Weather Forecast

Flooding along the Crow Wing River near Pillager has been a problem the past two

Moderate flooding possible in area


Spring flooding is again a concern for area officials.

The National Weather Service in Duluth a week ago issued its flood outlook for the Mississippi River for Aitkin and Fort Ripley, listing a 90 percent chance for moderate flooding there. 

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is keeping a close eye on the Crow Wing River, which in 2009 and 2010 flooded its banks because of ice jams. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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