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Minn. Lawmakers To Tour Moorhead-Area Flooding

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A group of Minnesota lawmakers will tour flood preparations and areas already impacted in and around Moorhead.

Democrats and Republicans from the House and Senate are stopping Friday in North Ottawa Township and Breckenridge before holding an afternoon hearing at Moorhead City Hall. Dozens of mayors and officials from impacted areas will be in attendance.

The Red River through Moorhead and neighboring Fargo, N.D., is projected to crest Sunday at between 39 and 40 feet. It’s the third year in a row of major flooding in the region.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called an emergency meeting Friday of the state Executive Council to consider a 30-day extension of a state of emergency he declared in 46 counties that could be potentially impacted by flooding.

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