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Metro leaders discuss flood control options

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FARGO - When it comes to getting permanent flood protection, Fargo-Moorhead area leaders can't expect to drag their heels and get federal funding, Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said Wednesday.

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Walaker spoke out during a presentation in Moorhead by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on its early ideas of how to provide long-term protection from the flooding Red River and its tributaries.

He said the metro area has support in Washington now, but that can fade.

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