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Patrick Stoa, left, catches a sandbag tossed by Geoffrey Billingsley as volunteers construct a dike Monday at Mary Unhjem's home along the north side of Rose Coulee in the Rose Creek neighborhood in Fargo. (Dave Wallis/The Forum)

At least 10,000 volunteers turn out; more needed to fight flood

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MOORHEAD - Buses could hardly keep up Monday with the thousands of volunteers eager to fill sandbags and fight the flood.

More than 10,000 people volunteered in Fargo-Moorhead, according to estimates from people coordinating the efforts. That doesn't include people helping out friends or family.

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Local colleges and universities canceled classes to allow students to participate, and many employers excused workers to join the effort.

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