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Mississippi River Above Flooding Stage Near Aitkin

Flood waters are still rising near Aitkin, where the Mississippi River is expected to remain above the flooding stage until Tuesday. The Minnesota Incident Command System says the river was at 18.1 feet at Aitkin on Sunday morning. The flood stage there is 12 feet.

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Rain in May Creates Washed Out Minnesota Trails

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning hikers and mountain bikers that heavy rain during the month of May has washed out some trails. Boaters are also being warned that the state's second-wettest May on record has created rising water levels at boat landings.

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UPDATE: Sewer Line Repaired, Stearns County Road 1 to Remain Closed Tonight

Repairs to a ruptured sewer main underneath Stearns County Road 1 between St. Cloud and Sartell have been completed, but the road remains closed.

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A flooded road along the Red River near Fargo in March of 2010.
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Lack of Snow Cuts Red River Valley Flood Risk

Forecasters say the risk of significant flooding in the Red River Valley is much lower than it's been in recent years because there's been so little snow this winter.

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Stearns County Environmental Services
Stearns County Environmental Services
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Flood Damaged Property May Need Permit Before Fix-Up

Stearns County has a reminder for homeowners whose property was damaged by high water or flooding this summer. Stearns County wants residents to know that if your shorelines and structures were damaged because of high water you may need a permit before doing any work.

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Dave McCord
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Flooding Can Contaminate Private Wells

Private well owners who have seen their wells impacted by flooding need to take some precautions. The Stearns County Environmental Health Department says wells contaminated with flood water can pose health risks.

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Potential For Heavy Rain Tuesday Night Into Wednesday

There's a chance for storms late Tuesday into Wednesday as a warm front moves across the state. Some of the storms may be severe.

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Traffic on Highway 15, backed up this afternoon while crews retrieved a sunken rescue boat. (Photo: Lynn Quale)
Traffic on Highway 15, backed up this afternoon while crews retrieved a sunken rescue boat. (Photo: Lynn Quale)
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Traffic Backs Up on Highway 15 As Fire Crews Recover Submerged Rescue Boat

The swollen Sauk River continues to cause headaches for area rescue crews. The St. Cloud Fire Department was called to the river today after two men freed-up a sunken rescue boat that eventually got stranded on a bridge abutment.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Flood Warning Continues For Sauk River

The Flood Warning for the Sauk River in St. Cloud will continue until Monday morning. The river is at 6.6 feet today (Wednesday). Flood stage is 6 feet.

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Severe Storms Possible as Central Minnesota Endures Another Day of Tropical Heat

The heat and mugginess continues across Minnesota. Excessive heat warnings continue through Wednesday with hot days and warm nights. And that brings the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms, as well, especially this afternoon and tonight.

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