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Conditions ripe for fires in ND, Upper Midwest

May 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A National Weather Service map of North Dakota is covered in red, the color that indicates extreme fire danger. The weather service has issued a red flag warning for most of North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and eastern Nebraska, which means weather conditions conducive to fires are either occurring or will shortly, because of a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures. Continue Reading

Burning ban in place in Renville Co., Minn.

October 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA A burning ban is in place in Renville County and will stay in place until further notice.
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Burning ban declared for Renville County

October 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA A burning ban in place in Renville County.
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West Central Minnesota in Red Flag Warning from 1 to 7 p.m., fire potential is high

October 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 1 to 7 p.m. this afternoon for an area from Benson to Willmar and south to Luverne, Worthington and Fairmont. Continue Reading

High fire danger today, Tuesday

September 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for west central and south central Minnesota for today and Tuesday.
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County issues new burn ban

March 21, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

The Stutsman County Commission approved a new fire emergency declaration and burn ban proclamation during its regular meeting Tuesday. The proclamation modifies and replaces one issued March 16 that was set to expire Friday.
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Traps can pose threat to hunting dogs

January 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) It was, Gerald Noska said, a perfect day to be grouse hunting. Sunny and in the mid-30s, only a trace of snow covered the ground on Noska’s property about 10 miles south of Staples.

But there would be no hunt that day. Continue Reading

Toy safety report finds some holiday dangers

November 23, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The consumer advocate’s report found just over a dozen toys on store shelves that violate federal safety standards. Some had unsafe levels of lead or chemicals called phthalates, and others contained small parts that young children could choke on. Continue Reading

Low wind chills remain in west central Minnesota, likely will subside this afternoon

January 23, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Low wind chills will continue across west central Minnesota this morning. Continue Reading

Cold wind chills hit west central Minnesota, cover up when you venture out this morning

January 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The wind chill advisory is in effect for west central Minnesota and most of the state through 10 a.m. this morning. Continue Reading