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Walsh County pursues diversion project

July 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAFTON The Walsh County Water Resource District is dusting off a 40-year-old plan to divert Forest River floodwater from inundating Minto as it did three times this spring and thousands of acres of farmland. Continue Reading

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Forest River Celebrates 125 Years

July 13, 2012 in WDAZ

FOREST RIVER, ND (WDAZ-TV) Residents in Forest River are celebrating a big milestone: the town’s 125th anniversary.

The town’s population was quadrupled Friday as many people returned for this big anniversary. Continue Reading

Forest River Farmers Elevator prepared for early harvest

July 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FOREST RIVER A gentle rain perked up some thirsty crops Friday, as staff at Forest River Farmers Elevator prepared for what should be one of the earliest harvests on record. Continue Reading

30 years in the heart of Forest River

April 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Elaine McDonald took over the Forest River CafĂ© on April 4, 1982. It’s the only cafe in the town of 125 and has provided residents with hot meals and good cheer for 30 years. McDonald, her employees and customers celebrated the anniversary on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Work starts to build new elevator in Forest River, N.D.

April 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After fire destroyed the 99-year-old Forest River Farmers Elevator, construction of a new facility is underway and could be completed by next January. Continue Reading

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Friends, Employees of Forest River Cafe Owner Celebrate 30 Years in Business

April 4, 2012 in WDAZ

FOREST RIVER, ND (WDAZ-TV) – At a time when many small towns stuggle to keep businesses going, a Forest River woman is celebrating 30 years of running the town’s only cafe.
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Forest River, ND, Family Loses Nearly Everything in House Fire

December 20, 2011 in WDAZ

NEAR FOREST RIVER, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Tragedy struck a rural Forest River family on Monday, when their home was destroyed by a fire. Continue Reading

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Forest River Residents Rally to Save Post Office

September 29, 2011 in WDAZ

FOREST RIVER, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Another post office in North Dakota could be on the chopping block.

The Forest River community is rallying to save its post office, while the U.S. Postal Service considers closing nearly 3,700 post offices nationwide. Continue Reading

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Forest River Residents Rally to Save Post Office

September 29, 2011 in WDAZ

FOREST RIVER, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Another post office in North Dakota could be on the chopping block.

The Forest River community is rallying to save its post office, while the U.S. Postal Service considers closing nearly 3,700 post offices nationwide. Continue Reading

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Forest River, ND, Elevator Fire Extinguished; Will Be Rebuilt

September 14, 2011 in WDAZ

FOREST RIVER, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Smoke continued to rise from the Forest River Farmer Elevator on Wednesday. Firefighters worked into the night trying to put out the blaze that started Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading