If you think watching Grand Forks workers putting up the flood wall a few weeks ago was exciting, wait until you watch them taking it down, which is happening today. That’s a wrap on the Red River flood season, even though some rural communities are still wading through water.
The Red River dropped below major flood stage overnight in Grand Forks, though it remains three feet above major stage in Fargo-Moorhead.
The Red River flooding season has now moved northward to Manitoba, where hundreds of residents have fled their homes. The main impact for most people is the Highway 75 link to the U.S. has been closed.
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.
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