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Her rain gauge, she said, showed about 4 inches had fallen overnight.
Marshall Rosner, downstream neighbor of the Grosses, hauled over a water pump in a wheelbarrow and stood in calf-deep water in the yard as he watched a stream of water from the hose flow back into the creek.
“We’ve had water in our yard before, but never like this,” Schar Gross said.
Although the water approached their foundation, the basement was dry, she said.
Elsewhere, many bike and walking paths around lakes in Minneapolis were flooded and a few detours were in place where roads had been covered in water.
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