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North Dakota Congressional Leaders Calling For Agriculture Disaster Relief

In the latest crop progress report farmers haven't been able to harvest any of their corn or sunflower acres and only half of potato acres.

FARGO N.D. —  After rainfall, flooding and a historic early winter storms North Dakota’s Congressional Delegation is calling on the U.S Agriculture department to approve a disaster designation. If approved the state could get funding from federal emergency programs. It would offset the losses farmers and ranchers have gotten from damaged or flooded crops. In the latest crop progress report…

Jamestown Places 50,000 Sandbags in Flood Fight

the James River is at a flood stage of 12 feet

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The city of Jamestown places 50,000 sandbags to protect houses from flooding. This comes after the city was slammed with too much rain in September and almost two feet of snow last week. With Halloween just around the corner, there’s a much different monster lurking in Jamestown. But it’s one city engineers didn’t see coming. “This is…

Clay County Highway Department Cautions Driving on Rural Roadways

Due to heavy rain and snow, maintenance on rural roads has been minimal.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Highway Department says rural gravel roadways need to be traveled with extreme caution. Due to heavy rain and snow, maintenance on rural roads has been minimal. The roads may be wet, slippery and in some cases, covered with water. Anyone wanting to report safety concerns or questions can contact the Clay County Highway Department at 218-299-5099….

Heavy Rain Causes Basements to Flood in the Area

Arlyn Lang had half an inch of water in his basement in Moorhead.

MOORHEAD, Minn.– The heavy rain is causing problems for some people’s homes in the area. “Yeah it’s a mess,” says homeowner Arlyn Lang. Arlyn Lang had half an inch of water in his basement in Moorhead. He is just one person of many across the metro seeing flooding in the basement. When it rains heavily, a lot of water can…

Strong Winds Roll Over Camper on I-29 in Fargo

officers say no one was injured in the crash

  FARGO, N.D. — Strong winds roll over a camper on Fargo’s 13th Avenue South overpass, blocking traffic in both lanes. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say 66-year-old U-Dean Sargent of Glenwood, Minnesota was driving a pickup carrying a fifth wheel camper on I-29. They say he reduced his speed because of heavy rain fall and strong wind gusts. Those winds…

Ten-Thousand Runners Take on 15th Annual Fargo Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

Almost 10,000 people filled the Fargo dome for race day even though it was pouring rain outside

  FARGO, N.D.– Runners taking part in the 15th annual Fargo Marathon got a little wet today, but that didn’t mean the race was over for them. Almost 10,000 people filled the Fargo dome for race day, even though it was pouring rain outside. Some participants dressed for the rain by wearing raincoats and hats, and for others it looked…

Heavy Rain Does Not Dampen the Fun at West Otter Tail County Fair

Despite some cancellations, the fair keeps trudging on

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — In her 10 years of taking part in the West Otter Tail County Fair, Marie Tysdal has never seen rain take such a toll on the celebration. “It made a mess out of our parking lots. Our parking lots are all grass–based, and they’re a mess right now because of cars trying to get out, cars trying…

Ellendale Inundated With Over 5 Inches of Rain In A Matter of Hours

City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer

ELLENDALE, N.D. — People in Ellendale, North Dakota are dealing with a lot of water. The Dickey County community was hit with over 5½ inches of rain in just a matter of hours early Thursday morning. City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer. Due to the massive amount of rain, sewer mains were…

Large Wildfire In Roseau County Now 90% Contained

Fire has burned 4,000 acres of grassland and brush

Minnesota Incident Command 1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption ROSEAU, Minn. — A large wildfire burning since Sunday in northwestern Minnesota is 90% contained. This fire near Greenbush in Roseau County has burned 4,000 acres of grassland and brush, making it one of the largest wildfires in the past couple of…

Spring 2018: What Does the Weather Mean for Agriculture?

Looking Ahead to the Planting Season

You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but spring begins today. For farmers, the start of spring means planting season is right around the corner. And Mother Nature can make or break a farmer’s  yield, depending on what she throws at us in the next few months. This winter was marked with several Arctic outbreaks. “People probably remember these extreme…