Flooding

Steele County sinkhole repair could cost more than $1 million

A sinkhole as long as a football field and as deep as thirty feet sits along State Highway 23 near Hatton, North Dakota

STEELE COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) – With rain flooding areas in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, people weren’t expecting rain water to cause such a collapse and agencies around the area say they didn’t feel prepared either. “Usually in flood events, we get 2,3,4 weeks of warning. With the amount of rain that we had, we were expecting more of…

People come together to combat flooding in Crookston and Fisher

Crookston officials feel they are moving past the worst of flood conditions but now they're lending a hand to a neighbor who could face similar or worse damage.

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Crookston officials feel they are moving past the worst of flood conditions but now they’re lending a hand to a neighbor who could face similar or worse damage. People there didn’t know what to expect as water continued to rise in the Red Lake River. “Last night right after sunset I saw the road was filled with…

Statewide Emergency Called for North Dakota Due to Flooding & Winter Storm Damage

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has declared a statewide emergency for flooding and widespread utility infrastructure damage caused by this weekend’s severe winter storm. It has left thousands of people without electricity. The governor also has declared a disaster for areas impacted by record snowfall during the historic blizzard April 12-14 based on local costs incurred for snow…

Flood Fighting In Rural Steele County, North Dakota

STEELE CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Emergency crews are using a boat to shuttle firemen and other rescue personnel back and forth from a house surrounded by water. The farmstead in Steele County had dike protection, but it failed last night. Fire crews from Hatton and Northwood were able to bring pumps online in an attempt to help save the family’s…