Today, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the State of Missouri in its attempt to stop the NAWS project. The water supply project which was first authorized by Congress in 1986 ran into legal battles shortly after construction and has been delayed for more than a decade.
The ruling clears yet another obstacle for the project. Another was funding for both the state and federal shares; during the 2019 ND legislative session the legislature appropriated ~$100 million to get the project moving. Read more about the court ruling in the in the AP story below and expect to hear more new as construction gets going again on oft-delayed water supply project.