The road home from the devastation that followed the 2011 Mouse River Flood has been a long one for some Minot families.
That certainly is the case for former KX News Anchor Shaun Sipma.
His family moved home about a month ago and as promised he invited back for one final story.
(Shaun Sipma, Valley Resident) "It's been three years since the Mouse River Flood Destroyed the character of this house."
(Sipma - July 2011) "And this is what we've been waiting weeks to see, my house 920."
The question most often asked is why has it taken so long to finally move back home.
(Sipma - July 2011) This is the horrible reality we're all left to.
The answer to that is really simple; when we found out we didn't qualify for any significant help we decided to take the road less traveled and rebuild the character that made this house home to us."
...and make no mistake, none of this would have been possible without the help from my parents, my wife's parents and some very dedicated family and friends.
Oh, and one last thing, a promise kept! And maybe the return to a little bit of normalcy.
One last time at this now rebuilt house, Shaun Sipma for KX News.
The Sipma family did the vast majority of the work themselves in rebuilding.
They still have a significant amount of work left in the basement, garage and exterior but say they are glad to finally be back home.