High water has Minnesota officials urging boaters to slow down and use caution as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, Minn., to Prescott, Wis.
Some cars became stalled in St. Cloud as heavy rains caused street flooding in parts of the city.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has closed Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul because of rising rivers.
Officials in the Minnesota River cities of Mankato and North Mankato have a simple plan for high water: they’ll patrol their 37-foot floodwalls and close some low-lying roads and parks.