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Okabena-Ocheda Watershed sets 2017 budget
Officials optimistic as Congress approves $1 billion opioid initiative
Trump tabs Branstad as top China diplomat
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
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Column: Reinvigorating renewable energy in southern Minnesota
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In Trump's America, 'pizzagate' could be the new normal
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Nellie Van Santen
James (Jim) Kuhl
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First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
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November 25, 2016
Lingering ice ruts from blizzard make for bumpy ride in central MN
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A perfect storm of circumstances last Friday, Nov. 18, created treacherous road conditions in the area – built-up patches of thick ice ruts that are still lingering around Douglas County. It made for bumpy, slippery patches on several roads, including Interstate...
November 25, 2016 - 8:50am
November 18, 2016
Snow day! Schools close across region as winter makes its introduction
WORTHINGTON — A mini-blizzard hit southwest Minnesota Friday, starting as early as 5:30 a.m. and closing many of the area’s schools and special...
November 18, 2016 - 10:26pm
Storm impacting roads and visibility in southwest Minnesota
MANKATO -- Motorists are advised that highways in southwest Minnesota are snow-covered and limited visibility is beginning to be a problem during the heavy pockets of snow. Snow plows are out, but the slush is building up and causing trouble for the traffic from Worthington west at...
November 18, 2016 - 9:42am
Are you ready? Winter storm forecast to continue through today
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Minnesota is getting its first taste of winter weather of the season today — just in time for the community’s kick-off...
November 18, 2016 - 9:35am
November 17, 2016
2016 will be warmest year on record
DULUTH — The long-term trend for northern Minnesota, the U.S. and the Earth continues to be warmer — 2016 will likely be the warmest on record and October was the third warmest — but forecasters still are predicting slightly better odds for a colder Northland winter. That was...
November 17, 2016 - 9:03pm
October 23, 2016
Gliders provide in-depth scientific data on Lake Superior
ON LAKE SUPERIOR — Jay Austin and Tom Hollenhorst stood in the boat, scanning the lake’s surface around them in the hope that they would see an underwater glider’s yellow tail sticking out of the water, buoyed by its “bladder” inflating to bring it to Lake Superior’s surface....
October 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
October 20, 2016
Brrrr….polar vortex might be back
ST. PAUL -- You knew you’d have to pay for last winter’s mild temps sooner or later. Well, it looks like the bill is coming due. The National Weather Service says a La Nina is brewing in the Pacific Ocean, and that likely means a colder winter for Minnesota and a snowier winter...
October 20, 2016 - 9:27pm
October 5, 2016
With traps, spray and cats, homeowners finding ways to address too many mice
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — An influx of outdoor mice has area homeowners on the verge of mouse madness. Mouse traps and mouse bait have been selling at record levels, exterminators are staying busy and people who have never had house cats before are bringing in “mousers” to join...
October 5, 2016 - 8:45pm
October 4, 2016
State grants storm aid in northern Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has authorized $3.3 million to six Minnesota counties and three American Indian reservations for damage sustained in July storms. Dayton announced on Tuesday, Oct. 4, that money will go to governments to spend on damage to their facilities, not private...
October 4, 2016 - 8:33pm
September 5, 2016
Straight-line winds, minor injuries during overnight storm in South Dakota
SPRINGFIELD, S.D. — In only two minutes, Mike Scheetz's home was nearly leveled. In the early morning hours Monday, Scheetz said he was laying on the couch watching TV when he heard the whistle of wind, windows shattering and debris flying. His wife, Deb, was in bed and didn’t...
September 5, 2016 - 9:43pm
August 29, 2016
Small Minnesota town cleaning up downed trees, power lines following night of powerful storms
GARY, Minn. -- Residents were cleaning up here Monday morning, Aug. 29, following a night of stormy weather that left many trees down as well as water standing in the streets. Strong winds also damaged some rooftops, and one home in Gary had its roof largely blown away, said Linda...
August 29, 2016 - 9:56pm
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The rain came quickly Monday morning, flooding low-lying areas, but didn’t cause any serious damage as it moved through Douglas County in central Minnesota. “We had a few trees down, and some roads had water over top of them but the water receded fairly quickly,”...
August 29, 2016 - 9:29pm
August 11, 2016
Flash flood watch widespread in Minnesota, 9 inches of rain swamps Olivia
OLIVIA – A flash flood watch remains in effect until 1 a.m. Friday in west-central and much of southern Minnesota after a night of downpours, with some areas receiving more than 9 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. There is again a chance of rain later Thursday,...
August 11, 2016 - 9:37pm
August 4, 2016
Babe the Blue Ox in Brainerd topples during severe storms
BRAINERD -- A 6,000-pound famed Minnesota attraction -- known in folklore for its strength -- toppled over during an overnight severe storm early Thursday morning in the region. Babe the Blue Ox, at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd, was put back on his feet later Thursday morning. “It...
August 4, 2016 - 7:33pm
July 27, 2016
Safe in a car from lightning? Think again, as it offers only partial protection
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The lightning strike that stunned a woman in her car Tuesday near the Bluestem Center for the Arts is a jolt to those who’ve assumed that you’re safe in a car during a lightning storm. Don’t the rubber tires insulate vehicle occupants from lightning? Well,...
July 27, 2016 - 9:51pm