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2019 Year in Review: Top local news stories


December 30, 2019

Unprecedented Flooding

An early October blizzard brought much of North Dakota to a screeching halt. With roads impassable and activities canceled, most folks opted to spend Friday and much of Saturday morning indoors.

The snow seemed to melt down just as quickly as residents could shovel. Within a week’s time, the community faced an “unprecedented situation.” Governor Burgum addressed nearly 500 members of the public in a 90 minute meeting at Festival Hall in Fessenden to discuss the impact of the fall flooding. Now at year’s end, thousands of acres of crops still stand in fields...

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