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Pictured last year is former Minot residents George and Joanne Slanger's home, gutted to the studs after last summer's Mouse River flood. The couple sold their home "for pennies on the dollar" and moved to Minnesota in October.

Minot Moves On: Some stay, some go after flood


MINOT -- Tina Collom is constantly reminded of what she lost when the Souris River took over her home.

Even making a pie brought back a flood of memories when the 83-year-old Minot woman remembered she no longer owned a pie tin. That -- along with the rest of her kitchen -- was swallowed up last June.

"They tell you to move on. If I hear that once more, I'm going to explode," Collom said. "It's hard to move on when you lost everything."

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