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Moose Lake, Northern Wisconsin Hit Hard By Flooding

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- As parts of Minnesota are cleaning up from damage left behind by severe weather earlier this week, others are dealing with significant flooding issues.

Moose Lake, which is about 35 miles north of Hinckley, is one of the areas hardest hit by flooding.

The fishing pier at City Park on Moosehead Lake is closed as water has risen over the walking paths. There is also great concern for Moose Lake Brewing Company, which has sandbags all around it to fight high waters.

The water from Moose Horn River is also approaching Riverside Arena to the point where a dirt barrier has been established to keep the water out. The picnic shelter at Generation Park along the Moose Horn River is also closed due to flooding.

Moose Lake Flooding
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Moose Lake Flooding
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Further east, river landings along the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers have been closed due to flooding concerns.

Officials say parts of both rivers have overflowed their banks and are running dangerously high and fast due to the recent heavy rain. The National Park Service landings along the entire Namekagon and St. Croix River, north of Highway 70, are closed.

Officials say a flood warning remains in effect for the St. Croix River between Danbury and Grantsburg, Wis.

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