Flood of 1997: 25 Years Later
All told, more than 150 photos of the event were brought to the Herald in recent weeks, capturing heart-wrenching scenes and reflecting the enormity of the tragedy.
The Red River has passed 46 feet 10 times, meaning a majority of major floods in Grand Forks have been in the last 25 years.
A quarter-century after the flood, former Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown, the longest-tenured mayor in city history, remembers residents’ anger when they looked to city leaders for answers about recovery.
One family's account of living through, and surviving, the catastrophic natural disaster that wreaked havoc in the Red River Valley
Herald readers submitted over 170 photos of what they saw before and after the dikes broke.
Some Grand Forks Herald staffers, who were living in and around Grand Forks during the 1997 flood, but not working for the Herald at the time, took the time to share some of their memories of the flood.
The Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project, with a roughly $3 billion budget and an operational date projected for 2027, will create a channel for sending floodwaters around the west side of Fargo and onward north.
MILLER: On the 1997 Grand Forks flood, the kindness of strangers and a boy's rebuilt baseball card collectionOn April 25, 1997, some Grand Forks residents were allowed back in their homes. My family's story circulated the country.
Cindy Beyer spoke over a chilly wind whooshing over the Sorlie Bridge between Grand Forks and East Grand Forks on Saturday afternoon as a knot of leaders, from now and yesteryear, remembered the Flood of 1997.
Out of all the aid Grand Forks Public Schools received in the aftermath of the Flood of 1997, Beth Randklev remembers the nonmonetary contributions the most.
The Flood of 1997 left the UND campus in a condition both challenging and advantageous. Though some of the buildings there had taken the full brunt of overland flooding and the rise of the English Coulee, much of the campus was left high and dry-...
In the span of eight days in late March 1997, UND won its first NCAA Division II women's basketball national championship and its sixth NCAA Division I men's hockey title.
PEMBINA, N.D. -- Hetty Walker's home along the Red River in Pembina has survived a lot of floods. She doesn't know when it was built, but it was here before her husband's ancestors moved into it in the 1870s, making it one of the older homes in t...
In the weeks after those fateful days in April 1997, when Grand Forks was in ruins, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., held an important meeting in his Washington, D.C., office.
Kathy and John Fick remember hearing the helicopters flying overhead, loudspeakers screeching through the air as the flood waters rose. "All residents must evacuate!" It was April 19, 1997, and the residents of the Burke Addition south of Grand F...
The National Guard drove down the flooded street early that morning blaring evacuation orders, and the next month flew by in a blur that remains amazingly vivid 20 years later.
Grand Forks pest control owner talks about the worst infestations he's seen, preps for busy summer season
All of its employees are firemen working on their days off. While the company will help with any pests its customers may find, it mostly gets calls about cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders and ants.
According to a Northland release, the foundation has $255,000 in Minnesota state-sponsored funding for workforce development scholarships.
The award program recognizes “outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide.”
The program recognizes motor carriers with awards based on their year-end preventable crash results.
Johnson earned this designation by completing the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning, passed a comprehensive final exam and agreed to abide by the college’s code of conduct.
The Grand Forks Herald sat down with Paul Gorte, economic development director for East Grand Forks, and Brianna Feil, a mother and Water & Light accountant for East Grand Forks, to talk about its work to help bridge the gap between East Grand Forks families in need of child care and child care providers.
The final service at the church, named “Celebration Sunday” by church leadership, will be on June 5.
Incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Highway 66.
After 34 years on the UND campus and six years at what was then called Lake Region Community College in Devils Lake, White retired in May, after a career that once saw the Stanley Cup make a surprise appearance in one of his classes.
Teacher recruiting/retention is among the top issues facing the board in the coming years, many of the candidates say, and that interest pleases Superintendent Terry Brenner.
Candidates were surveyed by email, and responded earlier this month with their answers. Today, the Herald is reviewing how each candidate feels about Fufeng Group.
There are six candidates seeking election, including incumbent Dana Sande, who is running unopposed in Ward 6. The election is June 14.
North Dakota lands second on the report, only behind Nebraska, due to “its large government reserves in relation to spending,” as well as a low unemployment rate, low income tax rate and the sixth-most affordable housing market in the United States.
There are 23 School Board candidates; the Herald emailed a questionnaire to all but one (Aaron Waterman did not respond to a phone voice-message requesting his email address). Of those, 20 responded, and their answers are below.
On Friday, City Administrator Todd Feland expressed optimism about the deal’s future. But he also shared an email exchange with an attorney for local property owners that raises the possibility they might protest an annexation of their land.
The Center of the American Experiment, a nonprofit think tank that works to mobilize citizens on a variety of issues pertaining to state and local governments, is beginning a tour in eastern North Dakota next week.
Hanson, who will be a senior this fall at UND, is studying public affairs and marketing, according to a news release from Burgum’s office.
“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the new Summer Theatre at Minot State University,” Josh Duhamel said in a statement. “This will further promote the arts in Minot and encourage the development of all the tremendous talent in our home state of North Dakota.”
A warmup is coming in June, but conflicting forces make it impossible to predict whether the summer will be hot and dry or hot and wet.
A political committee funded by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has paid for an advertising blitz in support of candidates trying to unseat incumbent Republican lawmakers, including House Appropriations Chairman Jeff Delzer.