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DILWORTH—More help is coming as leaders say they're on track to finding a permanent shelter solution this winter. Churches United is using the Dilworth Community Center for overflow as of Saturday night. On average, 35 people have been staying there each night, but at the end of January, the building has to go back to hosting events. Pastor Sue Koesterman tells us a different location in Moorhead will likely be used next month and possibly through the next winter season. Every shelter right now is at capacity in the metro.
MINNESOTA—50 Minnesota Lakes and streams are polluted with too much chloride and now considered ''impaired waters" where it mostly comes from road salt. Excess chloride can damage aquatic life, damage infrastructure and cause health problems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says chloride seeps into the ground and gets into shallow groundwater so salt can stay there for a long time depending on the soil. Public works says there's been increased training for snowplow operators when it comes to salt and the harmful effects it can have.
Welcome to your news update. NDSU STUDENT DIES IN DORM NDSU police are investigating the death of a student, on campus. A student was found dead in a private room at the Mathew Living Learning Center West. That's student housing on campus, just to the South of the Ellig Sports Complex. Police say there's no indication of foul play, and no threat to the public. CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED We know more about the people involved in a accident that killed a 28-year-old mother Tuesday in Clay County.
Welcome to your news update. FARGO PREPARES FOR MORE SNOW The City of Fargo is racing to clear the streets of slippery slush before it turns to dangerous ice later today. Fargo Public Works has had a full team of nearly 50 workers clearing the streets the last several days. They say the warm temperatures provide an opportunity to cut through built-up ice and slush. Side streets are still full of slop. PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATING FOR DACA
Naytahwaush, MN-- The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 1:13 p.m. on Tuesday reporting a person with a gunshot wound. Deputies went to the Naytahwaush clinic and found a woman who had been shot being treated by the medical staff. She was then transported Mahnomen Health Center and then airlifted to Fargo. Her name is being withheld and her condiiton is unknown at this time. The incident is under investigation by the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office, White Earth Police Department, and the Head Waters Drug Task Force.
Polk County-- Two people are hurt after a crash on Highway 2 at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Polk County. A 31-year-old man from East Grand Forks was driving a plumbing and heating truck and rear ended a pick up truck driven by 55-year-old David Neset. Neset and a passenger, 64-year-old Leslie Neset, were taken to Riverview Hospital to be treated for non-life threatning injuries. Information on the East Grand Forks man has not yet been released.
Minot, ND-- A man is hurt after a crash on the U.S. 83 Bypass and 7th Ave. SW. in Minot at 9:17p.m. on Tuesday. 45-year-old Derrick Larsen rear ended a semi-truck that was stopped on the bypass and waiting to turn onto 7th Ave. SW. 37-year-old Daniel Williams of Minot was the semi-truck driver, he was not hurt in the crash. Larsen was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He had severe damage to the front driver side of his Jeep. Larsen was taken to Trinity Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Welcome to your news update. FARGO ROAD CLOSURE Parts of a bust Fargo road are back open this morning after a water main break. It was reported just before 1:00 this morning. It happened at 7th Avenue North and University Drive. Water had a hard time going down drains in the area because the cold temperatures causedit to freeze. The street department was on-scene working to make repairs. The road should no longer affect your morning commute. OFFICER ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE
FARGO - University Drive S. was closed off at 7th Ave. N. Jan. 9 due to a water main break. The city will be responsible for the water clean-up and repairs. An on-call worker was dispatched to shut off the water and fix it, which will take a while according to an official on the scene. Water is having a hard time going down drains because it is freezing due to cold temperatures. Stick with your news leader as we follow this developing story.
Welcome to your news update. POLICE APPREHEND WOMAN THREATENING TO HURT HERSELF Fargo police were able to defuse a situation where they believed a suicidal woman was armed with a weapon.