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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Small visitors not Canadas; or something that declares a similar theme
Flight Lines: Animals, birds also store food
Flight Lines: Rarity not simply defined; Uncommon depending on circumstance; Defining rara avis
April 6, 2011
Laney: Federal agencies aren't coming to help in flood fight
WEST FARGO - Local authorities won't have the federal help they've had during past floods, Sheriff Paul Laney said this morning at the first briefing of Cass County's emergency response team. Likely because the federal emergency declaration hasn't been signed yet by President Obama,...
April 6, 2011 - 9:04am
March 4, 2011
Cass County calls for sandbag volunteers
Cass County announced the River Wrangler Sandbag Warehouse will open on Monday. The warehouse is the former Smucker's building at 1740 West Main Ave. in West Fargo. The hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or until conditions warrant a change. The...
March 4, 2011 - 8:08am
November 3, 2010
Flood sales tax passes with widespread support in Cass
Cass County will begin collecting money April 1 for a proposed Red River diversion and other flood projection projects after county voters resoundingly approved a half-cent sales tax on Tuesday. In complete but unofficial results, the tally was 64 percent, or 30,496, in favor of...
News / politics
November 3, 2010 - 8:32am
June 18, 2010
Cass County to spray for mosquitoes
WEST FARGO - Cass County Vector Control will conduct ground spraying for mosquitoes in several locations Saturday and Monday, weather permitting. Spraying is planned on Saturday in the Brooktree Park subdivision and cities of Mapleton and Leonard, and on Sunday in the cities of Kindred...
June 18, 2010 - 1:42pm
May 12, 2010
Cass, West Fargo discuss diversion
The alignment and payment methods for a proposed North Dakota diversion for the Red River weighed heavily in a discussion Monday night among Cass County officials and West Fargo city leaders and residents. The meeting was the third among six that Cass County officials have scheduled...
May 12, 2010 - 9:48am
May 5, 2010
Harwood, Horace meet to discuss diversion
A meeting meant to address Cass County concerns moving forward with a North Dakota diversion turned into a debate from landowners questioning whether the project is the most beneficial option and what downstream impact it will have. County officials met Tuesday with leaders from...
May 5, 2010 - 9:33am
March 19, 2010
CASS COUNTY: Overland flooding cuts off rural residents, submerges roads
Cass County has five miles of earthen dikes and 500,000 sandbags in place as residents brace for flooding, mostly overland from the Wild Rice and Sheyenne rivers. County Administrator Bonnie Johnson said this morning that overland flooding is expected to continue "until the mighty...
March 19, 2010 - 10:23am
March 18, 2010
Sheyenne and Wild Rice rivers causing significant overland flooding
Conditions at the Absaraka Dam improved overnight as colder temps helped slow water in the spillway. Late Wednesday afternoon, Cass County officials issued a pre-evacuation notice for eight homes downstream of the spillway, near Absaraka, N.D., as water eroded the earthen dam. The...
March 18, 2010 - 9:42am
March 17, 2010
FLOOD UPDATE: Cass County pleads for volunteers to help rural sandbagging efforts
Cass County pleaded this morning for volunteers to turnout for sandbagging duties today as rural residents ramp up in their fight against the Red River and its tributaries. "We are in need of volunteers," County Commissioner Darrell Vanyo said.
March 17, 2010 - 9:53am
FLOOD UPDATE: Fargo seeks another strong flood volunteer turnout, concerns rise over Red's tributaries
FARGO - Flood fight leaders called on volunteers for a strong turnout today, expecting efforts in Fargo to focus on placing sandbags and finishing clay levees. They were buoyed by the turnout Tuesday, particularly by more than 1,200 high school students, but officials are concerned...
March 17, 2010 - 9:26am
Helicopters, rescue boats in Cass today
Helicopters and air rescue boats should be arriving in Cass County today, along with helping hands from a variety of federal agencies ready to aid in the region's flood fight. Cass County activated its emergency response team early Tuesday, which means the county's deputies are taken...
March 17, 2010 - 8:58am
March 16, 2010
Fargo, Cass say volunteers "urgently needed" for sandbagging efforts
Volunteers are urgently needed in Fargo and Cass County to help with sandbagging efforts, according to a news release issued late this morning. Volunteers for Fargo are asked to meet at First Assembly of God Church (door L) at 3401 25th St. S., Fargo. Volunteers for Cass County are...
March 16, 2010 - 12:20pm
Cass County calls for volunteers to help in flood fight in rural areas, today's effort "critical"
Cass County needs volunteers for sandbagging in the rural areas of Cass County. Volunteers should report to the Urban Plains Center in Fargo, 5225 31st Ave. S., to park and take a bus to prioritized locations. Sand bags have already been delivered to areas in rural Cass County but...
March 16, 2010 - 11:06am
CASS COUNTY: 'People are fighting for their castles' as flood fight ramps up
Cass County leaders say work on clay levees will be a main focus of their flood fight today. Work on a clay levee protecting the Round Hill subdivision, south of Fargo, started Monday night and will continue today. Crews also will work on levees for the nearby Forest River and Chrisan...
March 16, 2010 - 10:09am
March 15, 2010
FLOOD UPDATE: Rural Cass residents invited to informational meetings to discuss flood protection
Cass County Government will be hosting an informational meeting for residents of Stanley Township tonight at Bennett Elementary School, 2000 58th Ave. S., in Fargo at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to inform residents about Cass County's flood fighting plans in their neighborhoods....
March 15, 2010 - 3:27pm