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March 23, 2009 | Associated Press
Officials in North Dakota and Minnesota issued urgent pleas for volunteers to help fill sandbags as a Sunday storm increased the threat of flooding in an area already expected to be swamped by a record river crest. "We need this help," Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said. "We need to stay calm, we need to stay cool, but we need to get serious and get this done." The National Weather Service said the Red River was about 3 feet above flood stage Sunday in Fargo, and more water was on the way.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2013 | By Susan King
Howard Hawks never met a movie genre he couldn't adapt to splendidly. In a career that spanned the silent era to 1970, Hawks directed gangster melodrama (1932's "Scarface") screwball comedies (1938's "Bringing Up Baby"), westerns (1948's "Red River"), film noirs (1946's "The Big Sleep"), musicals (1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") and adventures (1939's "Only Angels Have Wings"). This weekend, two of his best comedies, 1940's "His Girl Friday" with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell and 1941's "Ball of Fire" with Gary Cooper and an Oscar-nominated Barbara Stanwyck, screen at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre.
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NATIONAL
March 27, 2009 | Ashley Powers and P.J. Huffstutter
As snow continued to fall Thursday across North Dakota's frozen plains, weary volunteers and frantic residents in Fargo scrambled to bolster the 12-mile-long man-made barrier that was holding back the Red River. Officials in the city of 90,000 also were busy preparing a plan to evacuate major sections of Fargo -- which they acknowledged would be difficult given the number of roadways being blocked by the rising water.
SPORTS
October 6, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Five things to watch this week in college football. 1: Rutgers at Louisville on Thursday offers undefeated Louisville a decent test in a season where the Cardinals' weak schedule could cost them a shot at the national title. Rutgers has seen both ends of the roller coaster, losing a 52-51 overtime game at Fresno State and defeating Southern Methodist, 55-52, in triple overtime. 2: Oklahoma and Texas has been toned down from the Red River Shootout to the Red River Rivalry, but what it can safely be called next Saturday in Dallas is "Mack Brown's Last Stand.
NATIONAL
March 21, 2010 | By Ashley Powers
Dennis Walaker, the mayor of this flood-threatened city, closed a meeting Saturday by handing out celebratory cigars to officials -- to be smoked after the swollen Red River had crested. The city had spent an anxious week stacking 1 million sandbags to hold back the river, which was expected to near last year's record height of 40.8 feet. But on Saturday, with flood threats looming throughout the Upper Midwest, all signs seemed to indicate that the city would avoid calamity. The Red River, which flows north through tabletop-flat corn and beet fields, is projected to reach a high mark of 37 feet Sunday -- 19 feet above flood stage.
NEWS
June 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Red River has fallen below flood stage in all major cities on its path to Canada, the National Weather Service announced, a signal that the flood of 1997 is finally over. Temperatures approached 80 throughout the state Friday, the first day since April 2 that the river was below its 17-foot flood stage in Fargo. In Grand Forks, the river went below flood stage May 20, but the devastation from last month's flooding remains.
NEWS
April 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
The swollen Red River dropped slowly Sunday along the Minnesota-North Dakota line, where cities have frantically reinforced dikes against flooding. However, the river is expected to stay high and above flood stage for several days, said Lynn Kennedy, a senior hydrological technician for the National Weather Service. "It's just been a very slow, minimal drop, more like holding steady than anything else," Kennedy said.
NEWS
April 30, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The Red River's flood waters made their first conquest in Canada, surging into the dike-protected town of Ste. Agathe, about 15 miles south of Winnipeg. Most of the town's 500 residents had been evacuated earlier. Meanwhile, thousands of Winnipeg residents scrambled for higher ground. About 3,000 rural Canadians and 8,000 Winnipeggers were ordered out of their homes ahead of the rising Red River, bringing the total number of Canadian flood evacuees to 28,000.
NATIONAL
April 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Flooding from heavy rain and snowmelt along the Red River threatened homes and washed out roadways, officials said Friday. The rain was part of a line of thunderstorms and tornadoes that tore up homes, knocked down power lines and injured several people as it moved across the Midwest a day earlier. The severe weather continued across central Indiana on Friday night, spawning tornadoes blamed for damaging several homes and businesses. No serious injuries were immediately reported.
NEWS
October 7, 1993
Christian Nyby, film editor and director, has died at his home in Temecula at the age of 80. Nyby, who died Sept. 17, was nominated for an Academy Award for his editing of Howard Hawk's 1948 classic Western "Red River," starring John Wayne. He was credited with keeping the famous cattle scene in the finished film. He also edited such films as "The Big Sleep" and "To Have and Have Not," both of which starred Humphrey Bogart. Nyby, who began his career as a carpenter at Warner Bros.
SPORTS
October 13, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
They offer a lot of great things at the State Fair of Texas game at the Cotton Bowl, and I've eaten all of them. My favorite is the giant turkey leg, followed by corny dogs, funnel cakes and whatever else they can throw in a deep fryer. In one of the morning shockers, Oklahoma is taking Texas to the Dunk Tank. The score was 36-2 when the first half ended and it wasn't that close. Oklahoma had 17 first downs to Texas' four. If you counted the score from the start of last year's game, a 55-17 Oklahoma win, Texas had been outscored 91-19 in six quarters.
NATIONAL
March 21, 2010 | By Ashley Powers
Dennis Walaker, the mayor of this flood-threatened city, closed a meeting Saturday by handing out celebratory cigars to officials -- to be smoked after the swollen Red River had crested. The city had spent an anxious week stacking 1 million sandbags to hold back the river, which was expected to near last year's record height of 40.8 feet. But on Saturday, with flood threats looming throughout the Upper Midwest, all signs seemed to indicate that the city would avoid calamity. The Red River, which flows north through tabletop-flat corn and beet fields, is projected to reach a high mark of 37 feet Sunday -- 19 feet above flood stage.
SPORTS
October 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Colt McCoy was a mess. His right thumbnail was ready to fall off, a nagging cold was wearing him down and Oklahoma was confusing him with blitzes he'd never seen. Then, with a chance to put the game away for Texas midway through the fourth quarter, he threw an interception that could've turned into a go-ahead touchdown for the Sooners. McCoy salvaged it all. He made a game-saving tackle on the pickoff return. Then, after his defense got him the ball back, he managed to grind out the final 3:31, sending No. 3 Texas to a 16-13 victory Saturday over a No. 20 Oklahoma team that again lost Heisman winner Sam Bradford.
NATIONAL
April 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The Red River dropped to a level below most of Fargo's sandbag levees, taking some pressure off the makeshift flood walls as engineers and National Guard troops watched for signs of leaks during a blinding snowstorm. The river fell to 37.98 feet, an important threshold because the city's permanent levee system is built to about 38 feet in most spots, with temporary sandbags piled up to 43 feet. Still, forecasters believe the river will eventually begin rising again after more snow begins to melt.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2009 | Ashley Powers
Her street was waterlogged, her neighbors' basements muddy pools. A blizzard threatened to dump a foot of powder on her saturated yard, and yet Sonya Carlson refused to go. She and her husband have poured $1.7 million into their five-bedroom home in a rural expanse south of Fargo, N.D., a city that has been threatened for a week by the bloated Red River.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2009 | Ashley Powers
Whenever Terri Walker faced disaster, she turned to God. When her husband battled leukemia. When she helped clean up after Hurricane Katrina. And now, with her waterfront home of 21 years probably destroyed by the Red River. So on Sunday, she and her husband, Duane, sought solace at their church, Trinity Lutheran, in Moorhead. "We wanted to be in the company of other believers," she said, fingering a chain with a gold cross.
NEWS
April 14, 2001 | ALFREDO S. LANIER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Every spring some flooding occurs along the Red River. The river flows north toward Canada, and, because it melts upstream while downstream is still frozen, water tends to back up. This year, heavy rains in the last two weeks and heavier snowfall in North Dakota than in Canada aggravated the situation. But with only scattered showers expected for this weekend, officials across the Red River Valley voiced optimism Friday that they would be able to stay ahead of the river.
NEWS
April 13, 1997 | From Associated Press
The swollen Red River reached its highest point this century Saturday, a slow-moving potential disaster edging north toward a dozen more communities waiting behind sandbag fortresses. After two weeks of creeping toward an anticipated record high, the river crested at 37.58 feet--20 feet above flood stage but short of the record of 39.1 feet set in 1897. Most of the city of 74,000 was dry behind its flood walls.
NATIONAL
March 29, 2009 | Ashley Powers
Here among sugar beet fields and roadside signs advertising buffalo meat, the Red River has carved a path of destruction. Across the river in North Dakota, Fargo, a city of 90,000, is bracing for a potentially devastating flood. But in Oakport Township -- population 1,600 -- icy runoff has submerged dikes and smashed windows. The river banged against doors and frothed off streets, stranding residents who refused to flee. The tops of mailboxes and cars poke from floodwater like buoys.
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