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While the city makes flood plans, the state is preparing to get the information to you.

After the 2011 flood, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services identified a need for formal 'public information' training.

The ND-DES basic public information officer's course is frequently offered in Bismarck.

However, increased concern surrounding the Mouse River system this spring prompted ND-DES to host the course in Ward County.

Eighteen people participated in the two-and-a-half day training seminar.

This afternoon, the class met with a panel of local media representatives to discuss proper channels in the relay of information.

(Cecily Fong, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services) "It's so crucial that the public get the information they need at the right time and in a coordinated manor so that rumors don't get started and people get all the information that they need to stay safe."

Following the 2011 flood, the city of Minot created a permanent Public Information Officer position currently held by Bob Lindee.

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