This week’s Presidential message goes out to the people of North Dakota and Minnesota who are fighting the floods along the Red River. First came the rain, then the snow. In North Dakota, the river has risen over 40 feet. Eighteen feet is considered flood stage.

For up-to-date information about the flood in Fargo, visit the Fargo city flood site: For the state of Minnesota, visit

The American Red Cross is accepting donations for flood relief. A news brief is posted on their website: