Minnesota, North Dakota want flood force
WASHINGTON - The Red River basin needs an organization spanning both sides of the Minnesota/North Dakota border that can wield enough authority to push through politically difficult measures, such as creating storage areas for floodwater.
An outfit overseeing the basin with broad arm-twisting power would go a long way toward answering the question posed Tuesday by North Dakota Democrat Sen. Byron Dorgan: "Who's the symphony director here?"
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