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MN Guard Continues With Minot Flood Fight

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The first rotation of 120 Minnesota National Guard soldiers helping with the battle against Souris River flooding in Minot is wrapping up its work this week as the second two-week rotation heads in.

The effort began July 5 and will continue until Aug. 2. The soldiers have been helping their North Dakota counterparts with everything from levee patrols to traffic management. Hundreds of North Dakota Guardsmen have been on duty in Minot.

The Minnesota soldiers are with the Willmar-based 682nd Engineer Battalion and the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery from Montevideo.

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