More than 100 people participated in the Red River Partners Summer Tour in the Grand Forks area this past week. Seven watershed and water management groups were part of this effort. During a live RRFN broadcast from the tour, Red River Watershed Management Board Executive Director Rob Sip said bonding for flood control projects will be a priority in the 2023 Minnesota legislative session. “We’re looking for about $50 million from the State of Minnesota to wrap up a 100,000 feet of water storage and that’s for about eight flood control projects.” Four years ago, the Red River Watershed Management Board lowered its tax levy from 100 percent down to 75 percent “and we make sure we best leverage those dollars.”
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