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June 14, 2010
Letter: Shame, shame on flower thief
This letter is to the person who went to Riverside Cemetery in Moorhead after we left and took our three hanging pots off my husband's family plot. You know who you are. On Sunday, May 30, we put out three pots of flowers: a geranium, a daisy and an impatiens plant. We went back...
June 14, 2010 - 10:56am
February 3, 2010
Downstream cities worried about impact
FARGO, N.D. -- The first good look at a Fargo-Moorhead diversion project's impact on cities downstream wasn't positive for Terry Guttormson. "I feel worse," the Hendrum, Minn., farmer said. The largest diversion being considered would raise the Red River near his farm by up to...
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2009
Red River surge expected
As a blizzard howled its way toward the flood-stricken Red River Valley Monday, officials were warned of yet another threat on the horizon: a second crest in two weeks that could send the Red River back to 40 feet. The National Weather Service said there is a good possibility the...
March 31, 2009 - 10:27am
March 30, 2009
Fargo looks at transition from 'high alert' to 'alert' status as Red falls
FARGO - Flood fighting tensions eased this morning among officials leading the effort, despite the uncertainty of how a winter storm will impact the region. The city backed off its high alert status, slightly downgrading to alert status as the Red River continues its descent. The...
March 30, 2009 - 1:10pm
Fargo gets reprieve
Fargo-Moorhead got a slight reprieve Saturday, as it appears that, for now, the Red River has crested at a slightly lower level than expected....
March 30, 2009 - 12:00am
March 26, 2009
Rural evacuations ongoing as Fargo-Moorhead prepares for record flood
A flood fight that was supposed to be 95 percent buttoned up in Fargo-Moorhead on Wednesday morning morphed into a 100 percent battle by 1 p.m., as the forecast for the Red River crest was bumped up another foot to 41 feet. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said the new crest, expected...
March 26, 2009 - 11:12am
Moorhead woman arrested for standing on flood dike
Less than two hours after Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes vowed arrests and jail time for people who trespass on the metro area's dikes, authorities made such an arrest. A 40-year-old Moorhead woman trying to get photographs from on top of a dike was arrested for the Class B misdemeanor...
March 26, 2009 - 11:10am
Officials stress need for volunteers, urge vigilance in flood fight
FARGO - Today marks a critical day for flood fighters to top off sandbag levees and build secondary dikes throughout the city. A simple prayer kicked off the now daily flood meeting of officials leading the fight. "We need all the help we can get," said Mayor Dennis Walaker, adding...
March 26, 2009 - 11:07am
March 25, 2009
Snowfall complicates flood fight as 5 to 8 inches total expected in F-M area
Volunteers who spent Tuesday building dikes in Fargo-Moorhead woke up this morning to find their work blanketed by several inches of snow, and more was falling, further complicating the flood fight. About 3 inches of snow had fallen by 7 a.m.
March 25, 2009 - 10:18am
Editorial: Water rises; we should watch
In 1997, the Red River reached a record high of 39.6 feet in Fargo, N.D. That was also the year of the Grand Forks, N.D., flood, which prompted this famous headline in the Grand Forks Herald: "Come hell or high water." Well, both of those may well be on the way once again.
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 24, 2009
West central Minnesota volunteers answer call to fight Red River flood
By bus and by car, volunteers from west central Minnesota made their way to the Fargo-Moorhead area on Tuesday to help with the flood fight. Peterson Bus Service, New London, sent two buses on their way to the Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead area on Tuesday morning. And, it has plans...
March 24, 2009 - 1:46pm
March 23, 2009
Sandbag volunteers desperately needed
FARGO - Metro residents "are now at the point of stress and great concern," a local Salvation Army leader said today as officials pleaded for more volunteers to help sandbag. "Fear is setting in," Capt. Adam Moore said.
March 23, 2009 - 12:30pm
Minn. soldiers help fight flood
MOORHEAD - More than 200 Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers have been activated to help fight flooding in the Red River Valley, a news release issued tonight says. Over 200 Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers from the Moorhead-based 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry...
March 23, 2009 - 12:00pm
March 20, 2009
Canadians allegedly trashed hotel
MOORHEAD - Three Canadian men are facing felony charges amid accusations that they trashed a Moorhead hotel room last October and caused more than $1,000 in damage. Three Canadian men are facing felony charges amid accusations that they trashed a Moorhead hotel room last October...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00pm
March 18, 2009
Man identified in high-speed chase
MOORHEAD - Clay County authorities this afternoon identified a man who was found dead after a high-speed car chase Tuesday night that ended near Interstate 94 and Minnesota Highway 34 at Barnesville. Rickey Lee Savazin, of Baxter Springs, Kan., died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound...
March 18, 2009 - 4:40pm