Red River Diversion Opponents Hoping For Help From CourtsOpponents of a proposed Red River diversion project around the Fargo metropolitan area said Friday they are turning their focus to their legal battle after seeing most of their alternatives rejected by state and federal regulators. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held a public meeting Wednesday to outline their environmental review of the channel, which would require a holding area that would flood upstream farmland in Minnesota and North Dakota.
NOAA Forecast Shows Mild Winter For MinnesotaFall is just starting, but we're already looking ahead to winter. Forecasters say it may not be as brutally cold as last year. But the NOAA outlook shows a 40 to 60 percent chance of warmer-than-average temperatures during December, January, and February.
Nuisance Zebra Mussels Found In Red River In Grand ForksStaff members from the U.S. Geological Survey have found three adult zebra mussels in the Red River in Grand Forks. North Dakota Game and Fish Department aquatic nuisance species coordinator Fred Ryckman says the mussels were discovered last week on Red River sampling equipment at Sorlie Bridge.
Minnesota Inches Toward Final Diversion Plan ReviewMinnesota officials are inching toward completing a review of the Red River diversion project. The Department of Natural Resources released a draft Monday of its environmental impact study of the $2 billion flood control project.
Invasive Zebra Mussels Infest 2 More Minnesota LakesOfficials 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.
Zebra Mussel Larvae Found At Several Red River LocationsYoung 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.
Kayaker Finds Body In Red River, Foul Play Not SuspectedOfficials in Moorhead say foul play is not suspected after a kayaker found a body Wednesday on the Red River.
Police Identify Man Whose Body Was Found In Red River In NDAuthorities have identified the man whose body was found in the Red River near downtown Grand Forks Monday night.
Judge Says He Won't Lift Order Halting Construction Of LeveeA 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.
ND Attorney Gen. Asks Judge To Reconsider Diversion Project OrderNorth 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.
Corps: Possible Damage To ND Cemeteries Doesn't Call For LeveesA 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.
College Seeks More Help With Probe Into Student's DeathThe 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.
College Student Found Dead Worked As Confidential InformantA 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
Fargo, ND, Mayor Known For Flood Fights Dies At 73Fargo, 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.
Body Of Man Found In Red River ID'dThe 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.