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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.

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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 news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota 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 nearly 30 years. 
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