STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Tuesday meeting to start writing disaster-relief bill
Minnesota legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton staffers plan to meet Tuesday as they begin writing a bill to provide disaster relief.
The 11:30 a.m. meeting in the state Capitol will be the first of what... Posted on 8/2/12 at 1:18 PM
BOY SCOUT BLOG 2011...A Year in Review
The first year of the second century of Scouting is drawing to a close. How exciting to be part of a relevant, dynamic organization that does so much good for kids, families and communities!
After th... Posted on 12/30/11 at 5:57 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Living with Water: Your thoughts and experiences wanted.
It was almost hard to believe. Last month while we visited my husband's parents in Iowa, we ran into an old neighbor of theirs who has since moved to Texas. He and his wife moved there to be closer to... Posted on 8/7/11 at 8:08 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Snow Melt
We have had a major snow melt here, the rain that began on Sunday continues to do battle with the snowbanks. Far Guy and I took some photos of the water in our area yesterday. We live in the Mississip... Posted on 3/24/09 at 5:05 AM
Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home.
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty today agreed on a bill that provides funds to recover from last month's southern Minnesota floods and would appropriate some money for Wadena to plan for a new community center to replace facilities damaged in a June tornado.
Wadena-area leaders scrambled to get their request for tornado relief funding included in a special legislative session being called to help flooded southern Minnesotans, but they will have to wait along with their water-logged cousins.
Some Minnesota lawmakers think the state could better deal with flooding and other water quality issues by organizing basin boards that would allow multiple communities to work together on management plans.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed the U.S. Highway 10/east Mississippi River Bridge on the Little Falls bypass due to an ice jam in the main channel and erosion to the overflow bridge.
Rains and mild temperatures melted snow that now trickling into streams and rivers prompted forecasters to issue a flood watch Thursday for the southern end of the Red River Valley and predict the river in Fargo will surge five feet in the next week.
The Red River in Fargo has a 20 percent chance of exceeding 41 feet in Fargo this spring, which would break the record of 40.84 feet set last March, the National Weather Service said in its latest flood outlook released Friday.
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