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Heavy Rain Causes Street Flooding In Grand Marais

Residents of Grand Marais are sweeping up dirt and debris after intense storms dumped more than 3 inches of rain along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. The rain caused street flooding in downtown Grand Marais Thursday, but the water has since receded. Some flooded basements are reported.

07/19/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: The Oklahoma Tornado

It’s important to remember that sometimes there’s nothing anyone could do. Tornadoes are powerful, and mysterious, and random. But many of you had good questions related to the tragedy in Oklahoma. Why aren’t there basements in Oklahoma? – Betty Cozatt. Nationally only 31 percent of newly constructed homes have basements.

05/20/2013

A piece of carpet padding is wrung out after a home sump pump couldn't keep up with rain and thawing snow. (credit: CBS)

Flooded Basements: The Aftermath Of Thursday’s Thaw

Thursday’s rain and snow melt caused basements to flood around the Twin Cities. The frozen ground and covered culverts caused drainage problems.

12/31/2010