Flood Wall

Mural Painted on Breckenridge Flood Wall

Work started Tuesday and is expected to wrap up next week

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A splash of color is getting added to Breckenridge’s flood wall. A mural is being painted by Shawn McCann and Kimberly Wood, who is from Michigan. The two started the work yesterday and should finish next week. The wall features many colors and the city’s name Breckenridge. It will also showcase some of the city’s rich history…

Moorhead Man Who Fought to Keep Home Moves Out for Flood Protection

The house has a long standing history in his family

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 50 year battle is over for a Fargo man who fought to keep his home along the Red River. Jim Papacek, 72, is moving out after accepting an offer from the city. In 2011, Papacek told KVRR the house’s history is too hard to leave behind. Homes are being removed in that area to build a…

The City of Grand Forks Reflects on the Flood of ’97

For those who were there for the 1997 flood they remember it like it was yesterday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Life came to a screeching halt for thousands of people in Grand Forks after the flood of 1997. But after 20 years, the city has grown and improved. For many people who were in the heart of the disaster, it still feels like yesterday. The river rose to 54.35 feet in 1997. It is still the…

Fargo Homeowner Fights to Save His Historic Home

The city of Fargo delayed their decision to buy out and demolish a local man's home until the Fargo Historic Preservation Commission meets

Some Fargo homeowners are fighting back against buyouts as part of a project to meet the 500 year flood protection goal. One homeowner said his property has historic significance and he doesn’t want to go. The house designed by the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright was originally constructed in 1958. John Stern has been living here since 1985. Since receiving…