Red River Diversion Opponents Hoping For Help From CourtsOpponents of a proposed Red River diversion project around the Fargo metropolitan area said Friday they are turning their focus to their legal battle after seeing most of their alternatives rejected by state and federal regulators. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held a public meeting Wednesday to outline their environmental review of the channel, which would require a holding area that would flood upstream farmland in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Bachmann Tweet Links Deadly S.C. Floods To U.S. Relationship With IsraelFormer Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann shared a theory on Twitter for why historic and deadly rains have flooded South Carolina. Over the weekend, the former Republican lawmaker and presidential candidate posted, saying: "US turns its back on Israel, disasters following."
2 Minnesotans Head To S.C. To Help With Disaster EffortTwo Minnesotans are traveling to South Carolina with the Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts.
Minneapolis Courses Closed By 2014 Flooding Have Golfers FrustratedIt's been nearly 14 months since two city-run courses took a major hit from the weather. As we found out Wednesday, things aren't much different than they were last year.
Major Flooding At Walker Music FestivalA music festival in Walker, Minnesota, is having major flooding issues Thursday night.
Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.
Summer Storm Douses Western Wisconsin, MinnesotaPersistent rains are bringing flood warnings for some western Wisconsin counties. Chippewa, Dunn and northern Eau Claire counties are all under flood watches this morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in some areas.
1 Year After Historic Rainfall, Small Minnesota Town Still RecoveringA year after historic rainfall devastated a small Minnesota town, the recovery still isn't complete. And now, the town is losing one of its last remaining businesses. Torrential rains washed away the roads leading into Blakeley Township in Scott County last June.
ND Attorney Gen. Asks Judge To Reconsider Diversion Project OrderNorth Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked a federal judge to reconsider the order issued earlier this month halting construction of a Red River diversion project. Stenehjem says that differences between the states of Minnesota and North Dakota over the construction project should be settled between officials.
Corps: Possible Damage To ND Cemeteries Doesn't Call For LeveesA study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on cemeteries that would be flooded by a Red River diversion project shows that the potential damage to the gravesites would not be enough to justify protective measures. The corps says there would be minor damage to the seven cemeteries in the staging area that would be flooded when the $2 billion channel is in operation.
Dayton Signs $17M Flood, Disaster Relief BillGov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to help rebuild Minnesota roads and restore lands hit by flooding last June. Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. The bill provides $17.3 million in state aid, including $11.8 million for flood and disaster relief.
$17M Flood Aid Package Heads To Dayton For SignatureMinnesota lawmakers have given final approval to a $17 million package of disaster assistance that will help local governments pay remaining bills from June storms that hit the state hard.
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