Local Briefs

Accidental injury near Granville

GRANVILLE – The driver of a 2002 Chevy Cavalier was injured after striking a 2007 Dodge Caliber at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and N.D. Highway 41 at about 6:20 Wednesday night, according to the responding North Dakota Highway trooper.

The driver of the Caliber was attempting to turn left from westbound Highway 2 to go southbound on Highway 41 where the vehicle crossed in front of and was struck by the Cavalier, which was eastbound on Highway 2.

Both vehicles were totaled and the driver of the Caliber was cited for turning left in front of approaching traffic, which carries a $20 fine and two points against the driver. The injured driver was treated at and released from Trinity Hospital in Minot for minor injuries.

– Flint McColgan

Major inspection under way at Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Currently, airmen at Minot Air Force Base are involved in a major inspection.

Col. Alex Mezynski, commander of the 5th Bomb Wing, told members of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee Thursday, that more than 200 inspectors are on the base now. The committee met at the Minot Armed Forces Reserve Center.

The inspection was to begin Monday but because of the snowstorm was delayed and began Tuesday morning, said Kiley Swopes, with the base Public Affairs Office.

The compliance inspection is a combined unit inspection involving both the bomb wing and the 91st Missile Wing.

Members of the 219th Security Forces Squadron, a North Dakota Air National Guard unit at Minot AFB, also are involved in the inspection, according to Lt. Col. Tad Schauer, 219th commander.

The inspection will end on Wednesday.

– Eloise Ogden