The Red River Basin Commission will hold a series of meetings throughout the Red River Basin over the next eight weeks to gather public comments as it develops its Long-Term Flooding Solutions Project.
North Dakota welcomes most visitors, but not a certain striped shellfish.
The state is bracing for a Zebra mussel infestation now that the creatures have invaded the Red River Basin in northwestern Minnesota.
More than $1.6 million in financial assistance has been approved for residents of Beltrami, Clay, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Traverse and Wilkin counties, who suffered damages from flooding that began in March, according to FEMA. Two new FEMA mobile Disaster Relief Centers will open Monday at noon in Oslo and Crookston.
A plan for permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley must come from local leaders and the federal government will fund 65 percent of projects approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said at today's historic meeting in Washington.
The Red River Valley contains some of the world’s finest farmland. But there are signs, including comments by a top agricultural leader, that area farmers will need to make sacrifices to control future flooding. “The only way this is going to work, in my opinion, is if everybody gives up something, and that includes farmers,” said Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.
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