Experts: No Need To Worry Yet About Drought In MinnesotaAs winter relaxes its grip on Minnesota, experts say there's no need to worry yet about dry conditions turning into a drought.
Dayton: Diversion Plan Needs Better Communication Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the notion that Minnesota and North Dakota residents who live upstream from a proposed Red River diversion project are being sacrificed for commercial development in Fargo has some merit. Backers of the project disagree, saying it is meant to protect the current residents.
Fargo Mayor: Red River Valley Looks Good For MeltFargo Mayor Dennis Walaker has sounded the all-clear for flood danger in the southern Red River Valley. Walaker made his annual pillgramage to the Red River headwaters in northeastern South Dakota and western Minnesota Thursday to gauge possible spring flooding. The longtime mayor and former city public works director has gained notoriety for making flood predictions that often trump the National Weather Service. Walaker tells The Associated Press there's nothing that alarms him about this year's melt and he has never seen the basin south of Fargo in such good shape.
Red River Flood Outlook Continues To Look PositiveThe National Weather Service says the possibility of significant flooding remains low in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. A flood outlook released Thursday shows that minor to moderate flooding is expected along the river and its tributaries.
Strong Winds Near Waconia Causing Treacherous Driving Conditions It's not bad if you're in town in Waconia, protected by buildings and trees, but venture out into the open and it gets downright nasty.
Red River In Fargo Beginning To Recede After CrestThe Red River in Fargo is beginning to recede. The river peaked early Wednesday at an unofficial mark of 33.32 feet, which is more than 15 feet above flood stage.
Red River Close To Cresting In Fargo-Moorhead Area The Red River appeared close to reaching its peak in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., after the National Weather Service dropped its crest forecast for the third straight day.
Flood-Prone Fargo Residents Mull Over Home Buyouts A team from the city of Fargo is trying to help homeowner Dave Hinkley protect the land he loves.
Fargo, Moorhead Prepare For Spring FloodsHundreds of high school students will be getting out of school Friday to help place about 100,000 sandbags around the city to protect a couple of hundred homes against Red River flooding.
Weather Service Lowers Crest Prediction In Fargo Fargo officials said they are scaling back flood protection efforts after the National Weather Service on Wednesday lowered the crest prediction on the Red River, but promised that decisions won't be based on saving money.
Weather Service Lowers Crest Prediction In FargoOfficials in Fargo, N.D., say they may scale back flood protection efforts as the National Weather Service has lowered the Red River crest prediction.
Red River Valley Flood Fight Ramps Up In MoorheadFargo's neighbors are ramping up their flood fight against the Red River.