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FNS File Photos Bob King of Moorhead, Minn., looks at the swollen Red River from the Moorhead side of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in 2009. The level of the river has gone down dramatically compared to the 2009 flood.

Resting easy, for once: Slim chance of flooding a relief for Fargo-Moorhead residents, officials

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FARGO — With three major floods in the past five years, and the threat of one last year, beating back a rising Red River has nearly become a springtime tradition here.


So what happens in a year like this one when the river is, for once, tame?

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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