Rain Could Lead to Unexpected Flooding

Submitted Article

            April showers are bringing more than May flowers!  Much of Central Minnesota, including Stearns County, has seen rainfall and high winds which started Sunday morning and are anticipated to last through Wednesday. 

            Water levels are rising. This rainfall may begin to cause isolated local flooding issues in low-lying areas, on certain roadways, as well as in lakes and rivers throughout the County. The National Weather Service indicates that we may see both the Sauk River and the Mississippi River rise to the “action stage” which is the water level immediately preceding flood stage. 

            Stearns County’s Emergency Management Department also received a few reports of trees that have fallen due to high winds and saturated ground.  Residents are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and remember it is never safe to walk or drive through flood waters.  Additional information about flooding can be found on the Stearns County website at www.co.stearns.mn.us

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THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).

Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

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TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.