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The Minnesota River was flowing high and fast in Granite Falls Tuesday morning. The river is expected to reach a second crest sometime this week. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny.

Minnesota River's second crest to be higher

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MONTEVIDEO -- Rising waters on the Minnesota River are forcing additional safety measures in Montevideo and Granite Falls this week.

The National Weather Service is forecasting that the river will reach a second crest this week exceeding that experienced last week.

In Montevideo, the Weather Service issued a forecast on Monday for a 20-foot crest to be reached Wednesday.

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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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