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Published June 21, 2011, 08:34 AM

Red River to surpass flood stage again in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Heavy rain is once again pushing up the level of the Red River in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Heavy rain is once again pushing up the level of the Red River in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for both the Fargo-Moorhead and Wahpeton-Breckenridge areas. Forecasters say the river in both metro areas is expected to rise above flood stage on Wednesday and continue rising to just under moderate flood stage.

The Red was above the 18-foot minor flood stage in Fargo for a record 77 consecutive days this spring before dropping below flood stage about a week ago. At moderate flood stage, city parks and recreation areas along the river begin to flood.

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