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Neighbors, friends and strangers worked for hours Friday night to build a sandbag dike around Linda Siegert's farmstead outside Sabin. Mila Koumpilova / The Forum

Rural overland flooding causes concern

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SABIN, Minn. - Kurt and Linda Siegert got a head start Friday and Saturday on what's shaping up to be another sandbagging spree for the region.

Overland flooding thrust some in rural Clay County into full-blown flood-fighting mode this weekend.

In the Siegerts' rural Sabin backyard, flooding summoned some 50 volunteers - neighbors and complete strangers - to build a sandbag dike to protect their home.

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