Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Cass County Commission endorses N.D. diversion option

FARGO - Cass County commissioners unanimously voted this afternoon to endorse a North Dakota diversion as their preferred option for permanent flood protection in the region.

We are part of The Trust Project.

FARGO - Cass County commissioners unanimously voted this afternoon to endorse a North Dakota diversion as their preferred option for permanent flood protection in the region.

In making their decision, commissioners cited the strong support from residents on both sides of the Red River and said that a North Dakota diversion would provide the most protection to the greatest number of people.

The commissioners stressed that while this vote - and last Thursday's vote by the Metro Flood Study Work Group - are important steps, there is still a long way to go in making regional flood protection a reality.

"These are historic times," said Darrell Vanyo, the commission's chairperson. "But it's only historic if we get there."

Fargo and Moorhead are expected to vote later today on their preferred option.

Related Topics: 2010 FLOODSCASS COUNTYMOORHEADRED RIVER
What To Read Next
Nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care, also known as charity care; yet eligibility and application requirements vary across hospitals. Could you qualify? We found out.
Crisis pregnancy centers received almost $3 million in taxpayer funds in 2022. Soon, sharing only medically accurate information could be a prerequisite for funding.
The Grand Forks Blue Zones Project, which hopes to make Grand Forks not just a healthier city but a closer community, is hosting an event on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Empire Arts Center from 3-5 p.m.
A bill being considered by the North Dakota Legislature would require infertility treatment for public employees — a step that could lead to requiring private insurance for the costly treatments.