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Published March 13, 2010, 09:00 PM

Wild Rice River Threatens Roads

Authorities in Norman County say the Wild Rice River is rising fast, forcing the closure of several roads.

ADA, Minn. (AP) - Authorities in Norman County say the Wild Rice

River is rising fast, forcing the closure of several roads.

The Minnesota river rose 3 to 4 feet Friday night into Saturday.

The National Weather Service reported it had measured 18.33 feet at

3 p.m. Saturday. Flood stage is 20 feet.

County emergency manager Kevin Ruud says a handful of roads have

been closed, but predicted a total of 40 to 50 would be shuttered

before the river recedes.

North Dakota's Wild Rice River was at 7.7 feet Saturday

afternoon. Flood stage is 10 feet.

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