Folks Across The State Are Holding Up In The Flood FightFrom the top of the state, to the bottom, Emergency Management Director Kris Eide has seen firsthand the damage the flooded has caused. "We thought we'd dodged a bullet," Eide said. Eide was referring to the fact that floods usually happen in the spring and not summer. She said while the work of previous sandbagging has taken its toll, there is still more work to be done.
Sandbagging Under Way On Lake Kabetogama Authorities say a major sandbagging operation is under way on Lake Kabetogama (kab-uh-TOH'-gah-muh) in far northern Minnesota. The director of homeland security and emergency management for the St. Louis County sheriff's office, Steve Steblay (steb-LYE'), says the lake level rose sharply over the weekend. He says crews are sandbagging homes, resorts and roads to protect them. He says a large percentage of the resort and private docks and shoreline structures such as boathouses on Kabetogama are gone or have been destroyed.
Minnesota Activates Emergency Operations Center Authorities have activated the State Emergency Operations Center to help communities in southwestern and northern Minnesota respond to damage from recent severe storms. The announcement says it's just a partial activation that requires officials from various agencies to determine whether state resources are needed for the recovery effort. It says no local officials have requested state resources so far.
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.
Volunteers Help Sandbag Lake Homes Near PerhamVolunteers are helping sandbag lake homes threatened by high water near Perham.
Sandbag Volunteers Needed In Otter Tail CountyVolunteers are needed to help with sandbagging in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota.
Sandbag Volunteers Needed In Otter Tail CountyVolunteers are needed to help with sandbagging in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota.
Sandbagging Costs Soar In MoorheadThe bill for fighting the spring flood in Moorhead is coming due, and it's heading north of a budget-busting $2.5 million.
Moorhead Sandbagging Nears CompletionThe construction of sandbag dikes neared completion on Friday in Moorhead, Minn.
Fargo Delivering Extra Sandbags ... Just In CaseThe city of Fargo is delivering extra sandbags to residents in case the dikes need to be raised by one foot.
Volunteers Fill Gap After Farmer Dies SandbaggingQuentin Goehring died trying to save his farm from the rising Red River. Dozens of volunteers weren't about to let his work go for nothing.
Fargo, Moorhead Work To Stay Ahead Of FloodingFargo and Moorhead are doing the best they can to stay ahead of the rising Red River.
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