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Corps to decrease flow from dam on Missouri River

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to decrease the flow from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota to increase flood control storage on the Missouri River, which had record flooding this year. Continue Reading

Minot flood victims get help with home heating

November 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Jack Dalrymple says a new program will help low-income homeowners in Ward County replace flood-damaged furnaces. And U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad says the Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to build additions onto the entryways of mobile homes brought to Minot for temporary housing. Continue Reading

MINOT FLOOD RECOVERY: Just the beginning of a very messy job

July 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gene Ritchie gestured with his hands as he talked, drawing an imaginary line down the middle of 21st Street Northwest. On the one side there was flood water. On the other there wasn’t. Continue Reading

FLOODING NOTEBOOK: Newspaper foundation pledges assistance…Scams artists using flood for gain…Devils Lake to be re-evaluated by FEMA…more

July 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation has started a program to assist employees of the Minot Daily News whose homes have been destroyed or severely damaged by flood waters. Continue Reading

RACING: Flooding closes Minot speedway; World of Outlaws return to RCS

July 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Due to the historic flooding in Minot, the World of Outlaws will make another appearance this season at River Cities Speedway. The Outlaws will race Aug. 19 at RCS, which will mark their third night of racing at the quarter-mile track this season. The Outlaws raced a two-day show at RCS in June. Continue Reading

MINOT FLOOD RECOVERY: Rumors on buyout program just that

July 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Recovery coordinator says federal program will be different than in GF in 1997There’s been a rumor spreading that authorities would soon begin a big buyout program of flood-damaged homes here as part of the recovery process, and Brig. Gen. Murray Sagsveen has been working to quash it. Continue Reading

Minot evacuees slowly returning as Souris recedes

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minot authorities are allowing more evacuees to return to their homes Wednesday as the flooded Souris River continues to recede. So far, evacuees have returned to more than 140 homes out of 4,000 affected by flooding, according to Dean Lenertz, a spokesman for the city. Continue Reading

Congested Missouri River threatens tributaries

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In a season of flooding by some of the nation’s biggest rivers, it’s streams most Americans have never heard of that could cause some of the worst problems in the Midwest.
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Lessons learned: story of recovery in Grand Forks gives hope

July 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The first delegation to visit Grand Forks for disaster recovery advice came from Tarboro, N.C., scarred by flooding in 1999. Next to arrive was St. Bernard’s Parish, La., hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The latest in a line of communities seeking counsel was Cedar Rapids, Iowa, flooded in 2008. Continue Reading

Como Zoo welcomes animals from Minot zoo

July 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

They came 507 miles by truck, 13 of them packed in small plastic pet crates, a flood-ravaged home behind them and a capital city before them.
The African penguins from Minot, N.D., waddled into their public display at Como Zoo in St. Paul on Thursday morning, just a few of the approximately 230 animals evacuated from the Roosevelt Park Zoo that now is under 4 to 14 feet of water. Continue Reading