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Property owners along Paul Lake have consist-ently dealt with high wa-ter for the past 14 years. Due to recent frequent and heavy rains, water levels have gone up even further, flooding some lots, such as this cabin, and pushing water onto some low-lying roads. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Rain, rain, go away: Precipitation levels are far above normal, causing problems for some area lake home owners

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In 2013, it was the “winter that wouldn’t end.” This year, weather challenges have created what could be called the “soaked spring” all around Minnesota.

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According to the National Weather Service, much of the area between Perham and Pelican Rapids has received as many as 15 inches of rain in the 30 days between May 20 and June 20 – about 8 inches more than considered normal.

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