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April 29, 2013
Pipestem Creek hits flood stage
The National Weather Service Office in Bismarck issued a flood warning Sunday for Pipestem Creek near Pingree, N.D. The warning went into effect at 8:33 p.m. Sunday. The NWS gauge where Pipestem Creek crosses N.D. Highway 36 recorded the creek's level at 10.1 feet at 8:15 p.m. Sunday....
April 29, 2013 - 6:48am
April 8, 2013
Many Cass residents wait for buyouts
FARGO -- Steve Syrdal couldn't move away from the floodplain even if he wanted. And he does want to move away.
April 8, 2013 - 4:42am
In the eye of the storm
GRAND FORKS -- Lugging a large modified rain gauge, Bill Barrett of the National Weather Service stepped outside his office in Grand Forks on...
April 8, 2013 - 4:41am
From data to forecast
Flood experts rely on various methods of data-gathering for their forecasts, ranging from human observation to aerial mapping and river gauges. During flood season, the weather service relies on about 300 volunteers in its coverage area -- expanding from the Canadian border to South...
April 8, 2013 - 4:40am
Sandbag-making part of pre-wedding times
FARGO -- Galit DeWitz and her friends had a swinging bachelorette party Saturday -- if you count making sandbags as a tear-it-up, rip-snortin',...
April 8, 2013 - 4:32am
March 26, 2013
Fargo, Cass to sandbag together
FARGO -- The city and county will combine sandbag-filling efforts next week to begin fighting what may be one of the worst floods in recorded...
March 26, 2013 - 7:26am
March 25, 2013
DL Basin residents fear some progress lost
GRAND FORKS -- The respite people living in North Dakota's flood-plagued Devils Lake Basin enjoyed in 2012 likely will be short-lived. The lake has a 25 percent chance of rising 3 feet this year, surpassing the record elevation of 1,454.3 feet above sea level set in 2011, according...
March 25, 2013 - 4:26am
February 17, 2013
ND commission to fund flood protection study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the State Water Commission will cover the $45,000 cost of a study for a flood protection project along the Souris River. The study is required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help determine if the federal government will share...
February 17, 2013 - 10:00am
February 11, 2013
Other Views: Flood plan: A dose of reality
A preliminary schedule for a Minot flood protection plan was laid out last week for members of the city council, and one thing is crystal clear after that presentation: Should Minot opt to move forward with the current plan, it will be a long, costly process with construction stretching...
February 11, 2013 - 6:35am
February 4, 2013
'Bathtub' concerns property owners
HICKSON, N.D. -- In 2009, emergency workers used the Knickerbocker Liquor Locker in Hickson as a flood operations center because the building...
February 4, 2013 - 6:58am
January 25, 2013
Outlook: Chances of major flooding are slim
FARGO -- Rest easy, sandbaggers. The Red River here has only a 6 percent chance of reaching major flood stage this spring, according to a flood outlook released Thursday by the National Weather Service. There's a 74 percent chance the river will reach its minor flood stage of 18...
January 25, 2013 - 7:21am
January 6, 2013
Minot engineers say scaling back flood plan not worth it
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- Minot engineers say scaling back a $543 million flood control project is not worth the effort. City council members wanted to know the cost of reducing the project's design elevation from more than 27,000 cubic feet of river flow that marked the record 2011 flood,...
January 6, 2013 - 4:00pm
December 16, 2012
Face of Devils Lake flooding leaving government
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A man who served nearly a quarter century on the Ramsey County Commission and became the face of the prolonged Devils Lake flood disaster is leaving government. But Joe Belford isn't leaving the fight to bring normalcy to a region that has suffered through...
December 16, 2012 - 9:30pm
December 10, 2012
2013 will bring buyout offers for 56 Fargo homes
FARGO -- Ann and Todd Haggart are 26-year residents of River Drive South in Fargo. Ann Haggart said even though they're ready to accept a buyout...
December 10, 2012 - 6:54am
December 5, 2012
N.D. getting more money from FEMA
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota is getting a federal grant of nearly $1.4 million to help with recovery efforts following last year's historic Missouri River flooding in the Bismarck-Mandan area. The state's congressional delegation announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
December 5, 2012 - 7:22am