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Fair board to allow Northern to survey for future of grounds


Last updated 9/16/2015 at 7:59pm

The Great Northern Fair Board has entered into a partnership with the department of civil engineering at Montana State University-Northern to survey and make plans for desalinating the land at the fairgrounds.

Bob Sivertsen presented the idea to the board meeting Tuesday at the fairgrounds during its monthly meeting.

“We need to make sure (the fairground) is functional for the 21st century,” Sivertsen said, adding that landscaping the fairgrounds would ensure its proper use later on. “ … Salinity is a big issue around Montana.”

Salinity is the level of salt content in water or...

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