Red River

LIVE: River Paddling Excursions Return

River Keepers Re-Launching Paddling Events On July 22nd

  River levels have been yo-yoing all summer, but now they’re the prefect level for people to head out onto the water and learn a bit about one of our region’s biggest natural resources. River Keepers is re-launching its river paddling excursion series on July 22nd. That event is sold out, but you can still sign for an events on…

UPDATE: Restriction on Red River in Grand Forks lifted

Non-motorized watercrafts are still asked to remain cautious.

UPDATE: The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office has lifted its restriction on a section of the Red River. The Sheriff’s Office initially closed a quarter-mile section after seven kayakers got caught in the current, but now say the current has slowed enough to lift the restriction. Non-motorized watercrafts are still asked to remain cautious north of the Kennedy Bridge to the…

Fargo Police Investigate Human Bones Near Trollwood Park

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Investigators are examining bones discovered along the Red River near Trollwood Park in north Fargo. Police and the Cass County Coroner were called Monday night after passers-by discovered what appeared to be human bones. The bones were collected for examination and to attempt identification. The initial assessment by the medical examiner indicated the bones had been…

F-M Diversion releases ‘The Relentless Red’ documentary

FARGO, N.D. – A new film highlights the need for permanent flood protection in the F-M metro. The Diversion Board of Authority releasing this 30 minute video about flooding, the impacts on the community and the FM Area Diversion Project. Executive Director Joel Paulsen says past floods have disrupted daily life and left lasting impressions on our families, school children…

Red River Continues To Rise In Grand Forks & East Grand Forks

Crews are installing the floodwalls at Lincoln Drive Park and Elks Drive

Courtesy: Northern Plains UAS Test Site 1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Northern Plains UAS Test Site is giving us a look at how high the water is in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. This is a drone shot of the Sorlie Bridge which has been closed to traffic. You can see chunks of ice jammed…

Social Distancing: Lessons Learned From Dealing With Crisis

Other Problems Show That If We Prepare, We Can Take On Current Challenges

I don’t know about you, but I keep completely forgetting that we were facing a completely different potential crisis a month ago. The flood forecasts were looking bad. Fargo was getting ready to launch sandbag central for the 2nd straight year. But man, a lot can change in a month. And one fantastic change is the flood forecast got a…

North Broadway Red River Bridge Closing Due to River Levels

FARGO, N.D.– The City of Fargo is closing the North Broadway Red River Bridge due to rising water levels. The bridge will close on Friday at 12 p.m. and remain closed until the water levels recede below the bridge. The detour route will use the County Road 20 Bridge. Categories: Construction & Traffic Updates, Flood Fight 2020, Local News Tags:…

Red River Crest Forecast Shows Flood Threat Is Diminishing for Fargo-Moorhead

A near-perfect snow melt has lessened the threat of serious flooding

FARGO, N.D. — National Weather Service in Grand Forks issues a flood crest forecast for the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead of between 30 and 32 feet sometime late next week. Thirty feet is considered major flood stage, but the metro is well prepared to handle that much water without having to take much action. The lack of snow or rain…

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Says His Level of Concern About A Major Flood Has Dropped

Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect

FARGO, N.D. — The risk of significant flooding in Fargo-Moorhead has all but disappeared. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect and his level of concern has dropped. He say’s Fargo will probably hit a lower crest of 34 to 35 feet around April 1. Mahoney says although it will be a major flood over 30 feet, he…