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Two-vehicle crash near Drayton leaves one dead, another seriously injured

(Drayton, ND) -- One man is dead and another is injured following a head-on crash two miles west of Drayton. The Pembina County Sheriff's Office says both vehicles were traveling on ND Highway 66 around 7:45 p.m. on Friday. That is when the driver of the westbound 2008 Ford Expedition crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2010 Jeep Wrangler head-on. The Ford Expedition came to rest in the north ditch, with the Jeep Wrangler stopping in the south ditch.
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Cavalier residents voice flooding, dam concerns during Gov. Burgum visit

CAVALIER, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Water levels have dropped over a foot in a damaged northern Valley dam, however, officials say they’re not out of the woods yet. Four pumps continue to work in overdrive at the Bourbanis Dam, as they pump out approximately 30,000 gallons of water per minute in an effort to alleviate major flooding and avoid widespread evacuations in towns like Cavalier.
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Pembina County gives Bourbanis Dam update

PEMBINA COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Pembina County Water Resource Districts said earlier today the pumps placed on Friday morning have started to slow drawdown of the pool to reduce flow on the damaged spillway. More pumping capacity was brought out late Saturday morning. The release says efforts...
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North Dakota Dam, Fortified by Sandbags, Seems to Be Holding

WALHALLA, N.D. (AP) — An aging earthen dam in a rural area of northeastern North Dakota besieged by high waters appeared to be holding Thursday after National Guard members placed 213 sandbags weighing 1 ton each. Emergency officials said about 50 Guard members worked through Wednesday afternoon to help...

MN National Guard steps in to help at Bourbanis Dam

PEMBINA COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Minnesota National Guard is helping in northeastern North Dakota after an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request. Emergency Management officials needed a helicopter capable of placing water pumps weighing more than five tons each into the Bourbanis Dam in Pembina County. A CH-47 Chinook from the St. Paul-based Company B, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, assisted North Dakota Soldiers on Friday, May 6.

Flooding Update From Pembina County Emergency Management

PEMBINA CO., N.D. (KVRR) — Pembina County Emergency Management says water levels in Neche are slightly below the crest of 21.7 feet. The town remains surrounded by water and they are continuing to monitor the levels. Pembina is expecting a crest of 53 feet on Saturday. They are currently...

Flood fight continues in parts of NW Minnesota, NE North Dakota

North Dakota National Guard helicopter crews have been airlifting one-ton sandbags to shore up a dam in danger of failing, as rivers across the region remain in flood stage from snowmelt and heavy rain in recent weeks. The Guard on Tuesday dropped more than 100 of the massive sandbags at...