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Group wants to rewrite Minot’s flood-related regulations

FILE - In this JulY 13, 2011 file photo, homes flooded by the Souris River are shown in Minot, N.D. (Getty Images via NewsCred)

MINOT, N.D. — Some officials in Minot are proposing that the city rewrites its flood-related regulations in an effort to ease any future hikes in flood insurance premiums for residents. The Minot Daily News reports the city’s Planning Commission is recommending the change. City engineer Lance Meyer says the new language would comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency mandates. The changes ...

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Affordable housing lacking in Minot after 2011 flooding

MINOT, N.D. — New housing built since the 2011 Souris River flood in Minot has not kept up with the demand for affordable housing. The Minot Daily News reports that the flood four years ago damaged some of the city’s more affordable neighborhoods. Minot Housing Authority Executive Director Tom Alexander says new housing built since then for low- to moderate-income ...

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Minot development taking shape on former flood housing site

MINOT, N.D. — Officials are developing a small community in an area once used for temporary housing for Minot residents displaced by Souris River flooding in 2011. The Minot Daily News reports that townhomes, a school and a fire station are under construction in the 530-acre 55th Crossing area. It also will be home to a gymnastics facility. Lt. Gov. ...

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Regional disaster response effort has roots in Minot flood

MINOT, N.D. — A faith-based effort to provide housing and equipment for recovery volunteers in Minot after the 2011 Souris River flood is transforming into a regional disaster response organization. Hope Village, which operated in Minot with the help of many organizations with several church denominations, housed nearly 5,300 volunteers from 48 states and five Canadian provinces between April 2012 ...

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Officials push corps to be part of Souris River flood plan

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota officials are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to make long-term flood protection for the Souris River Valley a priority. Local and state officials fear that any work they do on a proposed $1 billion protection plan might mitigate the flood threat enough that federal officials will decide they don’t need to get involved. That ...

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