GOP looks into Red River flood control
MINOT — In a split vote before adjourning Saturday, delegates to the North Dakota GOP State Convention approved the party resolutions for 2014.
They include calls to repeal Obamacare and audit the Federal Reserve and support for a constitutional ballot measure in November that would replace the State Board of Higher Education with a three-member commission.
Rep. Jim Kasper of Fargo said eight or nine resolutions were introduced against the Red River Diversion flood protection project for the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, but he said the Resolutions Committee felt it wasn’t its role to take a position on the project.
The resolution related to Red River Valley flooding that passed the committee advocates “a more basin-wide approach be considered that benefits more communities and property with a lesser cost and ill repercussions to others” and that “both structural and non-structural solutions be considered.”