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March 17, 2014
MOORHEAD — Mark Askegaard is one of scores of farmers south of Fargo-Moorhead who are using the courts and political influence against a $1.8 billion Red River flood diversion project they say will forever change their lives, land and towns. A fourth-generation farmer south of...
March 17, 2014 - 8:53pm
December 13, 2012
Canada wants joint effort to clean Red River, Lake Winnipeg
MINNEAPOLIS -- Winnipeg residents used to flock to the lake that carries their city's name, but not so much now. Huge areas of blue-green algae cover much of the northern part of the lake most years. Canadian experts say this is happening in a large part because Minnesota and North...
December 13, 2012 - 10:07pm
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
Red River may flood again
FARGO - The Red River has a strong possibility to rise again to historic flood levels this month, the National Weather Service said in a news conference this morning. The weather service said there is a 75 percent chance the Red could crest at 41 feet between April 15-22, a mark...
April 3, 2009 - 5:00pm
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
Lawmakers fight for flood prevention funds
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans are fighting flood waters along the Red River and elsewhere while their lawmakers are fighting about the cost of preventing prevent future floods. The fight spilled over into other areas, too, as House leaders Monday introduced a much smaller public works...
March 31, 2009 - 12:00am
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. While the news brought a sense of cautious optimism to those on the front lines of the flood fight, officials on both sides of the river...
March 30, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Obama grants disaster aid request
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota leaders applauded President Barack Obama's decision to grant the state's request for federal disaster aid as Red River Valley communities fight rising floodwaters. The federal declaration, sought by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in a Wednesday letter to Obama, is important...
news / politics
March 27, 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
Flooding aid requested
ST. PAUL -- State officials are ramping up their Red River Valley flood assistance and asking the federal government for similar efforts. As northwestern Minnesota communities fought rising floodwater amid rain and a snow storm, Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday sought an expedited...
March 26, 2009 - 12:00am
March 25, 2009
Crookston orders voluntary evacuation; other Red River towns preparing for flood
Communities all along the Red River Valley are preparing for the floodwaters to come. Authorities in Crookston, Minn., called for the voluntary evacuation of about 200 people in low-lying areas, after an ice jam led to a sudden rise on the Red Lake River. The river was near the...
March 25, 2009 - 1:08pm
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.
opinion / editorials
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am