Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
Posted at 1:01 AM

This autumn, be prepared for the cool breezes, cold rain and early snow. Know whether to pack an umbrella or dig out the snow shovels thanks to these handy apps. Dark Sky: At a glance, this app can tell you when it will rain or snow up to an hour in advance, with hyper-local forecasts based on your exact location. It also includes beautiful weather animations and customizable push notifications as well as crowd-sourced weather reporting. Cost: $3.99 for iOS. Find it: darkskyapp.com

Posted at 1:01 AM

A couple of things about “The Martian” before I really say anything about it: It’s got a guaranteed spot on my top-10 list this year, and it’s a return to form for director Ridley Scott, who’s never made a bad movie, but has been floundering around...

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Hurricane Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 4 storm earlier today, and is slowly heading up from the Bahamas toward the eastern coast of the United States. Cities all along the coastline have begun to prepare for the hurricane, should...

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 4:01 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying during a shootout with police, authorities said.

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Weddings aren’t just a loving celebration of a couple’s lifelong promise to honor and cherish one another: In some circles, they’re also a time for bickering, yelling, fighting and gossiping… and

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 2:49 PM

On a recent solo kayak trip from Ketchikan to Petersburg in Alaska, a woman's kayak was attacked by a bear. The woman, Mary Maley, learned very quickly bears will not hear (or care for) a human's pleas to stop attacking.

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 1:54 PM

National Football League Hall of Famer Warren Sapp pleaded guilty Thursday to domestic violence in connection...

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of the newly restored Granite Falls Pedestrian Bridge during the 5th Annual Granite Falls Opening Night celebration on Friday, Oct. 2.

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Tensions flared in Clarkfield last week when an informational talk about the upcoming YME School district levy referendum came to town. YME Superintendent Dr. Rick Clark hosted this public meeting on Thursday, September 24 in order to inform...

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 1:46 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on reports of an active shooter at a community college in Oregon (all times local):11:35 a.m.

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Clarkfield Care Center, an Ecumen-managed senior community, has been awarded a two-year, $114,400 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to improve medication management by the elderly as a way to reduce hospital readmissions.

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