Rain Continues This Week in Soggy Minnesota

Updated: 06/17/2014 10:17 AM
Created: 06/17/2014 9:28 AM

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) - Forecasters expect more storms this week in Minnesota where farm fields are already flooded and residents are busy building sandbag dikes to hold back overflowing rivers and lakes.

Gov. Mark Dayton planned to visit International Falls near the Canadian border Tuesday morning. Volunteers in that community have filled more than 80,000 sandbags to try to stop flooding from the Rainy River and Rainy Lake. Mayor Bob Anderson says flooding on the Rainy River hasn't been this bad in 85 years.

Resort owners in the Voyageurs National Park area sustained damage from the rising water and damaging wind which broke up some docks and break walls.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Luna tells the Star Tribune ( ) southern counties along the Iowa border are expected to get the heaviest rain this week.

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