U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson said today in Moorhead that he doesn’t think a Red River diversion around Fargo-Moorhead on the Minnesota side of the river is realistic, reports Mike Nowatzki of the Fargo/Moorhead Inforum. The story said, “Peterson’s comment came after a retired farmer raised concerns about the diversion plan.”
Veruschka and Zelda Xox plan to launch their 12-foot-by-20-foot houseboat-raft in Minneapolis for a run to New Orleans, reports Molly Miron in the Bemidji Pioneer. They’ve set up a boatyard in the driveway of Al and Cate Belleveau’s home north of Bemidji, where they began construction about a month ago, the story says.
Now that funding has been allocated, construction on the $260 million NOvA laboratory near Ash River is scheduled to begin by June 1, writes Marshall Helmberger in the Ely/Tower/Cook Timberjay. The report says that once a road is built to the laboratory building site, “crews from Hoover Construction will begin blasting to carve out the chamber that will eventually house the neutrino detector.”
“A Hastings High School math teacher certainly knows how to keep a secret,” writes Bonnie St. James in the Hastings Star Gazette. She explains that Tom Fritze ‘won’ $220,000 Monday on the prime-time TV show “Deal or No Deal.” “Actually, he won the money last August, but he signed an 18-page confidentiality agreement and couldn’t tell anyone about the show and the amount he won until the show aired.”
“By all accounts, Minnesota crop farmers are having a good spring,” reports Kay Fate in the Kenyon Leader. She quotes David Isaacson, owner of Isaacson Implement in Nerstrand, as saying, “We’re way ahead of areas around us: Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois.”