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Dikes hold back floodwaters near these homes Saturday in Fargo. Associated Press

Red River flow slowly dropping, but the fight is far from over

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Fargo-Moorhead got a slight reprieve Saturday, as it appears that, for now, the Red River has crested at a slightly lower level than expected.

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While the news brought a sense of cautious optimism to those on the front lines of the flood fight, officials on both sides of the river urged people to stay "on full alert" against breaks in dikes and levees.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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