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Minnewaukan, ND, Gets $1.2M Federal Grant for Flood Fight Help

July 12, 2012 in WDAZ

MINNEWAUKAN, ND (WDAZ-TV) – A flood-ravaged North Dakota city is getting more federal dollars to fight rising waters.

An economic development grant will help the city of Minnewaukan prepare for the daunting task of moving half of the town. Continue Reading

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Minnewaukan Getting $4.8M for Home Relocation, Demolition

May 17, 2012 in WDAZ

MINNEWAUKAN, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The city of Minnewaukan has some new leverage in the flood fight against Devils Lake. FEMA awarded the city nearly $5 million to relocate some homes and demolish others. Continue Reading

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Minnewaukan Residents Face Daunting Task of Moving Homes From Floodwaters

April 6, 2012 in WDAZ

MINNEWAUKAN, ND (WDAZ-TV) – City officials say they hope to get the project moving again after they say federal guidelines delayed the development of the new town site. Continue Reading

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After 7 Months Without One, Minnewaukan, ND, Gets Grocery Store

January 16, 2012 in WDAZ

MINNEWAUKAN, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Residents of one Lake Region community no longer have to leave town to get gas and groceries. Continue Reading

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Devils Lake could overflow by 2015

June 24, 2011 in INFORUM

Study shows that even a 2nd planned outlet may not keep lake within its banks
GRAND FORKS Devils Lake has a 14 percent to 15 percent chance of overflowing naturally by 2015, even after a second manmade outlet is operating next year, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Continue Reading

Minnewaukan hopes berm will keep lake at bay

May 3, 2011 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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Lake-threatened town races to relocate

February 19, 2011 in INFORUM

Minnewaukan seeks higher ground

MINNEWAUKAN, N.D. This community, which was eight miles from Devils Lake 20 years ago, is likely to become a peninsula this summer, with water on three sides threatening its water and sewer systems, as well as the school. Continue Reading

The ‘new’ Minnewaukan

February 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

This community, which was eight miles from Devils Lake 20 years ago, is likely to become a peninsula this summer, with water on three sides threatening its water and sewer systems, as well as the school.
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Work on N.D. Highway 19 continues

February 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Highway construction continues this week in the Devils Lake area. Crews are hauling material and working along N.D. Highway 19 near the Six Mile Bay bridge and the Minnewaukan Flats area. Continue Reading&

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Devils Lake report delayed

September 20, 2010 in INFORUM

A federal working group says it needs more time to finish a report expected Monday on possible solutions to Devils Lake, N.D., flooding.
The report’s release was delayed when the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it was adjusting water quality standards on the upper Sheyenne River. Continue Reading