After 154 days, the temperature in Grand Forks finally reached 50 degrees. As a matter of fact, last time it was 50 was on November 23rd.
Temporary clay dikes are going up in Grafton as the community prepares for what could be near record flooding of the Park River. And just to the south in the town of Minto people are filling sand bags to protect their homes as well.
Minnesota towns in the Red River Basin are fighting proposed regulations dealing with phosphorus discharged in the the rivers.
It's the calm before the storm but this weekend daytime high temperatures are expected to be almost 30 degrees warmer than it has been. That means the snow pack will likely melt at a rapid rate and people in the northern valley will start to see river levels begin to rise.
Today was the last day of school for a very special Red River High School Student. 15-year-old Hannah Twedt will miss the rest of the year to under go a spinal surgery in the Twin Cities. Hannah was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that has required numerous surgeries.
The Principal of the Emerado grade school made a promise to shave his head if his student did well on year end tests. After students came through with passing grades, today Principal Chad Clark made good on that promise.
School districts in northeast North Dakota say goodbye to a helpful learning program. Cuts in federal funding means taking the ax to Head Start programs in Cavalier and Langdon.
Only half of the nearly 1,300 locked-out American Crystal union workers are expected to return to work. American Crystal Sugar spokeman Brian Ingulsrud told WDAZ in an email that they know at least 650 union employees have either retired or resigned.
Three people are dead and more than 170 were injured in the blasts at the Boston Marathon. Some of the runners in Boston have local ties to our area.
Ambulance substations of Greenbush and Badger are fighting to break away from Tri-County Emergency Medical Services. Volunteer first responders in the towns have threatened to quit because because of a lack of communication and ill treatment by the service.
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