Posted at 12:38 PM on June 21, 2012
by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Weather
The rain is over but the cascading effects of Wednesday's torrents continue.
Officials in Willow River in Pine County are now evacuating residents, the state Homeland Security Department says.
Earlier, we reported a key bridge into Moose Lake had been closed over concern about flood-related damage.
Homeland Security now says state public safety officers are working traffic control in Moose Lake, "which has become an island, surrounded by flood water."
Willow River is about 13 miles from Moose Lake, which is more than 40 miles from Duluth. The problems caused by the deluge are widespread across northeastern Minnesota.