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Published January 21, 2012, 02:39 PM

Spirit Lake, Roosevelt National Park get portions of $316 million in emergency road funding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation says nearly $10 million in federal highway funding has been awarded to repair roadways damaged by flooding last year on the Spirit Lake Reservation and at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation says nearly $10 million in federal highway funding has been awarded to repair roadways damaged by flooding last year on the Spirit Lake Reservation and at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The delegation says the Spirit Lake Nation will receive $6.8 million in emergency funding to help repair and raise flooded roads. Theodore Roosevelt National Park also will receive more than $3 million.

The money is part of a record $316 million the state will get in federal emergency transportation funding. The amount is separate from the regular federal funding the state gets for highways.

Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg say the $316 million for North Dakota makes up about one-fourth of all federal emergency highway funding being distributed nationwide.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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