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Red River Flooding

Sorry for the somewhat scatter-shot posting on the Red River flooding on the North Dakota/Minnesota border, but as we speak I’m sort of figuring this out. Here’s the basic low down. There are two major settlements threatened by flooding: Grand Forks and Fargo/Moorehead. The former was hit very badly (including a major fire that burned…

In 1997, the sandbagging was not enough to save Grand Forks. The river rose higher than it had been since 1826. Downtown Grand Forks was destroyed by explosions and fire that added on to the damage caused by the water. … The local TV stations carried stories of cattle stranded in flowing water, unable to…