RED LAKE RIVER

Crookston Sports Center Opened As Emergency Evacuation Center

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KROX) —  As of 10:30 am, the Red Lake River levels have reached 26.4 feet. The City of Crookston Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is constantly monitoring river levels.  Sandbagging and clay diking efforts are continuing.  The EOC committee is considering the potential need for voluntary evacuation of low line vulnerable affected areas.   The Crookston Sports Center, 801 Fisher Ave., has been opened as a emergency…

Gov. Tim Walz Authorizes National Guard to Support Emergency Flood Operations in Northwestern Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Following severe spring storms across northwestern Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz today declared a peacetime emergency and authorized the Minnesota National Guard to provide support for emergency flood operations, including personnel, equipment, and resources. The assistance is authorized via Emergency Executive Order 22-08. “When our neighbors are in trouble, we step up to lend a hand,” said Governor…

Grand Forks Asks People To Limit Outdoor Water Usage

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks city leaders are asking people to limit their outdoor water usage. People are asked to voluntarily participate, it is not mandatory. Starting Thursday, residential water users in odd numbered homes are asked to limit the watering of their lawns to between 4 am – 11 am on Mondays and Thursdays. Residential water users in even…