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Rain causes problems in western Wisconsin, Minnesota Submitted: 07/06/2015
WESTERN WISCONSIN - Heavy rain is causing problems in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The National Weather Service reports the Kinnickinnic River near River Falls, Wisconsin has risen about 5 feet after 5 to 7 inches of rain there early Monday.

KSTP-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1HaNqmO) some crashes were reported in the Twin Cities Monday morning as the wet roads become slick. Some traffic was also slowed.

Standing water has closed down Wisconsin Highway 12 near Knapp.

The weather service issued flash flood warnings, flood warnings or flood watches for western Wisconsin and east central, southern and southwestern Minnesota Monday morning.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports nearly 3 inches of rain had fallen by 7 a.m. Monday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport -- the highest of the year and a record for the date.

Story By: Associated Press

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