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Water under the bridge

April 18, 2017
Former Herald Publishers Mike Maidenberg (left) and Mike Jacobs (right), along with Managing Editor Jim Durkin, look over bulletin boards in the hallway of the Manvel Elementary school during a recent visit 20 years after the 1997 flood. Jacobs was editor of the Herald during the flood. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)play button
Newspaper rolls on during flood: Herald doesn't miss a day and is awarded Pulitzer Prize for its efforts readers informed
April 18, 2017 - 5:10pm
A fire-bombing plane, usually used in forest fires, drops fire retardant on the downtown blaze on April 19, 1997. The electrical fire in the Security Building, one of the oldest office buildings in Grand Forks, was reported at 4:15 p.m. and still was being fought 22 hours later. (Chuck Kimmerle/Grand Forks Herald)
ND House votes in remembrance of 1997 'devastation'
April 18, 2017 - 4:06pm
Marilyn Hagerty: Red River gets a good scolding
April 18, 2017 - 5:00am
Curt Kreun keeps a framed photograph of himself and President Bill Clinton, which was signed by Clinton and taken during the president's visit to Grand Forks after the flood. Kreun was an East Grand Forks city councilman at the time. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Curt Kreun: 'I met with the students to explain that this was the most serious thing that they've ever had to do.'
April 18, 2017 - 4:00am
Kurt Borg holds a six-pack of "Floodweiser," drinking water provided to the community during the Flood of 1997. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Kurt Borg: 'This is not good'
April 18, 2017 - 3:00am
April 17, 2017
 Kurt Borg holds a six-pack of "floodweiser," drinking water provided to the community during the flood of 1997.   Eric Hylden/Forum News Service
Kurt Borg remembers Flood of 1997
April 17, 2017 - 8:56pm
Former North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy (from left) and former Sens. Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad led the flood recovery efforts in Washington, D.C. (Logan Werlinger/for the Grand Forks Herald)
North Dakota's '97 federal leaders recall push to support a flooded Grand Forks
April 17, 2017 - 6:55pm
Lael Schmidt used a fishing net to capture a wood duck that took up residence in his home during the 1997 flood. He used the tall pole to stabilize himself as he waded through the floodwaters. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Lael Schmidt: 'It sounded just like a baby ... it was an eerie sound'
April 17, 2017 - 6:30am
John and Kathy Fick stand on their deck over-looking the dike that now runs through their backyard protecting their home from the coulee in the Burke Addition south of Grand Forks. Their home flooded in 1997 and they had to seek shelter elsewhere. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
Refugees fled across ND, Minn to seek shelter in wake of devastating 1997 flood
April 17, 2017 - 5:30am
Marilyn Hagerty: There's no place like home
April 17, 2017 - 5:00am
Myrna Lyng: Mayville State University was the ‘country club’
April 17, 2017 - 4:00am
April 16, 2017
Marlene Dvorak kept a daily journal during the Flood of 1997. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Marlene Dvorak: ‘I don’t know what made me keep this journal, but I did, and I’m so glad I did.’
April 16, 2017 - 8:30am
Ann Porter, former principal at Grand Forks' Lincoln Elementary School, is photographed near a sculpture in Lincoln Park at the site of her former school. Porter made sure her students were safely evacuated during the Flood of 1997. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Ann Porter: ‘You were just concerned about getting everybody safely home to who they belong to’
April 16, 2017 - 7:00am
A grain elevator in Drayton, N.D., reflects on the flooded Red River at sunset in 1997. In the foreground, a plywood and sandbag-reinforced dike protects the town from floodwaters. (J. Albert Diaz/Miami Herald)play button
Cities along the Red River were determined to endure during 1997 flood
April 16, 2017 - 6:30am
Marilyn Hagerty: 1997 flood part of history books now
April 16, 2017 - 6:00am