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Photos: Mississippi River flooding in St. Paul

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Canoeists paddle through Mississippi River floodwaters at Harriet Island
Canoeists paddle through Mississippi River floodwaters at Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul on Friday, with downtown buildings in the background. The river stage at the time was just over 19 feet. The forecast crest is about 20 feet; flood stage is 14 feet.
Andrew Krueger | MPR News

The Mississippi River at St. Paul reached a stage of just over 19 feet on Friday — more than 5 feet above flood stage. The river is forecast to crest at about 20 feet later this weekend.

The river has spilled over its banks in St. Paul, inundating parts of Harriet Island Regional Park on one side, and closing Shepard and Warner roads on the other.