FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Voters in Fargo and Cass County have approved extending sales taxes to help pay for a $2.2 billion Red River diversion channel around the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s election show the measures got 63 percent approval in the county and 66 percent approval in the city.READ MORE: FBI Warrants: Money Meant To Feed School Kids Went To Luxury Homes, Cars
Fargo originally passed taxes for flood protection in 2009 and 2012. Cass County first approved a tax in 2010. The taxes will now extend through 2084.READ MORE: 'Embrace The North': Sauna Culture Growing In The Twin Cities
The 30-mile long diversion channel is estimated to be completed by the year 2024, but construction hasn’t started yet.MORE NEWS: FBI Warrants Say Twin Cities Organization Claiming To Feed Children Instead Spent Money On Cars, Trips And Homes
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