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Weather Service Lowers Crest Prediction in Fargo

Fargo officials plan to scale back flood protection efforts after a lower Red River crest prediction by the National Weather Service. The weather service on Wednesday updated its forecast to show the range of the river peak to be between 38 and 40 feet, down a couple of feet from earlier predictions.

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A flooded road along the Red River near Fargo in March of 2010.
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Red River Valley Flood Fight Ramps Up in Moorhead

Fargo's neighbors are ramping up their flood fight against the Red River. The National Weather Service last week warned residents in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to prepare for possible record flooding, which would likely force more than 300 homeowners in the two cities to build sandbag dikes or provide other protection.

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A flooded road along the Red River near Fargo in March of 2010.
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Fargo Braces For Another Red River Crest

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The people of Fargo are bracing for a Red River crest that could be one of the highest on record.

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Despite High Water, Anton’s Staying Dry

The Sauk River is flowing over it's banks, but so far Anton's Restaurant has not been affected. Owner Patti Gaetz says, even though they have water in part of their parking lot, the restaurant is open and is staying dry.

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Volunteers Sought To Help Sandbag Fargo-Moorhead

Volunteers are being asked to help the sandbagging efforts in the Fargo-Moorhead area Saturday. There are local buses scheduled to leave St. Cloud at 6:00 a.m. and return approximately 7:00 p.m. the same day. 40 volunteers are needed to fill each bus. The group will leave from the St. Cloud Holiday Inn parking lot.

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St. Paul Prepared For Wednesday River Crest

The Mississippi River at St. Paul is predicted to crest at 19.2 feet on Wednesday, but city officials say they are prepared. The river is at what is considered major flood stage, but all the city's protective measures are in place up to 23 feet.

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Mississippi River Rising In Downtown St. Paul

The Mississippi River is starting to cover Harriet Island near downtown St. Paul. The river has risen about five feet in the past three days to just under 18 feet in St. Paul on Sunday.

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Minnesota Emergency Ops Center To Open For Flooding

The threat of widespread flooding across Minnesota is prompting officials to activate the State Emergency Operations Center.

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Sauk, Mississippi Rivers Starting To Rise

The Sauk and Mississippi Rivers in St. Cloud are starting to rise. However, both are still well below flood stage. The National Weather Service's Hydrologic Prediction Service says both rose slightly over the weekend, but both are still about two-feet below action stage.

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Local Officials Ramping-Up Flood Preparations [AUDIO]

With warmer temperatures in the forecast, local emergency management officials are ramping-up their preparation for the potential flooding. Benton County Emergency Management Director Jim McDermott says they'll start taking regular measurements of the Mississippi River this week.

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