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This handout photo from Conveyor Application Systems shows how its Sand Tube system works. "Really what it does is create an endless sandbag," says Brent Whitley, general manager of the firm. Special to The Forum

Fargo officials ponder sand tube machine that could aid flood fight

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An Oregon company is offering to demonstrate a machine that produces sand tubes as a weapon that could be added to the arsenal if Fargo-Moorhead finds itself in a flood fight this spring.

In fact, the machine made by Conveyor Application Systems was inspired by the sand-bagging heroics involved in fighting last year's record flood crest on the Red River.

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