JACKSON — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of funnel cloud sightings during a storm that moved through the county Friday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota.RELATED CONTENT
A lot of people complain about living in a small town. Nothing to do, everybody knows your business, teenagers running around. But after the icy storm April 10 and snowstorm on the 11th, they change their minds.RELATED CONTENT
Federal aid will cover 75 percent of costs incurred
WORTHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday signed a presidential disaster declaration for Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Cottonwood counties after an April 9 ice storm snapped thousands of power poles and thousands more trees.
Farmers at the mercy of snow, drought
WORTHINGTON — In a typical year, the region’s crop producers would have had their small grains planted by early April, their corn in the ground by the end of April, and their soybeans rolling out of planters and into farm fields by the first week of May.
We knew that cleaning up after last month’s nasty weather was going to be a difficult process, notwithstanding any May 1 snowfall.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — No, it was not a bad dream. It really did snow on the first of May.RELATED CONTENT
While we’ve known for more than two weeks that damage from April’s ice storm and subsequent snowstorm was significant, it has now been officially quantified.RELATED CONTENT
Employers relate details of financial losses
WORTHINGTON — When an ice storm blanketed the region earlier this month, causing rural power outages and rolling blackouts in the city, Worthington’s largest employer took a major hit to the pocketbook.
During the recent visit by Governor Dayton and numerous other state and federal officials to view our storm damage, I questioned many of them as to what the most effective approach would be to encourage a disaster declaration.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — Weather spotter training will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday in the Fine Arts Theater at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.RELATED CONTENT
My hope is that the city takes their time with cutting down all those trees.RELATED CONTENT
No one said cleanup from the nasty storms of nearly two weeks ago was going to be easy, but we can’t help but wonder if some of the processes in place to get federal funding are at least a little too complex.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — In an emergency meeting Friday afternoon, the Worthington City Council tabled a decision about awarding a bid for disaster response and recovery services.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson announced Friday that Nobles County Emergency Management Director Joyce Jacobs has submitted the Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) numbers as requested to the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) following heavy snow, freezing rain and ice last week.RELATED CONTENT