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Published April 23, 2012, 09:43 AM

Sunday marks 15 years since the 1997 crest in Grand Forks

(WDAY TV) - Yesterday marked 15 years since the Red River Crested in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks during the 1997 flood.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - Yesterday marked 15 years since the Red River Crested in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks during the 1997 flood.

It was April 22nd, 1997 when the river hit 54.35 feet. During the flood, 90-percent of the residents in Grand Forks and all of the residents in East Grand Forks were evacuated.

That day, President Clinton visited the communities. Over the course of that flood-fight, 1900 national guardsmen helped in the community.

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