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Volunteers from Loman and surrounding towns work in bucket-brigade fashion to built a wall of sandbags around the Loman Fire Hall in Loman, located about 20 miles west of International Falls on Highway 11, on Monday afternoon. The east fork of the Black River flooded its banks and covered a portion of the highway as well as Loman Park. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

Waters keep rising along U.S.-Canadian border

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RANIER, Minn. — Neighbors helped neighbors sandbag Monday, and strangers pitched in to help as well, along the Minnesota-Ontario border waters that continue to rise.

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Rainy Lake was spilling over its banks here, surrounding homes where church groups and youth groups and neighbors helped those closest to the water try to save their properties.

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