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Published February 12, 2010, 09:37 AM

Minnewaukan Mayor Worried About Flooding

The mayor of Minnewaukan says she is worried about the future of the town on the shores of Devils Lake if the waters keep rising.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

MINNEWAUKAN, N.D. (AP) - The mayor of Minnewaukan says she is

worried about the future of the town on the shores of Devils Lake

if the waters keep rising.

The National Weather Service says the lake is almost certain to

rise to a record level again this summer and there is better than

an equal chance that it will surpass 1,452 feet.

Much of Minnewaukan sits at 1,454 feet, and Mayor Trish McQuoid

says a number of homeowners might opt to take flood insurance

buyouts. She says up to three dozen homes might qualify.

McQuoid says a buyout of that size would devastate the community

of 300 people.

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