Five years ago on August 18, 2007 one of the largest rain events in Minnesota's history began. By the time it was over 16.27 inches of rain fell at the National Weather Service Cooperative Station near Hokah, with 15.10 inches falling in one day, setting the one day precipitation record for a National Weather Service station in Minnesota. The largest non-National Weather Service 24 hour total was 17.21 inches, also a record for Minnesota. Seven people died in the flood event.
Below are various web articles and photos of the flood event.