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Lance Smith and son Landon depart Thursday evening in their boat from the nearly submerged dock at Lions Levee Park in St. Paul Park. The lower park area and boat launch had recently opened after the Mississippi River flooded the park. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Flood damage in Washington County nears $500,000

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The cost to public infrastructure in Washington County from recent flooding and storms has risen to nearly $500,000.

“It’s all over,” Washington County Emergency Management Director Doug Berglund said of damage incurred by 13 cities and townships as well as the county. It ranges from washed-out roads in the northern part of the county to flood-preparation costs in river cities and storm cleanup at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park near Denmark Township.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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