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Work was ongoing Tuesday to convert a lowhead dam on the Red River to a spillway dam not far from the Oxbow, N.D., Country Club. Retrofitting dangerous dams on the Red River will improve fish habitat and boater safety. River ecologists Neil Haugerud, left, and Luther Aadland, both of whom work for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources monitor boulder placement. Ann Arbor Miller | MPR News 91.3FM

Environment: Red River dam modifications restore wildlife

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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Construction crews in northwest Minnesota are finishing work this week on a unique river project -- one that not only restores fish habitat, but also could save human lives.


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