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The storm sewer system was running at full capacity earlier this afternoon at Legion Park off Broadway in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
The storm sewer system was running at full capacity earlier this afternoon at Legion Park off Broadway in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)
Big rain drenches Douglas County
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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

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.

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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.

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