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Editorial: Local flood mitigation efforts must continue

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The flood of 2010 on the Minnesota River fortunately did not grow into the monster floods of 1997 or 2001 in west central Minnesota.

Credit for flood mitigation efforts go to the citizens and officials of Granite Falls and Montevideo over the past 13 years.

They also had a little help from Mother Nature with weather. After a fast spring melt, temperatures cooled a bit, which helped ease spring water levels.

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