Lessons from the 2012 flood: Five years later, is Northland better prepared for next natural disaster?

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DULUTH — Monday, June 19, marks the fifth anniversary of the 2012 flood that dumped 7.5 to 10 inches of rain on top of the Northland's already-sodden landscape — enough...

Sightseers visit and take pictures of a section of Vermillion Road that was destroyed by floods during the June 19, 2012 storm in Duluth. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
A rebuilt Vermilion Street photographed on June 14, 2017, looks good as new. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
t6.21.12 Bob King -- kingFLOOD0622c1 -- The Lester River rages through a huge gash it created in Jean Duluth Road north of Duluth and just south of Zimmerman Road Thursday morning.

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