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Warroad Says 4th Holiday Still a Go Despite Flood

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The northern Minnesota town of Warroad is in the middle of a big summer flood fight, but officials there say that trouble isn't getting in the way of the tourist town's Independence Day celebrations. Holiday festivities will go on and the campground remains open, despite a State of Emergency. “The Fourth of July will go on as usual, and it will be just as great as any year prior,” says Warroad Police Chief Wade Steinbring, who encourages tourists concerned about the status of the city to come as planned and enjoy the holiday.

Roseau County was one of 35 counties recently declared in a State of Emergency by Governor Mark Dayton due to potential flooding. In preventative efforts to curb high waters, the city placed several barriers and sandbag dikes along the shores of the Lake of the Woods. To date, the water has not reached the barriers, and day-to-day activities remain unchanged. “The city of Warroad is poised very favorably for the holiday. Visitors may see some changes to parking, but overall their experience will not be affected,” Steinbring says. “Don’t cancel your plans, and come join us for a very exciting Fourth of July.”

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