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Governor Walz tours storm damage in Benson

The governor visited businesses and held a roundtable with local leaders

BENSON, Minn. (KVRR) — Gov. Tim Walz visits Benson, Minnesota to survey storm damage and meet with local officials. Last Thursday, strong winds brought down power lines and damaged buildings, farm equipment and roads. The path of destruction stretched from eastern South Dakota into Meeker County in central Minnesota. Walz met with local officials that have been managing the response,…

North Dakota utilities scrambling to restore power

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR-KCND) – Bismarck-based Montana Dakota Utilities says it may take days before electricity is restored to several communities in northwestern North Dakota. The utility says some customers in Williston and Watford City are still without power, and crews are working in those areas. But MDU’s Mark Hanson says north of that area, there’s still a lot of work…

Storm hitting Devils Lake Basin hard

Snow Started Near Devils Lake Early Tuesday

  Here in the F-M Metro we’re just getting rain as of Wednesday morning, but part of our region have been dealing with heavy snow for the better part of a day by now. So we’re checking in this morning near my old stomping grounds of Devils Lake. I was joined by my old friend Erin Wood, the director of…

Storm packing blizzard conditions to hit Northern Plains

BISMARCK, N.D. – A significant storm headed for the northern Plains is packing blizzard conditions with significant snow accumulation and drifting, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists posted a blizzard warning for a large section of western North Dakota and smaller areas of western South Dakota and eastern Montana beginning Tuesday through Thursday evening. Travel may become difficult to…

Storm With Strong Winds Cause Damage Across Devils Lake

Buses and vans had windows blown out and trees are uprooted

Ramsey County Emergency Management/Facebook DL4 DL6 DL9 DL 10 DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Damage is widespread across Devils Lake from the overnight storms including a storage building at Roller Field that was knocked down. These pictures shared on social media by Ramsey County Emergency Management. Damage reports are coming from the northwest part of the city including at Devils Lake…

Storm causes significant damage to airport and surrounding buildings in Fergus Falls

Debris is scattered for nearly half a mile.

Otter Tail Storm Damage Otter Tail Storm Damage Otter Tail County storm damage FF Municipal Airport damage FERGUS FALLS, Minn.–The Fergus Falls Municipal Airport sustained significant damage due to wind gusts reaching 83 mph. KVRR reports two hangars near the airport are damaged and debris is scattered for nearly half a mile. Bellets Welding & Manufacturing also sustained significant damage….

Wahpeton Is Left With No Power After Overnight Storm

There was also a lot of toppled trees and branches throughout the city.

WAHPETON, N.D.- The winds from the storm toppled many trees and left the whole city without power at around two o’clock this morning. “We did lose electricity in the city, most of the city was down for a period of time,” says Public Works Director Dennis Miranowski. “There were a considerable amount of large trees that came down as well…

People Across Valley Digging Their Way Out After Winter Storm

One Fargo woman says this weekend storm had an impact on her business

  FARGO, N.D. — Sounds of snowblowers starting up and the sights of people pulling out their shovels for another weekend of cleaning out the driveway begins. For Meaghan Anderson, this isn’t her first rodeo in the valley during the winter. “This is my 2nd year in this house so I have lived in North Dakota since I was born…

Travel Conditions Deteriorate as Storm Arrives in Minnesota

About 20 flights were delayed or canceled Wednesday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS–Blinding snow is falling fast in southern Minnesota where 12 inches or more is expected to accumulate during a busy holiday travel period. Officials warned residents to stay off the roads until the accompanying high winds die down. By early Wednesday, 8.7 inches of snow was already on the ground in Prior Lake, 7.8 inches at St. Paul and 7.5…