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Fire damages home in Luverne

August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — The Luverne Fire Department responded to a call for a house fire at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Evergreen Drive. 

According to Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia, the cause of the blaze is still unknown. An…continue reading on

‘It was a God thing’

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

DUNDEE — The first thing Sheila Bos remembers after being thrown from their vehicle is opening her eyes and screaming for her husband, Dave. 

The second thing she remembers is a man kneeling beside her and holding her hand. That man was the…continue reading on

Washed away

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

LEOTA — Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton is in limbo.

“Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his…continue reading on

Holy buckets

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Another round of severe weather pummeled southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa Monday afternoon, with funnel cloud sightings, hail, straightline winds and heavy downpours of rain reported across the region.

On the heels of torrent…continue reading on

Lightning blamed for two house fires Saturday

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BIGELOW — One home was heavily damaged and another had roof damage after taking direct hits from lightning strikes Saturday morning near Bigelow and Rushmore.

The Bigelow Fire Department was dispatched at 8:19 a.m. Saturday to the Scott and Laur…continue reading on

Two more fires erupt in Worthington Tuesday

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Worthington firefighers had their hands full Tuesday night after being called out to two separate fires only an hour apart.

The Worthington Fire Department was first dispatched at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday to 1609 Okabena St., and a second…continue reading on

Fulda water main breaks: Source of leak still unknown

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FULDA — An unallocated water main break is costing the city of Fulda at least 200,000 gallons of water loss.

“We noticed it Monday morning, and since then we believe we have lost a couple hundred thousand gallons of water,” said Butch Huerka…continue reading on

Governor seeks federal assistance for storm damage

October 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Some political subdivisions and rural electric cooperatives could receive federal aid before the end of the month in response to the intense autumn blizzard that slammed parts of southern North Dakota. Continue Reading

Will county get disaster aid?

July 18, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Governor Mark Dayton wants the federal government to help Minnesota pay for nearly $18 million in public facility damages from last month’s storms. Continue Reading

The cost of being a landlord: Dickinson tenant leaves rented home with an estimated $10K worth of damage

May 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

When one of his tenants failed to pay rent in a timely manner, Melvin Berger decided to pay a friendly visit to the house he owns on Dickinson’s east side. Continue Reading