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Waters rush out of Lake Darling on Friday.

Shelters little-used as friends, family and strangers take in evacuees

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MINOT -- Although temporary shelters were opened this week at the Minot Auditorium and Minot State University, many residents had already opened their homes and their hearts to those devastated by the historic flood.

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About 12,000 people were forced to leave their homes due to the flooding of the Souris River, yet only about 220 have taken refuge in the shelters.

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