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Lawyers reject claims in suit against diversion


FARGO — Lawyers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are denying several allegations made in a lawsuit against the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project.

The 35-page response to the lawsuit was filed Monday, and in it, the government’s legal team rejects the claim from diversion opponents that the purpose of the $1.8 billion flood control project is to protect developable land immediately south of Fargo.

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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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