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This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Firefighter battles PTSD
Pre-K teachers may lose business with Gov. Dayton's pre-school proposal
Schools in favor of Gov. Dayton's pre-school proposal if they have space
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
June 21, 2009
Expanded diversion channel brings comfort to Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - On a sunny April morning, Tara Meneer's 2-year-old son squirmed in her arms and pointed to a railroad bridge near the confluence of...
June 21, 2009 - 3:16pm
Flooding caused by Canada? Dorgan seeks Clinton's help about road dike along U.S.-Canada border
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Sen. Byron Dorgan is appealing to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help resolve the dispute over the 30-mile-long road that serves as a dike that has resulted in substantial flooding along the U.S.-Canadian border in Pembina County. Dorgan, D-N.D., contends...
June 21, 2009 - 11:13am
June 19, 2009
UPDATE: Red River now expected to hit 28 feet in metro area, affecting parks and bridges
FARGO - Runoff from heavy rains this week in the southern Red River Valley is projected to push the river in Fargo-Moorhead to 2 feet below major flood stage. The river is forecast to peak at 28 feet late Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Moderate flood stage is...
June 19, 2009 - 6:39pm
June 12, 2009
Devils Lake gets good news for dike system
The city of Devils Lake is virtually assured the federal government will pay for 75 percent of the $100 million to $125 million project to raise, extend and convert its dike system into a dam. A congressional conference committee today approved a final version of an emergency appropriations...
June 12, 2009 - 1:37pm
June 11, 2009
FEMA approves individual assistance to NW Minnesota, NE North Dakota residents
GRAND FORKS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $800,000 to some 1,100 rural homeowners in the northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for flood-related damage and expenses incurred during spring flooding. The funds, approved through FEMA's individual...
June 11, 2009 - 10:00am
May 28, 2009
Analysis: Red River diversion fails test
FARGO - A $909 million Red River diversion channel through Minnesota did not meet federal cost-benefit requirements in an early study, a U.S....
May 28, 2009 - 10:33am
May 27, 2009
Fargo-Moorhead diversion idea knocked by Peterson
FARGO - The option of a Red River diversion on the Moorhead side of the river may already be dead in the water, if comments made Tuesday by...
May 27, 2009 - 8:27am
May 26, 2009
Deadline nears for disaster assistance applications
MOORHEAD -- Minnesota residents and business owners who live in the seven counties designated in the April presidential disaster declaration have two weeks left to apply for federal disaster assistance. Tuesday, June 9, is the last day to apply with the Federal Emergency Management...
May 26, 2009 - 2:19pm
Peterson says there's "minus 5 percent" chance for flood diversion on Minnesota side of Red River
MOORHEAD - U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson said today he doesn't think a Red River diversion around Fargo-Moorhead on the Minnesota side of the river is realistic. The $909 million, 30-mile diversion was one of two main possibilities for permanent flood control unveiled by the Army Corps...
May 26, 2009 - 1:36pm
Detroit Lakes' Hough Inc. wins levee removal contracts
A Detroit Lakes company received the contract to remove emergency clay levees in several Minnesota communities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Hough Inc. the $472,370.00 contract for removing levees in Breckenridge, Georgetown, Halstad, Oakport, Perley and St. Vincent. Work...
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May 26, 2009 - 11:22am
May 21, 2009
Benefit set for Fargo EVAC volunteer hurt during flood fight
A dinner, silent auction and dance benefit will be held for Shawn O'Donnell Saturday at the Teamsters Club in Fargo, starting at 6 p.m. and running through to midnight. O'Donnell was hospitalized March 27, after being hit by a car while volunteering to direct traffic for EVAC during...
May 21, 2009 - 11:18am
Metro leaders discuss flood control options
FARGO - When it comes to getting permanent flood protection, Fargo-Moorhead area leaders can't expect to drag their heels and get federal funding, Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said Wednesday. Walaker spoke out during a presentation in Moorhead by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on...
May 21, 2009 - 9:33am
May 20, 2009
Fargo mayor speaks about flood-fighting efforts
"My biggest problem is taking credit for all of this." Those are the words of Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, passing along the praise for the...
May 20, 2009 - 11:07am
Red River in Fargo drops below flood stage for first time in 61 days
FARGO - The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead fell below flood stage early today after spending a record 61 days above the 18-foot mark. The river dropped from 18 feet to 17.99 feet at about 1:45 a.m. today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gauge near Fargo's water treatment...
May 20, 2009 - 8:57am
May 19, 2009
Diversion channel, levees among preliminary plans studied to resolve Fargo-Moorhead flooding problems
FARGO - A $909 million Red River diversion channel and $625 million in levees are two plans given preliminary study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide Fargo and Moorhead with permanent flood protection, a corps report says. The plans and other aspects of the corps' metropolitan...
May 19, 2009 - 4:26pm