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Star Prairie flood plain map allows village to join program

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The Village of Star Prairie's flood plain zoning ordinance cleared its final hurdle when the village board unanimously approved it on May 6.

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The new flood plain map and ordinance, which will allow the village to participate in national flood insurance programs, is basically the same as the previous map, said Jim DeBenedet, of Stevens Engineers.

The only change is downstream where the dam was, but those are very minor changes, he said.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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