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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden Nearly eleven years ago, Bruce Schipper’s garage, driveway and backyard sat about 6 feet lower than they did a day earlier, after a landslide along the Red Lake River affected his home, six others and the Country Club Motel in Crookston, Minn.

Project aims to prevent landslides along Red Lake River

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CROOKSTON, Minn. — It’s been nearly 11 years since a riverbank collapsed, dropping about 6 feet overnight along a 250-foot stretch of U.S. Highway 2, the ground falling toward the Red Lake River below.


Seven severely damaged homes and the Country Club Motel eventually were demolished, as the land gradually continued to slide down the hill.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email or phone. 
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