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DETROIT LAKES—For Minnesotans, digging a stranger's car out of a snowbank is standard procedure. They would rarely second guess it. For travellers, this may seem like some form of bribery, but it's just common behavior, known to many as "Minnesota nice."
FARGO — Every day, Mark Uselman records the precipitation that lands in his backyard. The north Fargo resident has made observing the weather part of his daily routine for over five years now. He wakes up at 6:30 a.m., does the crossword, has coffee with his wife then goes outside to check the rain or snow gauge, and she goes to teach elementary school. "I measure the precipitation, snowfall, and the cumulative snowfall that's left on the ground as it sets," Uselman said. "I catch the snow, bring it inside to melt, then measure the liquid form."
CROOKSTON, M.N. — One person was found dead in a house destroyed by early Sunday, March 4. The fire obliterated the house at 214 4th Ave N, Crookston, at about 2:33 a.m.. The body was discovered after the fire was extinguished. Neither the cause of the fire or identification of the body has been determined. An autopsy wiill be performed. No one else is known to be injured from the fire and the damage to the house is extensive, according to the Crookston Police Department.
ODESSA, M.N. — A head-on crash Saturday, March 3, seriously injured the drivers of both vehicles. Dean James Serna, 52, of Fergus Falls, Minn., suffered life-threatening injuries and is being treated at Sanford hospital in Fargo. Saturday's crash occurred on Highway 7, east of Odessa in Big Stone County at 10:16 p.m. Clark Jay Berghuis, 28, was driving west in a Pontiac Bonneville on Highway 7 when Serna, driving an Infiniti I35, traveling east, veered into the westbound lane, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
MOORHEAD — Super Bowl spectators and visitors can linger at Twin Cities bars a little later than usual next weekend. Twin Cities hotspots including First Avenue, the Loon Cafe, Pizza Luce and Town Hall Brewery will stay open as late as 4 a.m. for four nights.