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National Guardsmen prepared for evacuees at the Detroit Lakes' Armory Friday afternoon by assembling cots and collecting donations.

Detroit Lakes Armory prepares for evacuees

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As the City of Detroit Lakes shifts from helping with sandbags to helping with shelter and food, National Guardsmen at the Armory are preparing for a crowd.

As of Friday afternoon, no Fargo-Moorhead area evacuees had arrived yet, but Jim Bakkila, a readiness non-commissioned National Guard officer for Detroit Lakes and Bemidji, said he expected evacuees to start arriving later this evening and throughout the weekend.

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