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Red River Spills Over Its Banks at Oslo

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  It appears the City of Oslo won't have its main roads in and out of town flooded this year. But, that's not the case in rural areas.

  The water rolling by Oslo has made Ray Gowan's place an island. He has a boat standing by if its needed. But, it appears he'll be able to keep getting in and out of his place by driving through bumper high water with his big rig.

Ray Gowan, Rural Oslo: "No, no it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be."

Reporter: "You're getting kind of used to this?"

Gowan: "Yeah, we're used to it."

Reporter: "Tired of it?"

Gowan: "Oh, yeah. But it will be a quick one this year."

  And just down the road, Amy Holter is also hoping they won't have to wind up using their boat this year. Farmsteads all over this area are protected by ring dikes. The problems begin, when the roads go under.

Amy Holter, Rural Oslo: "This is my first one. I'm a rookie."

Reporter: "What do you think of it?"

Holter: "Ah, I don't know. I thought it was going to be kind of fun. But now it's getting old. I want summer."

Scott Kosmatka, Oslo Mayor: "For the main of part of getting in and out of town we are fine."

Reporter: "Did you think it would turn out this way?"

Kosmatka: "I wasn't sure what to expect after the last snowfall. We we're hoping for the best and it kind came out that way."

   It appears the Red has crested at Oslo as the water moves north. The water level is expected to start falling through the weekend.

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