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Published August 02, 2010, 03:38 PM

Democratic candidate for governor says downstream towns must be considered

Georgetown, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A former Minnesota law maker, who wants to be Governor, says plans for flood control in the valley must consider towns downstream.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Democratic candidate Matt Entenza met with the Mayor of Georgetown, Minnesota today. The Clay County town has witnessed flooding issues recently and now has concerns about the proposed diversion.

Some mayors and farmers living north of Fargo-Moorhead say the diversion will only create more flooding issues for them.

“No question, we need a balanced program we need to make sure Moorhead and other bigger cities have a diversion that works, but we need to make sure we have DNR and Peterson because we cannot cause problems in other areas and shifting things around.”

Candidates for Minnesota Governor are getting ready for a big debate at FarmFest in Redwood Falls Wednesday. The primary will be held August 10th.