Flood

Metro Flood Board Names Executive Director

Neider was picked over two other candidates, Scott Higbee and Melodee Loyer

FARGO, ND — The Metro Flood Board has picked its first Diversion Authority executive director. He is Jay Neider, the deputy project director at Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Neider was picked over two other candidates, Scott Higbee and Melodee Loyer. Previously, the Fargo City Administrator and Cass County Administrator served as Co-Executive Directors. Categories: Agriculture, Business, Community, Local News, News…

Flood Control Buyouts Spark New Facility for Fargo Schools

New warehouse puts the behind the scenes operations under one roof

FARGO, ND — Flood control efforts sparked a new warehouse for the Fargo Public School District. Officials said their new operations facility will help improve the lives of their students. Faculty and staff are celebrating the end of a big move. “Make sure our buildings are prepared and ready to go for students and the education they receive,” said Superintendent…

U.S. Army Corps Leaders Get Their First Look at the F-M Flood Diversion

Leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are happy with the Diversion project so far

FARGO, N.D. — Leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers came all the way from Washington, D.C. to get their first look at the FM Flood Diversion construction. The project, which will take at least six and a half years to finish, recently started near Horace, North Dakota. Army Corps Major General Ed Jackson saw it in person for…

The Salvation Army’s “Canteen” Gets an Upgrade

A van which gives cooked meals and other resources to disaster victims is new and improved

FARGO, N.D. — Disaster relief just got a facelift in the FM area, thanks to a new canteen. The Salvation Army dedicated their new and improved “canteen” unit, upgrading an 18 year old mobile kitchen. It can provide cooked meals, water, blankets and other supplies to people affected by disasters in Cass and Clay counties. Major Byron Medlock with the…

Valley City Couple Volunteering in Missouri to Help Flood Victims

The longtime Red Cross volunteers are heading to St. Louis

FARGO, N.D. — As flooding continues to make waves across Missouri communities, a Valley City couple set out to give victims a hand in their time of crisis. Paul and Barb Henke started their journey this morning, saying severe flooding is an issue their community knows all too well. The longtime Red Cross volunteers are using one of the organization’s…

Sterns to Appear Before ND Historic Preservation Board in Effort to Save Fargo Home

It's the first step in the process to getting their house listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  FARGO, N.D. — John and Sherri Stern are taking the next step to save their Fargo house which was designed by a member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s family. The Sterns will appear before the North Dakota Historic Preservation Review Board next Friday. It’s the first step in the process to getting their house listed on the National Register of…

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…

City of Grand Forks Features “20 Years Stronger” Section on Its Website

Its website is featuring a section called "20 Years Stronger", highlighting the devastation the city overcame.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The city of Grand Forks is commemorating how far it’s come since the flood. Its website is featuring a section called “20 Years Stronger”, highlighting the devastation the city overcame. A spokesperson with the city says the feature is meant to show how Grand Forks is “stronger than ever before,” rather than the hardships the disaster…

F-M Flood Diversion: Groundbreaking for Flood Protection

Community members remember the flood of 97 and move forward with the diversion project

RED RIVER VALLEY — City and state leaders from both sides of the Red gathered to remember an event that devastated the region throughout the valley. It’s been 20 years since the flood of ’97 and while they talk about how they were able to overcome, leaders are also discussing how to move forward with future protection. “I remember some…

Northern Valley Still Facing Flood Warning

There is a concern that rainfall totals overnight could impact the river level

NECHE, N.D. — Only one flood warning remains in the northern valley. The warning for the Pembina River at Neche has been extended to Thursday. There is a concern that rainfall totals overnight could impact the river level. It has fallen from moderate to minor flood stage in the past 24 hours. The governor has declared an emergency declaration for…