On Wednesday, March 20, Montevideo city staff traveled to St. Paul to testify before the Senate Finance Committee Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division.

On Wednesday, March 20, Montevideo city staff traveled to St. Paul to testify before the Senate Finance Committee En­vir­onment, Economic Develop­ment and Agriculture Division.

They testified about the city's request to receive $3.5 million for the final phase of levee reconstruction in Montevideo, which would rebuild the old 1969 levee.

"This is just one hearing in a process to attempt to get state bonding to complete phase three of the levee system," said City Manager Steve Jones.

Phase one rebuilt and improved the levee along Highway 7 near city hall. Phase two raised the levee near the water treatment plant and raised Highway 212.