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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden Michael Shutt, left, and Chris Lizachowski rescue a driver whose car stalled after driving through rising floodwaters from the Forest River in Minto on Thursday morning.

High waters in Walsh County: Drivers tempt fate on flooded roads as sandbagging begins

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MINTO — There was more than 3 feet of water flowing over a section of U.S. Highway 81 on Thursday morning, but the driver of the car was intent on crossing to the other side.

By the time she was forced to stop, the water had reached the car’s hood. Lucky for her, volunteers were on hand to pull her free.

The state Department of Transportation said earlier in the day that it had closed parts of the highway earlier in the day, putting up barricades and detour signs.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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