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  • FLOOD NEWS: Guard's Nighttime Dike Patrols Allow Harwood Residents to Rest

    As bigger cities safely lessen their focus on floodwaters, the threat -- and the North Dakota National Guard's presence -- in outlying areas remains. Harwood, N.D., just north of Fargo, is one of those areas. Overland flooding continues, and the town's 600 or so residents, along with North Dakota Soldiers and Airmen, remain vigilant. During the
  • FLOOD NEWS: National Guard Evacuation Team Helps Elderly Woman from Home

    At 84 years old, Mili Sherman has spent nearly half of her life in her home just west of Harwood. It sits above the swollen Sheyenne River, just out of the water's reach. The road out, however, is a different story. Floodwaters rush quickly across the gravel road that runs out to the highway, making it dangerous for any vehicle to attempt to pass
  • FLOOD NEWS: Chief of National Guard Bureau Visits Fargo Flood Sites

    The chief of the National Guard Bureau visited Fargo, N.D., today to meet with North Dakota National Guard leaders and check on flood operations. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the senior uniformed National Guard officer, surveyed sites where North Dakota Guardsmen have been working and patrolling this past week as the Red River rose to its crest. "I'm in
  • Both Air and Army Guard Family of the Year are Awarded

    Both the Air and Army Guard Family of the Year were honored today at a volunteer luncheon that took place at the Adjutant General's Symposium on Families at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. Each year, a family is chosen from each branch of service that has served the military community in an outstanding capacity. The two families were nominated by
  • FLOOD NEWS: Guardsmen Using New Tools in This Year's Flood Fight

    The first week of the 2010 flood fight has come with numerous familiar tools and tasks for the North Dakota National Guard. After spending nearly 100 days on flood duty in 2009, one might expect few new experiences less than a year later. To the contrary, the first five days of flood operations brought three new tools or methods in holding back the