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May 7, 2019
The US Army Corps of Engineers base in St. Louis on Monday, May 6, 2019. Photo for The Washington Post by Nick Schnelle.
Flooding wreaks havoc along Mississippi River trade route
May 7, 2019 - 9:40am
May 4, 2019

State, federal and local officials will begin to assess the damage from this spring's flooding in the coming week. This drone photo shows U.S. Highway 212 under water east of Montevideo in late March.
Western Minn. flood damage assessments to begin
May 4, 2019 - 6:03am
April 17, 2019
Flood waters close portion of U.S. Highway 12 near Ortonville
April 17, 2019 - 5:19pm
April 15, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Minnesota River has been on a steady decline since its crest on March 30 in Montevideo, but remains at flood stage. A rural property along the flooded Carlton Lake downstream of Montevideo is shown in this April 6 photo.
Minnesota River to start rising mid-week
April 15, 2019 - 9:09pm
April 9, 2019
Photo courtesy of Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Director Blain Johnson 

Floodwaters took out a section of this roadway in Baxter Township of Lac qui Parle County. The flood damage in the county is now tallied at $300,000.
Lac qui Parle County flood tally now at $300,000
April 9, 2019 - 6:44am
April 3, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Minnesota River is beginning to recede, but as shown here on Wednesday, remains at flood stage in Montevideo's Lagoon Park. The river has dropped from its crest of 21.29 feet to 19.5 feet. It's projected to fall to 18 feet early next week, after which sewer service could be restored in affected areas.
Minnesota River continues gradual decline this week
April 3, 2019 - 10:09pm
April 2, 2019
Lac qui Parle County begins tally of flood damage
April 2, 2019 - 6:11am
March 30, 2019
Tom Cherveny Tribune/ The Minnesota River crested in Granite Falls early Saturday morning at 893.42 feet, the seventh highest crest recorded.
River crests in Montevideo, Granite Falls
March 30, 2019 - 7:11pm
March 29, 2019
City worker Dave Rheault wraps a pallet of sandbags a few hours before operations come to a close Friday, March 29, at Fargo’s Sandbag Central due to an improved flood forecast. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Fewer sandbags needed in light of 'perfect melt' in Fargo; volunteers still sought
March 29, 2019 - 7:37pm
US Hwy 75 re-opens south of Madison
March 29, 2019 - 2:45pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Robin Envevoldsen, general manager of the Cenex Travel Plaza in Montevideo, readies a pizza Friday to be delivered to the 1969 levee where volunteer fire fighters and city workers are adding sandbags. Enevoldsen and her crew are feeding the sandbag crew meals free of charge to support the flood button
'97 flood vet making sure sandbag crews fed in Montevideo
March 29, 2019 - 1:21pm
Minnesota River at Granite Falls dam on Thursday nightplay button
Minnesota River at Granite Falls dam Thursday night
March 29, 2019 - 1:03pm
Highway 67 closed south of Granite Falls due to flooding
March 29, 2019 - 7:57am
March 28, 2019
Submitted / Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Department
Two Lac qui Parle County sheriff's deputies put their lives at risk to rescue two motorists who were stranded after they attempted to drive on a flooded road on Thursday afternoon in Garfield Township.
LqP deputies rescue stranded motorists, Driver drove around barricade on flooded road
March 28, 2019 - 7:48pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Bill Strommen, 77, is planning to ride out the 2019 flood and stay dry in his home on Gravel Road in Montevideo. He was born in the home, and stayed with it through all of the floods, he said Thursday.
Montevideo is ready as Minnesota River nears crest, Crews building up ’69 levee
March 28, 2019 - 6:42pm