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DOT head: Progress being made on Oil Patch roads

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has started the environmental work for four-laning U.S. Highway 85 from Watford City south to Interstate 94, the agency head said Thursday.

NDDOT Director Grant Levi said the cost would grow by nearly …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wildlife crossing planned for Hwy. 85 expansion in Oil Patch

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A critter crossing large enough to accommodate moose will go under an expanded U.S. Highway 85 near Williston, helping wildlife travel through habitat that’s now divided by heavy oilfield traffic.
Future wildlife crossings, including…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oregon woman struck by truck, killed on Highway 85

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ALEXANDER — Linda Southerland, 67, of Foster, Ore., died after a commercial truck struck her on Thursday morning, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Gregory Kent, 44, of Dana Point, Calif., was driving a 2007 Peterbilt Conventional Tru…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: How convenient: Mom-and-pop store aims to keep small-town feel

April 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amy Dalrymple
Forum News Service
ALEXANDER — Life can get hectic in the Oil Patch, but the town of Alexander has a new business where folks can slow down.
Jodi and Timothy McGowan opened a convenience store last week aimed at giving locals a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Williston man dies in collision on icy Highway 85

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Williston man was killed Sunday night after losing control of the car he was driving on icy Highway 85 near Arnegard.

The man, whose name has not been released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, was traveling westbound toward Arnegard when he l…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grand Forks mother dead following Highway 85 rollover

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

A 34-year-old Grand Forks woman died as the result of a rollover accident near Bowman early Friday morning, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The unidentified woman was a passenger with her three children and the driver,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

5 injured in crash near Amidon

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

Four adults and one child were injured at noon on Thursday after a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 85 about 6 miles east of Amidon.
A 1999 Chevrolet van driven by 48-year-old Cecilio Carrillo-Duran, of Denver, was traveling south on Highway 85 beh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

5 injured in crash near Amidon

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

Four adults and one child were injured at noon on Thursday after a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 85 about 6 miles east of Amidon.
A 1999 Chevrolet van driven by 48-year-old Cecilio Carrillo-Duran, of Denver, was traveling south on Highway 85 beh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Supporters, opponents come out in Highway 85 expansion from Watford City to Belfield

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

A battle over adding lanes to U.S. Highway 85 south of Watford City could be gaining traction and the North Dakota Department of Transportation could be caught in the middle. 
With the DOT’s attention focused squarely on its current project t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Medora City Council supports four-lane Highway 85

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

In a unanimous vote Wednesday at its monthly meeting, the Medora City Council moved to issue a resolution in support of the proposed expansion of U.S. Highway 85 into a four-lane corridor from Belfield to south of Watford City.
“I think safety is …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com