Despite the better preparations, the flood of 2011 is certainly extracting a bigger human toll than previous floods.
I wrote yesterday about the death of a man in Oakport Township (just north of Moorhead), now comes word that two hunters are missing.
At this morning’s flood meeting of officials in Fargo, Cass County authorities said two hunters from Buffalo are missing along the Maple River. Cass County Chief Deputy Jim Thoreson said the men’s boat was found, but the men are still missing. They were on a beaver hunting trip.
Their pickup had been found earlier.
The Maple empties into the Red River in Fargo.
(Update 9:49 a.m.) – The bodies were found this morning.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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