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Diversion supporters celebrate ‘milestone’

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MOORHEAD, Minn. — For diversion advocates, Friday was a day for celebration.

A federal water projects bill authorizing the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday and now awaits an expected signature from President Barack Obama.

Federal authorization deserves celebration, advocates said Friday in a news conference at the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber office in Moorhead.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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