March 8, 2013
In this 2005 file photo, Molstad Excavating of Grand Forks works on laying a pipeline south of Max, N.D., for the Northwest Area Water Supply project. A federal judge halted further pipeline construction on the water project March 1, 2013, further delaying a nearly three-decade effort to bring Missouri River water to people in the northwestern part of the state.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon applauded a federal judge’s decision to halt water pipeline construction on a North Dakota project.