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Change 'paves the way' for Red River diversion

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BISMARCK -- The state will commit to its $450 million share of the Fargo-Moorhead area Red River diversion project if the Legislature agrees to amendments that were put into the State Water Commission budget Thursday.

The Senate Appropriations Committee removed an amendment to House Bill 1020 that capped state funding for the flood control project at $325 million instead of the $450 million requested by the Diversion Authority.

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