#5 (Tie) 1965 Floods

Kellogg Boulevard looking east during flood, St. Paul. 1965.
Courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society
During April of 1965, the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers reached record flood stages. Many of these records still stand today. Water flowed over the historic Lift Bridge in Stillwater as teenagers and convicts worked side-by-side to build a sand bag dike. Flood watching became popular in the Twin Cities. Mankato and Winona were especially hard hit.

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