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Jeff Johnson, of Spicer, carries boots and a pack of warm clothes with him early Friday morning before boarding a school bus in New London to go to Fargo-Moorhead to volunteer in flood prevention efforts along the Red River. About 50 volunteers from the area made the trek today to help sandbag around homes threatened by record-high water levels.

Local volunteers hit the road to help sandbag along Red River

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NEW LONDON - Shortly after 5 a.m. today volunteers came toting boots, travel mugs of hot coffee and the desire to help people battle the Red River flood waters.


More than 50 volunteers from the area boarded buses in the Peace Lutheran Church parking lot in New London on a mission to help shore up the wall of sandbags in Fargo and Moorhead.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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