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For the third consecutive day, dozens of volunteers joined the effort in Clara City to fill sandbags to keep floodwaters at bay. Firefighters believe Hawk Creek has crested, but bags not needed in the community will be made available to Maynard, Granite Falls and Montevideo, where the Chippewa River is rising earlier than expected, but remains below its banks in the Smith Addition area. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Rivers still rising, but alarm not being sounded

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MONTEVIDEO -- Water levels on the Minnesota River are continuing to rise at a faster-than-expected pace, but current forecasts are not sounding alarm bells for either Montevideo or Granite Falls.

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