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Published November 30, 2009, 09:41 AM

Northwood Finishing First Phase of Recovery

The eastern North Dakota community of Northwood is finishing the first phase of a $3.6 million infrastructure project as it continues recovering from an August 2007 tornado.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

NORTHWOOD, N.D. (AP) - The eastern North Dakota community of

Northwood is finishing the first phase of a $3.6 million

infrastructure project as it continues recovering from an August

2007 tornado.

City Administrator Marcy Douglas says the project will replace a

portion of the municipal water and sanitary sewer systems, and pave

a gravel road that leads to the new Northwood School. Much of the

cost is being paid for with federal stimulus money.

Private developers also continue to invest in the community of

950 people southwest of Grand Forks. A new 10-unit motel, along

with a laundry and campground complex, is being built on the spot

where a mobile home park was destroyed.

The community continues to look for investors to help redevelop

portions of downtown Northwood that were destroyed. The state's

congressional delegation says Northwood is getting a $665,000

federal grant to help downtown rebuilding.

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