Minn. Blue Earth River Dam Breaks, Prompts Flash Flood Warnings – One America News Network

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - JUNE 03:  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz waits to speak to the press on June 3, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. A short time earlier the state's Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter had been filed against former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao in the death of George Floyd. Ellison also announced that charges against former officer Derek Chauvin were upgraded to second-degree murder. On May 25, Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for nine minutes while detaining him on suspicion of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Floyd went unconscious and died at the scene. The other officer were part of the responding team.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz waits to speak to the press on June 3, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brennan Cooney
5:12 PM – Monday, June 24, 2024

A Minnesota dam has failed, prompting flash flood warnings and evacuations.


The Rapidan Dam gave out on Monday, after local authorities warned heavy rains were creating “failure conditions.”

Rain reportedly created serious erosion on the west side of the dam, moving water around the already-aging structure and further undermining it’s stability.

During a briefing this morning on the condition of the dam prior to its collapse, Governor Tim Walz (D- Minn.) acknowledged it had been in subpar condition for some time prior.

Emergency services say they are tracking debris in the river, as well as power outages as a result of the dam’s failure.

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