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Published April 07, 2011, 05:09 PM

Lower Local Match for Townships in the Devils Lake Basin

North Dakota's Congressional delegation says the state department of transportation will be getting more than $30 million to bolster roads in flood-impacted areas of the Lake Region.

North Dakota's Congressional delegation says the state department of transportation will be getting more than $30 million to bolster roads in flood-impacted areas of the Lake Region.

According to the state's Washington delegation, some $440 million has been spent on roads in the Devils Lake Basin since 1986.

Senate Bill 2369 passed unanimously in the State House and representatives are confident it will again pass in the Senate as well.

It would provide money to townships dealing with flooded roads.

Nearly $19 million will be used in the Devils Lake Basin and another $3 million to help in the relocation of Minnewaukan.

The bill gives townships a break local matching money.

District 15 Representative Curt Hofstad says, "the townships and counties within the basin will get their local match cut in half and then as you go further down and they get more and more land that's inundated, it goes up to 90 percent."

The bill is being sent back to the Senate because the house did make some amendments.

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