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Second alleged victim comes forward in trucker kidnapping case
Girls Hockey Wrap-up: Lakers keep making progress
Lady Raiders’ playoff runs deep, but ends vs. Cougars
Surviving the Birkie and Seneca
Braun's late game heroics give Bison berth into NCAA tournament
Lakers hit goal of winning 18 games
In the Zone
Lakes Area Photography Show proves picturesque for second year in a row
M State cyber team wins state competition
Franken seeks poetry entries for contest
Everday Gourmet: Prep and freeze recipes for your slow cooker
Social Security: Federal, but not state, taxes can be voluntarily withheld from benefits
Friends & Neighbors
Fond du Lac Band mulls elk restoration
Prairie chicken blind available next month at Hamden Slough
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
Blane Klemek: Like Aladdin’s carpet, flying squirrels really don’t fly — they glide
Learn how to make maple syrup at Minnesota state parks
Hospice RRV hires account executive
MN gas prices jump up faster than nation
Farmers encouraged to get crop insurance
Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath
Computer businesses install themselves in town
Our Opinion: New sales tax is a smart move
Lynn Hummel: A boxful of unused commas
All voters should get involved in political process
Women’s history: by the numbers
Teacher exams important but not a one-size-fits-all
Author to read from new book Friday in NYM
Sweet Colleens coming to Top Hat Theatre March 22
‘Magic of Dr. Seuss’ at area libraries next week
Red River Valley Fair to feature Pickler, Hairball
Grace Lutheran hosts Hop Into Spring Dinner March 22
St. Patrick's Day Specials
Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
June 5, 2013
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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