Briefly

Woman knocks over lightpost

Breanna Horn, 19, Minot, was cited for care required in operation of a motor vehicle when she struck and downed a lightpost in Minot after leaving the roadway while traveling westbound in the 900 block of Valley Street Tuesday just after 6:30 p.m.

Horn suffered minor injuries in the crash but did not require transport to the hospital.

Tioga breaks ground on clinic

TIOGA Tioga Medical Center, along with USDA Rural Development broke ground Tuesday on a new clinic.

“With a growing workforce and aging population, there is a greater demand for medical services,” said Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director. “This project doubles the size of the current clinic, offering ample space to provide first-rate care in the oil patch.”

The medical campus, which serves Divide, Williams, Burke and Mountrail counties, has seen a steady increase of patients from 6,000 in 2010 to over 24,000 today. The new 15,000 square-foot clinic, slated to be finished in 2015, will be able to better accommodate the dramatic increase of patients. The facility will be connected to the existing hospital in Tioga.

Through the Community Facilities program, USDA committed up to a $6.5 million direct loan and a $1.5 million loan guarantee through the Bank of Tioga. Other financing will come from the Bank of North Dakota and Tioga Medical Center.

Group receives $2 million loan

WATFORD CITY A housing development in Watford City will receive a $2 million federal loan to construct a daycare facility for more than 200 children, North Dakota’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday.

U.S. Department of Agriculture rural utilities program provides zero-interest loans and grants to electric utilities which then lend the funds to local businesses for projects to create and retain employment in rural areas.

The $300,000 loan will be passed through Reservation Telephone Cooperative of Parshall to Wolf Run Village Inc. in Watford City to construct a daycare facility for 200 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

Last month, KinderKidz Learning Center in Dickinson received a similar loan from USDA in the amount of $300,000 to expand its existing child daycare facility.

Bismarck airport to receive grant

BISMARCK (AP) – The Bismarck Municipal Airport will receive a $472,000 federal grant to rehabilitate one of its runways.

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grant.

The airport has seen an increase in passenger boarding of about 70 percent during the last decade.