The process of rebuilding the valley continues in the Magic City.
More than 4,000 homes were touched by the Mouse River flood of 2011, which means, at least that many yards.
Kelli Volk reports on how the warm temperatures allowed Minot residents to clean up what was left in the wake of the flood - outside of the house.
With the sun finally shining and the temperature rising, Minot residents can venture outside to clean up damages caused by the 2011 Flood.
Minot resident Bryan Kramer says the main objective is to brighten up the neighborhood and make it more enjoyable.
(Bryan Kramer, Minot Resident) "We planted grass seed and a good friend came by and did a hydro seed for me and we're just really trying to get the lawns back so it looks normal down here again. That's the biggest thing. When you drive up and down the streets everything is dark and brown and black and dirty. Just trying to get it green again."
The change in weather offers residents a very welcome and ideal change of pace in the reconstruction process. Minot resident Jarreson Bridges is happy to move the clean-up process outdoors.
(Jerason Bridges, Minot Resident) "It's been pretty cruddy lately. But, no, today is gorgeous. It's like 80 degrees out so I'm loving it."
Because the grass and trees underwent extreme damage from the flood waters, Minot residents find themselves starting over from scratch.
Kramer explains the clean-up process may consume the entire summer.
(Bryan Kramer, Minot Resident) "It's going to be another couple of weeks. Of course, as the evergreens die out in the Valley that's going to be ongoing. We've pulled three out already and we've probably got about six or seven left, but that'll be ongoing, all summer long I'm guessing."
In Minot, Kelli Volk, KX News.