When the waters of the Mouse River hit their record level one year ago, people who live in one northwest Minot neighborhood knew their efforts at sandbagging had failed.
But they held together as a community of friends and neighbors - helping each other rebuild and generally looking out for one another.
Today, they celebrated their success.
The people living around 22nd Street and First Avenue got together to remember the devastation of the flood, and more importantly, to say thanks to each other for helping everyone move back home.
(Jessie Seideman, 22nd Street Resident) "Everybody's back and nobody moved out so the flood didn't chase any body away on our block and we're very happy because of that and everybody chipped in and helped each other. If you needed a saw or a drill you'd walk down the block or if you needed help to put sheetrock up you walked down the block and helped. It was great we could count on anybody to help us."
The neighbors say they celebrate their "coming back" --- and the efforts that so many others are also making to return to their homes across the river valley.