It’s been five years since rainfall up to ten inches triggered massive flooding in the Duluth-Superior area and turned rivers on the North Shore into raging torrents. Streets collapsed in areas of Duluth and cars fell into sinkholes. An eight-year-old boy was swept into a culvert in Proctor and emerged six or seven blocks away with only a few scrapes. Hundreds were evacuated from their homes, and the hardest-hit were the far west neighborhoods of Duluth including Fond du Lac, plus Thomson Township. Eleven animals drowned at the Lake Superior Zoo when Kingsbury Creek jumped its banks. Multiple sections of Highway 210 through Jay Cooke State Park were washed out and restoration efforts are still under way. MN-DOT expects the final stretch will re-open this fall.