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Associated Press, Published April 30 2013

Flooding causes headaches in some rural ND areas

BISMARCK — Flooding is causing headaches in some small towns and rural areas in northern North Dakota.

In the northeastern part of the state, the Forest River has swamped U.S. Highway 81 near Minto, and the Park River has flooded some rural roads. The state Transportation Department says state Highway 15 also is closed near Fessenden because an underpass is flooded.

In north central North Dakota, the Des Lacs and Souris rivers have been flooding in some rural areas.

KXMC-TV reports that some people in the Logan, Des Lacs, and Burlington areas have been using sandbags and clay levees to keep water away from roads and homes.

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