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Two girls walk their dogs in a vacant lot adjacent to the Valley City State University campus where construction on Phase I of permanent flood protection in the city is expected to get underway later this summer. For decades a line of houses stood on the lot, but they were bought out by the city and demolished as part of the city's plan. (Dave Luessen / The Sun)

VC flood protection moving forward

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. — City Administrator David Schelkoph said Valley City is inching ahead with its Permanent Flood Protection Plan.

The Valley City Commission approved plans for floodwall construction on the Valley City State University campus and if the State Water Commission approves $11.6 million for the project, work on the walls is expected to begin later this summer.

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