Minnewaukan hopes berm will keep lake at bay
Published 05/03/2011, Grand Forks Herald
School, water tower and property are at risk
People in this Benson County, N.D., seat of 290 have been battling the lake for the past 15 years, relocating its lagoons and rebuilding its sewer system, among other emergency repairs. Construction of a 3,000-foot-long temporary clay dike could start by Friday. The hope is that the berm will buy the school and the community time to relocate to higher ground.