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March 22, 2011
Floodwaters expected to spill over Newport levee
With the Mississippi River set to rise rapidly this week, Newport officials are warning that floodwaters appear very likely to spill over an 800-foot-long levee that protects a low-lying neighborhood on the city's west side. River levels are expected to reach flood stage Thursday,...
March 22, 2011 - 1:16pm
Flood sandbagging to begin in Cottage Grove
A local church is looking for volunteers to help fill sandbags beginning this week in a Cottage Grove neighborhood threatened by flooding. All Saints Lutheran Church is coordinating a sandbagging effort to protect homes in the River Acres neighborhood along the Mississippi River....
March 22, 2011 - 12:24pm
March 18, 2011
McCollum tours Newport levee as city preps for river's rise
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum toured a muddy, endangered levee with Newport officials Friday, one stop on a whirlwind tour of the flood preparations underway in her east metro congressional district. Newport Mayor Tim Geraghty and Public Works Supervisor Bruce Hanson briefed the St....
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March 18, 2011 - 4:58pm
March 15, 2011
Flooding threat prompts emergency declaration in Washington County
Washington County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday -- with the city of Cottage Grove expected to follow suit Wednesday -- in advance of predicted major spring flooding that could jeopardize a Cottage Grove neighborhood, threaten an aging Newport levee and cut off access to...
March 15, 2011 - 1:03pm
March 13, 2011
Grey Cloud residents to meet about flooding
Spring flooding concerns mean the regular monthly meeting of Grey Cloud Island Township is expected to be packed with residents Monday night, said Town Board Chair Dick Adams. Residents are interested in knowing their options if the land bridge, called First Fill, will be under water...
March 13, 2011 - 8:59pm
March 11, 2011
Newport flood mitigation plan draws Kriesel's support
State Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, said he supports using state bonding money to purchase around a dozen homes near a deteriorating private levee in Newport in an effort to mitigate the effects of future Mississippi River flooding. Kriesel has authored a bill in the state...
March 11, 2011 - 2:05pm
March 27, 2010
Flood threat recedes in Newport
Newport officials and riverfront homeowners breathed a sigh of relief this week when Mississippi River floodwaters crested lower and earlier than expected, sparing a deteriorating levee from the perilously high waters predicted last week. Originally forecast to crest inches from...
March 27, 2010 - 7:30am
March 22, 2010
Flood update: River's crest delayed until Thursday
Floodwaters aren't expected to spill over an aging levee in the city of Newport when the Mississippi River crests this week, but officials and homeowners will still hold their breath with more than three weeks left before the typical high point of spring flood season arrives. The...
March 22, 2010 - 3:36pm
March 20, 2010
River's rise continues, crest coming Wednesday
The Mississippi River had risen Saturday to within six feet from the top of the private levee in Newport that protects a flood-prone area of the city, the city's public works director said. The flood forecast has held steady, predicting a crest on Wednesday just short of 20 feet...
March 20, 2010 - 2:22pm
March 19, 2010
Newport braces, flood waters rising fast
Fast-rising flood waters are expected to come dangerously close to topping a deteriorating Newport levee next week, prompting officials in the small river city to declare a state of emergency Thursday in the wake of worsening Mississippi River flood forecasts. A National Weather...
March 19, 2010 - 5:00am
March 26, 2009
'In uncharted territory': Fargo-Moorhead braces for record flood; rural evacuations ongoing
FARGO - A flood fight that was supposed to be 95 percent buttoned up in Fargo-Moorhead Wednesday morning morphed into a 100 percent battle by 1 p.m., as the forecast for the Red River crest was bumped up another foot to 41 feet. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said the new crest, expected...
March 26, 2009 - 7:15am