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Threatened with flooding Churchs Ferry refuses to dissolve as a city

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Voter rejected by a 5-2 vote Tuesday a measure to dissolve the city’s incorporated status, according to unofficial election results. The Ramsey County Commission will meet Friday as the county canvassing board to certify the election. “Keeping the city designation is important to us,” Mayor Paul Christenson said Tuesday.
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Churchs Ferry, ND, Votes on Dissolving City

January 10, 2012 in WDAZ

CHURCHS FERRY (WDAZ-TV) – To be or not to be a city? That’s a question Ramsey County Auditor Elizabeth Fischer has never heard before.
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Churchs Ferry petitions Ramsey County to disband

October 4, 2011 in INFORUM

CHURCHS FERRY, N.D. The future remains murky for this flood-plagued city after the Ramsey County Commission received a petition Tuesday to begin the process of disbanding Churchs Ferry. Continue Reading

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Churchs Ferry, ND, Residents Want Town Disbanded; Election to be Held

October 4, 2011 in WDAZ

CHURCHS FERRY, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The rising Devils Lake might claim another town, but Ramsey County officials aren’t ready to give up. Continue Reading

The flooding chronicles

November 19, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

To the background music of country pianist Floyd Cramer performing Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song from the 1970s, “Bridge over Troubled Water,” and a mix of country, gospel, reggae and pop, Howard Blegen narrates a story of despair, of third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation families who are losing their homes to a flood that started 17 years ago and has not gone away. Continue Reading