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Published February 13, 2014, 05:39 PM

East Grand Forks city officials seek help from state legislators with community projects

East Grand Forks city officials are seeking help from state legislators with multiple community projects, they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

East Grand Forks city officials are seeking help from state legislators with multiple community projects, they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

East Grand Forks city leaders will head out around March 4th. They'll talk with state leaders about the bonding bill, something the state comes out with every two years. This year, Mayor Lynn Stauss says there are three major project their pushing for.

The first project, and one the mayor says is most important is the lagoon project, which is estimated to cost somewhere around 14 to 19 million dollars. This was visited earlier this summer, the council voted to expand the lagoon to meet the Department of Natural Resources Standards. Other projects include building stalls for state parks and lastly, a wellness center.

EGF Mayor Lynn Stauss said, "First of all the governor comes out with his recommendations of where he wants the money to go, and then the legislatures come out with theirs and they try to work together, to accomplish the ones they think are best in the state."

Previous projects the state helped with as a result of the bonding bill were the dikes and work on state parks.

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