THE DIRT Why I hate rabbits. . .
. . . reason number 156. At least.
I know, I know. They're adorable, and furry, and soft. And they have to eat, right?
Well, I have had enough--it's war. We disposed of at least 10 last summer; I al... Posted on 4/5/13 at 7:44 AM
When families show up at Stump Lake Park for the annual Mother’s Day Buffet next May, they shouldn’t have to worry about a soggy floor buckling under their feet, like they did this year.
Construction will begin next week on a new Stump Lake Café, replacing a building that has been damaged as a result of the 19-year-old Devils Lake flood.
By Kevin Bonham , Forum Communications
, July 12, 2012
FARGO — Newlyweds Geoff and Jessica Anderson were out of town when they received the news that their new apartment was without a roof.
Their Amber Valley home fell prey to the torrid winds that whipped through much of North Dakota and western Minnesota late Friday and early Saturday.
“We’d moved in June and finally gotten everything all done and unpacked,” Geoff said. “Part of the roof came off, but the ceiling held all of the rain. The water ended up coming in through the lights.”
By Danielle Cintron and Wendy Reuer, Forum Staff Writers
, July 25, 2011
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s top agriculture official warned on Thursday that the full damage that this year’s floods will have on farmers and ranchers has yet to be seen.
Doug Goehring said as many as 6.5 million acres of land have been affected by flooding and rain, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Goehring spoke to state agriculture officials and others at a forum in Mandan.
Insurance companies and the state of North Dakota have paid out more than $4.2 million in claims here so far for damage caused by a Memorial Day wind storm, which the National Weather Service now says included tornadoes.
By Mike Nowatzki, Forum Communications Co.
, June 22, 2011
Federal, state and local officials completed a preliminary damage assessment Thursday of private property damaged in this spring’s high water events.
According to the assessment, 30 homes have major damage and five have been destroyed by flooding in the state.
The process of obtaining a presidential disaster declaration for Stutsman County continued with a preliminary damage assessment conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Wednesday.
The assessment is intended to verify the damage level to public infrastructure listed by Stutsman County and Jamestown.
Joint teams of disaster recovery experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and local officials started preliminary damage assessments Wednesday to determine the scope and extent of this year’s flood damages.
Storms early Thursday morning didn’t cause any significant damage in the Jamestown area.
About 0.50 inches of rain fell Thursday morning, with 0.47 inches of it falling between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The rain combined with thunderstorms and 20- to 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts downed tree branches in town, but caused no major damage, according to the Jamestown Police Department.
A Jamestown business received about $3,500 in damage after a teen driver crashed into its building, according to the Jamestown Police Department.
Nathan Steckler, 19, 1101 Ninth Ave. S.E., was driving a 1986 Mercedes passenger car around 3 a.m. Wednesday with passengers Arthur Ter-Vardanyan, 20, 507 Third Ave. N.E., and Nathan Klose, 20, 1417 Third Ave. N.W.
Tim Thein drove nearly 200 miles to save thousands of dollars and dozens of trees.
The Clara City, Minn., resident landed his dream home Thursday in an auction of houses and other buildings that were bought out because of flooding issues. He paid $23,500 for the six-bedroom, 4½-bath brick home that was sold to the government for nearly $380,000. The homes will be either moved or scavenged for parts.
Mike Lynk has been a pilot since 1978. In that time, he had one brush with disaster when he dipped his airplane to avoid a collision with a goose.
Lynk said the goose bounced off the top of the airplane and that was about all there was to it. No more close calls in the air.
Until April 6.
An AP Member Exchange Feature By Brian Gehring, The Bismarck Tribune
, April 27, 2010
Most of the New York City firefighters and medics whose lungs were damaged by pulverized masonry and glass from the World Trade Center attacks are not improving as time goes by, according to a new study.
By David B. Caruso, The Associated Press
, April 13, 2010
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