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Published February 12, 2010, 07:45 AM

Minnewaukan mayor worried about town's future

MINNEWAUKAN, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of Minnewaukan says she is worried about the future of the town on the shores of Devils Lake if the waters keep rising.

MINNEWAUKAN, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of Minnewaukan says she is worried about the future of the town on the shores of Devils Lake if the waters keep rising.

The National Weather Service says the lake is almost certain to rise to a record level again this summer and there is better than an equal chance that it will surpass 1,452 feet.

Much of Minnewaukan sits at 1,454 feet, and Mayor Trish McQuoid says a number of homeowners might opt to take flood insurance buyouts. She says up to three dozen homes might qualify.

McQuoid says a buyout of that size would devastate the community of 300 people.

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