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After napping away the evening last Thursday, I flipped on the TV to find that Fargo and Moorhead needed to raise their dikes another foot.


Hoping to give my lazy self a sense of higher purpose, I decided to drive down to help with the last desperate push to save the cities.

I threw together a dozen pairs of wool socks, gathered some apples and bananas for snacks, found as many pairs of work gloves as I could muster, dug up an extra pair of boots and headed out at 10 p.m.

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