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    How is the rally site doing with the flooding?

    How are the fairgrounds holding up with all the rain?

    Hopefully the rain will end soon and there will be several weeks of drying before the rally.

    Add bug spray to your checklist: looks like mosquitoes will be prevalent.

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    It's holding up just fine. Attended the Back to the Fifties car show there this past weekend with its thousands of cars and people. No mud, no crud..... just fine thank you. The fairgrounds is well above the Mississippi flood plain and unless Noah makes a return showing, all should be well.
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    Better it rains now than at the time of the rally. Good to hear the rally site is in good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    How are the fairgrounds holding up with all the rain?

    Hopefully the rain will end soon and there will be several weeks of drying before the rally.

    Add bug spray to your checklist: looks like mosquitoes will be prevalent.

    Harry
    As reported, they're fine.... Hopefully the rest of this will recede by rally time!! I too was at Back to the Fifites, and not a skeeter in sight
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    Cool

    Nope, I was in Crane...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwskeeter View Post
    Nope, I was in Crane...
    Well, We'll let one "skeeter" in
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    MSF grounds

    Here's a couple of shots today of 2 locations on the grounds...

    MSF GS.jpg

    MSF Camping.jpg

    Gettin' all this rain out of the way for July
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    Gotta love a green rally site!!!
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    What about GETTING TO the rally site?
    Somers, NY

    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1100rtp View Post
    Here's a couple of shots today of 2 locations on the grounds..

    MSF Camping.jpg

    Gettin' all this rain out of the way for July
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwskeeter View Post
    Nope, I was in Crane...
    Hey Skeeter! Welcome to the digital forum age. You helped me with a valve adjust once in Minneota. Will you be at the rally? Bonus if you remember my name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdpc2 View Post
    What about GETTING TO the rally site?
    From where? There were some roads closed here and there in southern and southwestern Minnesota due to mudslides, but I believe that's all cleared out now. Understand that this rally site is pretty much smack dab in the middle between Minneapolis and St. Paul, on the slightly north and east side of Minneapolis and slightly north and west side of St. Paul in Falcon Heights/Roseville.

    There are no issues getting there from anywhere, as far as I know.
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    The Mississippi River in St Paul is expected to crest this weekend. I travel back and forth across the Mississippi and the Minnesota and have had no major problems. There may be some very localized issues now but nothing to worry about by rally time.

    The Mn/DOT Traveler Information Map is colorful but no more so than any summer. Do some research there about your specific routes.
    http://lb.511mn.org/mnlb/

    The Metro Area Traffic map is used by all the stations. It is constantly updating. Use this to plan commutes around the Twin Cities
    http://www.dot.state.mn.us/tmc/trafficinfo/traffic.html

    The Fair Grounds does a very good job of controlling the unofficial state bird. You can check on the Metro wide status at the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District website.
    http://www.mmcd.org/
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