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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
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Merland L. Carlson
Larry L. Lang
Michelle D. Ellenson
February 9, 2011
Proactive stance best measure regarding potential flood threat
A week ago West Fargo City Commissioners declared a flood emergency for the city of West Fargo (following Fargo's and Cass County's earlier leads) as a proactive measure in the wake of the significant amount of snowfall that has accumulated to the present contributing to the potential...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Afloat of the flood
This year, the city of West Fargo is starting its flood fighting efforts comfortably ahead of the first snow melt, as temperatures at Monday...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Insight from WFPD: Spring rainfall, snow melt can cause flooding
The City of West Fargo is protected from river flooding by the Horace and West Fargo branches of the Sheyenne diversion. The Horace branch utilizes the existing Sheyenne River channel and the diversion channel to carry water past Horace and the developments south of I-94. The diversion...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Engineers to survey Sheyenne River
The Army Corp of Engineers will be conducting studies on the Sheyenne River to help obtain information relevant for the diversion study. Surveyors will be using snowmobiles in order to obtain this information, and citizens are alerted to the fact that these snowmobiles are being...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Commission sticking with diversion to the west
West Fargo City Commissioners indicated Monday night they might pull the plug on their support of the Red River Diversion Project if Army Corps of Engineer officials don't consider moving the alignment at least a mile and a half west, to avoid any negative impact on West Fargo's Sheyenne...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
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...
November 3, 2010 - 8:32am
June 30, 2010
Insight from WFPD: Easy steps to protect your home from flooding
Intense rain showers and spring snow melt may cause water to pond against your home's foundation. This condition can result in the water making its way inside. There are several easy steps you should take to lessen the chance of suffering water damage. Inspect your rain gutters...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 17, 2010
Update: 11:18 a.m.: Flash flooding affects Main Ave, 13th Ave N in West Fargo
Update: 11:18 a.m. Drivers are asked to use caution as they use roads in the West Fargo area. Reports have come in about flash flooding on area roads caused by the resent thunderstorm that rolled through town early Thursday morning. Portions of Maine Avenue and 13th Avenue North...
June 17, 2010 - 10:32am
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
April 21, 2010
Letter to the Editor: Whole area stands to benefit from comprehensive flood plan
I was surprised with your cartoon in the March 31 edition of the West Fargo News. As you remember, it portrays two large individuals with an 'F' and a 'M' on their jackets eating diversion pizza looking over a demure 'WF' figure. Obviously it was meant to show the bullying position...
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Sheyenne drops below major flood stage at West Fargo
WEST FARGO - The Sheyenne River at the West Fargo Diversion dropped below major flood stage overnight. The river fell below the 21-foot mark at about 11 p.m. Monday and stood at 20.84 feet at 6:15 a.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. The Red River at Fargo also...
April 6, 2010 - 8:14am
March 31, 2010
Will West Fargo foot flood diversion bill?
On Wednesday, the Sheyenne River crested - days after the Red River. "In the Horace Diversion, we reached pretty much the same peaks as last year," said Kevin Bucholz, West Fargo city engineer. "And all the ice pretty much came out, so it's starting to go down." For the time being,...
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 25, 2010
Man and his car nearly swept away on flooded road near Harwood
HARWOOD, N.D. - A man is lucky to be alive after he drove around a barricade blocking a flooded road and was nearly swept away with his car today, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said. Authorities were called at 12:13 p.m. to Cass County 22, one mile west of Cass County 17, near Harwood. The...
March 25, 2010 - 3:24pm
Driver nearly swept off flooded road near Harwood
HARWOOD, N.D. - A driver escaped injury today when he went around a barricade blocking a flooded road and was nearly swept away with his car, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said. Authorities were called at 12:13 p.m. to Cass County 22, one mile west of Cass County 17, near Harwood. The...
March 25, 2010 - 1:53pm
March 24, 2010
Private well safety a concern during flooding
Fargo Cass Public Health would like to remind area residents with private wells to be cautious of the hazards that come along with floodwaters. Floodwaters can transport disease-carrying materials from barnyards, feedlots or sewage disposal systems into drinking water wells. Water...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am