ND House passes water bill denying state funding for Fargo flood diversion

BISMARCK – The North Dakota House of Representatives handedly passed House Bill 1020 this morning, which includes amendments that many Cass County officials say will kill the diversion project.

The bill, which is the State Water Commission’s funding for the next two years, passed with a vote of 90-4. The bill now goes to the state Senate for further discussion.

Those in the House voting against were Reps. Chuck Damschen, R-Hampden, Ben Hanson, D-West Fargo, Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City, and Jim Schmidt, R-Mandan.

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