Red River is reaching a major flood stage

Moorehead, MN - (NBC) - Residents of Fargo, ND, have now filled a million sandbags.

Three-quarters of those are in place along the banks of the Red River, which is expected to crest this weekend at near-record levels.

This isn't the first time Fargo and its cross-river neighbor Moorhead, Minnesota have had to battle floodwaters.

This year they hope that lessons learned in the past will help them minimize their losses.

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