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Published March 19, 2010, 07:42 AM

Red River rise prompts bridge closures

THOMPSON, N.D. (AP) — Bridges in the northern Red River Valley are being closed as the river continues its spring rise.

THOMPSON, N.D. (AP) — Bridges in the northern Red River Valley are being closed as the river continues its spring rise.

The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office on Friday morning was closing the Thompson Bridge, a link between Grand Forks and the Minnesota town of Crookston.

On Thursday, two of the three bridges connecting Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, Minn., were closed.

Those two bridges were closed for about three weeks during 2009 flooding. East Grand Forks Emergency Manager Randy Gust says officials expect they will open much sooner this year.

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