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DPS: Spring flooding now affecting 39 Minnesota counties

DPS: Spring flooding now affecting 39 Minnesota counties Photo: KSTP/ Alex Jokich

March 26, 2019 05:52 AM

According to an update from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 39 of Minnesota's 87 counties are now affected by some form of spring flooding.

It's an increase from the 34 counties experiencing flooding reported last week.

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So far, 13 counties have declared local emergencies, with is up from 10 counties last week. Those counties are Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Martin, Nobles, Norman, Rock, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin and Yellow Medicine.

The DPS states a number of cities have also declared local emergencies, including St. Paul and Moorhead.

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