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Red crests in Fargo nearly four feet lower than last year

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The Red River crested Sunday -- a quiet, uneventful ending to a weeklong flood fight in the Red River Valley.

The National Weather Service measured the river's peak at 36.99 feet, giving Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker the right to say "I'm right," on Sunday.

"I said it'd come under 37 (feet)," he said at a meeting that included Fargo officials, Gov. John Hoeven and U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. "Is that luck or what?"

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