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Northern MN Hit Hard By Heavy Rain, Flooding

Our recent stretch of spring storms has toppled trees and brought down power lines across Minnesota, but the biggest threat of all with the rain has been flooding. Far northern Minnesota has been one of the spots hit hardest by the spring rain.

06/17/2014

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International Falls Mayor Says He’s Never Seen Water Levels Like This

Hundreds of volunteers have been working to sandbag homes around International Falls, Minn., where Bob Anderson is mayor, to protect the homes from rising water. Anderson said the Rainy River and Rainy Lake are overflowing. “It’s been about 85 years since the Rainy River has been this high,” Anderson said.

06/16/2014

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Crews Fill 50K Sandbags In International Falls

Sandbagging is under way in the International Falls area of far northern Minnesota because of rising waters on Rainy Lake and the Rainy River. The Koochiching County sheriff’s office says volunteers have filled about 50,000 sandbags to protect homes.

06/15/2014

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Rains, High Water, Winds Damage Int’l Falls Resort

Heavy rains have caused massive flooding and major damage at a popular resort in International Falls. High water and intense winds ripped through the area near Rainy Lake. It’s estimated at least 600 homes in that area are affected.

06/14/2014

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Voyageurs Launches Reservation System April 1

Voyageurs National Park will launch its campsite reservation and fee system next month. The park on Minnesota’s northern border will phase in the system staring April 1.

03/05/2014

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Voyageurs National Park Gets $150,000 Grant

The Voyageurs National Park Association has announced a three-year, $150,000 grant for the park on Minnesota’s northern border.

02/23/2014

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Good Question – Reply All: Sleeping Dogs, Fall Towns & Cold Records

Riley, the Heine family’s English setter, can sleep anywhere, anytime. So, that had Karen from Edina wanting to know: Why do dogs sleep so much? According to Dr. Travis with Uptown Veterinarians, dogs have natural circadian rhythms, like humans. He says some dogs sleep far more than others, and are influenced by their owners’ schedules.

01/24/2014

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Voyageurs To Take Campsite Reservations

Voyageurs National Park is going to start taking reservations and charging fees for campsites. Campsites and houseboat sites at the park on Minnesota’s northern border had been first-come, first-served, and the only access is by boat.

09/11/2013

Dribble Daily

St. Thomas Grads Kick Soccer Ball Across Minn.

Soccer is gaining popularity throughout Minnesota and the country. Now some local guys are kicking a soccer ball across the state to promote the sport. Two weeks ago, Alex Daley and Matt Scott started dribbling a soccer ball from the Canadian border in International Falls and began to travel south.

06/09/2013

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Ely Inspection Station To Open For Summer Season

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Ely inspection station will open for the summer tourist season Saturday. The border station is located in the National Forest Service Complex in Ely, in northeastern Minnesota.

05/24/2013

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Voyageurs Moose Population Holding Steady

Wildlife biologists say the moose population is holding relatively steady in Voyageurs National Park in north-central Minnesota.

05/07/2013

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Highways Reopen In Western Minnesota After Storm

Duluth, Itasca, International Falls and Grand Rapids are among northeastern Minnesota school districts canceling classes because of poor road conditions.

02/11/2013

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Man Gets 15 Years In Wife’s Totem Pole Death

A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the death of his wife who was crushed by a totem pole. Carl Muggli faced a possible life sentence if he had been convicted of first-degree murder.

02/05/2013

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International Falls To Kick Off Icebox Days

The forecast calls for subzero temperatures — a perfect time for International Falls to celebrate Icebox Days.

01/16/2013

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‘St. Grand’ Is Filling Red Kettles Again

Someone is once again leaving generous donations in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. One thousand dollar donations have shown up in two red kettles in the north metro area.

11/24/2012

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