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MARILYN HAGERTY: Margo the Hammer turns 15

July 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

She came around after the Flood of 1997, along with Ken the Screwdriver and the Seven Nails and Seven Tacks, bringing comfort to Marilyn during the reconstruction after the city’s most destructive disaster. Continue Reading

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Remembering The 1997 Flood

April 18, 2012 in WDAZ

Fifteen years ago today water started pouring over the dikes in Lincoln Park and flooding the low lying neighborhoods in Grand Forks. April 18th marked the first day of the 1997 flood, a day that many still remember so vividly. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Bill Clinton and the ‘perfect storm’

March 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As president, Clinton brought government to bear on a problem in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, and the cities are better off today as a result. Continue Reading

Presidential preparation underway for Clinton’s riverside visit Saturday

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks is preparing for a visit of a presidential scale. Early Wednesday evening, it involved some actual scaling. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Public invited to flood recovery ‘thank you’ event Saturday a.m. with former President Clinton

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The city of Grand Forks is inviting the residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks to a special thank you to former President Bill Clinton Saturday “for his efforts and support of our community’s flood recovery,” according to a city news release. Clinton will be in Grand Forks for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Convention. Continue Reading

Minot fficials study city emergency law based on Grand Forks’

March 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minot officials are reviewing an ordinance that would grant the city’s mayor broad powers in an emergency. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Fifty-two feet, then and now

April 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

April 18, 1997: “For weeks, the Corps and two cities made plans for building a 52-foot clay and sand fortress around the cities. Now, volunteers in both cities are scurrying around to top off those dikes with extra sandbags.” Continue Reading