Posted at 2:28 PM on July 20, 2011
by Paul Tosto
From MPR News reporter Dan Gunderson:
The bonding bill provides $50 million for flood mitigation projects, much of it targeted to projects in the Red River Valley.
Moorhead will receive $16.5 million. City Manager Michael Redlinger says the money will fund buyouts of about 40 homes. He says many people living along the Red River are ready to sell.
"In our case timing really is of the essence because we want to get out and do as much work as we can here late summer and into the fall and really get to demolition because if we can be demolishing properties and getting them out of the way that's less work that we're going to have to do next spring."
Other specific projects in the bonding bill include $3 million for Georgetown a small town just north of Moorhead, up to $6 million for Roseau, and $1 million for New Ulm.