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Published May 14, 2009, 05:26 PM

Oakport to receive 12 million for flood prevention

Oakport, Minn. (WDAY TV) - "A great day for Oakport Township." That is what the man behind the flood fight there is calling news out of St. Paul.

By: WDAY Staff, WDAY

Oakport, Minn. (WDAY TV) - "A great day for Oakport Township." That is what the man behind the flood fight there is calling news out of St. Paul.

The Minnesota House and Senate have passed a bill that would give Oakport Township 12 million dollars for flood prevention projects.

Governor Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign the bill this week. Senator Keith Langseth and Representative Morrie Lanning helped push the flood bill through.

The bill also calls for the state paying for Oakport's flood fight costs.

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