Rain continues, problems worsen

Updated at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24bags

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

In Minneota, sandbaggers gathered yesterda morning and were filling 2,000 sandbags that were already on hand. "We're trying to get more," said Mayor Tony Esping.eric

While they are not sure what areas to sandbag first, they are worried about the dike near Hope Lutheran, about the bridge on Hwy. 10 just northeast of Minneota and some other areas.

Highway 68 was also being threatened and word is they may be sandbagging Highway 68, which would cut off some of the daily traffic.

Part of Highway 68 in Minneota is already shut down.wrestlers

Mayor Esping has not called it an emergency in Minneota, but the bagging wass underway in case they are needed.

There has been work many people working in Marshall may not be able to get back to Minneota or Canby becaumayor tonymeetingse of the rising water. However, Hwy. 68 was never shut down and those worries were abated.


IN THE photos are a pile of bags as sandbaggers work at the Minneota City Garage, Minneota Police Chief Eric Johnson bagging sand as others held the bags; SMSU wrestlers including Tanner Skillings of Minneota (left) bagging sand, Mayor Tony Esping meeting with other officials; Police Chief Johnson, Fire Chief Jeff Sussner and others talking over the flooding problems and two lines of sandbaggers.

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