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To protect Boise paper, engineers weigh limit to dam flows

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International Falls - Minnesota's northern border lakes and rivers are at record levels, and with more rain in the forecast, dam engineers are contemplating an unusual move.

If as the National Weather Service expects three inches of additional rain falls on the already flooded area near the U.S.-Canada border by Monday, engineers at the International Falls Dam may close a few spillways to restrict flows from Rainy Lake into the Rainy River.

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