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Backers of Fargo-Moorhead flood control may put lobbying effort on hiatus

Congressional approval of the project is not likely before the November election. So a committee has suggested the Diversion Authority save $90,000 by telling its lobbying firm to back off for six months.
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Congressional approval of the project is not likely before the November election. So a committee has suggested the Diversion Authority save $90,000 by telling its lobbying firm to back off for six months.

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