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Published June 22, 2012, 04:57 PM

U.S. Coast Guard helps rescue flooding victims in Duluth

Duluth, MN (WDAY TV) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is using resources from around the Great Lakes to help rescue flooding victims in Minnesota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Duluth, MN (WDAY TV) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is using resources from around the Great Lakes to help rescue flooding victims in Minnesota.

The agency used a helicopter to rescue five people from the raging water in the small community of Thomson, southwest of Duluth, last night.

Floodwater prevented residents of the St. Louis River community of 160 from leaving their homes.

A Coast Guard airboat helped rescue 12 people from the Fond du Lac neighborhood in Duluth.

Officials say it's still not safe for about 200 evacuated residents of Duluth to return to their homes.

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