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Published October 02, 2011, 09:38 PM

Senator John Hoeven urges federal buyout program to change

(WDAY TV) -- North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is urging the federal buyout program to change.

(WDAY TV) -- North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is urging the federal buyout program to change. Right now, if federal money is used to buy property, nothing can be built on that property in the future. That includes levees and other flood protection. Hoeven is introducing a bill and is working with a Connecticut Senator to change the program. Hoeven says, “It would be helpful in terms of Minot obviously as you try to figure out where to put those dikes in terms of building your permanent project through this community." Hoeven wants to the bill brought up during the next legislative session.

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