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Fargo: FEMA grant can’t be used for downtown floodwall


FARGO — If Fargo city commissioners want to build a proposed $53 million floodwall along Second Street, the federal government won’t pick up any of the bill.

City officials were hoping to use about $25 million of a Federal Emergency Management Agency hazard mitigation grant to pay for a portion of the downtown floodwall. Cities across the state could start applying for portions of the grant after 2011 flooding.

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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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