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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS A cement dike on Devil's Lake was built with 8,000-pound cement blocks to protect the land from ice push - a natural phenomenon that gives ice enough pressure to push through sand dikes and even homes. A proposed plan to use excess lake water to irrigate neighboring fields in order to lower water levels will be brought to a vote among homeowners at the end of June.

Devil's Lake homeowners face more flooding

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Six homes and cabins along Devil's Lake near Perham have become unlivable in the past year as water levels inch upward.

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