Overnight patrols in Minot go smoothly

Associated Press

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota National Guard officials report no major incidents during their overnight patrols in areas of Minot inundated by Souris River flooding.

Guard Capt. Dan Murphy says crews worked overnight to build up several dikes, including one along the Broadway Bridge that connects the north and south sides of town.

City Council President Dean Frantsvog says no flood-related deaths or injuries have been reported. Officials don't yet have estimates on the number of homes and businesses that have been flooded.

The river is expected on Friday to reach a record level and officials say it could rise as much as 4 or 5 feet by the end of the day. Nearly 11,000 people have been evacuated.