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Wadena County flooding under control

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The flooding situation in Wadena County has stabilized, according to Wadena County emergency management.

Wadena County declared a flood emergency and ordered an additional 48,000 sandbags last Thursday due to significant flooding.

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"The Red Eye River in and near Sebeka has gone down considerably," said Scott McKellep, emergency management director, in a press release.

There remain frozen spots along the Crow Wing River north of Staples, he said. However, no further problems are expected if the melt is slow and the river continues to flow well downstream.

The county has used around 20,000 sandbags so far, according to the release. The county expects to have an adequate supply for residents and businesses that need them. Many volunteers from local high schools, colleges and fire departments filled and stacked sandbags Thursday and Friday for residents along the river.

"The efforts of volunteers has been tremendous," McKellep said in the release. "The residents and the county appreciate them very much."

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