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Roads across Minnesota close as flood waters rise. More rain is on the way.

More than 40 roads in hard-hit northeastern Minnesota were closed Thursday

Robin McMullen looked out the window of her Waterville, Minn., cabin Thursday, watching helplessly as water from the storms earlier this week that pushed lakes and rivers over their banks lapped at her front door.

"It's sad," she said. "There is nothing we can do. Luckily we have somewhere else to go."

With another round of heavy rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, the waters are not likely to recede anytime soon. Cities, towns and counties are scrambling to build levies, fill sandbags and close parks, trails, campgrounds and roads as river and lake levels continue to rise.


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