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Fargo residents discuss flood buyout options

February 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A lawyer for the city of Fargo says he’s been talking with homeowners interested in buyouts before this spring’s expected flood.
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Lisbon considers 17 home buyouts

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

Residents may be asked to contribute

The city of Lisbon, N.D., is contemplating removing nearly 20 homes from its community in exchange for flood protection. Continue Reading

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Cass buyouts face tight timeline for auctions

January 12, 2011 in INFORUM

Cass County is finishing up another round of buyouts, but faces a tight timeline to get the homes auctioned off and moved out before potential spring flooding. Continue Reading

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Buyout homes move: Levee to be built in Moorhead neighborhood

November 12, 2010 in INFORUM

Jerry and Jackie Nicholson filled their home with love. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Can’t fight high water every year

November 2, 2010 in INFORUM

The home buyouts in the flood-prone Heritage Hills neighborhood of Oxbow, N.D., are the latest in the ongoing saga of capitulating to the fickle Red River and its tributaries. Continue Reading

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Cass County, Briarwood at odds over buyouts

August 5, 2010 in INFORUM

Residents say moving homes would damage property

Cass County and the village of Briarwood continue to haggle over the removal of four flood-prone homes whose owners are seeking government buyouts.
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Cass County buyout homes are generating a flood of interest

May 24, 2010 in INFORUM

OXBOW, N.D. – The house mover said it just couldn’t be done.

Linda and Robert Liebelt were selling their Oxbow home to Cass County, and they thought about trying to buy it back and moving it to a less flood-prone lot.

But the mover said he couldn’t squeeze the 2,800-square-foot rambler past the Oxbow Country Club clubhouse and swimming pool. Continue reading…