Water rises, we should watch
In 1997, the Red River reached a record high of 39.6 feet in Fargo. That was also the year of the Grand Forks, N.D., flood, which prompted this famous headline in the Grand Forks Herald: "Come hell or high water."
Well, both of those may well be on the way once again. The Red is projected to crest in Fargo/Moorhead at between 39 and 41 feet by Friday evening, and round-the-clock sandbagging efforts have been underway for days.