In late April and early May 1974 Faith Lutheran Church hosted a series of open meetings where "political figures" would speak and answer questions. Mayor Clayton Lodoen, discussed local issues. Worries ranged from West Fargo growing too fast to the Flood Disaster Insurance Act requiring new homes be built above the floodplain, making construction in West Fargo virtually impossible.

Spring 1979 found West Fargo flood fighting again. It appeared that sandbags and clay dikes were just a stop-gap measures. The Kindred dam was opposed by those who would see their property become the bottom of a reservoir. High school students were joined by faculty in emergency sandbagging efforts that, one more time, saved the city from going under.