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FLOODING

The Rainy River watershed is overflowing from Lake Vermilion to Lake of the Woods, with flood records possible.
The fast pace of this spring’s flooding was an added challenge for local leaders organizing flood responses.
Ranier residents sandbagging homes and cabins as lakes and rivers flood over their banks.
On Monday, May 9, water started running around the south side of the dam, eroding the bank into a nearby yard. With water now contained, Mayor Steve Benson is waiting for news on state and federal funding before the city can decide how to move forward with the damaged structure.

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West-central Minnesota was pounded by rain during intense thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday, leading to flooded streets, basements, fields and parks.
Along with Burgum were Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard and director of the state Department of Emergency Services; North Dakota Homeland Security Director Darin Hanson and Department of Water Resources Director Andrea Travnicek.
Gust noted that most of the river systems are coming down steadily and even though this latest round of rain is “pretty significant and widespread,” it’s likely that there will be more "localized ponding" and aerial flooding rather than widespread flooding as the area has seen in the last two weeks.
The bridge reopened around before 3 p.m.
The Minnesota National Guard placed the pumps, which both weigh more than five tons and are leased from a private contractor, using a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
For area hardware stores, recent rains have made for a busy couple of weeks, as the need for supplies like sump pumps, fans, shop vacuums and hoses in waterlogged towns skyrocketed.

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The Sorlie Bridge needs to be inspected by North Dakota and Minnesota's Department of Transportation
The Red River crested late Monday into early Tuesday at 45.42 feet after rising due to rain over the past weekend
Donations will provide funding for the immediate and long-term needs of residents and organizations recovering from the recent flooding of the Red Lake River.

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