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Pioneer Press Photo by Ben Garvin An aerial view shows a mudslide below the University Minnesota Medical Center on the Mississippi River’s west bank that forced part of Minneapolis’ West River Parkway to be closed on Friday.

Landslides hit roads, parks in Twin Cities

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By Andy Rathbun and Mara H. Gottfried

St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Joe Alton was sitting on his patio Thursday night in St. Paul when he and his girlfriend heard a strange sound.

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It sounded “like a slow wave … like a weird little roar,” he said, adding that he heard snapping branches and what sounded like metal on metal.

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