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Invasive Zebra Mussels Infest 2 More Minnesota Lakes

Officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in two more Minnesota lakes and added the Red River to the state’s official list of waters infested with the aquatic invaders.

07/17/2015

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Zebra Mussel Larvae Found At Several Red River Locations

Young zebra mussels have for the first time been found in the Red River north of Wahpeton, according to North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department.

07/09/2015

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Kayaker Finds Body In Red River, Foul Play Not Suspected

Officials in Moorhead say foul play is not suspected after a kayaker found a body Wednesday on the Red River.

07/08/2015

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Police Identify Man Whose Body Was Found In Red River In ND

Authorities have identified the man whose body was found in the Red River near downtown Grand Forks Monday night.

06/30/2015

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Judge Says He Won’t Lift Order Halting Construction Of Levee

A federal judge in Minnesota says he won’t lift an order that halts construction of a ring dike project until the completion of an environmental review on a planned Red River diversion project in the Fargo area.

06/24/2015

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ND Attorney Gen. Asks Judge To Reconsider Diversion Project Order

North 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.

05/30/2015

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Corps: Possible Damage To ND Cemeteries Doesn’t Call For Levees

A 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.

05/20/2015

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College Seeks More Help With Probe Into Student’s Death

The North Dakota State College of Science is seeking more help from the state crime bureaus in North Dakota and Minnesota as campus police continue investigating the death of a student.

02/12/2015

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College Student Found Dead Worked As Confidential Informant

A Wahpeton college student who was found shot to death in a river last year had been a confidential informant for a regional drug task force, a new report shows

01/30/2015

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Fargo, ND, Mayor Known For Flood Fights Dies At 73

Fargo, 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.

12/02/2014

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Body Of Man Found In Red River ID’d

The Moorhead Police Department says a citizen’s tip helped identify the body of a man found in the Red River on Sept. 29. The body was spotted by a boater and was later recovered by the Moorhead Fire Department under the train bridge near Memorial Park. The body had been in the water for an undetermined amount of time and had no identification.

10/13/2014

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Moorhead Police Need Help ID’ing Body Found In Red River

Police in Moorhead, Minnesota are asking for the public’s help in identifying the body of a man found in the Red River last week. The body was spotted by a boater on Monday, Sept. 29, and later recovered by the Moorhead Fire Department under the train bridge near Memorial Park.

10/06/2014

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Diversion Group Tries To Calm Waters With Letter

Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mostly benefit North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies.

09/14/2014

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Judge: Red River Suit Duplicates Federal Complaint

A federal judge has ruled that a state lawsuit filed by upstream opponents of a Red River flood control project duplicates a federal complaint. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction that prohibits the lawsuit from moving forward in Minnesota state court.

08/14/2014

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Minnesota Wants Say In Red River Diversion Lawsuit

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to participate in a lawsuit challenging a Red River diversion project so it can be heard on arguments about state regulation. A group representing upstream townships and counties in North Dakota and Minnesota has filed a federal lawsuit that asks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to come up with a cheaper project that doesn’t flood farmland.

07/22/2014

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Police: Body Found In Red River Is Missing Student

Police have identified a body found in the Red River near Breckenridge as Andrew Sadek, a 20-year-old college student from Rogers who has been missing since the beginning of May.

06/29/2014

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Obama Authorizes Red River Diversion Project

A water projects bill signed into law by President Barack Obama includes the proposed $2 billion Red River diversion for Fargo-Moorhead. Obama signed the bill Tuesday during a White House ceremony. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker was on hand.

06/10/2014

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Families Fear Intentional ND Cemeteries Flooding

Lillian Johnson has buried her husband and other family members in a tiny southeastern North Dakota cemetery that would be threatened by a flood protection project meant to save the state’s largest city. The 90-year-old plans to join her loved ones someday, come hell or high water.

05/28/2014

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Red River Diversion Stays In Water Bill

Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate.

05/13/2014

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Fargo Mayor: Red River Valley Looks Good For Melt

Fargo 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.

03/22/2014

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Red River Flood Outlook Continues To Look Positive

The 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.

03/06/2014

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Weather Blog: Time To Think Spring (Flooding)

Allow me, if you will, to speak for just about everyone who has emailed me in the past month: we’re ready for spring! At this point in February, of course, spring isn’t ready for us… but it is time to start thinking about the spring flood season.

02/17/2014

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Corps To Begin Lake Drawdown Ahead Of Spring Melt

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin drawing down water in Lake Traverse near Wheaton, Minn., in preparation for the spring melt in the Red River Valley.

02/16/2014

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Major Flooding Risk Low On Red River, Devils Lake

Forecasters in Grand Forks say the risk for substantial spring flooding is low along the Red River and Devils Lake Basin. But they say winter is far from over and an early thaw is less likely.

01/24/2014

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Corps Says Lawsuit Against Diversion Has No Merit

Attorneys for the federal government are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by a group opposed to a plan to divert high water from the Red River around Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

12/26/2013

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