City of Minto prepares for flood waters

(Minto, ND) -- While flood waters have impacted several cities across the eastern portion of North Dakota, the small community of Minto is preparing for what looks to be an eight foot flood crest later this week.

"The water is coming up fast," Minto Mayor Larry Jamieson said Sunday afternoon.

Jamieson says the city will be conducting sandbagging operations on Monday, with the assistance of students from Minto Public Schools. A message from Minto Public Schools says the City is asking for Minto students in grades nine through 12 to assist with the sandbagging effort.

The Forest River at Minto was in minor flood stage, at just over six feet, on Sunday afternoon, and anticipated to crest late Monday at just over eight feet.