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Rising Red River passes historical high water mark in Fargo-Moorhead

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FARGO - In an unprecedented moment in recorded history, the Red River in Fargo this morning eclipsed the mark for its largest crest and continues to rise.

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The Red River read 40.32 feet at 5:15 a.m., topping the previous mark of 40.1 feet set in 1897.

The river nudged ahead of the record with an official reading of 40.15 feet at 2:15 a.m.

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