THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW Ice Storm Photos
I apologize for not posting these photos sooner...I couldn't look at them without feeling ill. Seriously. I had to avoid the... Posted on 4/23/13 at 2:05 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT The calm after the ice storm
There were all sorts of blogs I wanted to write things I wanted to say, people I wanted to recognize and little did you see this tidbits I wanted to share in the days immediately following the ice st... Posted on 4/16/13 at 5:07 PM
THE NUTRITION FORUM Food Safety in a Power Outage
Well, Worthington, this has been quite the spring/winter storm! With the abundant power outages, food safety can be of real concern. Fortunately, with the rolling blackouts we are having, the power sh... Posted on 4/11/13 at 11:06 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Tuesday meeting to start writing disaster-relief bill
Minnesota legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton staffers plan to meet Tuesday as they begin writing a bill to provide disaster relief.
The 11:30 a.m. meeting in the state Capitol will be the first of what... Posted on 8/2/12 at 1:18 PM
STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE Machine shed destroyed in storm
Paul Kepka was working over by Brewster when the storm hit.
He and his co-workers heard the news: A tornado had touched down six miles west of Worthington.
"That'll probably be my place," Kepka sa... Posted on 5/5/12 at 1:21 AM
WORTHINGTON — An applicant briefing for cities, townships, watershed districts, hospitals, power companies and qualifying nonprofit organizations will take place Tuesday to begin the process for requesting reimbursement funds from FEMA.
While electricity is restored, long-term repairs could take a year WORTHINGTON — It’s been nearly a month since ice-coated power lines caused thousands of wooden poles to snap and transmission structures to tumble, yet a drive through the countryside shows the massive amount of restoration work yet to be done.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has asked the president to grant the request made by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for a declaration of a major disaster in response to damaging winds, heavy rains, thunderstorms, freezing rain, and ice and snow this month.
WORTHINGTON — University of Minnesota Extension will host a tree assessment workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Center, 1527 Prairie Dr., Worthington.
Damage tally for region includes $16 million in Nobles County WORTHINGTON — According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than $26 million worth of damage was done across southwest Minnesota during the April winter storm.
Worthington forester talks future of area trees after ice damage WORTHINGTON — In a worst-case scenario, city of Worthington Forester Scott Rosenberg estimates 50 percent of the city’s trees will be lost as a result of the April 9 ice storm in the community. Replacing those trees will be a long, slow process — one hampered even more by the ongoing drought.
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