Downpour causes flooding in SE Minnesota

Weather

1 From left, Jordan Lee, 17, paddles friends Paige Jorgenson, 15, and Kassi Clear, 17, in the floodwaters near Lee's home in Owatonna, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
2 Law enforcement servicemen examine the rising water levels in the Straight River in Owatonna, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
3 Men, women, boys and girls help fill sandbags Thursday afternoon near the New Richland Care Center as the residents battled rising waters in many places near a creek that flows through the city. 
4 A woman walks through flooded streets and driving rain in Owatonna, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
5 Water shoots up from a manhole cover on Eighth Avenue in Ellendale, Minn. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
6 Michelle Rush walks through floodwaters as she and Burgin Russell look to help neighbors sandbag their home in Owatonna, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
7 A utility worker checks lines in Straight River Park in Medford, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
8 Flooding along Main Street in Pine Island, Minn., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
9 Craig Sletten, left, and Trinity Emery work to sandbag Sletton's home as it is threatened with floodwaters in Owatonna, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. 
10 Flooding along Highway 14, near Owatonna, Minn. on Sept. 23, 2010.