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First Responders Were Critical in ’97 Flood Response

April 20, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – 15 years ago, waters swallowed homes and businesses. Firefighters and police officers were working around the clock rescuing people from apartments and buildings. Continue Reading

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’97 Flood, Downtown Fire Couldn’t Keep Residents Down

April 19, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Fifteen years ago, Grand Forks and East Grand Forks were battling floodwater from a rising Red River. But adding to those water worries, a fire broke out downtown Grand Forks destroying numerous businesses. Continue Reading

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Businesses Bounced Back After ’97 Flood

April 19, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Some business owners who fought rising waters during the flood of 1997 fought even harder to keep their businesses in downtown Grand Forks.
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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

The big three North Dakota floods

June 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota has been plagued by major floods for several decades. The current emergency in Minot has already become one for the record books. Continue Reading