Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and firstname.lastname@example.org. He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and crime reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes coverage of Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with several investigative projects. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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BEMIDJI - Public works crews plan to continue snow removal after midnight tonight and Thursday night. The work could extend into Friday morning on the following streets: - Fifth Street Northwest to 15th Street Northwest on Irvine Avenue Northwest - Norton Avenue Northwest to Birchmont Avenue Northwest on 15th Street Northwest - 15th Street Northwest to 17th Street Northwest and Birchmont Drive Northwest Vehicle owners are asked to observe calendar parking and allow crews to clean up snow.
BEMIDJI - No matter what thermostat you look at, it's cold out there this morning. The latest reading for Bemidji is minus-21 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D. The wind is calm, giving the area a bit of a break from the blustery conditions from earlier in the week, but the weather service still has placed the entire region - northern Minnesota and eastern Dakotas - into a wind chill advisory.
BEMIDJI - At midnight tonight, Bemidji Public Works crews plan to begin removing snow from curbs. The work will also continue overnight Wednesday. The public works department plans to haul snow from curbs to a holding site on 15th Street Northwest. Vehicle owners are asked to make sure their vehicles are not parked in tow zones or the wrong side of calendar parking. In addition, everyone should watch for trucks and equipment removing and hauling snow. The following is the snow removal schedule:
BEMIDJI - Motorists are urged Tuesday to drive with care in northwestern Minnesota as conditions on some highways continue to be difficult due to weather conditions. U.S. Highway 2 from Crookston to East Grand Forks was reopened this morning after being shut down early Monday morning. However, motorists should continue to remain cautious as some roads are still slippery from drifting and blowing snow, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
BEMIDJI – It appears winter won’t go away quietly this year. Instead, another storm whipped through the region Monday, causing white-out conditions in open country and the closure of numerous roads in northwest and west central Minnesota. The President’s Day storm caused significantly more problems for those north and west of Bemidji, where snow and wind provided a reminder of February’s ferocity. Elsewhere, fatal accidents near Granite Falls and Barnesville provided a reminder of winter’s often dangerous driving conditions. The state’s Transportation Department
BEMIDJI - Motorists are being warned Monday to check road conditions before traveling in northwest Minnesota due to "difficult and hazardous driving conditions," the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a statement issued this morning. No travel is advised on some highways due to blowing snow and white out conditions. U.S. Highway 2 from Crookston to East Grand Forks is closed until further notice.
BEMIDJI – More than 250 sites across state, including several in northern Minnesota, are offering taxpayers free assistance with filing income tax and property tax refund returns.
BEMIDJI - A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service, with snow and strong winds expected Sunday night and Monday. The weather service said north-northwest winds could increase to 25 to 40 mph by Monday morning. Stronger gusts also are possible. "These winds combined with any falling snow will create blizzard conditions," the weather service said. In addition, snowfall amounts along U.S. Highway 2 and north is expected to be 3 to 6 inches. It is expected snow will begin falling Monday morning
BEMIDJI – Residents, businesses and road crews spent Monday digging out from beneath a mammoth winter storm that dumped a foot or more of snow on the region.
BEMIDJI - The region remains in a winter storm warning Monday morning and Bemidji Area Schools cancelled classes for the day. The Beltrami County Emergency Management Department said plows were pulled from roads late Sunday. Numerous vehicles were stranded, some blocking roadways, as new snow totals ranged from 8 to 14 inches across the area. The National Weather Servie said new snow is expected to be a half inch or less. Blowing snow also will continue as the winter storm warning remains in effect until noon.