The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in the Red River Valley area in northwestern Minnesota, due to icy roads caused by rain, wet snow, high winds and freezing temperatures.
Due to the weather Park Rapids and Menahga schools will start two hours late today, Wednesday, Dec. 7.
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists in northwestern Minnesota to closely monitor weather conditions because of forecasted snow and high winds, which could create dangerous driving conditions. Along with heavy snow beginning Monday night, the National Weather Service is expecting strong winds to develop Tuesday morning which would significantly reduce visibility, creating difficult or even hazardous driving conditions.
With snow coming down as motorists hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages drivers to plan ahead and check road conditions before they travel.“Our snowplow operators are out there cleaning off the roads and trying to make it a safe holiday for everyone,” said Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “Please check on the road conditions before you leave and be safe on the roadways as we begin the holiday season.”
A 45-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed on the shoulder of a highway near here early the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.A driver in a GMC Acadia was headed eastbound on highway 200 in Hubbard County when just after midnight it struck 45-year-old Luke Prescott of Princeton, who was standing on the shoulder of the road after walking away from a vehicle that had just gone off the road.Prescott died. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian is 30-year-old Bradley H. Smith of Laporte. He was not injured.
Friday's inclement weather will delay delivery of the Saturday, Nov. 19 edition of the Park Rapids Enterprise. Saturday's newspapers will be on newsstands Saturday morning. Subscribers will receive the Saturday edition on Monday due to the delay. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Bemidji Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jeremy Jourdain. Mr. Jourdain was last seen in the 500 block of Wood Avenue in Bemidji at approximately midnight on October 31st. Residents are asked to check their properties and any out buildings, campers, or structures on their property. Mr. Jourdain is described as a native American male male, age 17, 6’4”, 175lbs with short dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue and grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
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