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Stillwater bridge could be closed Sunday or Monday; sandbaggers sought

The City of Stillwater is requesting help in sandbagging today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

People interested in helping may go to the parking lot on the corner of Mulberry and Water Street in Historic downtown Stillwater. The parking lot is located directly behind the River Market Community Co-op.

If you organize of a group of 10 or more, call 651-430-8830 to schedule a time in advance. City officials will continue to update people as they receive the information.

According to the City of Stillwater's Web site, the Stillwater Lift Bridge could be closed Sunday or Monday depending on the water level of the river.

Please watch for updates and notices on the following Web sites:

City of Stillwater www.ci.stillwater.mn.us

MN Department of Transportation http://www.dot.state.mn.us/

Stillwater is building a temporary dike for the high water levels on the St. Croix River. The area along the dike is being fenced off so that necessary work can be completed. For everyone's safety and the safety of the workers, city officials ask that the public be respectful of these closures and refrain from crossing during this during this period.

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