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Published March 13, 2010, 08:40 PM

Bemidji And Beltrami County Officials Urge Residents To Prepare For Flooding

Officials in Bemidji and Beltrami County are urging residents to prepare as rain and melting snow threatens to give way to overland flooding.

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - Officials in Bemidji and Beltrami County

are urging residents to prepare as rain and melting snow threatens

to give way to overland flooding.

The city is offering a sandbagging class Saturday and selling

unfilled sandbags all next week.

The bags are going for 25 cents apiece, which helps cover the

cost of delivering sand. Residents can get the sand delivered to

their homes.

The threat of flooding is rising statewide as warm temperatures

and rainfall persist.

Last year's rapid thaw led to overland flooding that damaged six

homes in Bemidji.

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