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Are groves growing over old tile lines?

By Reed Anfinson


In its role as the Swift County Ditch Authority, members of the county board of commissioners were asked to decide on a ditch avoidance request at its meeting Tuesday, March 21, but faced a much larger question in the process.

The immediate issue involved a failed tile line running from farmland James Holleman owned in Benson Township through a grove of trees on the Mark and Nancy Loen-Erickson property. Roots from the trees were blocking the flow of the tile land, preventing drainage of Holleman’s land.

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