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Water and cattails

Published 06/10/2010, Grand Forks Herald

The disappearing Lake Region land: Rural counties watch as the land goes from wet to worse.
Ron Pishtek and Kevin Matejcek are farming and ranching less and less every year, even every month or every week. Water is swallowing their rural Brocket farms, and those of their neighbors, as well as the roads to get there. “Last year, some of my cows were actually swimming from hilltop to hilltop to get to grass where they could graze,” Pishtek said.

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