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Craig Ferguson demonstrates how to fill a sandbag with his Sand Shark invention. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Woodbury man has flood volunteers' backs

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STILLWATER - Craig Ferguson remembers watching a newscast two years ago about flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

More specifically, he recalled the images of people filling sandbags - and couldn't help but empathize with the back-breaking labor.


"There should be an easier, more efficient way," he remembered thinking. "It's hard work."

Ferguson, a Woodbury resident, now thinks he's found a solution to the problem. He calls it the Sand Shark.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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