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A group of 10 high-school-age young people traveled to Fargo, N.D., March 24-25 to help the residents there fortify their city against the rising Red River. Left to right: Mack Ballard, Bobby Stolp, Corey Rohl, Heath Westberg, Trevor Ross, Luke Johnson, David Kujak, Birgitte Nielsen, Ryan Sylla and Luke Jensen. Another photo of the group can be seen in this week's Journal. Debbie Griffin photo

Saving Fargo

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The idea began with a local family watching the news together, but a group of young friends took it and ran -- all the way to Fargo March 24-25 to help fortify that North Dakota city against flooding.

The 10 teens' three chaperones, Barb Kujak, Pam Ballard and Chris Rohl, said the young people made River Falls proud.

High school Principal Elaine Baumann agrees, adding that another group of students traveled to Fargo last weekend also to help residents.

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