The Red River continued its slow retreat Sunday after cresting a day earlier, dropping below record level to 39.88 feet. (03/29/2009)
As the Red River crept within view of their backyard this past week, Denette and Billy Narum had an extra incentive to pray their sandbags held. Like most people in the flood zone, they have no flood insurance. (03/29/2009)
Now that the Red River is at or near its crest, the anxiety in Fargo-Moorhead has shifted to the resilience of the levees -- will they keep the river from washing through the cities? (03/28/2009)
Many residents in the Oakport Township north of Moorhead are in waiting mode as the river levels continue to fluctuate. The water has been going down, so they're finished sandbagging. Now the focus is on keeping basements dry, conserving water, and staying safe. (03/28/2009)
Officials cautioned, though, that the area wasn't out of the woods, with the river expected to stay more than 20 feet above flood stage for several days. (03/28/2009)
Some in the Red River valley have expressed exasperation with flood forecasts that have been shifting frequently over the past several days. Forecasters acknowledge it's an inexact science. (03/28/2009)
Fargo-Moorhead area residents got a dose of good news Saturday as the National Weather Service predicted the bloated Red River had crested and was headed down in the next week. (03/28/2009)
In a relatively new neighborhood in Moorhead's Oakport Township, there's a pocket of about 40 homes that are nearest the water. This is an area just north of the city of Moorhead along the Red River. City officials have issued a voluntary evacuation order, but residents say they will stay to fight for their homes even if they issue a mandatory one. (03/28/2009)
The Civil Air Patrol did an aerial damage assessment on Friday afternoon, March 28, 2009. (03/28/2009)
Fargo's tired residents stared down a winter storm Monday expected to carry up to 14 inches of snow and wind-whipped waves that could worsen the flooding, bringing more gloominess in a city where people are growing increasingly frustrated with the drawn-out flood fight. (03/28/2009)
First the floodwaters hit. The water was so deep that more than 120 people had to be rescued by boat. Then a home caught fire and burned to the ground. (03/27/2009)
Many residents of Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, N.D., spent Friday and Saturday evacuating their homes. (03/27/2009)
The stream of water that has everyone concerned in the Moorhead neighborhood isn't coming from the dike, it turns out; it's coming from a storm drain the city hasn't plugged. (03/27/2009)
MPR's Bob Collins returned to the Riverview Circle neighborhood in Moorhead this morning, after residents were told to evacuate. (03/27/2009)
The American Red Cross is sending another 150 people to the North Dakota flood zone to operate emergency shelters to join the 85 such volunteers who are already there. (03/27/2009)


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