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Southbound traffic on Interstate 29 near Argusville on Sunday. Flooding forced a detour that is about 33 miles longer than the stretch of interstate it replaces. Dan Olson / Special to The Forum

Highway now a waterway: 31 miles of Interstate 29 north of Fargo closed due to flooding

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ARGUSVILLE, N.D. - This community just north of Fargo was the scene of two water rescues Sunday as flooding in the area forced the closing of 31 miles of Interstate 29 and prompted officials in nearby Harwood and Casselton to the southwest to halt water use.

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation Sunday afternoon closed I-29 between exits 69 and 100 until further notice after several inches of water began coursing over 12 miles of highway between mile markers 72 and 84.

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