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The city of Granite Falls will start work on improving its main flood levee in the area behind Richter Field, above, and the City Shop/Fire Hall. If the river were to rise over the levee it would pour toward the residential area in the background and potentially as far as the water tower at the center of the horizon line in this photo. Nearly 300 homes would be affected. Tribune file photo by Tom Cherveny

Funding will allow for Granite Falls levee improvements

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GRANITE FALLS -- Granite Falls will be able to launch phase one of a two-phase project to improve its main flood levee.

City Council members on Monday called for bids on the first phase of the project with plans to award the work on Sept. 7.

The action came after council members learned that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be awarding the city an additional $1 million in flood mitigation monies, according to City Manager Bill Lavin.

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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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