RECOVERY FUND Officials with the Minot Area Recovery Foundation reported last week that the foundation had so far given out more than $3.3 million in reimbursements to area residents through the Minot Area Recovery Fund. But there is still a lot of money remaining to be distributed. An estimated 960 people did not show up for their appointment, and more than 300 individuals asked to have their appointment moved to a later date. The foundation will send another letter to those individuals, and the second phase of distributing money will begin at the end of the month. The Recovery Fund raised about $6.53 million. We'll be glad when all the money is distributed to eligible flood victims. We know the money won't solve all the problems related to the flood, but every little bit helps.