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Published July 09, 2012, 05:57 PM

Levy certification in Halstad, MN

Halstad, MN (WDAY TV) -- Halstad Minnesota is beginning the process of having its levies certified by FEMA.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Halstad, MN (WDAY TV) -- Halstad Minnesota is beginning the process of having its levies certified by FEMA.

The cities current levee was built in the late 1970's and has kept the city safe through the big floods of the last 15 years. Now the original building specs must be turned in to FEMA and some analysis work may need to be done. It's a process that several communities in Norman County will be going through.

Kevin Ruud with the Wild Rice Watershed District says, "it's because Norman County is updating their flood maps, that's what's requiring the new certification now the corp has discontinued doing that so then you have to go out and hire a firm to do it and here again, we have a firm on staff at all time so."

The Watershed District and the state will split the cost of the certification. Coming up at 10 hear what this will mean in dollars for residents.

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