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To all those who worked, helped, and prayed for Fargo and the communities to the North and South of us, thank you so much. I can't put to words the amount of appreciation that is coming your way.

The emotional roller coster we've been on is unbelievable. The effort has been enormous and although we've had some significant and terrible losses (e.g., Oak Grove), we've done really well to hold our own so far. We're far from done, but things are finally turning the right direction.

I've learned a lot about people through this whole thing. The effort that perfect strangers have put in has been incredible. The Hesco (modular dike material) behind my brother's house was failing on Thurs and we had to build a secondary dike- the plan was for a 15' wide, six feet high, and 80 yards long sandbag dike behind the primary Hesco dike. Before we knew it, there were 250 people (some from all over MN, ND, and he Midwest) in his yard filling spots in eight lines throwing bag after bag. In three hours the whole crew put that sucker together- it was absolutely a monumental task that amazed me. It was one of dozens and dozens of examples I've seen through this mess that has positively restored my faith in people and humanity.

Thank you to all of the National Guard, police, fire fighteers, Coast Guard, and volunteers for this incredible and awe-inspiring effort.

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Scott, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected by this force of mother nature. We cant even imagine the struggle emotionally... Bob

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So sad knowing what people are going through up there, but I am so relieved to know that it's not another Katrina type incident where no action is being taken immediately.

I told everyone about a month and a half ago that when/if the Red River floods this year I was going to go up and help. But being 21 and living in Southern Minnesota has restricted me from driving up to help. I cannot miss work and cannot afford the trip. I am glad to hear though that there is great work going on up there.

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