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Agassiz refuge opens Lost Bay Habitat Drive

April 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Marshall County has opened its four-mile Lost Bay Habitat Drive for the season. The route offers interpretive signage, including three sound stations where visitors can listen to pre-recorded narration about the refuge’s wildlife, habitat and management activities by tuning their car radios to 1610 AM. Continue Reading

Marshall County awaits ‘economic boon’ of wind farm

November 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The owner of farmland just east of the Red River Valley, Rodney Liedberg has claimed that he’s “15 miles from the good land.” His property may not have the rich soil of the valley, but it has something that likely soon will enrich its value healthy winds. He has property on the high sand ridges of the Pembina Trail, where the wind is strong and steady, ripe for wind energy. Continue Reading

Firefighters make progress on Agassiz refuge fire

November 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A wildfire covering about 200 acres in Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge north of Thief River Falls continues to burn, but firefighters are making “significant progress,” refuge officials said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Wind farm proposed in Marshall Co.

October 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Developers: Project to create up to 200 construction jobsA 98.9-megawatt wind farm has been proposed in rural Marshall County, Minn. The Ellerth Windpark would include 43 to 61 turbines, depending on turbine size, according to documents filed with the state. Continue Reading

Eldor Omdahl dies at 102; he helped create Warren-area Aubudon sanctuary

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The 480-acre sanctuary orignally known as The Wetlands Pines and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary was started in 1982 when Eldor Omdahl, a member of the Agassiz Audubon Society, began donating land to the group. Continue Reading

Minnesota now free of bovine TB, USDA says

October 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota is officially free of bovine tuberculosis, a disease that shook the state’s cattle industry a few years back after it was discovered in Roseau County and to this day has caused some ranchers to regularly test their animals. Continue Reading

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of northeast North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota

July 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of northeast North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota until 7:30 a.m. The storms may redevelop this afternoon and evening. Continue Reading

VIDEOS: Follow dairy delivery across floodwaters to only Oslo, Minn., grocery

April 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

With Oslo, Minn., surrounded by floodwaters, Kosmatka’s grocery – the only one on the flood-created “island” — requires an unusual delivery. Join a delivery of dairy products to Oslo this past week, captured on video.
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.Minnesota Highway 1, last open road into Oslo, closing at 7:30 tonight

April 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Highway 1 will be closed at 7:30 tonight, meaning no open roads leading into Oslo, the Marshall County town that sits on the Red River, authorities said late this afternoon.
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MnDOT announces 20 local and regional road projects for this year

April 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Multiple area road projects were announced by the Minnesota Department of Transportation Thursday, including 20 for northwest Minnesota. Continue Reading