May 26, 2022

1. Faster construction of Red River water project would save over $100M, officials say

Officials are making the case that speeding up construction of the Red River Valley Water Supply Project could save more than $100 million in the cost of delivering Missouri River water to eastern North Dakota.

The project is budgeted at $1.22 billion and would pump water out of the Missouri River near Washburn, North Dakota, and send it through a pipeline to an outlet near Cooperstown into the Sheyenne River, a tributary of the Red River.

The construction timeline on the state and local project will largely depend on the pace of state appropriations, which totaled $36.4 million in the 2019-21 budget and $50 million for 2021-23.

Read more from Forum News Service’s Patrick Springer

2. North Dakota says it will not take over controversial Badlands bridge project

The Little Missouri River in western North Dakota. Forum News Service file photo

The Little Missouri River in western North Dakota. Forum…

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