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Published June 21, 2011, 03:47 PM

Bismarck Sends Sandbags to Flood-threatened Minot

The city of Bismarck is giving 100,000 filled sandbags to Minot for its fight against a rising Souris River that's expected to spill over levees and force thousands from their homes.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The city of Bismarck is giving 100,000 filled sandbags to Minot for its fight against a rising Souris River that's expected to spill over levees and force thousands from their homes.

Bismarck Public Works Director Jeff Heintz told KXMB television that the city has more than 300,000 filled sandbags on standby and is able to give some away because the Missouri River will crest lower than first thought.

Heintz says he's confident volunteers will fill sandbags if Bismarck should need more.

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