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A jackpot of sandbag help for Hendrum family

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HENDRUM, Minn. -- The family of John and Dolores Aas, racing to add 3 feet of sandbags to the permanent dike that surrounds their house before the Wild Rice River rises another possible 4 feet by Thursday, got some unexpected help Tuesday.


Eight employees of Shooting Star Casino-Hotel-Events Center down the road in Mahnomen, Minn., showed up in a van to give them a hand filling and placing 1,500 sandbags.

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