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(from left) volunteers Russ Werdman, Mark Anderson, Vinnie Roy and Matty Bowstring unload sandbags as they build one of three dikes Wednesday morning to help protect Jeremy and Michelle Leffelman's home near Whiting Road Northwest. Lack of bags slowed the process. Calls went out to local businesses to find more bags. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidji area flooding: Sandbaggers work to protect home

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As light snow fell early Wednesday afternoon, sandbaggers worked to keep water from reaching a house north of Bemidji.

The house, where Jeremy and Michelle Leffelman and their three children live, was threatened by flood waters.


"It's just, I don't know, unreal," Michelle Leffelman said in her driveway as she held a bag open and another person filled it with sand. "Luckily the house is still dry on the inside."

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