Weather Forecast

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano greets people after arriving in Minot on Wednesday. She said the government is here "for the duration." Photo by Chris Franz / The Forum

'We are here for the duration': Homeland Security leader Janet Napolitano tours flooded Minot area

Email News Alerts

MINOT, N.D. - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security assured local and state leaders that the federal government is dedicated to flood recovery throughout North Dakota.


"We are here for the duration," she said Wednesday in front of the receding Souris (Mouse) River near Minot City Hall.

Napolitano took a helicopter tour Wednesday in Minot, which still remains inundated by water in most damaged areas.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.