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Minnesota National Guard Spc. Anthony Neslon (left), and Pfc. Corey McCutcheon record the water level of the Red River's overland flooding on the dikes protecting Hendrum, Minn. (Jackie Lorentz/Herald)

Help pours into Hendrum, Perley

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HENDRUM, Minn. - With a clay dike built across U.S. Highway 75 on the south end of town, residents felt relatively comfortable early Sunday as the Wild Rice and Red rivers inched closer to their predicted crests.

Then, the Red River rose about 3 feet in just a couple of hours Sunday morning, threatening the permanent and temporary levee system.

But it wasn't a river that poured into this Norman County community of 320.

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