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Flooding Closes Neche Port of Entry

Ports At Pembina And Walhalla Remain Open

Commercial and passenger vehicles that normally travel through the Neche Port of Entry will have to take another route. Flooding has closed state Highway 18. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say that vehicles can go through ports at Pembina and Walhalla. Officials say water crossing the highway south of the port of entry at Neche has made the roadway…

Nearly 20 Years Since Major Blizzard of ’97

April 1997 began with temperatures in the 60s, giving people hope for spring after 10 blizzards that winter

  NORTH DAKOTA — It’s been nearly 20 years since a devastating April blizzard struck North Dakota. It began as freezing rain or sleet on April 4th. By the time it was done on the 7th, it dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas. April 1997 began with temperatures in the 60s, giving people hope for…

People in the Metro Area Enjoying Warm Weather

People say you don't have to use walking or exercising as an excuse to be outside

FARGO, N.D. — While other areas around our region are getting hit with the threats of flooding, people in the metro are getting outside to enjoy the warm weather. With temps expected to stay in the 50s and possibly hitting the 60s, people are taking advantage of the earlier than expected warm–up. People say you don’t have to use walking…

City of Grafton Prepping for Potential Major Flood

Crews have started to bring in supplies to build clay temporary levees.

GRAFTON, N.D. — The city of Grafton is fighting back against the flood waters. Crews have started to stock up to build temporary levees. “Starting tomorrow, there will be temporary dikes built at 5th street at McHugh Avenue and across at the campground entrance,” said Deputy Chief Alex Droske with the Grafton Police Department. “We will also be closing Wakeman…

Grafton Could See Major Flood Stage by Friday

Park River Record Crest Was Set in 2013 at 16.16 Feet

The Park River at Grafton is forecast to hit major flood stage by Friday. National Weather Service predicts the river will hit 14.5 feet then with a crest at 15.5 feet a few days later. That would put it in the top 10. The highest crest was recorded in May 2013 at 16.16 feet. The city park begins to flood…

Devils Lake Region to Expect Major Flooding

There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The chances of major flooding in the Devils Lake region remain high. The latest outlook by the National Weather Service predicts a three to four foot rise on Devils Lake. There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011. There’s about 10 to 20…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sending Cleanup Crew to Main DAPL Protest Camp

Officials say they are concerned about an environmental disaster zone after early spring melting is mixing with human waste and garbage

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending a crew to help cleanup the main Dakota Access protest camp. Sen. Hoeven says the Corps has agreed to have a crew on site by the end of the week. He says the area needs to be cleared to help prevent an environmental disaster if the area…

Bismarck’s Kirkwood Mall Partially Closes After Water Main Break

Anchor stores of the mall and those with exterior entrances remained open

BISMARCK, N.D. — Most of the largest mall in Bismarck was closed for the day after a major water main break. The north side of the mall was flooded. The leak was detected near Lee’s Hallmark just before 9 o’clock this morning. Officials say it was “frozen solid” and that delayed shutting it down. A number of carpet cleaning companies…

National Weather Service Says Spring Flooding is Likely in the F-M Area

The National Weather Service is predicting a 50% chance the Red River could hit major flood stage in Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — Spring flooding throughout the Red River Valley is likely this year. The National Weather Service released their first flooding forecast of the year. “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a major flood, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be above 30 feet,” said KVRR Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak. “Basically, it says there’s a 50 percent…

Devils Lake Basin Could See Significant Flooding This Spring

National Weather Service Spring Flood Outlook

The first spring flood outlook of the year is out and there is a threat of significant flooding for the Devils Lake basin. The National Weather Service says the wet summer and fall along with high winter snowpack has set the stage for near record runoff into the lakes. Devils Lake and Stump Lake could rise between three and four…