- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The Minot Public School District is disputing the amount of money it owes in a pending civil lawsuit over unpaid flood cleanup expenses.

The Minot Daily News reports the district says it owes $1.1 million rather than $1.9 million claimed by a company resulting from the 2011 Souris River flood.

The district hired the ServPro company to clean up flood-damaged schools. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed all but $1.9 million of the expense.

Minot Public Schools contends Servpro said it wouldn’t charge more than what FEMA paid. ServPro disputes that.

A federal judge ruled in September that the contract was breached, but he didn’t rule on resulting damages. A trial is set for January.

The district wants a nine-day trial, though a judge only wants it to last three days.

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