NDDOT opens roundabout from Killdeer to traffic
KILLDEER - The roundabout at Killdeer is open to traffic.
North Dakota Department of Transporation officials said construction work is still being completed but traffic is now able to use the roundabout.
The roundabout is located at the intersection of N.D. Highways 22 and 200.
A roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel counterclockwise around a center island. There are no traffic signals or stop signs in a roundabout. Drivers entering the roundabout must yield to the traffic inside the roundabout. Drivers exit the roundabout by making a right-hand turn at their desired highway. In a roundabout, there is no stopping only yielding.
The roundabout is expected to not only improve current traffic flow, but also accommodate the increased traffic the area expects in the future.
Surrey soldier is deputy commander of Guard in Cuba
FARGO - A soldier from Surrey is the deputy commander of a North Dakota Army National Guard group being deployed to Cuba.
Maj. William Nels, of Surrey, will serve as deputy commander while 1st Sgt. Dean Richter, of Bismarck, is North Dakota's senior noncommissioned officer on the deployment.
The group of about 30 soldiers with the 191st Military Police Company will be honored Saturday in Fargo before beginning their yearlong mission in Cuba. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center.
The soldiers are a portion of the unit, which is based in Fargo with detachments in Bismarck and Mayville. Under the leadership of Lt. Col. Mark Tibor, of Bismarck, the group will join with about 120 U.S. Army Reservists as part of the greater 1,000-personnel-strong mission at Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
Joint Task Force Guantanamo's work in Cuba includes the care and custody of detainees including those convicted by military commission.
The 191st Military Police Company provides police, detainment and stability operations.
Besides military police training conducted on a regular basis, the unit will receive in-depth training at the mobilization station in Fort Bliss, Texas, on detention facility operations as well as extensive on-the-job training with the unit it will replace upon its arrival in Cuba.
The deploying soldiers are from 15 communities and more than half have previously deployed.
The 191st Military Police Company deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, from January 2008 to January 2009. During Operation Desert Storm in 1991, the 191st guarded and processed enemy prisoners of war.