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Pilot program could fast-track diversion project: Proponents say F-M flood control good candidate for public-private funding deal


FARGO — With the fight to federally authorize the Fargo-Moorhead diversion nearly won, advocates must now fight for more than $800 million from the federal government to build the project.

But local officials hope they’ve found a way to build the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel for the Red River more quickly and less expensively, and it might not involve battling for money in Congress year after year.

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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
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