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Fargo flood protection tax passes in landslide

They don’t have a specific plan yet, but voters in Fargo approved a half-cent sales tax on Tuesday to pay for permanent flood protection.

Fresh on the city’s mind is the flood this spring, that required citizens and city workers to build miles of temporary levees out of sandbags and HESCO baskets.

Plans under consideration are a Red River diversion channel through Minnesota, and a $625 million levee system. Fargo’s population is about 90,000.

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One Response

  1. ethics 101 says:

    oh god, lets hope nobody in cedar rapids hears about this… i can afford anymore !

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