Forum Staff Report
FARGO — A fire damaged a garage Sunday afternoon, May 6, but no one was injured, the Fire Department said. Firefighters were dispatched around 4:40 p.m. to a house at 1036 16th St. N. after neighbors noticed smoke coming from the detached garage. Flames were coming through the roof when firefighters arrived but they extinguished it within a short time. There was no one home at the time. The fire is currently under investigation.
CAVALIER, N.D.—The 55-year-old man who was killed Friday, April 13, when his all-terrain vehicle left a rural road in Pembina County and was thrown has been identified. The crash victim has been identified by the North Dakota Highway Patrol as Dean Becker of Cavalier. He was driving his four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle on 134th Avenue Northeast, about 7½ miles northwest of Cavalier, when he left the road, entered a ditch and encountered rough ground, ejecting him from the vehicle, according to Sgt. Ryan Panasuk of the highway patrol.
FARGO—A celebration to observe the 10th anniversary of African Soul, American Heart will be held Thursday, April 19, at the Radisson Hotel. Participants can enjoy live music, cocktails and appetisers as well as learn about plans for the African Soul, American Heart students and see the trailer for a new documentary, "Bright Soldiers," scheduled for release next fall.
CHRISTINE, N.D.—Construction will begin on Monday, April 16, on southbound Interstate 29 from reference point 32 to reference point 44, the exit to Christine. The project involves reconstruction of the southbound lanes of the interstate. During the project traffic will be head-to-head in the northbound lanes, speeds will be reduced and a width restriction of 15 feet will be in place.
CAVALIER, N.D.—A 55-year-old man died from injuries sustained when he was thrown from the all-terrain vehicle he was driving on a rural road near here on Friday, April 13, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
FARGO — A man and a woman from Vining, Minn., were injured in a rear-end collision Sunday afternoon, March 18, on Interstate 94 near Albany, Minn., when the man fell asleep at the wheel, the State Patrol said. Gary Kent Rockswold, 66, and his passenger, Wendy Lee Rockswold, 60, were taken to a hospital in St. Cloud, but their injuries were not life-threatening. The other driver, James Matthew Beutz, 72, Freeport, Minn., was not injured.
ERHARD, Minn.—A Pelican Rapids, Minn., man has been sent to the hospital after another driver failed to stop at a stop sign Saturday, March 17, in Erhard, the State Patrol said. Rory Ames Johnson, 64, suffered injuries that were not life threatening, however, the Patrol said. The other driver, Casey Victor Johnson, 24, Fargo, was not injured.
RIVERSIDE, Calif.—Jacquelyn Sertic struck out 11 and Tabby Heinz delivered a two-out three-run double as North Dakota State defeated Colgate 7-1 in college softball Saturday. Sertic improved to 8-4 with the complete game three-hitter. With her 11 strikeouts, she reached double-figures for the fifth time this season and 23rd time in her career. The Bison, which improved to 10-7, jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Vanessa Anderson had an RBI double before Heinz delivers a bases-clearing double with two outs.
ROTHSAY, Minn.—A car traveling east on Interstate 94 five miles west of here Sunday, Feb. 25, went off the road and into a ditch, striking a snowbank, giving the driver non-life threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver, Amber Noelle Anderson, 22, Isanti, Minn., was taken to Essentia Health in Fargo, according to the patrol. She was wearing a seatbelt. Road conditions were dry, according to the patrol. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
OAKES, N.D.—A building that housed the local newspaper and a storage shop burned to the ground early the morning of Sunday, Feb. 25. The building at 323 Main Ave. was occupied by the Oakes Times and the other half was used for cold storage and to shelter a truck, said Jerry Hollingsworth, Oakes fire chief. The building was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene after 1:30 a.m.