Or is it?
This is David Eberle of Cedar Rapids, sorting through family photographs after returning to his home today (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images). This is the second time Eberle has lost his home in a flood and these photographs, apparently, were the only thing he was able to salvage from the first flood.
Meanwhile, on this side of the border, officials in Albert Lea are trying to come up with the money to repair a road that was washed away in the flooding. It was just a culvert that washed out, but it led to the one death in the flooding. The Albert Lea Tribune has some enlightening video of the roadway.
And in Austin, Minn., officials say 75 more homes would have been damaged — or worse — had it not been for flood “mitigation” efforts since the flooding there in 2004.
About the blogger
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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.