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Published June 23, 2012, 04:43 PM

The Minot Flood, this time last year

Minot, ND (WDAY TV) -- One year ago today, the 12,000 evacuees in the Minot area received even more bad news. They were just told the flood had hit in full force.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minot, ND (WDAY TV) -- One year ago today, the 12,000 evacuees in the Minot area received even more bad news. They were just told the flood had hit in full force.

THEN, water rushing down from Canada was expected to peak at an amazing 29-thousand CFS.

That's almost six times the level the city's original levees were built to handle. The highest water was still a few days away.

That gave the city time to work on the secondary dike that was protecting hundreds of homes in northeast Minot.

Water was gushing over levees in the low-lying areas already. Minot resident Wayne Moe had a waterfall developing near his home.

Moe says, "It started about one o'clock like that and now, 12 hours later, it's turned into this."

Today,- Minot has a whole new look as the city works hard to rebuild -- cleaning up the mess the Mouse River left behind.

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