Residents of Grand Forks, N.D., remained confident this weekend that a $417 million levee system would protect the community from flooding as the Red River rose. The extensive network of removable flood walls, grass levees and concrete flood walls protects the city from flooding up to to 63 feet. Just 80 miles away, residents of Fargo, N.D., were forced to use sandbags for temporary dikes and dig craters into soccer fields to get clay as part of an effort to prevent possible flooding as the river rose.

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