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Associated Press, Published August 30 2012

Ward County, Minot get $2.4M in flood grants

BISMARCK — Minot and Ward County will be getting $2.4 million in state grants to repair damage and help rebuild public works from last year's Souris River flooding.

The state Board of University and School Lands voted Thursday to approve nine grants. The largest grant of $1.81 million is going to the city of Minot to expand the city's sewer system and repair six pumping stations.

Ward County is getting seven grants. The largest one is for $200,000 to protect a Ward County road from soil erosion.

McHenry County is getting a $27,000 grant to help crop irrigators continue using the Souris River as a water source.

State trust lands commissioner Lance Gaebe says the board has distributed $30 million in flood relief grants over the last several months.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.