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Federal legislation could ease financing for water diversion project

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is pressing for federal legislation for low-interest financing that would make various water projects across the country easier to accomplish, such as Minnesota and North Dakota's planned $2.4 billion flood diversion project. The channel for the Fargo Moorhead Diversion would be created with a public-private partnership, also helping to lessen the upfront costs for taxpayers.

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