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Paul Flynn, a full-time summer camper at the Larimore Dam campground, calls the addition of an early warning siren at the campground "...a good addition". The siren, which cost about $20,000, was paid for by a FEMA grant that covered 75 percent of the cost with the remaining money from state and local goverments. JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Area campgrounds gradually adopting protections from dangerous weather

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LARIMORE, N.D. — Pearl Beck and her sister were camping at Larimore Dam and Recreation Area in August 2007, when tornado warnings sounded through much of Grand Forks County.


While the Larimore campground had no early warning siren at the time, word spread fast. Many long-term summer campers own radios that pick up National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather reports.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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