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Published March 18, 2010, 10:30 AM

Northeast North Dakota Flood Fight

The northeastern North Dakota communities of Grafton, Minto and Drayton are taking steps to guard against rising rivers.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) - The northeastern North Dakota communities

of Grafton, Minto and Drayton are taking steps to guard against

rising rivers.

Volunteers are filling sandbags and the Army Corps of Engineers

is working on temporary levees in Grafton, which is on the Park

River.

The corps also plans to build a temporary dike along Main Street

in Drayton, which is on the Red River.

Sandbagging also is being done in Minto, on the Forest River.

The rising river on Thursday prompted officials to close U.S.

Highway 81 at the town. Detours were put in place.

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