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OLIVIA — This year’s record rains washed away tons of topsoil and left taxpayers and landowners holding the bills for millions of dollars in damage to roadways, ditches and other infrastructure.


And like a broken record, everyone sang a familiar refrain afterward about the need to be able to hold water and avoid this kind of damage.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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