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Associated Press, Published April 23 2013

State OKs $775K for ND flood fight

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved additional funding to fight expected spring flooding.

The commission on Tuesday agreed to accept loan proceeds from the Bank of North Dakota that would provide a total of $775,000 to the National Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Department of Emergency Services. The funding approved Tuesday is in addition to $60,000 the commission accepted earlier this month.

The most serious flooding is expected along the Red River and its tributaries in eastern North Dakota. The National Weather Service says the river has a 40 percent chance of topping the record 2009 flood of nearly 41 feet.

The emergency commission includes the governor, secretary of state, Senate and House majority leaders, and chairmen of the Senate and House appropriations committees.

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