I’m getting some emails about how people can volunteer. It’s a pretty simple process in the Fargo Moorhead area. Call 701-476-4000. That’s the volunteer hotline number. You can learn more in a post I made on Monday.
If you’re heading for the Moorhead side, the central location is the Nemzek Field House on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. From there, they bus you out to sandbag sites.
In Grand Forks, the hotline number is (701) 787-8052. This hotline is for people looking to volunteer, people looking for help from volunteers, and people looking to receive sandbags.
If you’re heading to the region, be sure to drop me a note and send a cellphone number.
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 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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