Red River

Canoes and Kayaks Available for Rent in Moorhead

You Can Go Out on the Red River Until August 27

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — As the summer winds down, Moorhead Parks and Recreation and the River Keepers want to give you a chance to do some canoeing and kayaking on the Red River. Canoes and kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis at the Hjemkomst Landing. The rentals were supposed to open May 28 but got delayed…

Pedestrian Bridges Close Due to Rising River Levels

The Pedestrian Bridge at Lindenwood Park has been raised, the floating Bridge at Dike East and the Kayak Launch have been removed

FARGO, N.D. — Due to the rising Red River, preventative steps are being taken to ensure safety to those who use the river trails. Starting on July 9th, the Fargo Park District and the City of Moorhead will be raising the pedestrian bridge, and removing the adaptive kayak launch and floating bridge at dike east in Lindenwood Park. The pedestrian…

Body Found in Red River Identified

FARGO-MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man has been identified as the person found dead in the Red River late last month. Police say he was 56-year-old Jeffrey Lindell. At this point, there’s no sign of foul play in his death. Final autopsy results are not yet available. Lindell’s body was pulled out of the river in Moorhead on June 29 after…

Zebra Mussels Found in North Dakota’s Ashtabula Lake, Sheyenne and Red Rivers

experts say people will need to check their boats and wash them to reduce the chances of the invasive species spreading

FARGO, N.D. –Game and Fish finds zebra mussels in one of North Dakota’s lakes. The last time they were found in the Red River in 2015. Zebra mussels were first found in the U.S. back in 1988, after contaminated cargo ships from Eastern Europe and Western Russia entered the Great Lakes. “Over the last 35 years, we’ve seen the gradual…

Lake Ashtabula Has Invasive Zebra Mussels

Lake Ashtabula and the Sheyenne River downstream all the way to the Red River have been classified as infested water

BARNES CO., ND — North Dakota Game and Fish has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Ashtabula. Inspections of the lake in Barnes and Griggs counties also found well-established populations of zebra mussels of various ages throughout the lake. Lake Ashtabula and the Sheyenne River downstream all the way to the Red River have been classified as infested…

Attorney For Sadeks Says They Plan To Appeal Judge’s Ruling

Parents of Wahpeton college student found dead after becoming a drug informant

WAHPETON, ND — The attorney for the parents of a Wahpeton college student found dead after becoming a drug informant plans to appeal a judge’s dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Tim O’Keeffe says Tammy and John Sadek are disappointed with the ruling and a bit surprised by it. The Sadeks sued the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, one of its…

Little Conservationists On the Hunt for Insects, Birds at Bioblitz

this is the first one in the metro

  FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Public Library and Audubon Dakota are not only getting kids outside, but they’re also looking for the next generation of conservationists with their first Bioblitz. Kids and their parents surveyed land along the Red River in downtown Fargo to find dormant bumblebees, beetles, mites and even some birds. Organizers say it’s important to get kids…

People are Making Rain Barrels for a Cleaner Red River

The Cass County Soil Conservation District, the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and River Keepers come together to teach people about the benefits of having a rain barrel at their home

MOORHEAD, MINN.– People in Cass and Clay Counties are helping protect the Red River’s water quality by building their own rain barrels. The Cass County Soil Conservation District, the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and River Keepers come together to teach people about the benefits of having a rain barrel at their home. Participants learn the basics of…

National Weather Service Issues Final Situation Report For 2019 Flood Fight

all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service has issued its final situation report for this year’s flood fight. They say all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries. Several roads near and north of Oslo continue to be impacted due to flooding. Although levels are slowly falling at Oslo, Drayton, and…