With a winter storm in the forecast, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has decided to postpone the Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday night in Minto, N.D., until next Monday night, Dec. 9.
The Walsh County Water Resource District is dusting off a 40-year-old plan to divert Forest River floodwater from inundating Minto, N.D., — as it did three times this spring — and thousands of acres of farmland.
Some 140 friends and family members answered the call Tuesday to search for the body of 55-year-old Guy Miller, who is believed to have drowned April 29 when his pickup was washed off a country road during spring flooding.
They are working 100 mph. They are busier than a cat with fresh milk. That’s what Chris Misialek told me this week with the countdown on in Minto for rigging up the largest pot of chili ever and claiming a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Law enforcement officers searched the silt-laden banks of the Forest River and an unnamed creek Thursday, probing the tall grass, trees, brush and mounds of debris, looking for clues that might lead them to the recovery of the body of Guy Miller, 55, the farmer who is believed to have drowned in floodwaters April 29.
Chris Misialek, who runs the Harvey Avenue Salon, tells me the folks around Minto are aiming to make the Guinness Book of World Records. They are attempting to make a ton — that’s 2,000 pounds — or 250 gallons of chili.
U.S. Highway 81 has reopened in Minto, N.D., according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The Forest River, which flows through Minto, had dropped about 1.5 feet, to 6.7 feet at 7:15 a.m. today, from a crest of 8.28 feet on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Authorities are searching today for a Walsh County man whose pickup is believed to have been swept away from a water-covered gravel road Monday evening, about 3 miles southwest of Minto, N.D. The man has been identified as Guy Miller, 55, of Minto.
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