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An airboat returns to Oslo, Minn., Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011, on a flood season 'canal' created by floodwaters filling the space between Minnesota Highway 1 and the Northern Railroad track bed. The boat had just dropped over its passengers at the intersection of Highway 1 and Marshall County 17, where the state highway detour south begins. The passengers included a postal carrier delivering mail to Oslo's post office and several Oslo volunteer firefighters headed to a sandbagging effort at a rura...

Take a ride on Air Oslo: Flooded town uses airboats

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OSLO, Minn. -- With Oslo becoming an island the previous evening, the town's airboat took on an expanded workload Wednesday.

Because the rising Red River had overtopped all roads leading to town, the airboat was the only mode of transportation in or out. It meant for a busy -- and frosty -- day for boat pilot Orin Knutson and the other volunteer firefighters.


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