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Parts of the KLGR-area remain under flood warning, according to the National Weather Service. On Wednesday afternoon, the service sent out a notice that numerous roads and flooded and impassable between the Minnesota River and Redwood Falls, and by the Minnesota River at Morton.

Flood stage near Morton is 21 feet, but at 10 a.m. on Wednesday the river had been measured at 26.2 feet. The last time the Minnesota River had been measured comparably was on March 25, 2010, when the river topped out at 27.3 feet.

Minnesota is coming off one of its snowiest winters on record, and widespread flooding continues on area rivers. Up to an inch of additional rainfall through Friday morning is expected to prolong high river flows into next week. Most of Minnesota should escape serious flooding over the next couple weeks, emergency managers said Wednesday, but cautioned that higher-than-expected rains in the coming days could raise the threat.

The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota:

Minnesota River At New Ulm affecting Blue Earth, Nicollet and Brown Counties.

Minnesota River at Granite Falls HWY 212 affecting Renville, Yellow Medicine and Chippewa Counties.

Minnesota River at Montevideo affecting Yellow Medicine, Chippewa and Lac qui Parle Counties.

Minnesota River At Morton affecting Redwood and Renville Counties.