Stillwater prepares for historic spring flooding while planning to remain open

Stillwater, Minn. is no stranger to floods, but this year the historic city on the St. Croix River is bracing for water levels that could also very well be historic.

Current forecasts predict record floods not seen since 2001. That year, the river rose to 690 feet about sea level. The latest flood forecast says there's a more than 80 percent chance the St. Croix will reach major flood stage.

And while there were expectations to close because of the major flooding, Mayor Ted Kozlowski says the city is remaining open. For deeper perspective, MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Mayor Kozlowski about the situation in Stillwater.

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