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City of Minot documents so-called 'zombie homes'

Minot swamped by Souris River flood
Minot swamped by Souris River flood

MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- The city of Minot has documented more than 400 properties neglected or abandoned after the devastating 2011 Souris River flood.

Twenty officials from the city's engineering, planning and inspection departments spread out across the city on Thursday. City Engineer Lance Meyer says they took photographs and surveyed properties for 24 nuisance violations listed in city ordinance.

Some residents have complained about the so-called zombie homes, saying they are a health and safety issue. The City Council earlier this month dedicated $74,000 in sales tax money to immediately clean up the worst of the properties. U. S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says he will look into the possibility of federal aid.

The Souris River overflowed and swamped more than 4,000 homes, businesses and other structures in Minot in June 2011.

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