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MPCA: 28 Inadvertent Releases During Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Drilling

Willow River/Honor the EarthST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says there have been 28 inadvertent releases of drilling fluid at 12 river crossings along the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project, more than the agency first reported. The releases happening between June 8 and August 9. Thirteen of the spills were in wetlands, including 6,000 to 9,000 gallons released…

Fargo To Enact Mandatory Water Restrictions As Drought Persists

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is enacting mandatory odd/even outdoor water restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 27. People with an odd-numbered address may use water as normal on odd-numbered dates and vice versa. There are no restrictions on essential water uses like showers and laundry. Fargo will remain in this latest drought response phase until further action is taken…

Red Flag Warning makes for dangerous fire conditions

"That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Due to dry conditions A red flag warning has been issued throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota. “That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field,”Fargo Fire…

RRWMB Meets To Discuss Projects That Would Reduce Flooding

The conference had over 20 speakers discuss flooding and potential projects.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Jason Braaten is a farmer from Roseau, Minnesota who decided to join the Red River Watershed Management Board three years ago to help other farmers in the community. “We kind of look at all the neighbors and say, well how can we benefit the neighbors by looking at my farm and say, let’s look at the big picture…

Moorhead Holding Public Forum to Discuss Wild Turkeys

The Minnesota DNR will be available for questions.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead city officials are holding a public forum to gather input for a comprehensive turkey management plan on January 8 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The City says the purpose of the forum is to collect information and hear from stakeholders as to what should be done with the flock of wild turkeys that often…

Rider Cited for Watercraft Jump Over Road in YouTube Stunt

The video has received more than 400,000 views.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–A YouTube stunt that involved jumping a personal watercraft over a Minnesota road has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and a couple of citations. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued two citations-the equivalent of traffic tickets-to the rider. Conservation Officer Jacob Swedberg says Jake Sherbrooke was cited for careless operation of a personal watercraft and…

Video: Minnesota DNR Investigating YouTube Stunt Near Rollag

The jump takes place at about the 11 minute mark.

ROLLAG, Minn. (KFGO) – The Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources is investigating a YouTube stunt which involved jumping a personal watercraft over a gravel road in Clay County. DNR Conservation Officer Bill Landmark says the participants set up a ramp at the water’s edge to catapult the jet ski over the road. A small group of onlookers gathered while the…

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,…