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Lisbon resident Charlie Anderson looks over the earthen and sandbag dike protecting her home along the Sheyenne River. Anderson was informed that her home will be on the river side of the contingency dike that will be constructed later this week. (David Samson/The Forum)

Lisbon calls for more sandbaggers

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LISBON, N.D. - Two City Council members paid Charlie Anderson a visit Tuesday afternoon with unsettling news: Contingency dikes would be going up along Harris Street here Thursday, and her home near the swollen Sheyenne River would be on the "wet side."

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The night before, after discussions with Army Corps of Engineers representatives in town, city officials decided to prepare for a river crest of 23 feet - a foot higher than the current National Weather Service forecast.

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