Gerald Asche, a Clara City municipal employee, operates a forklift Tuesday while unloading sandbags in a residential neighborhood on the city's northwest side. Volunteers began sandbagging areas of the city as Hawk Creek started to rise. Tribune photo by Jannet Walsh
Sandbagging operations begin in Clara City; Minnesota River to crest next week
Flood fighting efforts got under way as waters swelled over the banks of tributaries to the Minnesota River on Tuesday afternoon.
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