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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - State coastal restoration officials plan a public meeting Sept. 11 in Houma to get feedback on proposed spending of money from fines levied in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Projects will be funded through the Restore Council using money from criminal fines paid by Transocean.

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The cold spring is coming back to haunt local sugarcane farmers who are expecting a stunted crop and later harvest season. American Sugar Cane League executive director Jim Simon says he expects the harvest to begin later this year because of spring's cold temperatures.

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - Nine years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck Louisiana, Bogalusa is getting $315,000 to repair homes damaged by the storms. City Manager Melvin Keith says the Louisiana Housing Corp. recently approved the request for the rehabilitation grant.

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has chosen a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects and drawdown of the river will begin on Tuesday. The police jury will oversee the drawdown which will take place over a three-week period with the water level being reduced by 1.5 inches per day until a target level is reached.

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