Items removed from flood threatened Minot schools

Associated Press

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Several schools in Minot are threatened by the rising Souris River, and school district employees have spent the past couple of days packing up computers, books and other items and trucking them out of the flood zone.

Business Manager Scott Moum tells the Minot Daily News that district employees pitched in and no outside help was needed for the job. Items were moved from a middle school, three elementaries, an adult learning center and a Head Start building.

Most of the items are being stored on the high school's Magic City Campus.

About 10,000 Minot residents have been ordered to leave because of the rising Souris, which is swollen by heavy spring snowmelt and rain.