MINNEWAUKAN (AP) - Officials have launched a multimillion-dollar effort to move the community of Minnewaukan out of reach of the chronically flooding Devils Lake.
The state's congressional delegation and governor say the federal government is providing $6 million to buy out homes, move others, and build water and sewer lines and access roads to the site dubbed New Minnewaukan.
Ground was broken at the site on Monday. The Grand Forks Herald reports it's about a mile away and 30 feet higher than the original townsite.
The lake has been expanding for two decades because of wet weather, encroaching on the community of about 200 people. Many buildings already have been moved, along with a highway on the town's east edge. A new $11 million school also is under construction.