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Weather Forecast

Tom Dobbs of St. Paul takes shelter beneath an umbrella Thursday as he walks from his car to the administration building at the Ridgewater College campus in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

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MONTEVIDEO -- Heavy rains kept public works crews on the run throughout the region to keep sanitary sewer systems from backing up into basements, but no major problems were reported.

There were some cases of localized flooding, but overall Montevideo did not experience any serious flood problems, according to Greg Schwaegerl, public works director, when reached late Thursday.

He said crews kept pumps running and responded to problems.

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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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