As Duluth took stock and cleaned up, places like Moose Lake and Willow River to the south faced sudden onslaught. Updated Jun. 22, 2012
Roiling waters fueled by torrential rains made history across northeastern Minnesota on June 20, buckling roads, displacing residents, drowning zoo animals and destroying property on a stretch of Lake Superior's North Shore.
Sinkholes appeared all over the Duluth area
Overnight downpours, dumping as much as 10 inches of water in some parts of Duluth and surrounding areas, created the worst flash floods in more than a century.
Vivian, one of the rescued seals from the Lake Superior Zoo, settles into a pool at Como Park Zoo in St. Paul on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo by Shari Gross, Star Tribune
Feisty the seal
The flooding in Duluth ravaged the Lake Superior Zoo, drowning at least 13 animals and causing major damage. Yet if it hadn't been for one alert driver, the death toll at the zoo may have been much higher -- and Feisty the seal may have made her escape.
An 8-year-old boy's harrowing half-mile ride through a water-choked storm culvert ended happily Wednesday afternoon in Proctor, Minn., when he emerged with little more than scrapes and bruises.
Brytton George rode his bike Wednesday near his home in Carlton, Minn., about 20 miles south of Duluth.
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