Minnesota Orchestra earns rave reviews in New York Earlier this month, Osmo Vanska and the Minnesotans played Beethoven and "Kullervo" a big, dramatic piece by Sibelius, at New York's Carnegie Hall. The New York Times called that performance "riveting" and "thrilling."4:44 p.m.
Oakport turns to levees instead of a million sandbags Oakport Township -- an area just north of Moorhead along the Red River -- was hard hit by floods last year. This year, instead of sandbag walls, the township is building a clay levee in some areas to protect more homes.5:20 p.m.
'Scan Eagle' takes flight over the flood As the people living along the Red River are watching the water's progression on the ground, the University of North Dakota's aerospace program is focused on flood waters from above.5:43 p.m.
Minnesota Orchestra earns rave reviews in New York Earlier this month, Osmo Vanska and the Minnesotans played Beethoven and "Kullervo" a big, dramatic piece by Sibelius, at New York's Carnegie Hall. The New York Times called that performance "riveting" and "thrilling."6:24 p.m.
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