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Judge Says Diversion Group Can Help Defend Suit

A Fargo group serving as public sponsor of a planned Red River diversion has been given the green light to help defend the project in a federal lawsuit.

11/12/2013

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Study Concludes Red River Diversion Won’t Impact Environment

The Army Corps of Engineers says a study has concluded that a planned diversion of the Red River around Fargo-Moorhead will not have any significant impacts on the environment. The nearly $2 billion flood protection project has been authorized by the U.S. Senate but not by the House. No money has been approved for construction. Some people upstream of the north-flowing river worry that the diversion is overpriced, will damage farmland and will worsen flooding in their areas.

09/20/2013

Flooding In Fargo 2013

Woman Rescued From Red River In Fargo

Authorities say a woman was taken to a hospital after she fell into the Red River and used her cellphone to direct rescuers to her location.

05/25/2013

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Bill That Includes N.D. Diversion Passes U.S. Senate

North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says a measure that would authorize a Red River flood diversion project has passed the Senate. The nearly $2 billion proposal to move water around Fargo is part of the 2013 Water Resources Development Act.

05/15/2013

Flooding In Fargo 2013

Red River In Fargo Beginning To Recede After Crest

The 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.

05/02/2013

Flooding In Fargo 2013

Red River Appears To Crest In Fargo

The Red River appears to have crested in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn. National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gust says it appears a preliminary crest of 33.27 feet was reached early Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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Senators Headline Public Meeting On Fargo Flooding

Republican Sen. John Hoeven from North Dakota and Democratic Sen. Amy Kloubuchar from Minnesota are headlining a public meeting on flooding in the Fargo area.

05/01/2013

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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.

04/30/2013

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Fargo Commissioners Vote To Restore Spring Cleanup

The dash for trash is back on track in North Dakota’s largest city.

04/30/2013

Flooding In Fargo 2013

Weather Service Drops Fargo Crest Prediction Again

A Red River flood that a week ago was predicted to challenge the record is now unlikely to reach the 100,000-plus sandbags and the miles of clay levees built for defense, Fargo officials said Monday.

04/29/2013

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Minn. Farmers Still Waiting To Start Field Work

Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.

04/29/2013

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Weather Service Drops Fargo Crest Prediction Again

The National Weather Service on Monday lowered the expected crest forecast in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to 35.5 feet on Wednesday morning, down from the 37-foot prediction that was issued Sunday.

04/29/2013

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Fargo-Moorhead Ready & Waiting For Crest

While we enjoyed a warm, dry day the fight against rising waters is on.

04/28/2013

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Long Winter Gave Red River Valley Residents Plenty Of Flood Prep Time

It seems some of the people of Fargo are unglazed by impending flood waters. Firefighter Benjamin Willey is one of them. “Don’t know of you ever get used to them. Come to expect them I guess,” Willey said.

04/27/2013

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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.

04/27/2013

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Red River Appears To Have Crested South Of Fargo

The National Weather Service says the Red River appears to have crested about 50 miles upstream of Fargo, and it isn’t a top 10 flood.

04/27/2013

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Fargo, Moorhead Prepare For Spring Floods

Hundreds 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.

04/26/2013

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Volunteers Surpass 1.6 Million Sandbags In Fargo

Volunteers have filled more than 1.6 million sandbags this month in hopes of protecting homes and businesses from a rising Red River in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn.

04/24/2013

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Red River Flood Fight In Fargo Area Getting Louder

The Fargo-area flood fight is getting louder thanks to the sounds of heavy equipment moving clay and police sirens escorting flatbed trucks filled with sandbags into neighborhoods.

04/23/2013

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Sandbagging Begins In Fargo-Area Subdivisions

The flood fight is kicking into high gear in southeastern North Dakota, where residents are preparing for what could be the fourth major flood in five years.

04/22/2013

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Moorhead Ready For Flooding With 400,000 Sandbags

The city of Moorhead has learned some lessons about flood preparation after three consecutive years of major flooding.

04/18/2013

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April Snow Helps S. Minn., But Hurts NW. Minn.

April is less than half over, but we’ve already had way more snow than average.

04/12/2013

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Goal Of 1 Million Sandbags Reached In Fargo

Volunteers in Fargo have reached the goal of filling one million sandbags in advance of anticipated spring flooding.

04/12/2013

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A Tale Of 2 Crest Predictions In Fargo-Moorhead

There are two very different opinions from at least two prominent figures about just how high the Red River may crest this time around, which may very well affect the safety of residents coping with another flood season in Fargo-Moorhead.

04/12/2013

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Moorhead: Sandbag Volunteers Should Register

Flood-fighting volunteers are encouraged to register with the city of Moorhead to learn when they may be needed to place sandbags.

04/09/2013

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