- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Three North Dakota cities, two water districts and an American Indian tribe will upgrade water and wastewater systems with the help of federal money.

The Agriculture Department is doling out more than $340 million in grants and loans for such projects nationwide through its Water and Environmental Program.

Finley is getting $1.1 million in grants and loans for a new water tower. Linton is getting $1.1 million for new water mains and fire hydrants. New England is getting $5 million for a water tower, and water and sewer mains.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is getting a $771,000 grant for a wastewater treatment system for Cannon Ball.

The Stutsman Rural Water District is getting a $600,000loan and the Grand Forks-Traill Water District a $500,000 loan guarantee for operations and infrastructure.

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