Gov. Mark Dayton visits Moorhead on Saturday as the city braces for the Red River to crest.
Minnesota’s constitutional officers have extended an emergency measure for 46 counties and two tribes threatened by flooding.
Most federal employees in Minnesota would be furloughed if a government shutdown happens; but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District is a different story.
The Red River in Fargo, N.D. hit major flood stage Wednesday and hundreds of volunteers spent the day sandbagging in several neighborhoods. The effort is expected to last through the weekend.
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.
It appears the Mississippi River reached its crest Wednesday in St. Paul. However, according to the National Weather Service, there’s more to come.
In Hastings, the rising Mississippi River is bringing new worries. The river has flooded a road that is the main link to East Hastings.
Officials will close lanes on northbound Interstate 35-W in Burnsville at 8:30 p.m. Thursday while crews construct a temporary dike on the east side of the freeway.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has closed Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul because of rising rivers.
If there was any doubt we’re at the mercy of Mother Nature, ask the folks of North Branch. A foot of heavy-wet snow has them socked in and digging out. Now, the next days are crucial.
As the Minnesota River continues to rise, the town of Jordan is doing what it can to stay ahead of the water.
The Mississippi River doesn’t hit major flood stage in St. Paul in the new seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen, but it is predicted to rise.
The flood prediction threat in the Minnesota and Mississippi River valleys is the worst it’s been in at least a decade.
There’s a 90-percent chance that the St. Croix River will reach major flood stage — and that’s an elevation of 690 feet — 15 feet higher than normal elevation. And forecasters say the St. Croix could rise even higher.
It’s the one weather phenomenon we know about months in advance. The National Weather Service is forecasting near record flood levels throughout Minnesota. So, why doesn’t the Army Corps of Engineers open up the dams and let the flood water flow downstream?