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Eyes On High Water In Fargo-Moorhead

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.

04/12/2011

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Tiny Georgetown Fights Back Floodwaters

Not everyone in Georgetown would like to see the tiny western Minnesota town continue to battle floods.

04/12/2011

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Fargo Delivering Extra Sandbags … Just In Case

The city of Fargo is delivering extra sandbags to residents in case the dikes need to be raised by one foot.

04/08/2011

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Red Rise Slows, But Already Past ’10 Crest

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.

04/08/2011

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Minn. Lawmakers To Tour Moorhead-Area Flooding

A group of Minnesota lawmakers will tour flood preparations and areas already impacted in and around Moorhead.

04/08/2011

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Volunteers Fill Gap After Farmer Dies Sandbagging

Quentin 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.

04/08/2011

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Weather Service Lowers Flood Crest Range In Fargo

The National Weather Service has lowered its projected flood crest range for the Red River in Fargo by a foot.

04/07/2011

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Close Friday

Spring flooding will force the Stillwater Lift Bridge to close to traffic this Friday.

04/06/2011

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Dayton Issues Emergency Flood Declaration

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency for 46 Minnesota counties impacted by spring flooding.

04/06/2011

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Sandbag Delivery Kicks Off Fargo Flood Fight

Sandbag convoys with flatbed trucks escorted by police are scheduled to roll out Tuesday in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

04/05/2011

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Monday Morning Flood Update Roundup

A number of cities in Minnesota are updating the status of their flooding situations Monday morning. Here are some of the latest reports we’ve received.

03/28/2011

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Communities Prepping Despite Lowered Crest Forecast

Though no doubt many Minnesotans are beyond through with freezing temperatures by this point in the season, others are breathing easier because of the cold.

03/25/2011

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Cold Temps Help Reduce Flood Threat Temporarily

Water levels in Minnesota rivers expected to crest in the next few days should be lower thanks to recent cold temperatures, but the extended chill could increase the risk of flooding later this spring, the National Weather Service said Friday.

03/25/2011

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Projected Flood Crest For St. Paul Scaled Back

The National Weather Service has been scaling back its projected crest for the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul.

03/24/2011

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Minn. Emergency Ops Center Open For Flooding

As communities around Minnesota prepare to fight spring flooding, the state has opened its Emergency Operations Center to keep tabs on the efforts.

03/24/2011

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Stillwater Levee Construction Delayed

The City of Stillwater has decided to delay construction of the temporary levee on the St. Croix River.

03/24/2011

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Minn. Lawmakers To Discuss Flood Relief Bonding

As rising waters threaten nearly every part of Minnesota, state lawmakers on Wednesday looked at spending tens of millions of dollars in state-issued bonds to help pay for local projects to control floods and prevent damage to homes, infrastructure and crops.

03/23/2011

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Rain In The Metro, Blizzard Warning Up North

As the rivers around Minnesota are starting to rise in earnest, a spring storm could bring a seasonal sense of déjà vu to parts of Minnesota.

03/22/2011

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Officials: It’s Time To Protect Wells From Flooding

The Minnesota Department of Health is saying that now is the time to protect private water wells from spring flooding.

03/20/2011

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More Flood Warnings Issued For Minn. Rivers

The National Weather Service is adding more counties to the flood warning list — another sign that the spring melt is already starting to take effect.

03/18/2011

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DeBlog: Can’t We Reuse Old Sandbags?

It is by far the number one Good Question people are sending to us over the past couple weeks. “What do they do with sandbags after they’re done?”

03/18/2011

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Minn. Agency Warns: Prepare Fuel Tanks For Floods

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is urging residents and businesses to prepare fuel oil, gasoline and petroleum tanks for possible flooding in the next few weeks.

03/18/2011

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Flood Fears Prompt March of Dimes To Move 2 Events

The March of Dimes is moving two fundraising events in Minnesota this spring because of the potential for flooding on the Mississippi River.

03/17/2011

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Dayton Holds Flood Meetings In Mankato, Winona

Gov. Mark Dayton is holding preparedness meetings in two Minnesota cities in parts of the state that could see major flooding this spring.

03/15/2011

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St. Paul Discusses Preparations For Expected Flood

A day after issuing an emergency declaration for flooding, city officials in St. Paul are preparing for the possibility of record flooding.

03/15/2011

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