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This home seen behind lift station construction Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Fourth Street and 12th Avenue South may soon face an eminent domain lawsuit after buyout negotiations have failed. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Homeowner stands ground: Fargo plans eminent domain to make way for levee

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FARGO – City officials here plan to seize a home to make way for a flood levee, using the city’s eminent domain powers.


It would be the first time Fargo has used eminent domain for flood control since before the flood of 1997, city officials said.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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