The Montevideo American-News sums up the concern for many Minnesotans this morning with this report, “The flood forecast … keeps getting gloomier and gloomier with each passing week.” Hasting’s Echo Press warns “Flood of 2011 could be Hastings’ second-worst on record.” Gov. Mark Dayton will join the effort to raise flood awareness around the state next week as he meets with local government leaders and emergency officials around the state.

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker is trying to calm concerns over a worst-case scenario and said he’s be “shocked” if Red River crests above 41 feet.

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