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Volunteers, Minnesota DOT workers, Border Patrol agents and local police work together to pack sandbags along the beach at the Point in Warroad, Minnesota Tuesday afternoon as severe winds continue to bring waves from Lake of the Woods into the shore in the lake town. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald

Warroad, Minn., braces for high water

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WARROAD, Minn. — As rain fell intermittently today, sometimes heavily, a small army of volunteers joined city, state and federal officials in a rushed sandbagging effort to protect this resort city from potential flooding from Lake of the Woods.

A stiff northeast wind, fueling waves from the lake, loomed on their minds, making the battle more precarious.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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