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Sunday, July 14th, 2024

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Sunday, July 14th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Commentary: Minnesota’s floods have human fingerprints

The author says it’s not just what we put into the air that’s making these floods so historic. It’s also what we put into the ground: the drain tile used to carry water away from farm fields. (Stock photo)

Not long ago, large areas of Minnesota – basements, roads, fields – were underwater. From the Minnesota River Valley to northern St. Louis County to areas of the Twin Cities, communities faced some of the most severe floods they’ve seen in recent memory. After recent droughts parched the state, we’re getting more rain than what we wished for.
Like the drought, however, flooding has human fingerprints.

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