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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Flash flooding forces Camping Boy Scouts to evacuate

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PRESTON, Minn. -- The weekend storms caused flash floods in southeastern Minnesota, closing highways in Fillmore and Houston Counties, and also led to the evacuation of a group of Boy Scouts on a camping trip near Whalan. The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed Highway 43 between Mabel and Choice because of water over the road. High water at the Yucatan Bridge has also closed Highway 76 between Houston and Caledonia "until further notice," and Highway 16 is closed east of Houston.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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