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AP Photo North Dakota National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Dodds escorts Brian Axelson through floodwaters in Minot on Wednesday to survey damage to Axelson's home. Dozens of residents were able to return to their water-logged homes for the first time since the Souris River breached its banks last month.

Minot residents trickle back home

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MINOT (AP) -- Dozens of residents returned to their waterlogged homes Wednesday for the first time since the Souris River breached its banks and inundated much of Minot last month. Some cried, overwhelmed by the destruction, and others wasted no time trying salvage what was left of the homes, most of which were not insured against flooding.

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