20 Years After Historic Flood, Grand Forks ThrivingTwenty years after historic flooding hit towns on the Minnesota-North Dakota border, public officials say the $409 million spent on a new levee system has paid off.
Grand Forks Remembers The '500-Year' Floods Of 1997The historic Grand Forks flooding occurred 20 years ago, on April 18 and 19 of 1997.
Wis. Firefighters Carry Children Through Flood WatersFirefighters carried stranded children to their parents after flood waters trapped them in a suburban Milwaukee day care center.
Flash Floods Take Minneapolis Drivers By SurpriseThere was a flash flood warning for much of the day around the Twin Cities. The warning is in effect until 11:15 p.m. for Hennepin, Ramsey and Anoka counties.
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.
Fargo, ND, Mayor Known For Flood Fights Dies At 73Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the "flood mayor" for leading the state's largest city through several successful fights against the Red River, died Tuesday at his home, city officials said. He was 73. Walaker had been battling kidney cancer for several months. Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said Walaker was hospitalized over the weekend from a reaction to his chemotherapy.
Flooding Impact Still Challenges Scott Co. Town Months after the floods, one of the communities that saw some of the worst damage has a lot of cleanup and repairs to do. Heavy rain washed out major roads, triggered mudslides and flooded homes in the town of Blakeley, which is about an hour southwest of the Twin Cities.
Voyageurs National Park Closes BackcountryVoyageurs National Park has closed its backcountry for about two weeks for flood damage assessment and repairs. Voyageurs has been affected by high water on Rainy Lake and other lakes that make up much of the park on Minnesota's northern border.
Flood Damage Tally For Minnesota: $32M But Rising Initial estimates from recent flooding across Minnesota put the public infrastructure damage at $32 million, with more assessments to come that will push the total up. Gov. Mark Dayton and his emergency managers provided the estimate Tuesday. They said it makes them confident that the state would be eligible for federal assistance to offset costs of response and recovery. Flooding damage was seen in nearly half of Minnesota's counties.
Minnesotans Begin Flood Cleanup, Wait For Possible AssistanceFinally, on Sunday many people had a much-needed, sunny day to dry out. But the extensive damage from flooding in several parts of the state will take a long time to fix. The process is underway to tally up the damage and see if the state qualifies for federal aid.
Top Minnesota Officials To Survey Flood DamageMinnesota elected officials are headed out to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to join Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Friday.
Climate Report Predicts More Extremes In MidwestA report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.