Downtown

East Grand Forks

Point and Murray Bridges
The Point and Murray Bridges during the flood.
Photo: Richard Larson (UND)
Almost every house, and many businesses, in East Grand Forks was damaged by the flood. Water levels in downtown East Grand Forks reached 6 to 8 feet. Many downtown buildings have been demolished to make way for the new dikes.

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Blue Moose
The Blue Moose Restaurant, located by the river, reopened a month after the flood. The building was moved a block east in November, 1998, to make way for the new dike.
Moose Crossing
Photo: Alan Draves
Whitey's
The old Whitey's shortly before it was torn down. Whitey's reopened at the end of this block in September, 1998.
More Whitey's Photos
Photo: Alan Draves
Library
The East Grand Forks Campbell Library was destroyed by the flood. This building was torn down in May, 1998.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
Photo: Brian Moe
Demers Ave.
All the buildings on this block are gone now except the one at the far right, which became the new home of Whitey's
Photo: Alan Draves
Library
Interior of the library after the flood. The library will rebuild near downtown.
Photo: Alan Draves
Second St.
The buildings on Second Street south of Demers were torn down in May 1998. Only the First American Bank remains on this block.
Photo: Alan Draves
Rebuilding Downtown East Grand Forks

East Grand Forks Celebration of Recovery

East Grand Forks Campbell Library

Moose Crossing

Whitey's

Flood Protection in East Grand Forks

Sacred Heart Church and School

More Photos of Downtown East Grand Forks

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Four Winds
A year after the flood, this store was still full of flood-soaked merchandise, and had quite an odor.
Photo: Alan Draves


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