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Woman seriously injured in head-on collision in Otter Tail County
Death in family puts Sobieski meetings on hold temporarily
Marijuana issue remains clouded
Westrom advances in ‘Young Guns’
Swegarden baffles Hornet batters
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
In the Zone
LP-A students win national award
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
Sign up to represent community at first Minnesota Sings event
Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena
Friends & Neighbors
Students were asked: What concerns me about the environment?
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Burning restrictions start Monday in Becker County
Brad Laabs: Stay off the ice; Give Rainy River sturgeon a try
Blane Klemek: Sweet sounds of the bluebirds are back in northern MN
DNR accepting comments on hunting rule changes
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
The secret sauce behind wage increase opposition
Wear green for mental health awareness
Reported MNsure numbers are misleading
State roads are slip sliding away
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Third annual Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums set April 26
‘Carrie’ at MSUM
Danell Haspel: Free trip to the MN History Center
‘Vintage’: An old-fashioned tale of friendship
Magic show closes out Top Hat season
June 5, 2013
Storm fears? Sign up for Instant Alert
The recent tornadoes tearing through Oklahoma over the past weeks have left a combined death toll of at least 41 according to CNN reports — and a vivid reminder of the destructive power of this form of natural disaster. The tornado that struck El Reno on Friday had a record width...
June 5, 2013 - 2:03pm
May 23, 2013
No standard haven from tornadoes at area schools
FARGO – After a tornado unleashed its power on Wadena (Minn.) High School on June 17, 2010, the school was so heavily damaged it had to be torn down and rebuilt. When the new $40 million school reopened in Wadena last fall, it included a tornado-proof gymnasium big enough to...
May 23, 2013 - 9:54am
May 15, 2013
Ice-out is one of latest on record in DL
It’s not too often that the Minnesota walleye fishing opener comes before the official “ice-out” date on Big Detroit Lake, but this year, that’s just what happened. “Sunday, May 12 is the 2013 Detroit Lake ice-out date,” said Richard Hecock of the Pelican River Watershed...
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May 15, 2013 - 1:36pm
Roger Engstrom: 1950, the shortest summer in Becker County
May 17, 1950, was the beginning of the shortest summer in Becker County. From information gleaned from issues of Detroit Lakes newspapers at the Becker County Historical Society, I noticed weather reports from that cold and miserable spring of 1950 are very similar to what we experienced...
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May 15, 2013 - 1:31pm
Wildfires raging near Park Rapids zero percent contained
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – As the Rev. Jim Neubauer stood outside St. John’s Lutheran Church here, he watched the billowing smoke of the nearby raging wildfires, looking for slight changes in color. A Hubbard County sheriff’s deputy told him the shifting colors were a sign of devastation. “He...
May 15, 2013 - 8:21am
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 29, 2013
NWS lowers Fargo flood forecast to 35.5 feet, crest expected Wednesday
FARGO – The Red River here is expected to crest at 35.5 feet Wednesday, according to an updated flood forecast released by the National Weather Service this morning. That’s a foot and a half lower than the 37-foot crest predicted on Sunday. A lower crest on the Wild Rice...
April 29, 2013 - 12:42pm
Red River crest in Fargo pegged at 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday
As the Red River reached major flood stage here on Sunday, the National Weather Service lowered its predicted peak to 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday – and Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said he believes it will crest even lower than that. The Wild Rice River, a...
April 29, 2013 - 8:32am
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
April 24, 2013
Electricity and water don’t mix
Even though this spring’s thaw has been slow in coming, Otter Tail Power Company reminds its customers and neighbors that electricity and water don’t mix. Remember that the spring thaw can cause high water levels that can reduce line clearances, and that increases the potential...
April 24, 2013 - 11:38am
Abandon hope for a bug-free Minnesota summer
Put aside any wishful thinking that this year’s extended winter will reduce the number of bugs that bite, suck your blood or devour the leaves on trees. “I don’t think the late season and snow cover is going to kill any of them,” said retired teacher and area naturalist Larry...
April 24, 2013 - 8:41am
April 19, 2013
Biggest snowstorm since 2009 shuts down much of Duluth area
DULUTH, Minn. - A massive winter storm shut down much of the Northland early today, dumping up to 22 inches of snow over three days, closing schools and clogging side streets, driveways and sidewalks. Many side roads remain impassable this morning, and gusty winds are blowing snow...
April 19, 2013 - 2:22pm
April 15, 2013
Heavy, wet snow increases chances of exceeding 38-foot Red River crest in F-M
FARGO – The chances of exceeding a 38-foot Red River flood crest here have crept up with the storm that draped the area with a heavy coat of wet snow. National Weather Service forecasters still are compiling information in order the analyze the impacts of the storm, which officially...
April 15, 2013 - 12:33pm
April 10, 2013
Winter storm could dump 6 to 10 inches of snow on southeastern North Dakota, west-central Minnesota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A winter storm has the potential to dump 6 to 10 inches of snow over southeastern North Dakota and west-central Minnesota on Thursday, the National Weather Service says. A winter storm watch is in effect from late tonight through late Thursday night for counties...
April 10, 2013 - 8:40am
March 29, 2013
Tornado warnings get more descriptive
DULUTH — National Weather Service forecasters are working to be more descriptive and detailed when they issue severe storm and tornado warnings starting Monday with a new, three-tier warning system aimed at persuading people to take action based on real risk. The new “impact-based...
March 29, 2013 - 8:23am