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Published June 22, 2011, 06:24 PM

Conrad updates Senate on Minot Flooding

Fargo,ND (WDAY TV) Senator Kent Conrad spoke on the Senate floor this morning to update his colleagues on the historic rise of the Souris River.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Conrad used headlines from North Dakota newspapers to help tell the story of the flood emergency in Minot. Over the past couple days, he has spoken with the Air Force Chief of Staff and Air Force Secretary, who said the airmen from Minot Air Force Base stand ready to assist in any way possible.

Ken Conrad – (D) North Dakota: “When a farmer gets sick and can't harvest his crop the neighbors pitch in. When a barn burns down the neighbors pitch in that is really the best of community spirit that's the best of America and we're going to be relying on that generosity of spirit in the days ahead.”

Senator Conrad is returning home to North Dakota on Thursday to assist with efforts in Minot.