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2017 ranks 4th for wettest years on record

Heavy rains flood Industrial Park Road Tuesday in Baxter near the intersection of Dogwood Drive. Rain is creating delays for street construction projects in the area. The National Weather Service in Duluth noted the Brainerd area is up to 31.65 inches of rain this year making 2017 the fourth wettest on record. Spenser Bickett / Brainerd Dispatch

Heavy rains flood Industrial Park Road Tuesday in Baxter near the intersection of Dogwood Drive. Rain is creating delays for street construction projects in the area. The National Weather Service in Duluth noted the Brainerd area is up to 31.65 inches of rain this year making 2017 the fourth wettest on record. The record-holder for the wettest year up to this point is 1986 with 35.79 inches. The forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon with heavy rain possible at times. Spenser Bickett / Brainerd Dispatch

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