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Remember how I said we were gearing up for a blizzard? That was Saturday, and since then we've had two different massive winter storms head our way...then disappear. It's a shame, because our next Bee... Posted on 2/29/12 at 8:26 PM
The east end outlet on Devils Lake is finally running this summer, as locals got a crash course Wednesday in everything the state is doing to fight the long-running flood. About 40 people from Devils Lake and downstream areas toured damage caused by the water, along with what's being done to reverse the damage.
Lake Region State College in Devils Lake dedicated its brand new 1.3 megawatt wind turbine Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony marks the end of more than a decade of work to bring the turbine to Devils Lake.
It's been six days since the FBI launched an investigation into the death of a three-year-old girl on the spirit lake reservation. Today the FBI said it mistakenly reported the sex of the child as male. No other new information about the case had been made public. The lack of information is frustrating child advocates working for the safety of children on the reservation.
Construction crews at the Devils Lake airport made a grizzly discovery recently -- they found a set of human remains near where a new runway is slated to be built. The body was found in late May, causing a delay in the airport expansion project.
Friends and family of lifelong Edmore, North Dakota resident Helen Novacek say it's their turn to throw her a party today (Friday) on her 101st birthday. She's famous in Edmore for opening her home to anyone, one of the many reasons she is beloved by nearly everyone in town.
Drivers in Devils Lake say they're glad construction work on one of the main roads through town is wrapping up. The Department of Transportation just finished resurfacing College Drive in Devils Lake, from Highway 2 to north of Lake Region State College.
Lake Region leaders are learning from federal and state officials how to score big when it comes to federal grant money. The FEMA funds will help repair roads and other infrastructure damaged by spring runoff. If all goes smoothly, local cities and counties could start to see federal relief funds in about a month.
A Devils Lake veteran is now the head of the state's VFW chapter. Emery Fisher served as the vice commander before being elected the state commander for North Dakota at the beginning of the month. He will serve a one year term.
A U.S. Marine walking for the fallen receives a visit from a friendly face. WDAZ continues to track the cross country walk of U.S. Marine Chuck Lewis. Lewis will spend the night in Turtle River and he is expected to be in Grand Forks Friday.
Former Marine Chuck Lewis is traveling across the entire country on foot to help raise money and awareness for his fellow vets wounded while serving their country. Lewis is traveling on Highway Two in North Dakota this week.
Water-logged farmers say they wish they could turn back the clock one year, when dry conditions made for an ideal planting season. Fast forward to this year -- the majority of crops are in the ground here in Grand Forks County, but farmers say wet conditions make it hard to get back in the fields for even one day to finish the job.
Motorcyclists help a local nonprofit realize their dream to give families a temporary home while loved ones undergo medical treatment in Grand Forks. The Red River Valley Motorcyclist group donated 60,000 dollars to the Sunshine Memorial Organization.
City officials in Lakota are hopeful water restrictions will prevent a failure in the town's water system. They are asking residents to conserve water after yesterday's rains caused problems with the town's lift station.
Educators in the Lake Region say the recent tragedies at schools in both Sandy Hook, Connecticut and Moore, Oklahoma have made them reevaluate their emergency plans. That's why staff from ten area schools gathered today at Lake Region State College to learn the latest tips in keeping students safe.
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