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A frigid Moorhead is seen inundated by floodwaters from the Red River on Saturday in Fargo. Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

Moorhead remains vigiliant in Red River flood fight, city builds backup dike


MOORHEAD - Contractors built a new emergency dike to protect an area of south Moorhead as city officials urged residents Saturday to stay vigilant in fighting floodwaters that will persist at high levels.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for the emergency flood-control projects, decided to build the dike on both sides of Eighth Street South, from 30th to roughly 37th avenues south.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to