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Associated Press, Published June 18 2012

Minot's flood-damaged Oak Park reopening this week

MINOT, N.D. — Events are planned in Minot this weekend to commemorate the recovery from the historic Souris River flooding a year ago.

The "Weekend of Hope: Return to Oak Park" events will be highlighted by the reopening of the area's largest park on Friday. Mayor Curt Zimbelman says it's a time to remember how far the community has come in the past year, though he notes the city still has a long way to go.

Other family-oriented events are planned for Saturday.

The flood displaced more than 11,000 people, damaged more than 4,000 homes and businesses and caused more than $1 billion in damage.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.