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Prep football: Marshall rips JCC; Pipestone Area, Luverne prevail
College volleyball: Minnesota West has fun, beats Western
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Births: Sept. 20, 2014
Boots 80th birthday
Swanson 90th birthday
DeVries 90th birthday
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Public Notice of Proposed Communication Tower Construction
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September 15, 2014
Letter: No special section needed for disaster relief
By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake Thanks to a new law approved last session that’s designed to streamline the disaster relief allocation process, a special session will not be needed in order to distribute disaster relief funds to southwestern Minnesota. Murray,...
opinion / letters
September 15, 2014 - 5:25pm
July 28, 2014
Letter: State rep provides disaster relief update
By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake Recently I was briefed on the status of southwestern Minnesota disaster relief and thought I’d share what I learned with you. As a result of last month’s flooding, President Obama declared a major disaster in eight Minnesota...
opinion / letters
July 28, 2014 - 5:22pm
July 21, 2014
Obama declares major disaster
ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota on Monday after widespread flooding across the state, bringing federal aid to Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Pipestone counties. The president’s declaration, which came after a July 9 request from Minnesota...
July 21, 2014 - 9:52pm
July 14, 2014
SBA offering disaster assistance
WORTHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota residents and business owners affected by severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred...
July 14, 2014 - 11:00pm
July 2, 2014
LUVERNE — While Tuesday’s visit by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials was solely to collect damage estimates from governmental agencies such as counties, cities, townships and cooperatives, the region’s farmers continue to count their losses. In Nobles County,...
July 2, 2014 - 8:52pm
July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014 - 9:05pm
FEMA begins to tally flooding damage
LUVERNE — Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Minnesota’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management were in Rock, Nobles and Jackson counties on Tuesday to conduct preliminary damage assessments for a region of the state damaged by flood waters...
July 1, 2014 - 8:56pm
June 24, 2014
Flood fight complicated by wind-whipped waves
WARROAD — As rain fell intermittently Tuesday, sometimes heavily, a small army of volunteers joined city, state and federal officials in a rushed sandbagging effort to protect this resort city from potential flooding from Lake of the Woods. A stiff northeast wind, fueling waves...
June 24, 2014 - 9:28pm
Much to be thankful for at Hardwick’s Jubilee Days
HARDWICK — A week and a half ago, the community of Hardwick in Rock County looked like a war zone. Trees were toppled, windows broken out, roofs and siding were damaged and water was everywhere — washing out shoulders of county roads and creeping up in basements of homes and businesses. Heavy...
June 24, 2014 - 9:13pm
June 19, 2014
Dayton declares state of emergency in 35 counties
Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday in 35 Minnesota counties in response to flooding and other problems related to heavy rainfall in recent days. Dayton’s executive order makes a range of state resources available...
June 19, 2014 - 1:36pm
June 18, 2014
Branstad surveys NW Iowa flood damage
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten visited Rock Rapids Wednesday to survey the damage from Monday’s devastating storm that hit northwest Iowa. Branstad had issued a proclamation of disaster emergency...
June 18, 2014 - 8:57pm
Flooding along border prompts Guard response
INTERNATIONAL FALLS — The good news for flood-weary residents along the Minnesota-Ontario border is that the amount of water moving through local rivers dropped a bit Wednesday after having peaked Tuesday. The bad news is that there’s a good chance of more rain from today through...
June 18, 2014 - 8:52pm
WORTHINGTON — Another round of severe weather pummeled southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa Monday afternoon, with funnel cloud sightings, hail, straightline winds and heavy downpours of rain reported across the region. On the heels of torrential rains that flooded a large...
June 18, 2014 - 10:00am
June 17, 2014
Water still rising, sandbaggers tiring
RANIER — The sun was shining Tuesday, but lakes and streams were still rising all along the Minnesota-Ontario border waters region. Truckloads of sand were rolling in, and filled sandbags rolling out, as part of a breakneck effort to keep floodwaters out of homes and businesses...
June 17, 2014 - 9:31pm
June 16, 2014
BEAVER CREEK — “All of a sudden I felt a huge surge of force sweep over my car and off the road.” So said Eric Tutje, 20, who was caught in the dangerous storm early Sunday on Interstate 90 near Beaver Creek. Tutje, the son of Daryl and Brenda Tutje of Sibley, Iowa, and...
June 16, 2014 - 9:17pm