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Fire kills Brainerd man; building a complete loss
Gaylord to pay immigrant detained by officers
MnSCU chancellor, faculty call a truce
Leaner Target worries Minnesota
Sun pads blizzard’s punch
NHL: Wild beat Ottawa in shootout
Vikings to receive draft picks in trade of QB Cassel to Buffalo Bills
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Tom Powers: Guardado’s life was good, but Twins needed him
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Donna M. Vigil
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Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
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Cartoon by Ken Catalino
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Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
July 1, 2014
FEMA begins to tally damage in southwestern Minn. counties
LUVERNE — Federal and state disaster officials conducted preliminary damage assessments Tuesday in southwestern Minnesota in the wake of flooding in mid-June.
news / state
July 1, 2014 - 11:00pm
March 19, 2013
FEMA finishes Kandiyohi County, Minn., preliminary floodplain maps
WILLMAR — Seven years after errors were identified and revisions requested, new preliminary maps that define floodplains in Kandiyohi County have been completed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The maps, available for review at the county zoning office in downtown Willmar,...
news / local
March 19, 2013 - 11:48pm
July 25, 2012
Feds reject individual flooding aid for Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Federal officials today rejected Minnesota's request to financially help individuals affected by last month's floods in the northeastern part of the state. "It has been determined that the damage to dwellings from this event was not of such severity and magnitude as to...
news / state
July 25, 2012 - 1:30pm
November 4, 2011
FEMA to conduct first nationwide test Wednesday of the emergency alert system
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The nationwide...
news / nation
November 4, 2011 - 1:46pm
February 12, 2011
Now is time to consider flood, sewer insurance
BENSON -- The city of Benson is encouraging residents to learn whether their homes or properties are within the floodplain, and to consider purchasing flood insurance. There is a 30-day waiting period before a flood insurance policy is active. Residents may also want to check their...
news / region
February 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 6, 2011
Swift Co. receives $500K grant for 800-megahertz radios for fire personnel
BENSON -- A major federal grant will help equip Swift County firefighters with new emergency radios. The Swift County Board of Commissioners were told Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security is providing a $521,197 grant to be used...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
State assisting areas hit by storm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is trying to get federal assistance to recover from Thursday's deadly storms. Gov. Tim Pawlenty's emergency officials asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment, which could lead to federal aid in Faribault, Freeborn,...
news / state
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Letter: Impressive effort to fight floods
I want to commend Minnesota's communities affected by flooding this spring for their extraordinary flood fighting efforts. Spring flooding presents enormous challenges to these communities more often than they would like to see. Last weekend I was in Granite Falls, Montevideo, Moorhead,...
opinion / letters
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
May 9, 2009
Disparity in contract settled between Swift, Big Stone counties
BENSON -- A disparity in how the cost and services are shared between Swift and Big Stone counties for the sentence-to-serve program has been resolved. The Swift County Board of Commissioners approved the new two-year contract at its meeting Tuesday. The two counties have shared...
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Swift County seeks emergency status for spring flood damage
BENSON -- Gravel roads and culverts are washed out in nearly every township in Swift County because of early spring flooding, leading the county...
news / local / region
April 9, 2009 - 12:00am