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Minot needs more flood recovery staff, mayor says

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman says the city needs to consider hiring more building inspectors and possibly more help for the engineering, public works and police departments. Continue Reading

Flooded home rehab in Minot progressing, survey finds

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A survey finds that nearly half of Minot homes that had main-floor damage during last summer’s Souris River flooding are either rehabbed and occupied or close to being rebuilt.
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Souris River flood plan price tag put at $820 million

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Engineers have released their 1,500-page proposal to protect areas from Burlington through Minot to Velva, N.D., and also Mouse River Park in Renville County.
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Fed spending on N.D. recovery from 2011 floods tops $200 million

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

FEMA says it has doled out $201.7 million so far to 3,553 infrastructure projects in the state.
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Burleigh County plans $30 million in flood projection projects

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The projects are in response to Missouri River flooding last year that prompted an emergency response, damaged hundreds of homes in the county and created property access problems. Continue Reading

Flooded Minot elementary school getting federal help

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has allocated nearly $2.9 million to help repair Longfellow Elementary. Continue Reading

Minot flood recovery fund distributes $3.3 million to date

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minot Area Recovery Fund flood expense reimbursement process started in mid-November. The Minot Area Community Foundation met with more than 1,700 people and families during the first phase of money distribution.
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Minot changes flood model

February 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Historic flooding was off the charts
It was a sunny day in August as Doug Johnson, a water resource engineer with the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, drove on the gravel road that crosses the big earthen dam on the Souris River. Continue Reading

Minot City Council approves Souris River flood protection plan

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minot City Council has approved a flood protection plan for the Souris River that last year swamped more than 4,000 homes and businesses and forced thousands of people to evacuate.
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Minot State president: Flood aftermath, falling enrollment may cause $4 million shortfall

January 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

David Fuller says student housing problems have made it more difficult to recruit students to campus. Continue Reading