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Family receives letter after son dies in WWII
Human habitation in county spans centuries
Turning back the pages
Norwegian roots run deep around these parts
Spaghetti squash offers healthier meal alternative
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Central MN Motors opens in Detroit Lakes
Nereson Automotive adds to sales team
MNsure and partners to offer small biz plan
DEED launching new workforce housing
Building a fraud-free family
Bilingual border drama doubles down on brutality
‘Rosemary’ takes insightful look at little-known sibling
New exhibit at LRAC
Kevin Hart coming to Fargo
Famous accordionist at The Lodge
Using the power of the ‘bully pulpit’
Letter: Help support the Becker County Museum project
Letter: DL school plan is ‘best for our community’
Letter: Thanks for successful 2015 Damien Home Tour
Minnesota stalls on transportation funding
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Muskie-walleye war snags DNR
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Bring out your minnows for the big fall bite
The handsome wood duck is passing through the area right now
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July 25, 2015
Fewer barriers means better Red River Basin fishing
Concrete and steel dams once served to generate electricity and provide water for domestic use and irrigation in the Red River basin, but they took their toll on fish populations by preventing fish migrations, a problem that contributed to wiping out lake sturgeon from the basin and...
July 25, 2015 - 5:10am
July 18, 2015
Several lakes, Red River added to ‘infested’ list
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will list three water bodies as infested with zebra mussels: Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns counties, Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County, and the Red River bordering northwestern Minnesota. Clearwater Lake and Ruth Lake were infested...
outdoors / DNR
July 18, 2015 - 5:20am
May 1, 2014
Predicted Red River flood peak in F-M drops another foot
FARGO – The predicted peak of a moderate flood on the Red River here keeps dropping. The National Weather Service predicted Thursday that the river – which is flooding due to recent rain running off frozen ground – would crest at around 27 feet on Friday night. That prediction...
May 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
June 13, 2013
Mystery greets divers who probe Red River’s murky depths
FARGO — Roger Cullen got hooked on diving the Red River for its hidden secrets the day he found a military rifle, shotgun, pistol, steamboat...
June 13, 2013 - 8:38am
May 24, 2013
Woman rescued from Red River
FARGO – A woman was taken to the hospital early today after being rescued from the chilly Red River near Fargo’s Midtown Dam. Firefighters responded to a call about 2:20 a.m. from a woman who called 911 from her cell phone while clinging to an object in the river. According...
May 24, 2013 - 8:28am
April 30, 2013
Fargo flood forecast drops again to 34 feet
FARGO – The National Weather Service has issued a new forecast for the Red River that anticipates a crest in Fargo-Moorhead at 34 feet early Wednesday – taking 1.5 feet off the forecasted crest for the second time in two days. A graphic released with the forecast showing the...
April 30, 2013 - 1:16pm
April 26, 2013
No firm crest prediction yet as Fargo flood fight set to begin
FARGO – Sandbagging efforts will begin here today as city leaders want to build levees up to 40 feet to prepare for a river crest late next week between 38 and 40 feet. The Red River is expected to hit 38 feet Thursday, according to an updated forecast released by the National Weather...
April 26, 2013 - 8:22am
'97 vs '09: Pre-crest storms not comparable, experts say
FARGO - The weather that struck the Red River Valley on April 5 and 6, 1997, was extreme, even by Great Plains standards. Freezing rain and 70 mph winds reduced power poles to kindling, as up to seven inches of snow blanketed the valley. A record cold snap followed. Then the big...
March 26, 2009 - 6:00am
March 24, 2009
Officials remain optimistic about flood battle as long as volunteers keep turning out
FARGO - A desperate plea for volunteers was echoed across the Fargo-Moorhead area today - with Fargo and Moorhead making repeated calls for help.
March 24, 2009 - 4:00pm
Fargo says sandbaggers still 'desperately needed'
FARGO - Sandbagging efforts at both Sandbag Central and the Fargodome are going strong, but volunteers are still "desperately needed" to help build dikes and sandbag houses, the city said in a news release. Volunteers are asked to report to one of three locations: First Assembly...
March 24, 2009 - 12:05pm
Point Bridge to close today in Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS - The Point Bridge connecting Grand Forks and East Grand Forks on Minnesota Avenue will close at 9 a.m. this morning, a Grand Forks...
March 24, 2009 - 10:22am
At least 10,000 volunteers turn out; more needed to fight flood
MOORHEAD - Buses could hardly keep up Monday with the thousands of volunteers eager to fill sandbags and fight the flood. More than 10,000...
March 24, 2009 - 9:07am
Moorhead asks for more volunteers, less water use
MOORHEAD - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Monday urged people across the state to help with the flood battle in western Minnesota, including Moorhead, where residents are being asked to voluntarily curb their water use. "We are putting all the forces and resources of government...
March 24, 2009 - 9:06am
March 23, 2009
Wahpeton, Breckenridge ready for 'Round II' of flood battle
WAHPETON - Wahpeton began Monday with flooded streets and a no travel advisory, but by late morning officials here - and counterparts across the river in Breckenridge - said they are ready for "round two" of the battle against a surging Red River. The area was hit with ranges of...
March 23, 2009 - 2:40pm
MSUM opening residence hall for National Guard
MOORHEAD - A residence hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead that has not been used this year is being prepared to host National Guard members and other area law enforcement personnel who are helping wth the flood effort. About 180 beds are available and expected to accommodate...
March 23, 2009 - 2:05pm