Six inches of rainfall in six hours raises this question about life in Minnesota: Would you rather have a foot of snow, freezing temps and a dry basement? Or summertime temperatures, rain, and soggy carpet? Again. Read more →
Here’s why we’ll be seeing more stories from sad homeowners in the face of rising seas and stronger storms — a government policy that helps them make the same poor decision disaster after disaster. Read more →
When the Red River was flooding in 2009 (and again in 2011), you didn’t hear a lot of complaining about plans to divert the river around the cities on the glacial lake bed — not when every volunteer in the state was racing to Fargo-Moorhead to help sandbag.
Now, it’s getting harder to find someone who likes the idea.
What happened? Read more →
Drones — quadcopters — are certainly earned their stripes as tools of news gathering and storytelling.
The latest example comes from Houston where Bryan Rumbaugh has posted some pretty amazing footage he took today of the flooding there. Read more →
The initial flood damage tally for last month’s water world in Minnesota has been pegged at $32 million. How does that compare to past disasters? Read more →
Pilot Gary Bipes of Hector went for a ride over the New Ulm area last evening to get a look at the flooding after a week of rain. Read more →
Of course, with more rain, predictions will change. But for now, it’s more of a nuisance than a disaster. Read more →
Does a picture of a professional kayaker going over Minnehaha Falls make you want to do the same, likely plunging to your death? Read more →
Sometimes a flood gives us the opportunity to look at the half-full side of things. Read more →
First, let’s acknowledge that we all have heard the warnings not to drive through standing water. That said, today’s various photos provide a great chance to evaluate the worst way to do what you’re not supposed to do in the first place. People blast through, apparently figuring if you go through really fast, all the Read more →
The flooding comes at a bad time. In the spring, the schools are in and the supply of young people with strong backs is inexhaustible. Not so in late June. Read more →
We know how tempting it can be to believe your car can get through a little standing water so we’re giving a woman on I-90 near the South Dakota border the benefit of the doubt. Read more →
his is the sort of flooding we see in March in western Minnesota but this time it’s because of 6 inches of rain that fell overnight in Luverne. Read more →
John Brummer and his wife Jeanie still live on Riverview Circle in Moorhead, even though all their neighbors on the river side of the street have left.
Shooting messengers, leaving no soldier behind, a tribute to institutional competence, mysteries at the foul line, and the junk we toss in the Mississippi.