Big Sandy Lake Close to Cresting in Northern Minn.
Relief is coming for flooded homeowners along Big Sandy Lake near McGregor in northern Minnesota.
A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the reservoir level appears close to cresting. But water levels are expected to take a long time going down.
Dozens of homes on Big Sandy, just north of McGregor, are flooded out from the basements to the first floors.
McGregor Mayor Jerry Farley says some residents on Big Sandy are sandbagging, and neighbors are helping each other move items to higher ground.
The Mississippi River near Aitkin also may have crested, at 18.6 feet Wednesday. The river should start receding Thursday.
The Mississippi reached its highest level near Aitkin since May 20, 1950, when it reached 22.49 feet.
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