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Drone footage shows the far-reaching effects flood waters have had on the northern Red River Valley

Drone footage filmed by WDAY's Ryan Longnecker shows just how far water has stretched across northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

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EAST GRAND FORKS — Cities and counties throughout northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota have been fighting rising rivers this week as water levels quickly increased amid heavy rains and melting snow last weekend.

Even as rivers, like the Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks, begin to crest, fields across the region remain flooded. Roads also remain closed throughout the area and more rain may be on the way this weekend.

Drone footage shot by WDAY's Ryan Longnecker show just how far the water has reached in local communities like Fisher, Oslo and East Grand Forks.

Ranier residents sandbagging homes and cabins as lakes and rivers flood over their banks.

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