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Photos: Southern Minnesota walloped by water

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Wanamingo employees clear water from sewage plant
Wanamingo Public Works employees use a pump to clear flood water from the sewage plant near the Zumbro River Thursday.
Jerry Olson for MPR News

Across southern Minnesota, overnight rains temporarily closed major highways, stranded motorists and forced some to leave their flooded homes.

Rising waters threatened nursing homes, bridges, and water treatment plants.