, Minn.
By Patrick Springer / The Forum Airborne linemen fitting that job description and their pilot partners have been providing a windshield spectacle for those driving along Interstate 94, where a high-voltage power line is under construction. The aerobatics involve helicopter crews helping install the $640 million CapX2020 transmission line between Monticello, Minn., and Fargo, N.D., scheduled to go into service early next year.
A woman robbed a downtown gas station here on Thursday morning in a rare daylight stick-up, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police say. At about 11 a.m., a woman in her 20s later identified as being Native American walked into the Tesoro at 104 8th St. S. and displayed a silver-colored weapon in her left hand, Lt. Tory Jacobson said in a news release.
By Masaka Ova / Jamestown Sun With October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, Safe Shelter in Jamestown is conducting the Light in the Window campaign. The Light in the Window campaign entails purple light bulbs being lit near windows to shed light on the problem of domestic violence “in a quiet lovely way,” said Mary Thysell, sexual assault services coordinator at Safe Shelter. The lights are purple because it is the color that is associated with domestic violence.
By Brady Slater / Duluth News ribune Eagerly awaiting the 8th District congressional race that had come to her doorstep, Dena Monaghan sat eating lemon wedges from a sandwich baggie last week at Duluth’s Rainbow Senior Center. “One bag of lemons a day,” she said, lamenting the price of her fruit.
By Tracy Frank / The Forum GO – “Are we going to play Rummy?” Pat Romsdal asked as her sister dealt out three hands of cards. “First card up is what you get.” Romsdal and her sisters, Ramona Lund and Roletta Pantzke, all of Fargo, got together to play cards recently, all dressed in pink and sporting pink wire bra brooches Pantzke’s daughter-in-law had given them. The sisters, who are all in their 80s, were diagnosed with breast cancer in September – all within two weeks of each other.