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The Fargo, N.D., welcome sign sits in floodwaters while Kent Heckendoft, background, left, assistant flood engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, inspects the levee protecting the downtown from the rising floodwaters of the Red River, Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Vigilance is key in today's flood fight in Fargo-Moorhead; Red River's rise beginning to slow

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FARGO - Area residents are waiting and watching today - waiting to see the effects of an expected inch or so of rain on the rivers, and keeping watch over flood protection measures to ensure their integrity.

The catch-phrase at Fargo's morning's press briefing was "vigilance."

"In '09 we really focused on routine," said Andy McLean, a psychiatrist who spoke at the meeting. "This time around, the routine really needs to be vigilance."

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