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Published February 27, 2011, 03:18 PM

Crookston Postpones Community Sandbagging Day

Crookston city officials have postponed the scheduled "Community Sandbagging Day" scheduled for Tuesday to next Wednesday, March 9.

By: Forum Communications Report,

Crookston city officials have postponed the scheduled "Community Sandbagging Day" scheduled for Tuesday to next Wednesday, March 9.

Aaron Parrish, city administrator, e-mailed news media Sunday citing the weather forecast for Tuesday as his reason for re-scheduling the sandbagging day.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of snow Tuesday, with a high temperature of 12 degrees above zero, and southwest winds of 13 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph, shifting to north-northwest by Tuesday evening.

The weather service has predicted major flooding on the Red Lake River in Crookston this spring which will make some areas of the city vulnerable.

The sandbagging will take place 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 9 in the National Guard Armory, 1801 University Ave. Volunteers are asked to dress in layers, in clothes that can "get dirty," with gloves and mud-worthy shoes.

For more information, call City Hall at (218) 281-1232.

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