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Proceed with caution: Cody Kelly, 12, of International Falls, paddles his kayak down the driveway — now a river — of a home in Pelland Junction. Kelly came to volunteer to help anyone he could. The DNR has since warned people to be extremely careful on floodwaters. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Bob King

DNR warning: Waters dangerously high, fast

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It may look like fun, but following recent rains across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging boaters, paddlers and swimmers to think twice before heading out on the water right now.

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People must be especially cautious around high water; making sure they wear a life jacket and are aware of local flooding conditions and alerts. People also should not venture into flooded areas.

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