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AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Getting a raise by earning A's
Willmar wants to preserve at-grade crossing in final railroad bypass design
Willmar man gets probation for threats with BB gun
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Helen W. Olson
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 9, 2009
Arrest ends 9-hour standoff south Fargo man with a previous standoff case
FARGO, N.D. - A nearly nine-hour standoff in south Fargo ended Wednesday night with the arrest of a man who was involved in a standoff with police...
July 9, 2009 - 7:18am
July 2, 2009
Man falls from roof of Fargo Civic Center
Updated 9:45 a.m.
July 2, 2009 - 5:36am
June 23, 2009
Mother and son arrested at Kenny Chesney show in Fargo
FARGO, N.D. - Authorities arrested a Stark County, N.D., sheriff's deputy and his mother - the wife of the Ada, Minn., police chief - on Saturday after the son refused to leave the Kenny Chesney concert at the Fargodome after vomiting on concertgoers and his mother pushed police officers,...
June 23, 2009 - 9:38am
June 9, 2009
Granite Falls officer reports handgun stolen from Fargo hotel room
FARGO, N.D. -- Authorities are investigating the reported theft of a Minnesota police officer's handgun from his Fargo hotel room, Sgt. Ross Renner said. The officer from Granite Falls, Minn., called police at 12:40 p.m. Saturday from the C'mon Inn at 4338 20th Ave. S., saying he...
June 9, 2009 - 8:05am
May 7, 2009
Fargo mayor deals city with beer flood, kind of
Fargo faces a new kind of flood, but this one is being welcomed with open arms - and mouths. One thousand cases of beer from Dixie Brewing Co. in New Orleans are on the way to Fargo to help Mayor Dennis Walaker fulfill a promise. Tonight, everyone 21 and older who attends the post-flood...
May 7, 2009 - 11:07am
April 22, 2009
Call issued for sandbag cleanup volunteers
WILLMAR -- United Way of West Central Minnesota, Calvary Lutheran Church and the local faith community are coordinating an effort to send volunteers to the Fargo-Moorhead area to help clean up the millions of sandbags used to protect the community from flooding. Buses will leave...
April 22, 2009 - 3:35pm
April 17, 2009
NWS lowers Red River crest forecast to 34.4 feet at Fargo-Moorhead
FARGO - The National Weather Service on Thursday lowered the crest forecast to 34.4 feet for the Red River at Fargo. By 10:15 p.m. Thursday, it appeared the river had dropped from 34 feet to 33.91 feet. The U.S. Geological Survey hasn't declared 34 feet as the official crest yet,...
April 17, 2009 - 6:10am
April 6, 2009
Moorhead begins building contingency dikes
MOORHEAD - The city of Moorhead has started building a contingency dike in preparation for a second crest, and more could be built soon. Construction of a dike running along Rivershore Drive from north of Interstate 94 to south of Woodlawn Park began yesterday. Bob Zimmerman, city...
April 6, 2009 - 11:00am
Fargo, Cass County are prepared to raise dikes
FARGO - Officials from Fargo remain optimistic in this year's flood fight, but say they're ready to raise levees if need be. In rural subdivisions, where more than 100 homes sustained significant damage, Cass County Engineer Keith Berndt said everyone must stay realistic that a second...
April 6, 2009 - 10:20am
April 3, 2009
Forecast: Second Red River crest could top historic mark
FARGO - The Red River has a strong possibility to rise again to historic flood levels this month, the National Weather Service said in a news conference this morning. The weather service said there is a 75 percent chance the Red could crest at 41 feet between April 15-22, a mark...
April 3, 2009 - 12:42pm
March 31, 2009
No 'silver bullet' solution to Red River ice jams
There is "no 'right' way" to deal with river ice, "no silver bullet" to prevent jams before a flood, one of the nation's leading authorities...
March 31, 2009 - 10:53am
Local ambulance crews on flood standby
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota River is rising in their own backyard, but when the call came late last week to help evacuate hospital patients in flood-beleaguered...
March 31, 2009 - 12:00am
March 30, 2009
Woman arrested for driving on emergency dike on Lindenwood Drive
FARGO - Fargo police arrested a woman who was driving on an emergency dike on Lindenwood Drive before midnight Sunday. The woman, Vicki M. Bates, 49, of Dilworth, drove her van next to the dike along Lindenwood Drive from 17th Avenue South until the road was completely covered by...
March 30, 2009 - 5:42am
March 29, 2009
One Fargo dike fails, some buildings flooded at Oak Grove Lutheran School
FARGO - A permanent dike at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo has been breached, allowing water from the flooding Red River to pour into two...
March 29, 2009 - 7:53am
Red River water level is slowly dropping
FARGO - The Red River is still above previous record heights in Fargo, but the swollen river is retreating - slowly. According to the National Weather Service, the Red River was measured at 40.2 feet at 6:15 a.m. Sunday. That's down from 40.33 feet at 2 a.m. Sunday and the record...
March 29, 2009 - 6:02am