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The Red River rises Wednesday morning toward bridge level near Fargo. Michael Vosburg / The Forum

Rising Red River forces Fargo to build small downtown dike

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By Dave Olson

The Forum of Fargo/Moorhead

FARGO – Fargo officials said this morning that heavy rains Tuesday night were expected to push the Red River to a crest of 31.8 feet sometime on Thursday and the city had secured contractors to build a small dike on Second Street that would extend both north and south of Main Avenue.

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