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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Sheena Marie Butcher
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
April 8, 2011
Creeping closer: Red River in Fargo eclipses 2010 crest; projected to hit 39 to 40 feet Sunday
MOORHEAD - Fargo's flood fight largely wrapped up Thursday, and Moorhead officials hope final sandbags will be placed today as the Red River...
April 8, 2011 - 7:50am
April 5, 2011
Sandbag distribution starts today as Red rises
FARGO - It's go time. And as the flood fight ramps up today in the metro and surrounding communities, Fargo and Moorhead officials are telling...
April 5, 2011 - 8:09am
April 1, 2011
Ready for flood overflow if needed
The Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes is getting ready to accept evacuees from Fargo-Moorhead if the metro area is once again hit by a major spring flood. And if that happens, a flood of local volunteers is going to be needed, along with temporary donations of beds, TVs, radios,...
April 1, 2011 - 3:27pm
March 22, 2011
Looming storm adds to uncertainty
At the polar ends of the Earth, spring's first day is hard to miss. In the north, the sun finally peeks above the horizon after six dark months,...
March 22, 2011 - 8:17am
March 11, 2011
Walaker predicts river to crest under 41 feet
As the region ramps up for major spring flooding, Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said Thursday he'd be "shocked" if the Red River crested above 41...
March 11, 2011 - 8:20am
March 1, 2011
Report: Valley moisture level high
The return of colder weather means the spring melt is probably a few weeks away. But when the melt comes, it will unlock moisture embedded in...
March 1, 2011 - 8:14am
February 25, 2011
Flood curiosity runs high in Moorhead
Hundreds pack a large meeting room Thursday evening at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead to learn about the city's preparations for a spring...
February 25, 2011 - 8:57am
May 4, 2010
Most landowners deny corps access for Red River diversion survey -- Feds will pursue legal action
Fewer than one in four landowners contacted by the U.S.
May 4, 2010 - 8:44am
April 9, 2010
Weather Channel's 'Storm Stories' features 2009 flood
"Storm Stories" typically gravitates toward nature's most violent moments. Tornadoes, in particular, are the bread and butter for the half-hour original show on The Weather Channel. The show will shake it up Saturday, when an episode about last year's Red River flooding will premiere. A...
April 9, 2010 - 8:05am
March 22, 2010
Height of relief: Red River tops out at 36.99 feet in Fargo-Moorhead
The Red River crested on Sunday - a quiet, uneventful ending to a weeklong flood fight in the Red River Valley. The National Weather Service measured the river's peak at 36.99 feet, giving Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker the right to say "I'm right" on Sunday. "I said it'd come under...
March 22, 2010 - 7:57am
March 17, 2010
Volunteers needed to fight flood
With the Red River expected to crest in Fargo-Moorhead at near-record levels on Saturday, Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena is organizing daily buses for volunteers to lay sandbag dikes. A bus will leave at 5 p.m. each day from the Detroit Lakes Police Department at 106 Holmes...
March 17, 2010 - 3:02pm
March 15, 2010
RED RAGES UPWARD: River to reach 38 feet by Saturday in Fargo-Moorhead
Here we go again. On Sunday, a traditional day of rest, those who live along area rivers and the officials who work for and govern them kicked into high flood-fighting mode in response to the latest news from the National Weather Service: The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, and the...
March 15, 2010 - 10:12am
March 13, 2010
Moorhead seeks sandbag volunteers
The city of Moorhead is asking for volunteers to assist with sandbagging efforts this weekend at the city's public works building at 700 15th Ave. N. Hours for voluntary sandbagging are 7 a.m.
March 13, 2010 - 12:08pm
March 12, 2010
Red River expected to rise 5 feet in Fargo area in next week
Rains and mild temperatures melted snow that now trickling into streams and rivers prompted forecasters to issue a flood watch Thursday for the southern end of the Red River Valley and predict the river in Fargo will surge five feet in the next week. The National Weather Service...
March 12, 2010 - 8:51am
Fargo-Moorhead hospitals, care centers make evacuation plans
Hospitals and nursing homes in Fargo-Moorhead are well along in drafting contingency plans in the event major flooding strikes again this spring. Administrators said they're better prepared than last year in the event river levels force evacuations, as happened last year. In fact,...
March 12, 2010 - 8:11am