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December 16, 2013
U.S. wintry storm dumps snow over New England
(Reuters) - A large winter storm that dumped snow across the U.S. Midwest and East Coast swept into its final stage as it passed over New England...
December 16, 2013 - 7:01am
December 8, 2013
Storm pushes up U.S. East Coast after deep freeze in the South
(Reuters) - A massive winter storm that left parts of the Southeastern United States in a deep freeze pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, with...
December 8, 2013 - 11:19pm
December 6, 2013
Willmar records 3.5 inches of snow; Bird Island area records highest total in region
WILLMAR — A yardstick wasn’t long enough to measure all of the snow that piled up in Two Harbors, but a 12-inch ruler sufficed for this region. Willmar recorded 3.50 inches of snow in the winter storm that whipped through the state and ushered in arctic cold, according to National...
December 6, 2013 - 11:02pm
December 5, 2013
Western, central Minn. schools starting late
WILLMAR -- Schools in the region are opening two hours late this morning after Wednesday's winter storm. Blowing snow is in the forecast today, with highs in the single digits and wind chills to 20 below. Crews clearing the roads of snow were expecting another long day...
December 5, 2013 - 7:00am
December 4, 2013
West central Minn. schools closing early due to winter storm
WILLMAR — A number of area school districts will be closing early, according to the KWLM Operation Snow Desk. As of 11:35 a.m., the following school districts had announced they would close at 1 p.m.: Clarkfield Area Charter School, Dawson-Boyd, Echo Charter School, Lac...
December 4, 2013 - 11:58am
December 2, 2013
Willmar, west central Minn. in storm watch starting Tuesday night
WILLMAR -- Central and northern Minnesota will likely see the heaviest snow accumulation Tuesday and Wednesday, but Willmar and the rest of west central Minnesota are in a winter storm watch starting Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service says significant snowfall is possible,...
December 2, 2013 - 7:34pm
November 4, 2013
Winter may be here early for residents in some parts of the region
ST. PAUL — The season’s first significant snowfall for most Minnesotans could bring more than half a foot in some places by Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for a broad swath of the state. The weather service predicts moderate to...
November 4, 2013 - 11:16pm
August 7, 2013
Photo gallery: Send your Tuesday storm photos to email@example.com
A brief storm deposited hail on parts of the west central Minnesota area Tuesday. Do you have photos from Tuesday's storm? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org...
August 7, 2013 - 9:08am
July 3, 2013
Area counties included in Dayton’s emergency declaration
WILLMAR – An emergency declaration signed today by Gov. Mark Dayton could bring federal dollars to west central Minnesota communities hit hard by storms last month. The “peacetime emergency” declaration includes 26 counties, including Kandiyohi, Big Stone, Swift, Meeker...
July 3, 2013 - 4:07pm
July 2, 2013
State seeks federal storm recovery aid for recent storm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials want the federal government to help fund recovery efforts from the June 20-26 floods and storms in many parts of the state. Director Kris Eide of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Tuesday asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
July 2, 2013 - 11:00am
June 24, 2013
Tens of thousands still without power in Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers without power is down to about 60,000. The Minneapolis-based utility has been working for days to restore power following a series of severe thunderstorms that swept through Minnesota and western Wisconsin...
June 24, 2013 - 7:05am
June 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., RV dealership suffers storm damage
WILLMAR -- PleasureLand RV Outlet received significant damage after the storm early Friday morning that brought heavy rain and strong winds to west central Minnesota. Employees at the RV dealership, which is located on North Highway 71 in Willmar, arrived to work Friday morning to...
June 21, 2013 - 11:07pm
Thunderstorm causes damage in Swift County, Minn., west central area
BENSON -- A thunderstorm packing rain, hail and strong wind early Friday morning roared through the west central area, including Swift County, damaging many homes, outbuildings and trees. The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen listed a wind speed of 85 mph at 1:33 a.m....
June 21, 2013 - 11:06pm
Friday morning storm damage Willmar, Minn.-area co-op's headquarters, some power outages
WILLMAR -- The power outages in Willmar from Friday morning's storm were limited, but the local cooperative had some customers without power and some structural damage at the headquarters as well. The storm did not cause any major power disruption in Willmar because much of the city's...
June 21, 2013 - 11:03pm
Riding out the storm
NEW LONDON - By the time the siren sounded at Kandiyohi County Park 7 on Games Lake around 1:30 Friday morning, the wind was howling, trees and...
June 21, 2013 - 11:01pm