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Published April 09, 2011, 03:17 PM

Guard plucks man from flood-threatened home

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say the North Dakota National Guard rescued an 87-year-old man Saturday after floodwaters breached a sandbag dike around his home.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say the North Dakota National Guard rescued an 87-year-old man Saturday after floodwaters breached a sandbag dike around his home.

Cass County Administrator Bonnie Johnson says Obert Tenold was taken by boat from his home southeast of Argusville at about 1 p.m. Johnson says the man was taken to his son's home in nearby Fargo.

Johnson says overland flooding is causing widespread problems in the county. She says the Maple and Wild Rice rivers are at high levels and are backing up because they can't drain into the swollen Red River.

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