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1,300 Evacuated in North Dakota Over Flooding Worries

Tongue River

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More than a thousand people have evacuated their homes in northeastern North Dakota as rain-fed floodwaters threaten a dam on the Tongue River.

Officials have been working to shore up the Renwick Dam west of Cavalier, 85 miles north of Grand Forks, and said Wednesday that the structure held overnight. All 1,300 Cavalier residents evacuated their homes on Tuesday, as well as some of the 160 residents of nearby Crystal who were concerned about floodwaters coursing through the town.

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