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FLOODING

With the potential for more heavy rain Friday night, the mayor said emergency personnel were in the process of recommending others in the city to consider leaving their at-risk homes. The sheriff’s office also advised those who’ve left their homes to avoid returning to them until it is safe to do so, and the public was also asked to stay away from the Randall area so emergency personnel could do their jobs effectively.
Earlier this month the flooding broke the lake's all-time record set in 1950, and it's only come down a few inches since.
It’s a mess, the result of a late snowmelt after a winter of heavy snow in the border country and record or near-record precipitation the past two months across the watershed.
International Falls.
Nearby flooding latest setback for International Falls
Nearby flooding is the latest in a series of challenges for the state's northernmost town, where residents and leaders don't always agree, but they're fighting back.

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Flooding near Oslo, Minnesota, has destroyed agricultural land, washed out their township roads and caused thousands of dollars of damage to a railroad line that carries cars filled with wheat to the West Coast and southern United States.
With more rain forecast, sandbagging resorts and businesses try to stay open amidst record flooding.
The Rainy River watershed is overflowing from Lake Vermilion to Lake of the Woods, with flood records possible.
Ranier residents sandbagging homes and cabins as lakes and rivers flood over their banks.
West-central Minnesota was pounded by rain during intense thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday, leading to flooded streets, basements, fields and parks.
“The rain events that used to occur every 50 or 100 hears are now happening every 10 years or even more frequently,” said Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Katrina Kessler. “It’s not just once in your lifetime, it’s three or more times in one decade that you’re having to think about impacts on local resources as well as infrastructure and homes.”

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