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Metro rivers high but not flooded

All the water that flooded the Duluth area is not bound for the Twin Cities, KARE 11 reports. The numerous lakes and marshes of northern Minnesota are holding a lot of the water in place. And much of the rainfall made its way to Lake Superior either directly or through its many tributaries. But communities closer to Duluth are still watching rivers rise.
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River levels in the Twin Cities are expected to rise another 6 inches or so and should remain well below flood stage throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul as they crest midweek, KARE 11 reports.

The situation is much more dire in Aitkin, Minn., roughly 85 miles west of Duluth.

The Mississippi River near Aitkin is expected to continue to rise to near 18.4 feet by early afternoon Tuesday, then begin to fall, reported the National Weather Service of Duluth, the Brainerd Dispatch reports. That's about 6 feet about flood stage.

Mayor Gary Tibbitts says the sewage plant and power transfer station have been sandbagged, the Associated Press reports.

The Dispatch has video of flooding there:

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