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Water continues to rise around houses located along County Road 17 south of Horace, N.D. (Carrie Snyder/The Forum)

Rural Cass County residents race to sandbag as rivers rise

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WEST FARGO, N.D. - Paul Sanderson and his neighbors prepared for the unknown Sunday.

The resident of the Willow Creek subdivision west of West Fargo, N.D. worked with friends and family to stockpile eight pallets of sandbags in case they need reinforcements.

The neighborhood south of Interstate 94 hasn't had major flooding before, but this week it is expected to get floodwaters from both the Sheyenne and Maple rivers, said Cass County Engineer Keith Berndt.

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