Benson OKs $125,000 for sandbags to protect flood-vulnerable homes on Chippewa River in west central Minnesota
BENSON -- Benson City Council members are hopeful that the city can continue a five-decade-long run without serious flooding along the Chippewa River, but are taking no chances this year.
The council members agreed Monday to authorize up to $125,000 for the purchase of 120,000 sandbags, sand and poly-liner.
The supplies will be made available to the owners of 27 homes in the Golf Road area that are considered the most vulnerable to flooding in the community.
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