Public Announcements

Public Input Meeting April 20 to Discuss Improvements to I-94 Business
Loop in Dickinson

A Public Input Meeting will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on April 20, 2017 at the Dickinson City Commission Chambers (99 2nd Street East, Dickinson, ND 58601). The Public Input Meeting will utilize an open house format with a formal presentation at 5:00 PM.

The purpose of the Public Input Meeting is to discuss proposed improvements for I-94 Business Loop between 10th Ave E and Exit 64 in Dickinson, North Dakota. The Public Input Meeting will provide opportunity for public input. Representatives from the NDDOT, the City of Dickinson, and Civil Science, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concerns.

To request accommodations, contact Paula Messmer, Civil Rights Division, NDDOT at (701) 328-2978 or civilrights@nd.gov.

TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888.

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American Legion Gathering April 4th

Members of North Dakota’s American Legion Posts of the 5th District and their Auxiliary will be gathering in Hazelton at the Community Center for their 2017 Spring District Meeting Tuesday evening, April 4, 2017 starting at 7:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 pm followed by a meal at 6:30 pm.

District Commander Ron Dykema of Hazelton Post 126 will preside over the session. Department Commander Orletta Kilen and other Department Officers will be traveling to attend.

Legionnaires will be brought up-to-date on upcoming youth activities such as American Legion Boys State to be held June 11-16, 2017 on the North Dakota State School of Science Campus in Wahpeton and the 2017 American Legion Baseball Season.

Representatives will elect a new district commander and a district vice commander for the coming, 2017-2018 Legion year. Joining the members of the District will be area Department committee members, Department Vice Commander and candidates for various Legion offices seeking support at the 2017 Department Convention held in Minot, June 23-25, 2017.

Registration will be $5.

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State Health Department Schedules Opportunity for the Public to Learn About and Comment on Emergency Preparedness Activities

The North Dakota Department of Health has scheduled a public meeting designed to educate the general public about emergency preparedness activities and provide an opportunity for public comment. The meeting will be held March 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CST at 1720 Burlington Drive in Bismarck. Participants may also join via teleconference by dialing 1.855.361.4591. In addition, the public also can participate through video conference at participating local public health units throughout the state where video conference is available, or the meeting can be accessed online via live webcast.

“Extensive use of the public health and medical response systems have been successfully implemented in the last several years in response to civil disturbances, equipment malfunctions at medical facilities, medical facilities evacuations, fires, flooding, tornadoes and other weather emergencies,” said Tim Wiedrich, section chief of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of the North Dakota Department of Health. “This meeting will give people a chance to learn about the work that has been done and give us feedback.”

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North Dakota Department of Health to Hold Red River Basin Water Quality Meetings

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will be holding two public stakeholder meetings. The meetings will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2017, at the AmericInn Hotel in Valley City and March 1, 2017, at Lake Region College in Devils Lake.

“North Dakota is diverse; each river basin in the state has its unique water quality challenges.  The NDDoH believes a one-size-fits-all approach to water quality management is not the most efficient way to address local challenges.  By engaging stakeholders in each of the major river basins we believe we can better deliver our water quality management programs,” says Karl Rockeman, director of the Division of Water Quality. The NDDoH has developed the North Dakota Basin Water Quality Management Framework to guide water quality management planning using a targeted basin approach. The NDDoH is starting in the Red River Basin because it already has a well-established stakeholder structure which will aid in organizing a basin stakeholder advisory group.

For more information on the water quality management planning process, visit the NDDoH website at http://www.ndhealth.gov\WQ\SW  or contact Mike Ell or Jim Collins at 701.328.5210.

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State Health Department Schedules Public Hearing for Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will hold a public hearing concerning utilization of funds for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. The hearing will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 214A on the second floor of the State Capitol Judicial Wing, located at 600 East Boulevard Avenue in Bismarck.

The public is invited to direct comments about the grant to the above address or call Cheri Kiefer at 701.328.4568. Comments or questions received by 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, will be fully considered.

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Produced Water Spill in Burke County

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of a produced water spill resulting from a saltwater tank rupture in Burke County at a site operated by Condor Petroleum, Inc. Produced water is a byproduct of oil and gas extraction. The spill occurred on Friday, November 18, approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Lignite and was reported on Tuesday, November 22.

Initial estimates indicate approximately 190 barrels of produced water were released, and 10 barrels were recovered. Of this, an undetermined amount of produced water was sprayed onto cropland. No surface water has been impacted, but the site is still under investigation.

Personnel from the NDDoH and North Dakota Oil and Gas Division are on site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation. For more information, contact Bill Suess, North Dakota Department of Health, at 701.328.5216.

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Public Input Meeting: November 9 to discuss Draft Williston -Williams County Regional Plan Update, an update to the 2010 Williston Comprehensive and Transportation Plan

A Public Input Meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the TrainND Facility, 415 22nd Avenue NE, Williston, ND. The Public Input Meeting will utilize an open house format with a formal presentation at 6:30 pm.

The purpose of the Public Input Meeting is to discuss the draft plan documents. The Public Input Meeting will provide opportunity for public input. Representatives from the City of Williston, Williams County, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and SRF Consulting Group will be present.

If unable to attend the Public Input Meeting, written statements or comments must be mailed by December 1, 2016 to Cindy Gray, SRF Consulting Group, One N 2nd Street, Ste. 226, Fargo, ND 58102 or cgray@srfconsulting.com with “Public Input Meeting” in the e-mail subject heading.

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Public Input Meeting to be held on November 1, On Proposed New Town Northwest Truck Reliever Route

A Public Input Meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at New Town Civic Center at 103 Soo Place, New Town, North Dakota.  The meeting will utilize an open house format with a formal presentation at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Public Input Meeting is to discuss the proposed truck reliever route northwest of New Town. The proposed route would connect ND Highway 23 west of New Town and ND Highway 1804/ND Highway 23B north of New Town. The meeting will provide opportunity for public input.  Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and Kadrmas, Lee, & Jackson will be present at the meeting to answer questions and discuss concerns.

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ND Highway Hal of Honor Event

The North Dakota Highway Hall of Honor, which has inducted 45 North Dakota men and women since its establishment in 1974, will add three new members Monday, October 17.

The Highway Hall of Honor induction luncheon will be held Monday, October 17, at 12 p.m. (CST) at the Radisson Hotel Bismarck, 605 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck. Tickets are $20 and are available until Tuesday, October 11, by calling Laurie Martin at the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), at 701-328-2584.

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Surgical Weight Loss Support Group

The next PrimeCare Surgical Weight Loss Program’s support group is on Tuesday, October 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (CST) At this session, participants will discuss new ways to get into (or back into) exercising. They will also learn to use gadgets, apps and social media to motivate and reward. All those who have had, or are considering weight loss surgery are welcome to attend!

Bismarck – CHI St. Alexius Health’s Telemedicine Room, located in the lower level of the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence building, at the intersection of East Thayer Avenue and North 9th Street

Garrison – CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, first floor conference room, located at 407 3rd Avenue Southeast (please use the south door and it will be the first room on the left)

Participants are asked to RSVP online by noon on Monday, October 3, by logging onto st.alexius.org, click on “Classes & Events,” then “Support and Discussion Groups.”

The Primecare Surgical Weight Loss Program is a partnership between CHI St. Alexius Health and Mid Dakota Clinic. The weight loss support group meets the first Tuesday of each month and is for anyone who has had weight loss surgery or is considering weight loss surgery

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Water Spill in Dunn County

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of a produced water spill resulting from a truck rollover in Dunn County. The spill occurred on Saturday, July 30, approximately seven miles north of Halliday. The truck is owned by High Ball Transport.

Initial estimates indicate approximately 120 barrels of produced water were released and 30 barrels were recovered. Of this, an undetermined amount of produced water flowed through a culvert and into a stock pond. Personnel from the NDDoH have been onsite and will continue to monitor the investigation.

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Construction Begins August 1st on ND Highway 22 North of Dickinson

Construction begins Monday, August 1, on ND Highway 22 north of Dickinson. Work will
consist of sealing 18 miles of roadway from 29th St West in Dickinson to a few miles
south of Manning. During construction:

*   Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through work area
*   Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction
*   Flaggers and pilot cars may be present
*   Motorists may experience slight  delays
*   Loose chips or sand may be present on the roadway

The project is expected to be complete at the end of August, weather permitting.

For more information about construction projects and road conditions throughout
North Dakota, call 511 from any type of phone or visit the Travel Information Map on
the NDDOT website at http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/

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Public Input Meeting August 2, to Discuss Proposed Improvements to ND Highway 8 Near Richardton                                                                                           

A Public Input Meeting will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Mountain Time on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Richardton City Hall, 112 North Main Street, Richardton, ND.  The meeting will utilize an open house format. There will not be a formal presentation for this meeting.

The purpose of the Public Input Meeting is to discuss proposed improvements for ND 8 from Richardton to 12 miles north of Richardton.  The meeting will provide opportunity for public input.  The North Dakota Department of Transportation will be present at the meeting.

If unable to attend the Public Input Meeting, written statements or comments must be mailed by Wednesday, August 17, 2016, to James Rath, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND, 58505-0700 or jrath@nd.gov with “Public Input Meeting” in the e-mail subject heading.

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