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One week later, most roads are open - Photo from Nick Cooper
One week later, most roads are open - Photo from Nick Cooper
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Only Highway 210 In Jay Cooke State Park Remains Inaccessible In Northeastern Minnesota

For many, a long road to recovery remains in place following Northland flooding.  While it is a daunting task, each day can bring a little progress.  We received word from The Minnesota Department Of Transportation that more roads that had been closed are becoming passable once again.  According to their press release:

Four highways remain closed in Northeastern Minnesota after last week’s storm that caused massive flooding. Three of the four closed highways have short detours in place.

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Highway 2 In Duluth Remains Closed Until Further Notice

A main artery just outside of Duluth remains closed until road crews can repair the road after the massive flooding last week.

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Red Cross Shelter In Scanlon Closes Saturday June 23

At noon today, June 23,  The American Red Cross closed its Scanlon shelter.  In their press release, Judy Hanne Gonzalez, executive director of the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross, stated that the shelter had no occupants last night.

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Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media
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The Complete Photo Collection of the 2012 Duluth and Superior Flooding – Over 90 Images [GALLERY]

We've gotten numerous requests to put all of our photos into a complete archive, since we are always listening to your feedback, here you go. We will continue to update this gallery as more photos come in, so please bookmark and come back later to see new images.

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Photo courtesy of Nick Cooper
Photo courtesy of Nick Cooper
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Over $100 Million In Damage Estimated From Northland Flooding

I have a sneaking suspicion that the most recent $100 million damage estimate will be a lot lower than the final tally.  Just today Moose Lake forced evacuations and other areas like Barnum are still uncovering new damage.  The bottom line is despite the storms being over, there is still damage being done.

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PETA Wants Lake Superior Zoo Held Accountable - Photo From Northland's News Center Report
PETA Wants Lake Superior Zoo Held Accountable - Photo From Northland's News Center Report
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PETA Wants Criminal Charges Filed In Death Of Lake Superior Zoo Animals [VIDEO]

I am a huge animal lover.  My friends even joke about how meticulous I am when someone is watching my dog for me and I present to them my manifesto of rules.  I appreciate what PETA stands for, but I also know they sometimes do things just to keep their name in the press.  I think this may be one of those occasions.

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Please travel with care - Photo courtesy of Nick Cooper
Please travel with care - Photo courtesy of Nick Cooper
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Massive Road Closures Continue Due To Flooding

Although we saw some sunshine today in the Northland, that doesn't take away from the fact that there are still those suffering from the storms and flooding this week.  The evacuations today of areas like Moose Lake attest to that.  Our media partners at Northlands News Center are reporting flood related road closures.

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Flood Cleanup Tips For Sanitizing Using Bleach

Contaminated water is always a major concern when cleaning up after flooding. The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District has acknowledged that sewer systems in the Twin Ports did overflow, making flood waters unsanitary in many cases. The Minnesota Department of Health offers the following tips for using bleach while cleaning up after the flood:

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Flooding Causes Zoo Tragedy In Duluth

MSNBC reporting on our beloved Lake Superior Zoo. It was a sad day for Duluth and for the LS Zoo, as several animals at the Lake Superior Zoo drowned overnight when torrential rain caused flooding across the city, swamping roads and sending sewage spilling outside overflow tanks.

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5 Amazing Videos of the Flooding in Duluth

The rains and flooding is causing headaches and damage all over the Twin Ports and incrediable video is hitting the web every minute, here are 5 of the more amazing videos we've found so far. Be safe during today and during the cleanup

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Basement Flooding? Several Things You Should Know [VIDEO]

Last night at about 8:30 I noticed that I had some water starting to come up from the sewer drain.  Icky.  It started slow, but as the water continued, it just kept going and eventually got so bad that I had a foot of water in my basement floor overnight.  I know a lot of other people, including my neighbors, had it even worse.

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Photo: Homie Kates
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Some Roads Closed: Duluth Police Advise No Travel Due To Flooding, Sink Holes And Impassable Roads

I couldn't get the car out of our garage this morning, well, I could get it out, but there was no road to drive it on beyond our driveway.  We usually get rain trenches, but this time, the trench IS the road.  People across the Northland are dealing with flooding in their basements, some are being evacuated from their homes.  Travel is NOT advised!

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