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Thursday, September 23, 2010

North Dakota lake swallows land and buildings - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com

North Dakota lake swallows land and buildings - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com: "In the tiny town of Minnewaukan, the lake was once 8 miles away. Today it is lapping at the community from three sides, and residents are begging for help.
'This is tearing people apart,' said Minnewaukan Mayor Trish McQuoid, fighting back tears. Proposals include moving the entire town to higher ground.
On Monday, the lake stood at just over 1,451 feet above sea level. If it climbs above 1,458 feet, its water will spill into the Sheyenne River, which flows through southeastern North Dakota before it joins the north-flowing Red River and heads into Canada."

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