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The National Weather Service wants to recruit more cooperative weather observers across the region, including the Bemidji area, to keep daily weather statistics. Currently, the weather service is not keeping accurate snowfall totals in Bemidji. In this file photo, a City of Detroit Lakes, Minn., road grader plows snow on Willow Street near the Washington Avenue intersection on Nov. 24, 2010. File photo by Brian Basham/Forum Communications Co.

Weather service hoping to recruit volunteers to collect data

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It sounds like a help wanted classified, one that wouldn't attract many applicants:

Current vacancy for detail-oriented person to trudge outside during all types of weather, particularly snowstorms and rain showers. Position requires access to an area exposed to the elements and providing reports of daily measurements. No pay. Long-term commitment needed.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and swagner@gfherald.com. Prior to joining the Herald, Wagner worked at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He also previously worked at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa.
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