Human toll climbs in flooding

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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