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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

Generous residents help neighbors in flooded Minot

June 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Chased from their homes by rising floodwaters and bunking with friends, clergymen Mike Johnson and Mike Pancoast did what seems to come naturally to folks around here: They hopped into a car and headed for a nearby town to help others evacuate. Continue Reading

Shelters little-used as friends, family and strangers take in evacuees

June 24, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT Although temporary shelters were opened this week at the Minot Auditorium and Minot State University, many residents had already opened their homes and their hearts to those devastated by the historic flood. Continue Reading

MINOT FLOODING: Family, friends, shelters, take in the evacuees

June 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Although temporary shelters were opened this week at the Minot Auditorium and Minot State University, many residents had already opened their homes and their hearts to those devastated by the historic flood.
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SOURIS RIVER FLOOD: Four-legged flood victims

June 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Pets, too, are displaced by rising waters Mimi hasn’t eaten for days. Like thousands of other flood evacuees here, the 11-year-old Doberman pincherManchester terrier mix is having trouble getting acclimated to her new setting. Her owner, Jody Wright, 42, said he had no choice but to kennel her when he evacuated his house Wednesday afternoon. Continue Reading