“For a small town to prepare for a flood, it’s a lot different than it is for a big metro area,” Mayor Curt Johannsen said of Hendrum, a town of about 350 people about 30 miles north of Fargo and Moorhead. “We don’t have the resources that Fargo-Moorhead does, so as a small town we can’t afford to absorb a lot of those costs.”
Dave Kolpack, Associated Press
, April 04, 2011
Recent warm days and dry weather the past few weeks had many expecting sunny news when the National Weather Service issued its latest flood forecast Thursday. Instead, the picture was gloomier than it was a month ago.
All Stars keeps kids focused, learning
Norman County West School District has been recognized for its after-school program that aims to advance children’s potential while keeping them out of trouble as they wait for their parents to come home from work.
Goal is to ensure they aren’t affected by proposed F-M diversion
GRAND FORKS – Red River Valley leaders were asked Wednesday to join up and create a unified voice to ensure downstream communities aren’t affected by the proposed Fargo-Moorhead diversion project.
Ryan Johnson, Forum Communications Co.
, September 30, 2010
Landowners worry about plan’s effects
HENDRUM, Minn. – Several landowners downstream from a proposed North Dakota diversion say they can’t handle any more water in the area already heavily hit by flooding.
As the Wild Rice River crest moves through Twin Valley and Ada, Minn., flood fighters are watching for overland flooding and turning some of their attention to points where the tributaries meet the rising Red River.
“Right now, we’re in between the two floods,” Kevin Ruud, Norman County Emergency Management Director, said Monday.
Kevin Bonham, Forum Communications Co.
, March 16, 2010
Representatives of downstream cities sounded off Thursday on plans to build a Red River diversion channel to protect Fargo-Moorhead. The Metro Flood Study Work Group was also told that mitigating higher Red River levels downstream could cost $35 million to $750 million.
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