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Spring is here and the Red River's not flooding?!?

The Weather Service reports the Red River of the North is falling in Grand Forks after Monday's crest just over 17 feet. That's below flood stage and a far cry from the 40 or so feet it reached in each of the last three years.
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The Weather Service reports the Red River of the North is falling in Grand Forks after Monday's crest just over 17 feet. That's below flood stage and a far cry from the 40 or so feet it reached in each of the last three years.

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