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No Flood Insurance Rate Hike for Most Minot, North Dakota Residents

Officials say only a small number of Minot, N.D., residents have been forced to pay higher premiums for flood insurance, despite a devastating flood three years ago that wiped out most of the city. Multiple claims on a property will …

More State Aid Sought for Flood Control in Minot, North Dakota

Officials in the Minot, N.D., area say more state aid will be needed for an $820 million flood protection project for the Souris River Basin unless federal funds materialize. The State Water Commission developed the flood protection plan for the …

Corps Says Minot, North Dakota Levees Need Repairs

Minot, N.D., is taking steps to upgrade the levees that protect it from Souris River flooding. An inspection report late last year from the Army Corps of Engineers showed a number of problems, such as tree growth, erosion and inadequate …

Application Process Opens for Minot Flood Grants

Homeowners in Minot, N.D. affected by the Souris River flooding in 2011 can begin applying for grants to help with repair costs, while the city prepares to buy out more homes to make way for a flood protection project. The …

Risk of Minor Flooding Along Souris River This Spring

The risk of minor flooding at various points along the Souris River in North Dakota this spring is slightly greater than normal, the National Weather Service said. Allen Schlag, a Bismarck-based National Weather Service hydrologist, said there will be a …

Study: Minot, North Dakota Has $1B in Unmet Flood Recovery Needs

A study has concluded that Minot, N.D., has $1 billion in unmet needs as it continues to recover from historic Souris River flooding in 2011. The Minot City Council spent $125,000 of federal grant money to commission the study. The …

FEMA Considers Sales of Minot ‘Flood Housing’

Some of Minot, N.D.’s temporary flood housing units could end up being donated or sold. North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is drafting a policy to allow the trailers to be donated to the …

Minot Releases Plan for Using Federal Flood Grants

The city of Minot, N.D., released a proposal on June 26 for using nearly $68 million in federal disaster recovery grant money to help recover from last summer’s devastating Souris River flooding. The grant is from the Department of Housing …

Minot, North Dakota, Still Recovering a Year after Historic Flood

For Dan and Cindy Griffith, the stress of dealing with the Souris River flood is worse now than when the raging river forced more than 11,000 people to evacuate the city last summer. Cleaning out their flooded home, trying to …

North Dakota Town Approves Flood-Related Home Buyout Program

The city council in Minot, N.D., has approved a plan that could result in the acquisition of more than 270 properties for future flood protection measures. The voluntary program calls for negotiations to begin with willing landowners, with a goal …