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Update: State opens emergency flood center

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ST. PAUL -- The state Emergency Operations Center opened today as flooding begins in southern Minnesota, with problems expected to move north in coming weeks.

Up to 150 people from state, federal and private agencies will man the St. Paul center until floodwaters recede.

While spring EOC operations have become common as floods now are an annual occurrence, this year is different in magnitude.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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