If it wasn’t for a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and other rescuers Monday night, we want me mourning the flooding’s first victim. Read more →
One of the last remaining damaged bridges from last year’s devastating flooding in Duluth was reopened today – a year and a week after up to 10 inches of rain fell across the region, ripping up infrastructure and drowning hundreds of basements. Read more →
After several revisions lowering the crest levels each time, the Red River in Fargo is predicted to crest today at 34 feet. That’s more than six feet below the record level and more than four feet below the low end of the weather service outlook.
The trend in recent history is toward ever larger floods. If that trend continues, at some point there will be a Red River flood that Fargo-Moorhead cannot defend against.
A two inch rain on top of melting snow could quickly change the flood outlook.
While millions in dollars in flood assistance have been disbursed, many hard hit areas still need help. In many cases, officials say the biggest roadblock is some peoples’ unwillingness to ask for it.
Designers have completed much of the work on the first four-mile section of the 36-mile diversion ditch, which is designed to reduce flood risk for Fargo Moorhead.
A local arts based initiative is trying to encourage Fargo Moorhead residents to volunteer in the community as a way to celebrate a flood free spring.
The Granite Falls Advocate Tribune says it looks like the well-known pedestrian bridge in the southwest Minnesota community is going to get some much needed fixing.
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman visited Fargo Thursday to talk about a public art project he says the NEA will use as a model across the country.