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North Dakota's most populous city fortified dikes and braced itself Thursday as the National Weather Service said the Red River could crest as high as 43 feet, two feet higher than earlier predicted.

Fargo Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said the city didn't plan to raise the reinforcements on the city's dikes, which were lifted to 43 feet Wednesday when the weather service gave the 41-foot prediction.

"We are where we want to be with the dikes," Mahoney told Fargo radio station KFGO. Read full article »

CNN's Chris Welch, Kara Devlin, Nicole Saidi and Susan Roesgen contributed to this report.

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