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Betty Gehlhoff helps her husband, Bill, who is blind, step up onto a curb after Bill used a portable restroom across the street Monday in Valley City. The couple is staying at a hotel in Jamestown after being evacuated from their Valley City rental house because of flooding. They returned to Valley City on Monday to have their van repaired. (Mike Nowatzki/The Forum)

Valley City adjusts to life with no sanitary sewer

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Monte Anderson stayed home from work all of last week so he could move the furniture, deep freezers and other items out of his basement in case the Sheyenne River breaches the dike near his house here.

On Monday, the John Deere Seeding Group employee was told that he has this week off, too - a major financial hit for the husband and father of two.

"Definitely, definitely," he said.

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