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Laura Kraegel

Reporter

Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

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The Unalaska Department of Public Safety has received high marks in its first external review.

In February, the department hired Russell Consulting to perform the $40,000 assessment.

Courtesy of Nate Julian

PenAir has narrowed down the cause of an engine failure that forced one of airplanes to make an emergency landing in Sand Point earlier this month.

“The engine appears to have suffered from a compressor stall,” or a disruption to the turbine’s airflow, according to spokesperson Missy Roberts. 

The reason behind that disruption is still unclear.

Newscast: 11/22/17

15 hours ago

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the eastern Aleutian Islands; fishermen have caught the quota for Bristol Bay red king crab; and Alaska still has one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the country.

Courtesy of National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the eastern Aleutian Islands, including Unalaska and Nikolski.

Forecasters say northwest winds will pick up Thursday around 3 a.m., blowing 50 to 70 miles per hour and gusting up to 85.

They expect the storm to taper off by about 4 p.m.

Newscast: 11/21/17

Nov 21, 2017

An Unangan student has been named a U.S. Rhodes Scholar; a Kodiak program is training the next generation of seafood industry leaders; and a historian is studying extreme weather events of the past to better understand today’s threats. 

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