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When Red River overflowed, youth came running

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Where it sits, Fargo/Moorhead just asks for trouble.

The flatland twin towns straddle the Red River, lazy in summer but a hellion come spring.

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Neither city has protected itself with permanent levees or a diversion canal substantial enough to keep the river in its channel. When the surge came last week, it was all hands on deck.

Cue the college crowd.

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