North Dakota Senate Rejects More Diversion Study

The North Dakota Senate has rejected a bill that would require further study on the Red River diversion.

But project opponents have gained a temporary victory with a proposal meant to protect cemeteries.

The Senate voted 24-21 in favor of a bill to safeguard rural cemeteries south of Fargo that would be flooded by the diversion in times of high water.

West Fargo Sen. Judy Lee argued against the bill and called it a “pre-emptive strike” against the diversion.