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Big rain drenches Douglas County

The storm sewer system was running at full capacity earlier this afternoon at Legion Park off Broadway in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)

Heavy rain pummeled Douglas County this morning and afternoon.

The rain poured down so hard and fast that it caused flooding in low-lying areas, including in a familar spot -- Legion Park in Alexandria. Flooding was also reported in the downtown construction area around Hennen's Furniture.

The skies are expected to at least partially clear later this afternoon and tonight. More rain is in the forecast for Friday and some showers are expected on Saturday as well.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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