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Von Pinnon: Five years ago, victory over flood captured world’s attention

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Five years ago today, the Fargo-Moorhead area held its collective breath.
The Red River gauge in Fargo hovered at 40.84 feet, the highest flood crest ever seen here.
And yet nobody declared victory.

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Resting easy, for once: Slim chance of flooding a relief for Fargo-Moorhead residents, officials

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With three major floods in the past five years, and the threat of one last year, beating back a rising Red River has nearly become a springtime tradition here.
So what happens in a year like this one when the river is, for once, tame?
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Resting easy, for once: Slim chance of flooding a relief for Fargo-Moorhead residents, officials

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With three major floods in the past five years, and the threat of one last year, beating back a rising Red River has nearly become a springtime tradition here.
So what happens in a year like this one when the river is, for once, tame?
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Lessons learned: Casselton fire chief stresses federal funding for disaster response

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean said his firefighters were prepared for the worst when an oil train ignited after striking a derailed grain train on Dec. 30.
But he thought they’d be coping with anhydrous ammonia or another dangerou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lessons learned: Casselton fire chief stresses federal funding for disaster response

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean said his firefighters were prepared for the worst when an oil train ignited after striking a derailed grain train on Dec. 30.
But he thought they’d be coping with anhydrous ammonia or another dangerou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. Supreme Court upholds suspension of judge Corwin for harassing court reporter

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld disciplinary action against East Central District Judge Wickham Corwin for his conduct toward a Cass County court reporter.

The high court found “clear and convincing evidence” that Corwin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. Supreme Court upholds suspension of judge Corwin for harassing court reporter

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld disciplinary action against East Central District Judge Wickham Corwin for his conduct toward a Cass County court reporter.

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Sales tax extension considered as part of flood control financing

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With a goal of starting construction on the proposed 36-mile flood channel next spring, Fargo-Moorhead Diversion leaders are considering a complex financing mechanism that may require voters’ approval to extend half-cent sales taxes …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sales tax extension considered as part of flood control financing

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With a goal of starting construction on the proposed 36-mile flood channel next spring, Fargo-Moorhead Diversion leaders are considering a complex financing mechanism that may require voters’ approval to extend half-cent sales taxes …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Landlord sued in fatal Goldmark fire claims roommate was maintenance worker for unit

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When Donna and Dwayne Peyton’s son James died in an apartment fire, they say they had no plans to sue his landlord – one of the largest property management firms in the region.
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