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A ‘hometown’ feel: Ben Franklin is renamed in DL, Wadena
Giving thanks for low gas prices this year
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Target hack a distant memory for most
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Tim Sparks concert in Nisswa Dec. 5
Hjemkomst open this weekend
December is Universal Human Rights Month
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Letter: An unsuccessful season to the deer camp thieves
Letter: U of M seeking Board of Regents candidates
Perham hunter bags rare Piebald deer
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Fishing Lines: Innovations continue to change the fishing industry
North Words: Feathers provide birds with much more than the ability to fly
Resorters, anglers, allege DNR ignores ‘walleye heritage’
St. Luke's youth have a heart for the homeless
Thousands of deer hunters hitting the woods this weekend
Holy Rosary holding 32nd annual pie sale
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June 21, 2010
Volunteer efforts under way in Wadena; relief fund set up at bank
WADENA, Minn. - Volunteer efforts for tornado cleanup in Wadena started this morning as the city looks to rebound from a devastating twister last Thursday. All volunteers wishing to help with the cleanup are asked to arrive and park in the parking lot for the former Pamida, along...
June 21, 2010 - 12:01pm
June 18, 2010
Wadena in ruins
'Devastating' is the most commonly used word to describe the first-hand accounts of the tornado that ripped through Wadena Thursday, and the disaster it left behind. "The area where the tornado went through was devastated," describes Becker County Deputy Dan Skoog. "I've never...
June 18, 2010 - 4:25pm
Out just in time -- N.D. couple flees as tornado sweeps through destroying home, business
NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- Owen Dahl was looking for his house. Wife Debbie was looking for something that was the couple's top priority -- her wedding...
June 18, 2010 - 12:02am
June 17, 2010
Update: Tornado rips through Wadena
WADENA, Minn. - Residents of Wadena and the surrounding communities are cleaning up after a number of tornadoes touched down Thursday afternoon. "It's...
June 17, 2010 - 11:56pm
Tornado tears through Mentor, killing one at gas station
MENTOR, Minn. -- A twister tore through this small town by U.S. Highway 2 and rural areas to the south Thursday afternoon, killing one person...
June 17, 2010 - 11:48pm
Eyewitness recounts Wadena tornado touchdown
An eyewitness to today's tornado touchdown in the city of Wadena counts himself lucky to be alive after a debris-filled, swirling funnel cloud...
June 17, 2010 - 11:30pm
City of Wadena devastated by tornado
It was supposed to be a celebratory day in Wadena. Instead, a tornado tore large sections of the city down. The storm disrupted the city's parade today, and came through town as hundreds of visitors arrive for an all-school reunion. At 5:10 p.m., a storm caused "extreme damage"...
June 17, 2010 - 10:10pm
June 26, 2009
As tornado season starts, be aware of storm danger
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's 2009 tornado season got off to a late start as storm spotters reported the year's first touchdown in Wilkin County on June 17. Historically, the earliest date for the first tornado of the year is March 18; the latest is June 23.
June 26, 2009 - 4:31pm
October 2, 2008
Cleanup continues on Pickerel Lake after June tornado hit
PICKEREL LAKE - On a beautiful fall day when thousands of people were out biking, enjoying the leaves or fishing, tornado victims, their friends, neighbors and a handful of strangers were cleaning up debris. That's the way they've spent the past four months on Pickerel Lake after...
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
Youth group helps clean up after tornado
Two weeks ago I took a trip with my youth group, Lakes Area Vineyard Church, to Cedar Falls, Iowa. It's a trip we've taken the last four summers to SOS Midwest. SOS stands for Summer Of Service! Which is exactly what it is. Youth groups from all over the Midwest come together for...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
July 13, 2008
Willmar tornado is rated a major EF-3 event
WILLMAR - The tornado that hit southeast of Willmar Friday evening was "major" tornado rated as a low-end EF-3 by the National Weather Service. That means winds were most likely in the 136-150 mph range, said Todd Krause, a meteorologist with the service, during an interview Saturday...
July 13, 2008 - 12:00am
June 10, 2008
Governor views storm damaged areas
PARK RAPIDS - Gov. Tim Pawlenty viewed damage Monday morning from tornadoes that touched down in northern Wadena and southern Hubbard counties Friday. Pawlenty commented on the lack of warning about the storm and how fortunate it was that no one was killed. "It reminds you of the...
June 10, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Tornado ravages turkey farm near Menahga
A tornado that swept through northwest Minnesota Friday morning left a man with minor injuries but killed thousands of turkeys at a Jennie-O farm near Menahga. The tornado, which touched down about 9:30 a.m.
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
Tornado touches down near Park Rapids, volatile weather expected in northwest Minnesota
A tornado damaged at least one mobile home and tore roofs from other structures Friday morning near the town of Emmaville in Hubbard County, Minn., according to Linda Eischens of the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department. She said a funnel cloud was sighted in the county about 9:15...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 5, 2008
Record editorial: Hugo tragedy shows the need for tornado sirens in DL
It may be just our imagination, but it seems like the weather is getting more unpredictable these days. Tornadoes can form fast and strike anywhere in Minnesota, as was shown in Hugo, a city of about 12,000 which was ravaged by an F-3 tornado on May 25. Anita and Eric Furbur were...
June 5, 2008 - 12:00am