Upper Midwest flooding

  • An early spring and a rapid snow melt forced communities in Minnesota and North Dakota to quicken their flood fighting efforts.

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Across the state, the end is in sight for a flood season that fell short of earlier, dire predictions.

North of Moorhead on County Road 26, DNR officers Gary Forsberg, left, and Phil Seefeldt will use an airboat to check on 100 homes isolated by flooding.

High water’s getting really old

  • Flood relief for some, but not all

    Publish / Update April 10, 2011 9:46 AM

    The Red River's approaching crest brought a sense of relief to residents of Fargo and Moorhead Saturday, but residents downstream like Troy Hall of Gardner, N.D., find the land around them transformed into a vast flowing lake.

The Nora Lutheran Church near Gardner, 20 miles north of Fargo, is sur...

Flooded park in Stillwater

MnDOT closed the Stillwater Lift Bridge Friday.

Molly Kirk, left, and Brook Riley take a break atop a pile of sandbags as they helped in flood preparations in their neighborhood for the rising waters of the Red River, Thursday, in Moorhead, Minn.

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Roaring river

Filling sandbags in Moorhead.

Flooding on the St. Croix River at Stillwater

Hwy. 101

Minnesota River crossing in Chaska.

Hastings parking lot

Harriet Island

Flood check

Moving sand bags in Stillwater.

Have too much water?

Mississippi River in Hastings

Billy Ruitz, owner of Drifters Bar and Grill

  • Taking the river in stride

    Article By: JIM ANDERSON , Star Tribune Publish March 27, 2011 2:00 AM / Update March 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    For some along the Mississippi River, the price of working or living with its majestic beauty comes due when the waters rise. A sense of humor comes in handy.

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Flood prep in St. Paul

Stacking sandbags north of St. Peter.

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