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Cut off by floods, town accessible only by boat

It's still a ways from boating season in Minnesota, but residents of Oslo, Minn., are waiting out massive flooding that has turned their community into a tiny temporary island in the Red River for a third year in a row.

The last road to Oslo closed Tuesday night, leaving a boat ride of at least two miles the only option for residents to reach the banks of the Red River in North Dakota or Minnesota for at least the next week.

"It will be a long haul here," mayor Scott Kosmatka said in a telephone interview. "By the end of the week I am assuming that people are going to get stir crazy."

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