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Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., speaks about the 50-million dollars that will go toward conservation efforts in the Red River Valley basin Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Marriot in Moorhead, Minn. Peterson was accompanied by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Representative Kevin Cramer. Nick Wagner / The Forum

$50 million in conservation funding announced to mitigate Red River Valley flooding

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MOORHEAD, Minn. – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that up to $50 million is available over five years to the Red River Valley to help mitigate flooding through a new regional conservation program.

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