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City of Fargo worker Jim Zavoral loads pallets of sandbags onto a truck. The bags will later be hauled to a heated storage unit in Fargo. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Flood fight picks up as Red River rises

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A sense of urgency seemed to be setting in for Fargo-Moorhead flood fighters Saturday as the Red River reached flood stage 36 hours sooner than the National Weather Service had predicted on Friday.


"People are starting to take note," Bruce Grubb, Fargo's enterprise director, said Saturday night at the city's garbage utility building, currently dubbed Sandbag Central.

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