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Bob Fox, a Renville County commissioner, outlined the economic benefits the Minnesota Valley Regional Railroad Authority has provided the region by upgrading the 95-mile, short-line railroad running from Hanley Falls to Norwood Young America. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

City seeks $3M to complete levee upgrade


MONTEVIDEO — Hundreds of volunteers risked their lives to stack 1 million sandbags and save Montevideo from certain disaster in the flood of 1997.

It cost about $1 million just to wage the 1997 flood fight, and the damage to private and public properties was estimated at well over $5 million.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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