Live: Winter storm blasts southern Minnesota

Flooding could be worse, but these fixes worked

Dikes along the Rainy River
Heavy rains pushed the whole Rainy River system to a record flood stage this past month during record rainfall. Homes and parks built on low ground in Ranier, east of International Falls on Rainy Lake were especially affected. More than 100 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard arrived to build dikes around homes on that low stretch of land.