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This is the second time high water coming off of Lake Plantagenet has swollen the banks of the Schoolcraft River. (Above) Russ Goplin has raised his dock, he said Thursday, but he will either have to purchase longer dock pipes or continue to remove debris captured by his dock that’s sitting just above the water level. In the background right is his neighbor’s section of dock almost entirely swallowed up by the swollen river. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Water levels creeping higher: Dayton declares state of emergency for Beltrami, other counties; some Bemidji-area lakes at highest levels in a decade, DNR says

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BEMIDJI -- Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency for Beltrami County and 34 other Minnesota counties Thursday in response to flooding caused by extreme rainfall, including sending 100 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard to bordering Koochiching County.

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