Thousands turn out in Grand Forks to thank Clinton for flood help
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Former President Bill Clinton said he was "crippled" and using crutches the last time he visited Grand Forks on April 22, 1997, to deliver a speech at Grand Forks Air Force Base.
And in a way, he told about 2,000 residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks on Saturday, "so were you" -- much of the community was under water that day, flooded by the Red River that climbed to a record crest of 54.35 feet.
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