Blue skies, cold nights, slow waters

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 28, 2011 - 9:04 PM

Stillwater is getting by without a levee, and towns saw lower crests come and go earlier than expected. The pattern looks like it will hold for the next few days.

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smailliwmikMar. 28, 1112:04 PM

The headline is Minnesota River peaking early, falling off yetthe story talks about the other rivers and not the Minnesota. Great reporting!

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ted2youMar. 28, 1112:11 PM

Any idea on how long the 101 and 41 bridges will be closed?

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commonsens4uMar. 28, 1112:37 PM

The St. Croix River flows through Stillwater, not the Minnesota River. The Minnesota River is not even mentioned in the story, despite being named in the headline. Nice job.

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allhyperboleMar. 28, 11 1:02 PM

Minnesota River or river in Minnesota? Great headline. The Minnesota River has yet to peak in the metro area (Wed/Thurs this week). If history is an indication, 41/101 will be closed for 2-3 weeks. By the way, most are calling for secondary peaks - a lot of the moisture locked in the ground is still there and there are ice jams up river. Looks like the catastrophic floods were avoided, but it's going to be inconvenient into early april. Great work as always strib (sarcasm)

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normanteigenMar. 28, 11 1:19 PM

We saw plenty of standing water as we drove through Carver and Sibley counties this weekend. Tthis water will eventually work through the drainage ditch complex and enter the Minnesota. That factor along with plenty of snow on the ground means that much water will be be flowing soon.

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dglienMar. 28, 11 1:22 PM

I think it's way too early to give the indication that the worst of the Minnesota River flooding is past. We haven't even begun to have all the water that's locked up here in the western part of the state to flow downstream.

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type11Mar. 28, 11 1:41 PM

How did any of these comments get approved? None of them are on topic? Also, the reporter most likely didn't write the headline. The copy desk is usually to blame for headlines, especially the horrible pun-filled ones.

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type11Mar. 28, 11 1:57 PM

If they would build the new bridge in Stillwater, we wouldn't have to worry about it closing due to flooding.

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commonsens4uMar. 28, 11 2:10 PM

Story has been fixed, first few paragraphs have been added and actually discuss the MN River, as the headline states. Way to go!

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MitchellTMar. 28, 11 2:12 PM

It seems that the cold weather at the end of March was good for something -- less runoff and lower crests.

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