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Red River Valley

By Linda Tancs

When I practiced playing the organ as a child, one of the songs in my songbook was “Red River Valley.” A memory long forgotten, until the recent climatic catastrophe in this section of the U.S. straggling northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. The river’s crest of over 40 feet this past weekend broke a 100-year record. Now a snowstorm threatens to dump 16 inches in and around the valley, putting the river level in peril once again. As a line in the song goes, “remember the Red River Valley.” Indeed, let’s keep the folks of this region in our hearts and prayers.

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2 Comments»

  legendarynd wrote @

Thanks for the “shout out” on the Red River Valley. One of the most amazing things about this area is its resilency. A month later you’d never know there was a flood.

  Selena wrote @

Thanks for puittng this blog together and for all the great River Valley Music you do. Best of luck on this new endeavor. I’m excited to see how it develops and grows!


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