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Flooding swamps Mankato; 100,000 acres of crops lost

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MANKATO, Minn. — June’s persistent precipitation had communities across southern Minnesota coping with floodwaters Wednesday, including in and around Mankato, where several inches of rain had fallen.

City officials at the outset listed more than a dozen streets and intersections that were closed and said motorists must “use caution as they travel throughout the city” on roads that remain open despite standing water. Most of those have since reopened.

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