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flood of 1997

April 19, 2017
Blizzard Hannah, the fiercest of the eight blizzards in the winter of 1996-97, was the namesake of Hannah Vonasek, who was not yet 2 at the time and the daughter of Herald Enterprise Editor Janelle Vonasek. Hannah's beloved toy, Tickle Me Elmo, also had a blizzard named after him in 1997. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Hannah Vonasek: Blizzard Hannah meets Blizzard Elmo, and they both survive
April 19, 2017 - 3:36pm
Marilyn Hagerty holds her trusty hammer, Margo, recently at the Grand Forks Herald.  (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Marilyn Hagerty: Only Margo the Hammer deserves a place of honor in the basement
April 19, 2017 - 3:34pm
Edith Blinsmon led the fight to prevent the demolition of Riverside Manor along the Red River near the Kennedy Bridge. The historic building was saved, and a floodwall was built to protect the neighborhood. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Edith Blinsmon: Resident led the charge to save Riverside Manor
April 19, 2017 - 4:30am
Roberta Cox: 'That's all you can do with tragedies ... have fun with the good memories'
April 19, 2017 - 4:00am
April 18, 2017
Edith Blinsmon led the fight to save Riverside Manor from being demolished to build a dike along the Red River near the Kennedy Bridge. The historic building was saved and a floodwall built to protect the neighborhood.  photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Flood of 1997: Edith Blinsmon credited with saving Riverside Manor in Grand Forks from wrecking ball
April 18, 2017 - 8:53pm
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
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VIDEO: Watch a compilation of national media coverage of the 1997 flood
April 18, 2017 - 9:57am
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
Herald to live tweet 1997 flood
April 17, 2017 - 9:28pm
 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