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Work begins on Milk River project

State and local officials formed a committee Tuesday to begin planning how to prevent catastrophic failure of the system that provides much of the water in the Milk River Valley.

That was one of the actions taken at a meeting hosted by Lt. Gov. Karl Ohs in Havre. More than 230 people attended the meeting, a forum on how to rehabilitate the St. Mary diversion to the Milk River.

"This may be our last and only chance, and time is running out," said Randy Reed, chairman of the Milk River Project Development Association. "We need to move from being concerned to taking action."

Among those at the...


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