Sandbagging Operations at Kerry Park
The Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that residents in need of sandbags can go
to Kerry Park (11 th St. and 6 th Ave., International Falls, MN) and load pallets of sandbags for their
homes/property beginning on Friday, May 13 th .
The Sheriff’s Office has been coordinating logistics and operations plans with the City of
International Falls, County Highway Department, Public Health, Packaging Corporation of
America, American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army to set up a central location for bagging
operations for Koochiching County residents.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking for volunteers to assist in bagging operations beginning Friday,
May 13 th at 1000 in Kerry Park. The operational period for this weekend will be from 1000-1800
hours on Friday and from 0800-1800 hours on Saturday. There will be no bagging operation at
Kerry Park on Sunday, but we will resume operations at 0800 hours on Monday, May 16 th .
For those willing to assist, the Sheriff’s Office asks volunteers to check in with Koochiching
Public Health who will have a registration tent in the parking lot. We ask that volunteers bring
gloves, eyewear, and a shovel. We ask volunteers not to bring their pets or volunteer if they
are feeling ill.
Volunteers will be asked fill sandbags and help palletize them, as well as possibly placing
sandbags in high priority locations. The Salvation Army in partnership with the Red Cross will be
on site to provide hydration and light snacks to those assisting in bagging efforts.
The self-service satellite bagging location at City Beach has been relocated to Bohman Landing.
We now have self-service locations at Bohman Landing, Tilson Landing, and Island View. These
sites are expected to remain open as long as needed. Residents can continue to pick up empty
bags at the Law Enforcement Center as needed.