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Congressman Kline comes to Hastings, surveys city's east side

United States Congressman John Kline, left, tours an area near the Mississippi River in Hastings with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows and Dan Carlson, the county's emergency manager.

United States Representative John Kline was in Hastings Friday to get informed on this year's predicted flood.

Kline met with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, Dakota County Emergency Management Coordinator Dan Carlson and three other county sheriffs at the Dakota County Government Center. He then traveled to east Hastings to get an up-close look at the Mississippi River, which is expected to hit its flood stage by Saturday, March 26.