Tuesday, March 16, 2010


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Last Entry - For Awhile

This will be my last entry for awhile....until something major happens in Pembina again.

The bridge closures are out the the mud swept off the road.

From the Pembina River Bridge looking south.

Looking north from the bridge the water is back in it's banks.

Looking from the bridge back towards the Customs building you can see the debris left on the river bank.

The grass is growing at an amazing rate.
The weather is FINALLY warming up.
It sounds like the golf course will be ready to open soon.
Enjoy your summer!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Back to Normal

The river is below 40 ft. now and almost back in it's bank. Things are getting back to normal. Ken and I were out at the golf course a couple nights ago helping to rake up corn stalks from under the evergreen trees. Still a lot of mud out there but the greens look beautiful! Several men and a couple women have been working almost every night for the last two weeks......if only the sun would shine and dry things out.

Today the bridge over the Pembina River was inspected and given approval to reopen. Tomorrow, if some volunteers are found, they will remove the last sections of the wall closure. Ralph Twamley and crew have been working all week removing the temporary dirt closures.

Today was our last day of school. Now we're waiting for warm weather and summer to begin.

Monday, May 11, 2009


The clean-up is a big job. Today high school students emptied the sand bags they filled a couple weeks ago.

The area around the club house is dry once again.

Joe, George and Randy work to remove the mud covered tarp that covered the #3 green for the winter. Wayne, Norman, Kevin and Danny were working at other spots around the course. More work will be done tomorrow night.

There is still some water on the #7 and #9 fairways.

The ball field is dry but there is still water inside the dike around the perimeter. There are still sand bags in So Pembina that will have to be removed. There's lots of work to do if you're in the mood to volunteer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Road is open to Haugen's and Ohmann's is not an island anymore.

One section is open to So Pembina but not to traffic.

The wall sections have been marked and numbered for easier assembly the next time they're needed.

The dirt closure on the east side of the bridge is open.

Branches and debris crowd the south side of the bridge waiting for passage into Canada.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bad Blogger

Today was a bad day for this blogger. I went out and took 57 pictures this afternoon and when I came home to put some of them on the Blog I accidentally deleted all of them. SO FRUSTRATING!!!

Anyway, I took pictures of the open road to Ed Haugen's. I took pictures of the men taking down a section of the wall opening the Pembina River bridge. The bridge isn't open to traffic yet, it has to be inspected by the county first. I took pictures of them opening a path through the clay closure on the east side of the bridge. I took pictures of the baseball field with no water on it. I took pictures of the log jams and garbage pushing up against the bridge from the south. I took pictues of the river.

The river is at 49.0 ft tonight.

Tomorrow I'll go out and try to take some more pictues.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Opening the south end

The south entrance to So Pembina was opened on Friday evening. The two home owners have moved back in. The bridge over the Pembina River is still closed.

Workers pumped water out of So Pembina Friday night and all day Saturday.

The Red River is at 49.85 ft today.

You can see one of the pumps working near the baseball field.

Volunteers worked on the golf course again this afternoon.

The Red River flowing north between So Pembina and St Vincent.