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Preparing for emergencies

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

From BJ Kohlstedt, Lake County Emergency Manager

Lake and Cook Counties have had their share of wildfires, floods and wind and ice storms. Do you feel prepared for the next disaster or even a minor emergency?
Since 2010, the Emergency Managers of…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Preparing for emergencies

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

From BJ Kohlstedt, Lake County Emergency Manager

Lake and Cook Counties have had their share of wildfires, floods and wind and ice storms. Do you feel prepared for the next disaster or even a minor emergency?
Since 2010, the Emergency Managers of…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Bill would add protection for homeowners during natural disasters

February 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Republican Sen. Spencer Berry said his Fargo home found itself up against rising water during the 2009 flood. Continue Reading

Kosovo avalanche kills 9; one child pulled out alive (VIDEO)

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch at bottom of pageRescuers have pulled a 5-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a house flattened by a massive avalanche that killed both her parents and at least seven of her relatives in a remote mountain village in southern Kosovo. Continue Reading

N.D. Senate approves millions in disaster relief

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Flood-impacted communities and oil and gas counties are one vote away from millions of dollars in additional disaster relief. On Thursday, the North Dakota Senate unanimously passed the disaster relief bill. The House is expected to approve the bill today. Continue Reading

Bank of N.D. may offer $30K disaster loans to homeowners

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Part of the North Dakota Legislature’s disaster aid bill offers loans of up to $30,000 to homeowners who were hit especially hard by this year’s floods. Continue Reading

New FEMA official tours Devils Lake

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

‘Reading about it, seeing it on videotape doesn’t do it justice’The flood-plagued community of Minnewaukan, N.D., likely will have to wait until spring to start building the infrastructure streets, water and sewer lines in West Minnewaukan, where a portion of the town will be relocated to escape the rising Devils Lake. Continue Reading

Gore links climate change to Great Lakes water quality issues

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Vice President Al Gore linked climate change to a rash of environmental catastrophes, from floods in Pakistan to drought in Texas and rampant algae blooms sucking oxygen from Lake Erie. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Don’t hold disaster relief hostage

September 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In 2005, Slate magazine asked an interesting question: When it comes to natural disasters, is any U.S. locality safe? The online magazine’s bottom-line answer: No. Continue Reading

Disaster aid impasse could trigger federal shutdown

September 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Talk of a federal government shutdown is escalating as Congress appears unable to resolve a dispute over federal disaster aid, with Republicans insisting that assistance be paid for with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. Continue Reading