Thunderstorms have swept across western and central Minnesota, causing street flooding and wiping out an orchard’s apple crop the day before it was to be picked. The National Weather Service reports 2.7 inches of rain fell at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on Wednesday.
Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker has sounded the all-clear for flood danger in the southern Red River Valley. Walaker made his annual pillgramage to the Red River headwaters in northeastern South Dakota and western Minnesota Thursday to gauge possible spring flooding. The longtime mayor and former city public works director has gained notoriety for making flood predictions that often trump the National Weather Service. Walaker tells The Associated Press there’s nothing that alarms him about this year’s melt and he has never seen the basin south of Fargo in such good shape.
Farmers in the Whiskey Creek area of western Minnesota are being invited to learn more about how they can help clean up the region’s lakes and streams.
Two people were taken to a hospital from a house fire near Alexandria in western Minnesota. Douglas County sheriff’s authorities say dispatchers received the call at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol are closing highways in western Minnesota due to hazardous road conditions.
Minnesota is in the pathway of a major storm system, with the storm’s center arriving by early Sunday morning.
The New York Mills Cultural Center will celebrate the winter solstice with an evening of music, food and conversation.
Two people died and two were injured in a crash west of New London in west-central Minnesota.
Authorities are investigating after a body was found near the scene of a car fire in western Minnesota.
The Department of Natural Resources says nearly a thousand cormorants and ring-billed gulls have been found dead of Newcastle Disease on the shores of Marsh Lake near Appleton in western Minnesota.