Crookston calls for voluntary evacuation of low-lying areas
CROOKSTON - The Red Lake River rose almost four feet in five hours early today, sending Crookston flood-fighting efforts into a higher gear.
The rapid rise was the result of an ice jam breaking upstream. The water had built up behind the jam, which acted as a dam, so it came in a hurry. The river reading went from 21.85 feet at 5 a.m. to 25.6 feet at 10 a.m.
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