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Southwest Minn. native Bertschi works dirty job of keeping Red River at bay in Fargo

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FARGO - Red River gumbo clay is some of the best dirt imaginable to use as material for emergency flood levees. But it has an unfortunate tendency to crack.

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"Any time anybody sees a crack in a levee, it's a little bit alarming," Tim Bertschi said Thursday afternoon on a tour of levee inspections.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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