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2011-01-14 11:57:00

GRAND FORKS, N.D., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The relentless advance of Devils Lake on the small North Dakota town of Minnewaukan has been like watching a science fiction movie in slow motion. The lake is the monster that won't stop growing, devouring and destroying everything in its path. The small town of about 300, once eight miles away from the lake's western shore, is now threatened by rising water that's literally on the doorstep. Christina (Tina) Cummings, a...

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By Kevin Bonham, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 4--Raising, extending and relocating existing dikes are the most viable flood-control measures for the Devils Lake Basin, should the lake continue to rise, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps will outline those potential measures in a series of public meetings next week. The meetings are: n 7 p.m. Tuesday: Spirit Lake Casino and Resort, St. Michael, N.D. n Noon Wednesday: Cooperstown...

2008-06-18 12:00:28

By Kevin Bonham, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 18--TOLNA, N.D. -- A construction crew is plugging the Tolna Dam this week. The concrete and rock structure on the Tolna Coulee, 2 miles southeast of this Nelson County community, has been leaking for several years. "The last five years, seepage has been increasing," said Jon Ketsch, chief of construction for the North Dakota State Water Commission. The dam had been scheduled for repairs sometime during the next couple of years. But...

2007-06-26 00:12:13

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 25--James Alberts Jr., 17, St. Michael, N.D., waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty in a Devils Lake court today in the murder of his girlfriend's daughter, 21-month-old Katrina Ann Rardon on Jan. 5. Alberts was home alone with the toddler when a 911 call was made at 11:24 a.m. The caller said the girl wasn't breathing. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities reported that the child died of blunt force trauma to the head....

2006-03-27 14:58:47

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - North American environmental groups, upset over water diverted from the U.S. into Canada, have asked an international watchdog to investigate the matter, the coalition said on Monday. "Canada and the U.S. are violating the international laws designed to protect our shared lakes and rivers from pollution. An independent inquiry by the CEC (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation) will uncover why Canada and the U.S....

2006-02-23 16:27:01

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - U.S. plans to combat droughts by diverting Missouri River water north into Canada are pushing the two countries toward their second clash in a year over water use. At issue is a North Dakotan plan to divert water from the Missouri River into a system that would take it over the border to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a commercial fishery. North Dakota says it faces severe drought...

2005-11-15 18:21:18

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Despite a study that found no invasive fish or plants in North Dakota's Devils Lake, from which water is being drained to end up in Canada, the Canadian province of Manitoba said on Tuesday it still wants the water filtered more. The study did find four types of toxin-causing algae in Devils Lake and three parasites that are not found in Canadian waters and could have an impact on Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater...

2005-11-15 18:20:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Despite a study that found no invasive fish or plants in North Dakota's Devils Lake, from which water is being drained to end up in Canada, the Canadian province of Manitoba said on Tuesday it still wants the water filtered more. The study did find four types of toxin-causing algae in Devils Lake and three parasites that are not found in Canadian waters and could have an impact on Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and...

2005-08-15 13:08:23

By Roberta Rampton WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Despite Canadian fears of contamination, North Dakota began pumping water on Monday from its Devils Lake floodlands into a system that leads eventually into a commercial fishery north of the U.S. border. The U.S. diversion plan has been a diplomatic sore point because of Canadian concerns the water could pollute Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a C$25 million fishery. North Dakota says...

2005-08-06 09:56:10

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada and the United States announced a deal on Saturday that could years of bickering over plans to drain a North Dakota lake into rivers that end up in Canada, and said there would be safeguards to prevent pollution and minimize risk from "nuisance species" of fish. A statement from the two countries said they had made progress in deciding how to drain Devils Lake, a low-lying area of water that flooded farms, schools and villages as it spread from 70 square miles to...


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