Photo album: Let the sandbagging begin, spring 2011

The last time I used that phrase in a blog post title, things didn’t turn out so well.

Yesterday afternoon, local business owners, St. Olaf students, and miscellaneous other volunteers filled hundreds of sandbags on downtown’s west side behind Larson’s Printing.

Candy Taylor, Executive Director of 5th Bridge, was the volunteer coordinator. See the 5th Bridge flood volunteer page and the flood volunteer information page for more info.

See the album of 14 23 26 54 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:


  1. Griff Wigley said:

    Riverwalk barricades went up on the west side yesterday. Froggy’s built their sandbag dike. Bill’s Pizza has several dozen sandbags readied. I’ve added 9 more photos to the album.

    March 22, 2011
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    David Hvistendahl has started pumping water behind the walls at Froggy’s. I’ve added 3 more photos to the album.

    March 22, 2011
  3. Griff Wigley said:

    The City started sandbagging around the Safety Center yesterday afternoon. I’ve added a few more photos to the album.

    March 23, 2011
  4. Griff Wigley said:

    I’ve added a couple dozen more photos to the album: some at Carleton, others downtown.

    March 24, 2011

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