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Authorities warn of high water risks

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Heavy rainfalls have caused the Mississippi River to rise above its normal pool elevation and created dangerous strong currents, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Water Patrol reports. The department is advising boaters to use caution if going on the water. Boaters should operate at slow speeds and be aware of the boat’s wake that can cause damage to docks and shoreline erosion, the sheriff’s office said.

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River levels will remain high for an extended period of time, so boaters and others near waterways should be cautious, the office advised.

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