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Fearing homes will be lost to flooding lake in west-central Minnesota, residents beg for help
July 14, 2019 - 7:02am
SPITZER LAKE, Minn. — Joe Stoi hoped he could pass his retirement home at Spitzer Lake to his grandson. But the Oakdale man’s plan is starting...
Oil patch grapples with how to address lightning strikes at saltwater disposal sites
July 13, 2019 - 5:14pm
Summer thunderstorms bring an impressive light show as they roll across the prairie, but they also can wreak havoc over the western North Dakota...
South Dakota town, church mourn drivers who died in highway washout
July 10, 2019 - 6:54pm
FORT YATES, N.D. — One of two people who died after driving into a washed-out section of highway on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation was...
County remembers deadly Fergus Falls cyclone on 100th anniversary
June 20, 2019 - 1:25pm
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — 1919 was a rough year for Otter Tail County. The international flu pandemic had killed 235 people —most of them children...
Becker County lake clouded by organism that's 'beautiful' under the microscope
June 11, 2019 - 1:05pm
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Residents outside of Detroit Lakes are seeing the normally clear water of Long Lake clouded by something that hasn't...
Mount Rushmore closes as rain, snow flood Black Hills
May 21, 2019 - 6:20pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Access to Mount Rushmore has closed and the Rapid City Fire Department is warning residents to “exercise extreme caution”...
Spring flood costs top $2 million in Fargo-Moorhead, exceed $61.6 million since record 2009 flood
April 23, 2019 - 6:09pm
FARGO — Local governments in the Fargo area expect to have spent more than $2 million on emergency measures to combat the spring flood and...
WATCH: Drone video shows aerial view of Grand Forks flooding
April 11, 2019 - 11:39am
GRAND FORKS — A drone captured footage of areas flooded by the Red River in Grand Forks on Wednesday, April 10. The video was taken by Lee...
Fargo-Moorhead watches as Red River creeps toward crest
April 7, 2019 - 6:13pm
FARGO — The Red River inched closer toward its crest this weekend, but Fargo city staff who worked to make sure it was smooth sailing amid...
Cass County working around the clock to assist rural residents during 2019 flood
April 6, 2019 - 7:38pm
RURAL HARWOOD, N.D. -- The vehicle that Williams County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ben White drove around Saturday, April 6, around a farm northeast of...
More roads close as Minnesota River rises
March 27, 2019 - 7:28pm
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. – A rising Minnesota River is spilling over roads and bridges in the upper basin, and authorities warn that more road closures...
ND climatologist: 2019 flood not shaping up to rival 2009 record
March 27, 2019 - 6:54am
FARGO — The coincidence of gearing up for a potential major flood fight as Fargo-Moorhead is about to observe the 10th anniversary of its record...
North Dakota health department releases flood safety information
March 26, 2019 - 11:01am
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health has released information about flood cleanup health and safety as the region prepares for significant...
Cass County, Fargo teaming up to fight potential 2019 flood
March 25, 2019 - 4:55pm
FARGO — Cass County and Fargo are expecting to fight potential flooding on different fronts, but local leaders plan to work together to win...
Like Fargo, Cass County needs volunteers to fill sandbags
March 25, 2019 - 12:52pm
FARGO — Cass County officials are worried that the county’s sandbag-filling operation will be overshadowed by Fargo’s Sandbag Central....