National Weather Service Confirms Several Tornadoes

The strongest of Tuesday's storms produced EF-2 rated damage near the towns of Buxton and Hillsboro

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The National Weather Service determined that Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms produced at least three separate tornadoes. The most intense damage from the tornadoes was rated EF-2 and occurred between Buxton and Cummings, with wind speeds of up to 135 mph. EF-0 damage was also reported between Larimore and Northwood, with wind speeds of up to 85 mph….

Tornado Misses Hillsboro; Town Doesn’t Escape Damaging Winds

Straight-line winds blow down trees and damage buildings in the city; a tornado passes by just three miles to the northeast

HILLSBORO, ND — A tornado went through Traill County, just missing Hillsboro, but the town didn’t escape damaging winds.  People in Hillsboro spent the day picking up the pieces. The sound of chainsaws could be heard all across Hillsboro.  A powerful storm rumbled across Traill County, blowing down trees, damaging homes and spawning a tornado. “When we rolled into town…

Hillsboro Picking up the Pieces After Strong Storms Hit Area

The storm caused widespread damage across Traill County and even spawned a tornado

HILLSBORO, ND — A tornado went through Traill County last night, just missing Hillsboro. But the town didn’t escape damaging winds. People in Hillsboro spent the day picking up the pieces. A powerful storm rumbled across Traill County last night, leaving a trail of destruction blowing down trees and damaging homes here in Hillsboro. The sound of chainsaws could be…

Semi Crashes On Snow Covered Interstate 29

It Happened Near Hillsboro, North Dakota

A snow covered I-29 near Hillsboro could have contributed to a semi rollover. The crash happened just before 8:30 this morning about two miles north of Hillsboro. The highway patrol says it was snowing at the time. The 64-year-old semi driver from Moorhead, Mahmood Naderipour, entered the median and rolled onto the driver’s side. He was taken to Altru in Grand…

U.S. Ag Department Expects Soybean Crops at Record Level in North Dakota

A survey found that farmers are planting more soybeans than ever in North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S Agriculture Department says soybeans are expected to be planted at a record high level in North Dakota. A recent survey found that more farmers are investing in the crop that’s in high demand. “This will really be a turning point year,” said Peter Lovas, of Lovas Farms in Hillsboro. According to a survey done by…

HS Basketball Roundup: Oak Grove, Richland Advance to Region Final

Grovers take down Bulldogs; Colts defeat Pirates.

WAHPETON, N.D. — The Class-B boys basketball region tournaments continued today. In Region 1 the top-seeded Oak Grove Grovers took down Milnor- North Sargent 78-56. In the other semifinal game Richland defeated Hankinson 76-66. Oak Grove will play Richland on thursday at 7:30 p.m. with a trip to the state tournament on the line. In Region 2, Hillsboro/Central Valley beat…

Alberta Man, Semi Driver Injured in Icy I-29 Crashes

Both drivers suffered minor injuries in two crashes on I-29

  HILLSBORO, N.D. — A man ended up in two feet of water north of Hillsboro late last night after losing control of his vehicle on an icy I-29. A highway patrol trooper says the 47-year-old man from Alberta, Canada was able to get his seat belt off but he wasn’t able to get out of the vehicle. Crews from…