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FARGO – A “dry dam” on the upper Maple River has federal approval, and the OK from state officials is expected soon for the $8 million project.


The dam will be located on the Maple River about

15 miles northwest of Page and southwest of Hope inside Steele County. It will replace the smaller Sussex Dam, located about two miles upstream. 

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to