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Midstate-based aid group ends ND flood mission

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 19, 2013 10:58 AM
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(Minot, N.D.) -- A faith-based group that has helped the Souris River Valley recover from historic flooding in 2011 is ending its mission in Minot. 

Lititz-based Mennonite Disaster Service in Lancaster County has helped nearly 125 homes with cleanup and restoration in the past 2.5 years.

Spokesman Ken Graber says more than 1,500 volunteers came to the northern North Dakota region for a week or more. 

Volunteers also helped rebuild Bible Fellowship Church, whether they made their base. Pastor Duane Deckert says the group will be missed. 

The June 2011 flood caused by heavy spring snowmelt and rains damaged or destroyed more than 4,000 homes, businesses and other structures in Minot, and caused nearly $700 million in damage.

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