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FLOOD UPDATE: Red continues rapid rise as Fargo mulls building levees higher

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FARGO - With the Red River continuing a rapid rise, Fargo officials say they are monitoring conditions to determine whether the city will build levees to 42 feet.

The Red's latest reading was 35.14 feet at 8:15 a.m., up .16 in an hour. At that rate, the river would rise 4 feet in 24 hours.

The Wild Rice River, which feeds into the Red south of Fargo, also continues to rise, prompting water to overflow the Wild Rice's banks and flood overland.

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