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Flood Fears Prompt March of Dimes To Move 2 Events

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EDINA, Minn. (AP) — The March of Dimes is moving two fundraising events in Minnesota this spring because of the potential for flooding on the Mississippi River.

The St. Paul March for Babies planned at Harriet Island on May 1 is moving to Phalen Park. The Red Wing March for Babies planned at Colvill Park on May 1 will move to A.P. Anderson Park.

The March of Dimes notes that both Harriet Island and Colvill Park have a history of flooding. After talking to officials in both St. Paul and Red Wing, the organization decided to move the March for Babies locations in those cities.

March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser. The event helps fund research and educational programs aimed at helping mothers have healthy babies.

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