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FLOOD OF 1997 25 YEARS

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Sirens went off in the Lincoln Park area of Grand Forks, parents began picking up students at Lincoln School as the neighborhood was being evacuated 25 years ago.
On April 25, 1997, some Grand Forks residents were allowed back in their homes. My family's story circulated the country.
75% of homes were damaged by the flood along with hundreds of businesses.
One family's account of living through, and surviving, the catastrophic natural disaster that wreaked havoc in the Red River Valley
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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.
Herald readers submitted over 170 photos of what they saw before and after the dikes broke.

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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.
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 Red River has passed 46 feet 10 times, meaning a majority of major floods in Grand Forks have been in the last 25 years.

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