State News and Announcements
North Dakota Highway Patrol
Highway Patrol Focusing on Safety Restraints
July 1 through July 31, troopers statewide are cooperating with North Dakota law enforcement agencies to participate in the national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign. The purpose of Click It or Ticket is to enhance public safety by encouraging the use of safety restraints. Buckle up and follow the rules of the road to increase the chance of arriving at your destination safely.
Department of Transportation
Vehicle Renewal Mobile App
NDDOT has a new mobile app, ND Renewals that allows citizens to renew motor vehicle registrations. Along with registration renewal, citizens can update address and email information. There is also a reminder function for when your vehicle registration is due.
Department of Health
New Mobile Medical Unit
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has acquired a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) that will be used as a new and important tool to support patient care during public health emergencies. The MMU is available to respond to emergencies state-wide, and allows hospital or volunteer staff to accommodate eight to 16 emergency patients.
Game and Fish Department
Pronghorn Season Set, Online Apps Available
North Dakota's 2015 pronghorn hunting season is set, with 410 licenses available in three open units. Similar to last year, the three units will have a season that is split into an early bow-only portion, and a later gun/bow season. The pronghorn license fee is $30, and the deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 5.
Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest
The North Dakota Game and Fish Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is an annual photo contest that started in 1989. The contest showcases North Dakota's wildlife, plant, and insect species. Winning photos are displayed on the department's website and in the January issue of the North Dakota Outdoors magazine, the department's monthly magazine.
Adult Zebra Mussel Found at Fargo Water Intake
North Dakota Game and Fish Department has confirmed that an adult zebra mussel was found on an intake screen at the city water plant in Fargo. Now more than ever, Game and Fish said it is imperative that all Red River water users, including recreationists, adhere to all rules and regulations regarding aquatic nuisance species.