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Water from Lake Darling, bottom, passes Friday through the Lake Darling Dam into the swollen Souris River about 19 miles west of Minot, N.D. The flooding river has reached an all-time high at Minot, breaking a record that stood for 130 years.

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Water filling 2,500 homes in North Dakota as river rises

The Souris River’s full weight hit Minot on Friday, swamping an estimated 2,500 homes as it soared nearly 4 feet in less than a day and overwhelmed the city’s levees. City officials said they expected more than 4,000 homes to be flooded by day’s end.

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