BISMARCK—U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a Housing Preservation grant of $70,000 for the Souris Basin Planning Council in Minot. 

The Rural Development investment will be used to complete repairs to eight units of rental property and will help improve the living conditions of low-income households. The Souris Basin Planning Council serves communities within Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Renville, Pierce, and Ward counties.