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President Obama signs North Dakota flood declaration

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region Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A disaster declaration concerning flooding in North Dakota was signed by President Barack Obama late Tuesday night. The declaration is retroactive to March 13 and makes federal aid available to state and local governments.

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Included in the declaration are Adams, Barnes, Benson, Billings, Burleigh, Cass, Cavalier, Dickey, Dunn, Emmons, Foster, Grand Forks, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Nelson, Oliver, Pembina, Ramsey, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Sioux, Stark, Stutsman, Walsh, and Williams counties and the Standing Rock and Spirit Lake Indian Reservations.

Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager, said the declaration will make available public money to help cover the cost of preserving and repairing infrastructure damaged by floods. It also might make available Federal Emergency Management Agency money for individuals if the state meets separate guidelines concerning damages to private homes and businesses.

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