STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Dry But Wet
After a summer with the Red River in Fargo being above flood stage persistently, the past several weeks with the levels much lower has been a welcome sight. Yet, by historical standards, the amount of... Posted on 9/28/11 at 8:54 AM
The steamer Grand Forks arrived here 100 years ago with 30,000 bushels of grain in barges. It was leaving the next morning to pick up more grain to be unloaded at Oslo, Minn.
The Red River Transportation Co. was finding it impossible to handle all of the demands of grain growers along the Red River, the Herald reported.
I get upset with letters like Richard Betting’s in The Jamestown Sun on April 22. The thought seems to be blame the farmers. The Red, Sheyenne and James rivers just broke records established approximately 100 years ago. I don’t believe there was much drainage then and I know there were not hundreds of acres of concrete and asphalt along the rivers.
April 23, 2009
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