Fargo used to be best known nationally for the 1996 Coen brothers movie. Now Fargo's on the map for the Red River's repeated attempts to take it off of the map. Due to an impressive wet cycle, the Red River of the North has been exceeding flood stage annually since 1993, according to the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). The Fargo-Moorhead community has been greatly affected by these floods. These communities' mitigation planning and implementation is worth examining.
(seated l-r) Wallace Jackman (second from left), Minneapolis City Council Member Gary Schiff, MFD Chief Alex Jackson, Eldoret Fire Chief Olweny Ouma, Retired Judge LaJune Lange, and Eldoret City Council Member Stanislas Ondimu. MFD mechanic Dave Van Patter is standing behind Jackman; Assistant Chief Dave DeWall is standing behind Jackson; and Minneapolis Fire Captain Colleen Miller is standing behind and to the right of DeWall. All others are Eldoret city officials, city council members, and members of the Eldoret Fire Brigade.
It took him 10 years - actually his entire life - but this winter Wallace "Jack" Jackman finally set foot on African soil.
Last winter there was quite a hullabaloo when Dave Bicking was not reappointed to the Minneapolis Civilian Review Authority Board (CRA) and Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan was reappointed to his position on an 8-5 vote by the City Council.
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