storms

State leaders break ground stormwater channel for F-M Diversion

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota and Minnesota leaders come to Argusville to break ground on the stormwater channel for the FM Diversion. The diversion channel will route water around the Fargo-Moorhead metro area during major flood events with some help from the Army Corps of Engineers. “The Army Corps of Engineers, together, we are a non-federal sponsor, fulfilling a…

Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued For ND Storms In April-May

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — A presidential disaster declaration has been approved for North Dakota. It covers areas impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding between April 22 and May 25. The repeated storms resulted in significant damages and power outages across a large swath of the state. The declaration means federal funding is available to state, tribal and eligible…

Camper killed, another injured during Minnesota storms

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – One person is dead and another hospitalized after a tree fell on a camper during severe storms in central Minnesota. Among the storm damage calls the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received late Monday night was one from Elmwood Resort on Lake Mary near Alexandria about 11:400 p.m. The caller reported cries for help coming from the camper…

FEMA & Emergency Management Teams Survey Damage in NW Minnesota

Pennington Co., MNPENNINGTON CO., Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — FEMA and Minnesota Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management are conducting surveys of recent flooding and storm damage in northwest Minnesota. The teams are traveling through Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake counties to determine if the damage exceeds local and state resources and to estimate repair costs. Pennington County Emergency Management Director…

Burgum asks for federal help in dealing with storm damage

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has requested federal help for counties dealing with recent storms that caused more than $2 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. The storms during the second week of June produced tornadoes and up to baseball-sized hail, caused flooding and included damaging winds of up to 93 mph. Burgum is asking that the…

Sunday Afternoon Storms Spawn Funnels and Tornadoes

Tornado Near Oriska/Funnel Near LaMoure & EdgeleyA very active weather day in the region with storms spawning funnels and tornadoes. One tornado was spotted on a farm about 5 miles southwest of Oriska, North Dakota. Tara Opatz sent us video of it and says it formed over their farm and touched down in the field next to theirs. The storm…

GoFundMe Started For Barnesville Family After House Fire

Scott and Megan Bauer and their three young children escaped the house after it was hit by lightning

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A GoFundMe account has been started for a Barnesville family who lost their home to fire early this week. Scott and Megan Bauer and their three young children escaped the house after it was hit by lightning during storms. Strong winds helped fuel the fire and it eventually destroyed the house. The family lost nearly everything inside….

Damaging Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands

Wind gusts of 71 mph Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers.

FARGO, N.D.–Storms packing damaging winds have left thousands without power in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says wind gusts of 71 miles per hour Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers. Service was restored to more than half of those customers by early…

Minnesota’s Governor Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration

spring storms caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN —¬†Gov. Tim Walz is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for spring storms that caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota. He requested the declaration for 51 counties and four tribal governments. Officials say flooding, blizzards and strong winds from mid-March to late April caused damage totaling $39 million. That is well above the $8…

Storms Fill Streets with Trees and Damage Properties in Grand Forks

Jerry Hunter has had a berry tree in his front yard for 47 years and this morning's storm took it to the ground

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After strong winds and several storms came through parts of our region last night and early this morning, several areas of Grand Forks were hit. Trees and branches were covering many roads and same came down onto properties. Jerry Hunter has had a berry tree in his front yard for 47 years and this morning’s storm…