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Flood Homes Demolished

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More flood homes are coming under the wrecking ball in the valley as the latest phase of demolition moves forward.

This week, crews worked on the east side of the Minot river valley.

Approximately 80 homes were acquired by the City of Minot in the latest voluntary acquisition.

The lots, where the homes once stood, will remain vacant after the demolitions to make way for flood protection work to begin.

While the demolitions are an ongoing process, homeowners are not obligated to take the city's buyout offer.

City of Minot Finance Director, Cindy Hemphill says the remaining homes could be an issue down the road, but it is not the city's focus at the moment.

(Cindy Hemphill, City of Minot Finance Director)"At this point, we're working on individuals that want to sell their home so that they have other options. Families that have elected not to sell their home at some point will probably become an eminent domain issue."

Hemphill says the home demolitions are running on schedule and will not pose an issue for flood protection work to begin in the upcoming years.

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