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Crookston Public Works Director Pat Kelly shows the area that will be stabilized in the MNDOT slide project along U.S. Highway 2. Inclinometers that measure horizontal movement of the soil along the river bank of the Red Lake River, are placed in the project area. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

MnDoT project to prevent another landslide accident along Red Lake River

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CROOKSTON — It’s been nearly 11 years since a riverbank collapsed, dropping about 6 feet overnight along a 250-foot stretch of U.S. Highway 2, the ground falling toward the Red Lake River below.


Seven severely damaged homes and the Country Club Motel eventually were demolished, as the land gradually continued to slide down the hill.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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