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Published on Jun 25, 2012
The Mississippi River near Aitkin is expected to continue to rise to near 18.4 feet by early afternoon Tuesday June 26 then begin to fall, reported the National Weather Service of Duluth (NWS).
The NWS reports that the river near Aitkin at 11 a.m. Monday was at 18.3 feet, with flood stage at 12 feet. When the river is at 18 feet, the NWS reported, the sewage plant is in danger of becoming inoperative.
With the flooding in Aitkin, U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., and state Rep. Carolyn McElfatrick, R-Deer River, (District 3B) surveyed the Aitkin area on Saturday to get a first hand look at the flooding and road damage caused by the recent heavy rains.