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Kurt Morton of the N.D. National Guard dishes up at the "High Water Cafe" in the Emergency Operations Center in Pembina as volunteer cook Gene Warner looks on Friday. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

Pembina lunch counter serves home-cooked fare to flood fighter

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PEMBINA, N.D. -- If anybody volunteered to walk the dikes in Pembina, N.D., as a way to shed some of those winter pounds, they better be marching right past the High Water Cafe.


That's the name of the lunch counter at the Pembina Community Center, which serves as the local Emergency Operations Center for this community's 2009 flood fight.

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