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Published February 24, 2010, 09:38 AM

Fargo Declares State of Emergency

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of spring flooding.

By: Associated Press, AP

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of spring flooding.

City Administrator Pat Zavoral says it's standard procedure, and

paves the way for federal assistance if the Red River floods again.

Fargo also is asking Gov. John Hoeven to request help from the

Corps of Engineers in building a clay dike near City Hall and at

several other spots.

The river reached a record level in Fargo last spring and is

expected to flood again this year.

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