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Flood threat prompts emergency declaration in Washington County

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Washington County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday -- with the city of Afton expected to follow suit tonight -- in advance of predicted major spring flooding that could jeopardize portions of the county.

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County officials are preparing for floods along both the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers, from Stillwater and its surrounding cities in the north, to Afton, Cottage Grove and Newport in the south.

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