Red River rises

red_fargo_monday.png Flooding is expected to start changing things in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks by the middle of this week, and bridges across the Red River are slated to be closed by the weekend, based on the National Weather Service’s projections on the river’s rise (Grand Forks Herald).

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What to do with 5 million sandbags?

The ubiquitous bags are essential in fighting floods, but they’re not easy to dispose of once the water recedes (Star Tribune).

Salmonella fear triggers Jennie-O recall of turkey burgers

Minnesota-based Jennie-O issued a nationwide recall for about 55,000 pounds of the frozen, raw burgers sold at Sam’s Club Stores (Star Tribune).

Love, reverence for Kuwait-bound guardsmen from New Ulm

The soldiers have been assigned to the headquarters to provide support. They may have “artillery” in their battalion name, but have been trained to be medics, mechanics, administrators and on-base security (Mankato Free Press).

Two rescued from Minnesota River

The 911 call came in at 4:48 p.m., and the rescue squad used two boats to rescue 46-year-old Steven Kretsch and 26-year-old Alissa Rubey, both of New Ulm. Rubey was wearing a safety vest and was found hanging onto the canoe. Kretsch was not wearing a vest and was found hanging from a tree (Mankato Free Press).

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Enabling a new kind of ag

It’s been argued that promoting a type of agriculture that is more environmentally friendly threatens the food security of poor people all over the world. But a special “right to food” report submitted to the UN General Assembly comes to quite the opposite conclusion (TCDailyPlanet).

MN Scenes


Ruin Raider: The old passenger car at the Minnesota Transportation Museum’s Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul. I think it happened in Dec. last year, I would look at this thing a lot. I did take a pic of it last year and posted it.

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