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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.


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

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