A spring without flooding on the Red River?!? Water low as Fargo elects mayor

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When Fargo's special election to elect a new mayor was set for April 28, it raised concern in some quarters that voters might have to navigate seasonal floodwaters to get to a polling place.

That might even have been appropriate when choosing a successor to the late Dennis Walaker, whose death in December ended the tenure of a mayor best known for guiding the city through historic floods.

But no.

Not only is the Red River of the North below flood stage, the Fargo Forum reports it's near its lowest late-April level so far in the 21st century.

The Forum offers a series of photos comparing today's views to those at the same spot during the 2009 flood.

Fargo's special election

With all the streets dry and early voting relatively strong, the Cass County auditor forecasts a healthy turnout at the polls Tuesday, KFGO reports.

The Forum reports residents can vote at any of Fargo's six polling places, regardless of where they live.

Valley News Live reported on the final weekend of campaigning by former city commissioner Brad Wimmer and Tim Mahoney, who has been serving as interim mayor.

Voters will also elect a city commissioner and decide whether commissioners should have to resign that post to run for mayor.

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