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SOUTH DAKOTA -- A pipeline spill in South Dakota last November is twice as bad as initially reported. We know know it's the seventh-largest onshore oil spill since 2010. The video above is from that spill in the Keystone Pipeline over four months ago. Transcanada now says over 400,000 gallons spilled onto farmland.
(WDAY) -- A murderer from Park Rapids has been released from prison after 18 years. 55-year-old Scott Wayne Carter was convicted of murdering and dismembering a bartender in 1996. He will be moved from Minnesota's Moose Lake correctional facility to an Intensive Supervised Release program. Originally, Carter was sentenced to 31 years in prison when convicted in 1999.
NORTH DAKOTA -- Central North Dakota is in a travel alert. Icy and snowy roads left from Saturday morning's storm are causing trouble on the roads. The DOT is putting Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake and Bismarck on alert for icy conditions and blowing snow. The travel alert means you can still drive through these areas, but authorities want to remind you these weather conditions are rapidly changing.
BECKER COUNTY - One person is hurt after a driver crashed into a ditch Friday night. Police responded to reports of a crash after 10:30 p.m. A woman driving eastbound on Hwy 34 in Becker County braked and swerved to try and avoid a deer. The icy road conditions and the drivers quick reaction sent the car into the ditch. The driver wasn't injured.
MOORHEAD - The Moorhead Fire Department responded to several reports of grass on fire Saturday morning. Firefighters found a small patch of grass in flames behind Park Christian School around 4:20 a.m. Saturday morning. Crews are unsure when the fire started, or what caused it. They were able to put out the flames before 5:00 a.m. The fire did not come close to the school. No damage was caused to the neighboring field.
MOORHEAD -- Police are looking for a woman after she led officers on a chase through Moorhead and Fargo this morning. Moorhead Police said around 3 a.m. they tried to talk to a person inside of a car at an apartment complex near Romkey park. When an officer walked up to the car, the driver took off speeding. Moorhead Police chased the car until the driver ended up in Fargo.
MINOT - A call to kick 3-intoxicated people off of a train led to arrests. Minot Police were called to Amtrack just after 10 p.m. on Thursday night. An officer noticed marijuana inside a train's passengers backpack. Police found more than 5-pounds of packaged marijuana inside multiple bags.
GRAND FORKS—Snow became so deep in the northern valley that the Grand Forks Streets Department began plowing the roads. Public Works told WDAZ earlier this week that it would not plow until several inches have fallen, but as you can see in the video above, the streets department began clearing early Saturday morning around 5:00 after receiving complaints about the road conditions. The city is also spreading salt and brine on main roads and intersections. Fresh snow still proved a problem for drivers before crews began plowing.