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No firm crest prediction yet: Fargo flood fight set to begin

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Sandbagging efforts will begin here today as city leaders want to build levees up to 40 feet to prepare for a river crest late next week between 38 and 40 feet. Continue Reading

Northern valley towns taking no chances with lower flood risk

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAFTON Construction crews are working overtime to build an 18-foot levee along the Park River in Grafton to prevent damage from what could be a record flood. Continue Reading

Inmates at JRCC fill sandbags for use here

August 24, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Sand and perspiration were both in great supply Tuesday as inmates at the James River Correctional Center filled sandbags for use along the James River in Jamestown.
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Fargo opts for bigger bag to help stop floodwaters

March 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

City and county officials are counting on Everett “Buzz” Waid’s enormous sandbag system to help protect large stretches of Fargo and outlying areas from a third straight major Red River flood. Continue Reading

Des Moines River flooding prompts sandbagging

September 23, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Windom and Jackson started sandbagging along the Des Moines River Thursday to halt the floodwaters threatening the communities, using both volunteers and local emergency personnel to stem the tide. Continue Reading

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Sandbag center proposal gains steam in Moorhead

September 20, 2010 in INFORUM

A proposal to build a sandbag production and storage center in Moorhead took a step forward Monday when the City Council directed staff to develop plans and specifications. Continue Reading

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Moorhead eyes sandbag production and storage facility

September 7, 2010 in INFORUM

Moorhead officials said Tuesday that before they decide whether the city should build a $1.7 million sandbag facility, they need to discuss further whether all residents should pay to protect private property threatened by flooding. Continue Reading

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Fargo secures sandbag storage

June 4, 2010 in INFORUM

The city of Fargo will pay nearly $13,000 a month for warehouse space over the next year to store the bulk of 370,000 unused sandbags from this spring’s flood fight.

About 350,000 bags have sat since mid-April on pallets in a parking lot off 28th Street, the top layer exposed to ultraviolet rays that break down the bags. Continue reading…