Hide caption Debris lines the streets throughout the city of 40,000 people, which is about 350 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg. The Souris River wiped out 4,000 homes and three schools. It also ruined the zoo.
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MINOT -- The state fair -- the biggest fair in North Dakota that was supposed to start here this weekend and draw thousands of visitors and pours millions of dollars into this city's coffers -- is gone.