Cannon River flooding in Northfield endangers nearby businesses

In downtown Northfield at the intersection of Water and Fourth Street, there is only more water.

Days of heavy rain all across Minnesota has caused the Cannon River to burst its banks. Flood waters outpacing shops and restaurants as the biggest attraction, but curiosity tempered by concern for neighbors fighting to hold back the river.

At Froggy Bottoms River Pub being on the bottom has never felt quite so low. Inside the bar  spring water spurts from the floor.

 "The hydro static pressure builds up and that starts happening," Froggy Bottom River Pub Owner Laurie Hoheisel said.

 And just outside, river water is fighting to get in.

 "We are talking four feet and two hours, so it comes up really fast," Hoheisel said.

The rising waters have so far not caused any major damage, but with rain possibly in the forecast locals remain on edge..

"Everybody just keep their fingers crossed that it's just a sight to see," Hoheisel said.

Hoping their new tourist attraction will start to go down so life in this small Minnesota town can return to normal.

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