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Dickinson Press’ Top 10: No. 8: Dry conditions lead to months-long burn bans, wildfires

December 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

An unusually dry year led to wildfire scares and the institution of several months-long burn bans across southwest North Dakota. Continue Reading

Picking up the pieces in Karlstad, Minn.

November 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Residents of the fire-ravaged town work to recover life they had a month ago when they were ordered to evacuate. Eleven homes were destroyed or severely-damaged in the town of 760. Continue Reading

50 mph wind gusts expected in Red River Valley

October 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Strong winds are expected to tear through North Dakota starting Tuesday night, and the National Weather Service has issued high-wind alerts throughout the state continuing through Thursday. Continue Reading

Shock, dismay in the aftermath of Karlstad fire

October 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ten homes, including 6 mobile homes, in and around Karlstad were destroyed by the fire which swelled from 500 acres to more than 4,400 acres Tuesday afternoon, fueled by 40-mph winds. Continue Reading

Taken photos of wildfires in NW Minnesota? We’d like them for our online gallery

October 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Have you taken any photos of the wildfires throughout NW Minnesota? We’d like to add them to our online gallery. Please send photo and location taken to onlineteam@gfherald.com. Continue Reading

3 wildfires scorch western ND: Blaze near Mandaree burns 6,000 acres

September 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

While the state has for the most part escaped the large-scale wildfires garnering national headlines and burning the landscapes of neighboring states South Dakota and Montana, three fires have caused havoc this week in western North Dakota. Continue Reading

Fire sparked by shooting causes evacuation in Utah

June 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) Residents of at least 1,500 homes in northern Utah were being evacuated Friday after high winds kicked up a fire started by target shooters. Continue Reading

US forecastors say heat will continue through summer, increased risk of wildfires

May 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

And the heat goes on. Forecasters predict toasty temperatures will stretch through the summer in the U.S. And that’s a bad sign for wildfires in the West. Continue Reading

Burning ban gone, but fire danger remains extremely high in northwest Minnesota

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two large fires in southeast Manitoba aren’t posing a threat south of the border, but the fire danger in northwest Minnesota remains extremely high, an official for the Department of Natural Resources says. Continue Reading

Colorado governor to stop prescribed burns after wildfire

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday he was preparing to order a stop to government-prescribed burns like the one that may have caused a deadly wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near Denver. Continue Reading