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Rising floodwaters of the Red River in 2001. FILE – In this April 8, 2011 file photo, a welcome sign for Fargo, North Dakota, sits in the rising floodwaters of the Red River as a flood engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at left, inspects the levee protecting the downtown area.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

As the Midwest recovers from record flooding, cities and towns along the Red River in Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada are preparing for a deluge of their own as the heavy snows of winter start to melt.

Fargo, North Dakota, has declared an emergency and ordered up 1 million sandbags, calling on residents to volunteer to fill the sacks that will be used to make temporary walls to hold back the river. In Canada, Manitoba has been predicting the Red would flood for weeks.

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