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FARGO-MOORHEAD DIVERSION

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St. Benedict, which has been at its rural Horace site since 1882, finds its growth potential limited by the path of the diversion channel, which the parish decided makes the location unviable over the long term.
Metro flood project now has acquired land for all of diversion channel, 82.5% of construction footprint, with 12 cases still in negotiations.
Officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the 30-mile diversion channel that is an integral part of the $3.2 billion metro flood diversion project.
ASN Constructors, the international consortium of companies that will build the diversion and associated public works, expects to employ 800 to 1,000 during the peak of construction in 2023 and 2024.
The 160-acre wetland will be built along Drain 27, which drains part of south Fargo, east of Horace.
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Ryan Richard built a new farmstead when the original plan for the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion threatened his original farmstead. But the route of the revised diversion project now runs through his new farmstead, a setback he said will cost him millions of dollars.

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For more than a week, people in rural Horace have been watching water creep toward their homes, rush over and close off roads, and fill farm fields.  
Gene and Brenda Sauvageau argued that an expedited eminent domain process was unfair and illegal. They own almost 8 acres needed for the metro flood diversion project.
WDAY's Kerstin Kealy compiled this collection of footage and interviews to provide a stirring account of Fargo-Moorhead's struggle to contain the Red River in the spring of 1997.

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