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Volunteers place sandbags along Minnesota Highway 11 in Loman, about 20 miles west of International Falls, on Sunday, to hold back floodwaters from the Rainy and Black rivers. (Photo by Soren Olesen)

Volunteers work to save homes in northern Minn. as Rainy River reaches record-high levels

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Duluth News Tribune

The Rainy River along the U.S.-Canadian border west of International Falls reached its highest level on record Sunday, as more rain fell and residents along the river and lakes upstream continued sandbagging efforts to keep the rising water at bay.

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