Following the torrents of rain received over the past several days has arrived the inevitable rising of our rivers. The Crow River is among the first to get a flood warning tag from the National Weather Service, and in excess of 15 feet, it is set to crest sometime Thursday.
So far the earth has been able to absorb the 3 and a half to 6 inches of rainwater that has fallen throughout the county, pushing the Crow River slowly but surely toward minor flood stage.
Minnesota has two new additions to its state water trail system — the South Fork of the Crow River west of the Twin Cities and the Blue Earth River, which feeds the Minnesota River at Mankato.
A freight train derailment in central Minnesota has sent some rail cars into the Crow River.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency for 46 Minnesota counties impacted by spring flooding.
A mixture of snow and rain over the weekend in combination with recent a bout of warm weather has raised the flood outlook across Minnesota.
Rising flood waters in Delano became a tourist attraction Sunday afternoon as people from all over came to see rushing Crow River.
Though no doubt many Minnesotans are beyond through with freezing temperatures by this point in the season, others are breathing easier because of the cold.
Authorities have identified a body that was found in the Crow River on Tuesday.
A 53-year-old man’s body was found Tuesday in a river in New London, Minn., according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.