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Wayne Karels had four feet of floodwater reach his home outside of Montevideo in 1997, and last year the waters came to within an inch of again flooding the home. He expressed concerns about the potential for flooding this year. He was among more than 200 people who packed the American Legion Club in Montevideo to hear Gov. Mark Dayton and other state officials describe flood preparation efforts. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Flood preparation taking shape in western Minn.

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MONTEVIDEO -- Amid warnings to prepare for major flooding, more than 200 people on Friday filled the American Legion Club in Montevideo to hear Gov. Mark Dayton and public safety officials say they are ready to do all they can to help.

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"We're ready to respond to whatever occurs," Dayton said.

The governor said the state is preparing for widespread flooding.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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