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The Duluth Deluge: Images tell the story

The photos and video of historic flooding in Duluth and northeastern Minnesota tell the tale better than words ever could. Here are some of the dramatic images.
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WCCO's Jason DeRusha has the amazing story of the 8-year-old boy taken for a ride by floodwaters inside a culvert drain pipe. He somehow survived with only minor injuries:

The Duluth News Tribune on Thursday updated its video and photo galleries as part of extensive coverage.

A number of residents posted their videos to YouTube as the day wore on. Here's six collected by the Pioneer Press.

The Star Tribune has video interviews with several residents who are awed by the destruction that devoured their properties.

MPR collected a number of striking images and videos from residents.

WDAY has this 80-second look that amounts to a highlight reel of the destruction, including a dancing manhole cover that looks like it's about to blow.

These guys saw the flood as a chance to give their new JetSki "a rip."

KSTP has aerial views of the floodwater and damage:

KARE 11 posted surveillance video of floodwaters collapsing an 18-foot retaining wall.

Here's a video posted to YouTube of Miller Creek. This is one angry creek:

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