NEWS
Big Sioux River Crests
Fri Jun 20, 2014 04:05 PM CDT

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A swollen river that threatened homes where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet crested earlier and at a lower level than expected early Friday. Minnesota officials toured water-logged areas of that state, saying the severity and breadth of flooding make a federal disaster request a near certainty.

The less-serious crest of the Big Sioux River prompted crews take down sandbags and other containers blocking a section of Interstate 29 that acted as a temporary levee to protect an at-risk South Dakota city. The road reopened by mid-afternoon Friday.

The National Weather Service had predicted ...

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