Minnewaukan hopes berm will keep lake at bay

May 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm in Grand Forks Herald

School, water tower and property are at riskPeople 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.
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