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The Red River floods properties Wednesday in the area of Wild Rice, N.D., south of Fargo. The white ribbon that runs through the photo is the snow- and ice-covered river channel. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Red River flood preparation in final stages

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Much of the flood protection across the region was buttoned up Wednesday, leaving many volunteers, homeowners and city leaders to wait for the crest.

A strong turnout of volunteers helped Fargo reach its 1 million sandbag goal and erect necessary levees in most areas on either side of the Red River.

By Wednesday afternoon, FirstLink and other volunteer stations were turning people away.

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