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Published January 27 2013

Minot officials studying other North Dakota flood projects

MINOT, N.D. — Minot officials are studying flood control plans in Grand Forks and Fargo to help find funding for a Souris River project.

The Minot Daily News reports that the city is planning a $543 million project that would start in 2015. More than 4,000 Minot homes and businesses were flooded in the summer of 2011.

The $235 million Grand Forks project, completed after the 1997 flood that wiped out much of the city, received 47 percent of its funding from the federal government and 22 percent from the state.

The planned Red River diversion project in Fargo is estimated at $1.8 billion. It calls for 44 percent from federal sources and 50 percent from state and local governments in North Dakota. Minnesota is being asked to pay for 6 percent.