TO EXPLORE FURTHER
Stories by Laura McCallum about the Lincoln Drive families:
The Neighbors' Tales
(April 27, 1997)
Return to Lincoln Drive
(May 23, 1997)
Losing Lincoln Drive
(Dec. 30, 1997)
The complete collection of MPR's flood stories and related information:
The Great Flood of 1997
A Mainstreet Radio Special on Midday
Live from East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Hosted by Rachel Reabe
Wednesday, April 15, 1998
HOUR ONE: COMMUNITY RECOVERY
What is being done on a regional basis to prevent such catastrophes? Morrie Lanning, chairman of the Red River Basin Coalition discusses efforts to work with three states, two countries and over thirty communities to develop a basin-wide plan for water management.
Breckenridge Mayor Cliff Barth talks about flood recovery from a small-town perspective.
HOUR TWO: IMPACT ON INDIVIDUALS
Denise Twohey, Grand Forks psychologist and University of North Dakota professor discusses how men and women have dealt differently with the flood. She also talks about how children cope with the loss of their homes, schools, and possessions.
Students of Lincoln Elementary School in Grand Forks read poetry they wrote about the flood. Their school was destroyed, and classes are being held in a church building. See a selection of the students' poetry.
Music closing the show is by Bob Hanson, former conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. "Red River of the North '97" commemorates the flood and is performed by the combined Red River and Central High School bands from Grand Forks.