BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Residents of Cavalier who were evacuated nearly three days ago because of a threatened dam are going back home.
Most of the northeastern North Dakota city's 1,300 residents were being allowed back early Friday, with the understanding that they might have to leave again if conditions take a turn for the worse.
But the water behind Renwick Dam on the Tongue River west of the city has been dropping, and the threat from recent heavy rainfall is easing. Officials continue to monitor the situation.
The lifting of the evacuation order doesn't apply to hospital patients and residents of a nursing home and assisted living facility in Cavalier. It might be another week to 10 days before the dam situation returns to normal and they're allowed back home.