The fire is still smoldering and crews remain on scene battling the smoking rubble. Residents of Ada have dropped by the scene throughout Friday morning, watching as smoke pillows into a clear blue sky.
Crews from multiple counties and towns battled flames at a grain elevator on east Main Street here Thursday night. Firefighters had been battling the blaze since at least 7 p.m. said an official with the Norman County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department.
Before “American Idol” and “Star Search,” there was “The Original Amateur Hour,” a televised talent show hosted by Ted Mack from 1948 to 1970 that featured singers and dancers, twirlers and jugglers, and invited viewers to send postcards to pick the winners.
Town delayed protection during years of high water After 15 years, it’s finally Ada’s turn for flood protection. The long wait apparently ended last week, when the Wild Rice Watershed District Board voted 6-1 to allow the city to move a drainage ditch. At face value, it appears to be an innocuous decision. But it clears the way for a dike project, the last and biggest step in protecting the 1,700 residents from a recurrence of the 1997 flood that caused $40 million in damage in Ada.
Returning home from a Grand Forks concert in December 2008, Ada, Minn., friends Bryan Ness and Dan Horn -- traveling in Ness' 2004 Honda Pilot -- left the road near Borup, Minn., and crashed. It threw both men from the wreckage, killing Horn. Nearly three years later, his widow says it's 'ridiculous' that she's left in limbo as she awaits a prosecutor’s decision on whether Ness will stand trial in her husband’s death.
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