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This timeline of the June 2012 Northland flooding originally ran in print and online on Sunday, June 24, 2012: A week ago -- though for many, it seems like an eternity --forecasters at the National Weather Service in Duluth were keeping tabs on the potential for heavy rain in the Northland in the days to come. But no one could have predicted the forces of nature that came together to dump in excess of 10 inches of rain on parts of the region --sparking flash flooding in Duluth and up the North Shore, and a longer-duration river flood event for areas south and west of Duluth. All thro
Get those shovels and snowblowers ready: A winter storm taking aim at the Northland may drop in excess of a foot of snow by the time it moves out on Wednesday. And you'll want to get the wet snow removed quickly, because it'll be followed by a blast of arctic air that may leave daytime highs struggling to climb above zero by next weekend. "It's one of the classic ones that bring us plenty of snow," said meteorologist Greg Frosig with the National Weather Service in Duluth. That means a storm moving out of the Rockies and tracking into the Upper Midwest, and combining with lots of moisture s
Get those shovels and snowblowers ready: A winter storm taking aim at the Northland may drop in excess of a foot of snow by the time it moves out on Wednesday. And you'll want to get the wet snow removed quickly, because it'll be followed by a blast of arctic air that may leave daytime highs struggling to climb above zero by next weekend. "It's one of the classic ones that bring us plenty of snow," said meteorologist Greg Frosig with the National Weather Service in Duluth.
It's not a surprise, but it is now official: Duluth, Superior and Cloquet are in a drought. But while lawns and fields are growing brown and brittle in the Twin Ports -- with more heat on the way -- areas to the north have seen summer rainfall much greater than normal. "We've had a lot of haves and have-nots," said Steve Gohde, observing program leader with the National Weather Service in Duluth. "While the immediate areas around Duluth have been dry, areas north of the Laurentian Divide seem to be much wetter than normal." Thursday's update from the U.S.
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THOMSON -- Standing on the precipice of a massive washout along Minnesota Highway 210, and in front of the twisted remains of the landmark Swinging Bridge, state officials on Tuesday outlined early plans for repairing damage caused by last month's flooding at Jay Cooke State Park. They spoke during the first official media tour of the park since heavy rain raised the St. Louis River to record levels and also caused an embankment of the Forbay Lake reservoir to fail, sparking a flash flood in the park.
U.S. Army Cpl. Brian Lewis can't tell his family and friends back in the Northland specifics about what he's doing during his deployment in a remote corner of Afghanistan, but they eagerly await his e-mails and occasional calls from the other side of the globe. "You're nervous, you're proud, you're scared -- you wait for that e-mail; it's a roller-coaster of emotions," Mike Lewis of Superior said of having his younger brother serving in a war zone. "He can't really tell me too much. He says he'll have stories to tell when he gets home," said Brian and Mike's mom, Jackie Lewis of Moose Lake.
THOMSON -- The St. Louis River was roaring Saturday at Jay Cooke State Park, running near flood stage over rocky ledges and under the Swinging Bridge. And with more rain in the forecast for tonight, possibly heavy at times, the show may go on for a few more days. "It's very dramatic and exciting to see it," Jay Cooke park naturalist Kristine Hiller said. " 'Wild' is a word I hear from people, the way the water crashes from side to side -- that always grabs people's attention." The St.
As a kid in the 1940s, growing up on the corner of 14th and Selmser in Cloquet and attending Garfield School, Jim Klemovich was part of the Cub Scout pack led by Mrs.
Charlotte Zacher told friends that she wanted to outlast the landmark water tower in her hometown of Carlton. Both loomed large in the community -- the water tower in the literal sense, and Zacher with the dependability, charisma and kindness she dished up for more than six decades as the owner of Charlotte's Cafe in the heart of town. In the end, Charlotte got her wish. Zacher died Wednesday at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton at age 99.