- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Residents who live near the Missouri River in Bismarck have rejected a proposal to fund a flood protection levee.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1ija6XM ) that about 150 residents were asked to decide if they wanted to pay part of the cost of the $1.3 million project over 15 years through a special assessment district.

The proposal failed 54-46 in a mail-in vote by landowners.

The state Legislature had approved $350,000 to pay for some of the levee costs, but that hinged on a favorable outcome of the special assessment district vote.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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