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Fifteen helicopters from the U.S. Northern Command along with active-duty military personnel are being sent to Fargo, North Dakota, to assist the state as it prepares for record flooding, a U.S. military official told CNN.

The military personnel being sent to Fargo are from a "contingency response force" made up of active-duty troops, the official said.

Above-freezing temperatures, followed by heavy rains this week, caused the Red River to swell and surpass its 1897 record of 40.1 feet early Friday morning. Read full article »

CNN's Barbara Starr, Chris Welch, Kara Devlin, Nicole Saidi, Greg Morrison, Susan Roesgen and Eliott C. McLaughlin contributed to this report.

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