Red River

Ames Construction Gets Second Contract For FM Diversion Project Work

$59 million to build a flow control structure on the Wild Rice River

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded its second contract for the $2.75 billion Red River diversion project. A $59 million project to build a flow control structure on the Wild Rice River will be built by Ames Construction out of Burnsville, Minnesota. The concrete structure with two gates will be located about 7 miles south of…

Gates Close at Parks Located Along Red River in Fargo

The gates will remain closed until spring, but will be accessible by foot.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Park District is closing the gates to three parks along the Red River on November 1. Oak Grove Park at 170 Maple Street North, Riverwood Park at 4707 Country Road 31, and Trefoil Park at 3664 Elm Street North will be closed due to the river levels and cold weather. The gates will remain closed until spring,…

Fargo Police Identify Body Found Near River

Police are waiting on the final autopsy to determine the cause of death.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department has identified the body found near the Red River on October 17 as 35-year-old Brian Jeffrey Reed of Fargo.. Reed was found between a fence and Dike East park in a low spot filled with water. Police say there is no indication of foul play, but they are waiting on the final autopsy to determine…

Fargo Mini Marathon Causes Road Closures in Moorhead

The City of Moorhead is asking residents to reduce speed and use caution on the roadway in these areas.

MOORHEAD, M.N.–The altered course route for the Fargo Mini Marathon will cause road closures. Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, 15th Avenue North in Moorhead will be closed from 11th Street to the Red River. The course will also affect individuals living north of 15th Avenue and west of 11th Street up to Johnson Park….

Bloated Red River Forces Course Changes For Fargo Mini Marathon This Weekend

Events are planned for both Friday and Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — The recent snowstorm and rainfall is taking a toll on the upcoming Fargo Mini Marathon. A large section of the half marathon course along the Red River is flooded. Marathon organizers are still working out the final details on the new route. Events are planned for both Friday and Saturday. The half marathon, 10K and 5K will…

Cass County Officials Concerned About Fall Flooding

There is overland flooding with high water in ditches, drains, and other tributaries

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County anticipates record fall flooding along many of the tributary rivers. While officials say rivers are not expected to get to the levels seen last spring, there is a significant risk of flooding in rural areas. River levels on the Sheyenne are expected to remain high for the next several weeks. Minor to moderate flooding is…

3rd Steet Underpass in Moorhead Closed due to High Water

The Red River measured at 22.1 feet and a crest of 22.5 feet is expected between Tuesday and Thursday.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The 3rd Street underpass in Moorhead has been closed due to the elevated Red River levels. The Red River measured at 22.1 feet and a crest of 22.5 feet is expected between Tuesday and Thursday. The City of Moorhead is monitoring gates and pump stations throughout the city. The gate and pump station that prevents the river from backing…

Travel Alert Issued For Large Section of North Dakota

Drivers are being encouraged to reduce speeds

Jackknifed Semi Near Carrington On Highway 200BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota DOT and Highway Patrol have issued a Travel Alert due to heavy snow, reduced visibility and icy roads. Cities included in the alert include ¬†Jamestown, Courtenay, Valley City, Ellendale, Velva, Harvey, Towner, Devils Lake, Carrington, Langdon, Rolla, Cavalier, Adams, Cooperstown and surrounding areas. Drivers are being encouraged to reduce…

Red River Access Points Closed in Grand Forks

Public access points to the Red River will be reopened when the water levels recede to a safe level.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–All public access points to the Red River in Grand Forks County have been closed due to current flooding conditions. The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office says increasing river levels, falling temperatures, and additional weather concerns through the weekend make the river unsafe for public use. Public access points to the Red River will be reopened when the…

Rising Red River Causes Pedestrian And Elm Street Closures

Fargo Park District has raised the pedestrian bridge at Lindenwood Park

FARGO, N.D. — Recent heavy rains in the southern Red River basin is causing the river to rise resulting in minor flooding. Fargo Park District has raised the pedestrian bridge at Lindenwood Park and the floating bridge at Dike East. The low spot on Elm Street in North Fargo is requiring another closure with rising water. The National Weather Service…