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Minnesota lawmakers look into downstream flooding from Red River

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ST. PAUL -- A northwestern Minnesota legislator plans to ask his colleagues to help protect residents downstream of Fargo-Moorhead from increased flooding if a proposed diversion project is built.

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Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, Thursday night said that on Monday he will offer an amendment to a public works funding bill that would prohibit spending state money on the diversion if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not make an effort to protect downstream communities.

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