President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Minnesota because of March storms and flooding.
Motorists can use the highway again starting at 3 p.m. That stretch of highway, which spans the Minnesota River, had been closed since March 23 due to construction and spring flooding concerns.
Anglers planning to head out Saturday for the border waters walleye opener on the lower St. Croix (croy) River are reminded that no-wake restrictions remain in effect because of high water.
Now that the flood threat has passed on the St. Croix River, the Stillwater Lift Bridge is resuming its normal summer schedule for the boating season.
Flooding concerns have eased enough that the Stillwater Lift Bridge will go back to its normal summer schedule for marine traffic at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, officials said Tuesday.
The bill for fighting the spring flood in Moorhead is coming due, and it’s heading north of a budget-busting $2.5 million.
The federal Agriculture Department is making up to $10 million available to enroll land in the Red River Valley watershed into its Wetlands Reserve Program.
It’s tough to sell cars when prospective buyers can’t drive them home.
The Des Lacs River’s slow decline took the pressure off a fragile dam and the people who live nearest it, with most of the evacuees in a 30-home development filtering back home to turn their attention to cleanup and flooded basements.
About 200 people who live near the Des Lacs River in northwest North Dakota have been advised to evacuate their homes because a dam might fail, though it did not appear that many had heeded the warning early Wednesday.
While emergency workers in boats and all-terrain vehicles went door-to-door Tuesday in rural areas north of Fargo to check on residents isolated by flooding, the Rev. Emily Nesdahl made dozens of telephone calls ministering to stranded congregation members worn out from three straight years of high water.
Not everyone in Georgetown would like to see the tiny western Minnesota town continue to battle floods.
The city of Fargo is delivering extra sandbags to residents in case the dikes need to be raised by one foot.
The Red River has climbed past last year’s crest at Fargo and is still rising, but city officials there and in neighboring Moorhead are putting the finishing touches on their preparation.
A group of Minnesota lawmakers will tour flood preparations and areas already impacted in and around Moorhead.