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Devils Lake enjoys reversal of fortune

August 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DEVILS LAKE — Two or three years ago, steady streams of heavy trucks and other construction vehicles snarled traffic in and around the lake as workers scrambled to raise roads and expand the levee protecting the city from rising waters. Continue Reading

ND governor declares statewide flood emergency

March 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has issued a disaster declaration in preparation for potential spring flooding. Continue Reading

Blue Devils fundraiser planned for Feb. 2

January 18, 2013 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The 14th Annual Blue Line Bids “Thanks for the Memories” fundraiser for the Wadena Hockey Association is scheduled to take place Feb. 2 at Elks Lodge in Wadena. Continue Reading

Rugby man, 25, accused of raping 10-year-old girl in Devils Lake

July 17, 2012 in DL-Online

A 25-year-old man from Rugby is awaiting trial in the rape of a ten-year-old girl in Devils Lake. Matthew Houle faces charges of burglary and gross sexual imposition. Continue Reading

Dalrymple to speak at Grand Forks GOP convention

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Jack Dalrymple will speak at the Grand Forks Republican district endorsing convention this week. Continue Reading

Fed ‘water bank’ program would offer annual payments for Devils Lake basin wetlands protection

November 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Farmers in the flooded Devils Lake Basin could benefit from a federal agricultural program designed to voluntarily protect wetlands and flooded agricultural lands. Continue Reading

Sept. 13 date of Devils Lake Solutions Water Tour

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Co-sponsored by the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board and the North Dakota Water Education Foundation, this will be the first fall tour through the basin, which has been experiencing an 18-year-long flood. Continue Reading

Dalrymple invites Obama to tour North Dakota flood areas

June 28, 2011 in DL-Online

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple spoke on the phone with President Barack Obama this afternoon and thanked him for the presidential disaster declaration, Dalrymple spokeswoman Jody Link said. Dalrymple also invited the president to take an aerial tour to see what’s happening with the Missouri and Souris rivers, as well as Devils Lake.
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Group of 1,000 rallies at Tolna Coulee for practical solution to rising Devils Lake

May 17, 2011 in DL-Online

RURAL TOLNA, N.D. Ernest Grotte traveled 60 miles from his home Monday, shovel in tow, to walk through the marshy wetland of the Tolna Coulee and to turn over a spadeful or two of mud. “I want to help get rid of this mess,” the 82-year-old farmer said. Continue Reading

Can train keep a rollin’?

April 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fixing tracks, raising bridges damaged by spring flooding, Devils Lake’s continued rise, may be too costly for AmtrakAmtrak’s Empire Builder is rolling across northern North Dakota again. But for how long? Weeks, perhaps. Maybe only days. And once it goes, the chances are slim that it will return an anytime soon. Continue Reading