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Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Tips to make being on ice safer
Hibbert extends points lead at Eastern National
DL PeeWee A’s advance to Regions
Perham’s Lopez seals section title over DL
U.S. women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Hildur "Peg" Coen
Leo Riegert Sr.
Jerome H. Hunke
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
Severe Weather Announcements (2)
February 23, 2010
Moorhead seeks volunteers for sandbag-filling site opening Monday
Moorhead will start its 2010 flood fight Monday with the opening of a sandbag-filling site on the north side of town the city hopes will be manned with volunteers. With a goal of having 300,000 sandbags ready and waiting for a potential flood, the City Council on Monday approved...
February 23, 2010 - 8:20am
February 16, 2010
Minnesota House approves protection for Red downstream residents
The Minnesota House voted Monday night to protect Red River Valley residents downstream from a proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood-prevention project, saying they should not face worse flooding just to protect the river's largest metropolitan area. The close voice vote came Monday night...
February 16, 2010 - 8:45am
February 9, 2010
Flood watch: Fargo-Moorhead snowfall, moisture on pace with last year
The 8.3 inches of snow that fell in recent days on Fargo-Moorhead means the area now confronts a moisture base very similar to a year ago. As of Monday, Fargo had received 44.9 inches of snow this winter, slightly higher than the 44.7 inches at this time last year. The recent heavy...
February 9, 2010 - 8:28am
April 10, 2009
State offers tax filing delay for those in flood-affected areas
The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today that a tax filing extension has been expanded to include business taxpayers affected by flooding in northwestern Minnesota. Affected taxpayers have until May 15 to file tax returns and make payments due between March 20 and May 15,...
April 10, 2009 - 12:56pm
March 26, 2009
Area highways closed due to water, ice and snow
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State patrol urge motorists to drive with caution. While water has receded in some places, flooding continues to affect areas of Becker, Clay, Grant, Mahnomen and Wilkin counties.
March 26, 2009 - 3:38pm
March 18, 2009
Meteorologist says snowmelt good so far
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - This week's melting has been close to ideal, said Bill Barrett, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, with daytime temperatures near 40 and nights near freezing, slowing the melt. Thawing will slow until the weekend, when warmer temperatures...
March 18, 2009 - 9:23am
March 14, 2009
Forecasters predict one of three-highest recorded Red River floods in Fargo
FARGO - Flood crest predictions for Fargo jumped three feet in a week, with the National Weather Service predicting a 50 percent chance the Red River will hit 38 feet by mid-April. If that happens, it would become the third-highest flood on record, said Tim Bertschi, a flood engineer...
March 14, 2009 - 2:08pm
March 6, 2009
FEMA officials warn property owners to purchase flood insurance
GRAND FORKS - FEMA can't emphasize it enough: You probably should buy a flood insurance policy. Even if you live in the comfy confines of the brand-new, $417-million flood control project recently completed throughout Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Representatives of the Federal...
March 6, 2009 - 12:51pm
March 4, 2009
Flood insurance up, expected to spike
FARGO - The latest tally of federal flood insurance policies held by Fargo-Moorhead property owners shows a slight increase from November to February. But a Federal Emergency Management Agency official says the number is expected to spike as the flood season gets closer. As of...
March 4, 2009 - 8:27am
March 3, 2009
Cass County Commission declares flood emergenc
FARGO - The Cass County Commission voted 4-0 Monday to declare a countywide emergency so departments and employees can prepare for spring flooding. The emergency declaration comes three days after the National Weather Service released a flood outlook report predicting the Red River...
March 3, 2009 - 8:34am
February 12, 2009
Final 'Waffle' Report: Project would save RR Valley region more than $800 million
GRAND FORKS - The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota issued its final report today on the mult-year Waffle Flood Mitigation project. The results showed that if the plan, which is a based on storing spring runoff in area depressions and ditches,...
February 12, 2009 - 10:30am
NWS: Devils Lake likely will reach all-time high this year
A recent National Weather Service forecast of a 90 percent chance that Devils Lake will reach an all-time high elevation this year -- creating severe flood risks for the city of Devils Lake, the Spirit Lake Nation and other areas -- is based on nearly 60 years of climatological data. "We...
February 12, 2009 - 6:00am
January 25, 2009
Cautious Fargo homeowners snatch up flood insurance policies
FARGO - Mountains of snow, saturated soil and a changing flood plain map have Fargo homeowners making a run on flood insurance policies, local...
January 25, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2008
Red River drops below flood stage in Fargo
FARGO - The Red River has dropped below its flood stage of 18 feet here, according to the National Weather Service. The river level dipped to 17.99 feet at 6:15 p.m. Monday and was at 17.68 feet at 7 a.m. today. The weather service forecasts the river will drop below 17 feet, which...
June 17, 2008 - 12:00am
June 5, 2008
Fargo, Red River Valley in flash flood watch through Friday
FARGO - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Friday for parts of southeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, including the Fargo-Moorhead area. Fast-moving thunderstorms pushing into the Red River Valley tonight could produce large hail, damaging...
June 5, 2008 - 12:00am