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A farm sits under water from the flooded Sheyenne River April 17, 2009, near Valley City, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Views differ on farm drainage's role in flooding

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The role that farm drainage plays in area flooding has long been a hot-button issue.

But debate became even more heated after record flooding this spring, at least judging by comments on online chat sites and elsewhere.

The way some commentators see it, farmers contributed big-time to flooding.

But others say agriculture is getting a bad rap and bears little, if any, responsibility.

Who's right?

Well, the experts don't agree, either.

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