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Minnesota Researchers to Amass Spleens as Deer Season Begins

DNR researchers are hoping to harvest at least 800 of the organs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota wildlife researchers will be collecting deer spleens this weekend as the state’s main deer hunting season begins. The Department of Natural Resources’ researchers are hoping to harvest at least 800 of the organs from whitetail deer killed by hunters for a study that examines the effects of neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids, which are insecticides heavily used in Minnesota-grown corn…

DNR: 5,700 Hunters Bag Deer During Youth Season

The hunt for ages 10 to 17 has been expanded to 28 deer permit areas.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says there was a strong response to the first statewide season for young deer hunters. The DNR says more than 5,700 youth hunters bagged a deer during the season which ran from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20. That’s an increase of 77 percent from last year’s youth hunt which was limited to…

Diversion group Could Pay Horace $5 Million for Improvements

The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority announced Wednesday that it has approved a deal with the city of Horace.

FARGO, N.D.–The group managing a Red River diversion project around the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota metropolitan area has signed an agreement to help a nearby city with costs for infrastructure that will be needed when the channel is built. The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority announced Wednesday that it has approved a deal with the city of Horace, located southwest of Fargo,…

FM Diversion Gets $750 Million in Federal Funding, Injunction Lift Pending

The next step is for a Minnesota judge to lift a temporary injunction that was put on the project

FARGO, N.D. — State and local leaders sign a partnership securing 750 million dollars for the F–M Diversion. The goal of the agreement is to get the project done in six to eight years. “It’s not if we’re going to flood. We are going to flood. Let’s get that permanent protection in place to protect lives and property and over time…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Minn. DNR Hold Public Meeting on F-M Diversion

The public got to learn about and comment on environmental impact drafts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Minnesota DNR held a public meeting in hopes of getting feedback from the community. People who showed up at the Courtyard by Marriott got to see environmental drafts for the revised diversion plan. The USACE says that two big parts of the project have changed. “One is that…

Body Recovered from Lake Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Authorities have found the body of a female in Lake Bemidji Wednesday afternoon. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says someone reported an object in the water near the Bemidji Tourist Information Center around 12:20. Deputies, Bemidji Police Officers and Firefighters and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources responded recovering the body. The body has been sent to…

Diversion Would Increase River Stage to 37 Feet Under New Plan

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo’s City Commission gets an update from the city’s engineering team about a new diversion plan. The presentation was not up for consideration. Engineers wanted the commission to be aware of the project they have been working on. They say the city may need to purchase additional land for it and most likely buy out more homes. “The…

“Clow Fire” That Spread From Kittson County Into Manitoba Is Nearly Contained

One cabin was destroyed and other structures were threatened

KITTSON COUNTY, Minn. — Dry conditions and winds gusting to nearly 40 miles per hour fanned a wildfire that burned about 1500 acres of grassland in Kittson County. The “Clow Fire” about 10 miles northwest of Lancaster was 70% contained as of Wednesday morning. DNR fire crews were on scene overnight watching for more flare-ups. The half-mile wide wildfire was…

Governor Burgum, Senator Hoeven Join Discussion on Diversion Project

Governor Doug Burgum and U.S. Senator John Hoeven will join the monthly Metro Flood Diversion Authority meeting.

FARGO, ND — Governor Doug Burgum and U.S. Senator John Hoeven will join the monthly Metro Flood Diversion Authority meeting. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney along with Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams will also be involved in the discussion. Mayor Mahoney says it will be September or October before the Minnesota DNR issues a decision on a permit application for the…

Flood Diversion Task Force Releases Report on Construction Recommendations

The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997

FARGO, ND — The Flood Diversion Task Force has released its recommendations, but does that mean construction will continue for the Red River diversion project? The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997. But now, those fears may come to an end with new protections. “It gives people an opportunity to…