The Red River flood: Quentin’s legacy


Quentin Goehring of Oakport Township spent all day yesterday sandbagging against a rising Red River. That was a lot to ask of a 75-year-old man. It was too much to ask, as it turned out.

Around 7 last evening, he had a heart attack and died.

Today, the call went out for volunteers to help protect the home where he lived and dozens answered the call. That’s his grandson on the far left of the picture.

“A lot of people were complaining yesterday about having to be out sandbagging,” one volunteer told me. “We’re not complaining now.”

I’ll have more on this later

  • BJ

    Thanks for making me cry, again.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Wow. Greater love hath no man. Made me cry too. Damn you, Collins! 🙂