In addition to addressing veterans, Senator John Hoeven was talking about flood control yesterday for the Mouse River Valley.
He promised to get involved in the efforts of officials planning the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan.
Hoeven said a July meeting among flood protection officials and the US Army Corps of Engineers is going to be critical to getting work going on the project.
Local leaders are concerned that the Corps may require an environmental impact statement be completed on the entire project before work on any parts of the plan can proceed.
Hoeven says it's critical to get the Corps to allow the project to move ahead in smaller pieces.
(Sen. John Hoeven, (R) North Dakota) "This Corps meeting sounds to me like it's going to be important because we need to make sure we get approvals so we're not holding up on doing as many phases as soon as we can, and/or acquiring homes because we're waiting on some Corps approval."
City officials have identified three phases of the flood control project they'd like to begin next year, but are waiting for approval from the Corps to move ahead with those plans.