I have searched the Internet and found that no municipality uses the water of the Sheyenne River for drinking except for Valley City, N.D., which will use it in an emergency; and only Grand Forks, Drayton, N.D., and Morris, Man., use water of the Red River.
Cities could donate to 4-H clubs under two bills senators tentatively passed Thursday. Formal passage is expected in the next few days. Sen. Kathy Saltzman, DFL-Woodbury, said she brought the proposal forward because when Washington County cut its 4-H funding, cities discovered they cannot legally donate funds to 4-H.
As Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said, he was “not interested in transferring the problem from one region of our state to another.” But that’s exactly what the operation of the outlet has done and will continue to do.
The Fargo City Commission voted 5-0 on Monday for a resolution that asks Congress to create a Red River Valley Authority to control water quality and water retention in the Red River watershed.
The resolution is similar to one working through the North Dakota Legislature now, said City Administrator Pat Zavoral.
Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and depression, researchers reported.
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