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Red River Valley flood threat up after February storms

The National Weather Service says there's a 50 percent chance of moderate flooding this spring. Two weeks ago, moderate flooding was listed at about 15 percent. The Star Tribune reports no public or private structures would be threatened.
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The National Weather Service says there's a 50 percent chance of moderate flooding this spring. Two weeks ago, moderate flooding was listed at about 15 percent. The Star Tribune reports no public or private structures would be threatened.

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