Detroit Lakes Public Utilities is urging residents to check their water temperatures as frost penetrates deep into the ground, reaching the level of pipes. Most water pipes in the city run about 8 feet under the ground. The utility determined on Wednesday, March 13, that frost has now reached that depth. Homeowners can check if pipes are threatened by turning on faucets on cold for 5 to 10 minutes and checking the temperature with a thermometer. If it's under 38 degrees, water must be left running at a small trickle until the ground warms up again.
FORT RANSOM , N.D. — A Barnes County hunter killed a mountain lion around 60 miles southwest of Fargo in Ransom County on Tuesday, March 5. Jarrett Christoferson, of Litchville, who sought out the 130-pound mountain lion after receiving a tip from a friend, calls the kill the trophy of a lifetime. With the help of a group of friends and some hunting dogs, Christoferson drove the animal up into a tree and shot it. He said the big cat had killed more than 10 deer in the area without eating them.