Associated Press, Published September 13 2012
Old Minot Country Club course again seeing greenMINOT, N.D. — The color green is returning to the greens and fairways of the old Minot Country Club after suffering severe flood damage in the spring of 2011.
The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/QPuhiV) that when floodwaters finally receded, fairways were turned to layers of silt and high water killed the grass on fairways, greens and tee boxes. More than 550 trees and shrubs have been removed.
Sale of the club was approved at a stockholders meeting in late June, when a group of private investors purchased it under the new name “28 Club.”
The purchase price was not revealed, but an independent valuation listed the flooded property as worth $800,000.
Greenskeeper Bruce Ruppert says a new sprinkler system has been installed to help the growth of new grass.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com
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