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Lucas Shutt, left, and Chris Lizakowski rescue a driver whose car stalled after driving through rising floodwaters from the Forest River in Minto Thursday morning. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Woman rescued after driving through flooded U.S. 81 near Minto; sandbagging begins

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MINTO, N.D. — There was more than three feet of water flowing over a section of U.S. Highway 81 Thursday morning, but the driver of the car was intent on crossing to the other side.


By the time she was forced to stop, the water had reached the car’s hood. Lucky for her, volunteers were on hand to pull her free.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, 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 more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email or phone. 
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