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Trisha Marczak/FOCUS Homes on Devils Lake near Perham are experiencing high water levels, drowning out many structures. Lake residents are petitioning to create a Lake Improvement District to help deal with flooding problems.

Devils Lake residents aim to end flooding, hope to form Lake Improvement District

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Faced with record flooding, residents on Devils Lake are taking the first step to fight back.

The Otter Tail County Board has adopted a resolution of intent to allow Devils Lake residents to form a Lake Improvement District (LID).

Forming an LID would not address flooding issues, but it would allow residents of the lake to move forward with options to alleviate the problem. At this point, no options have been formally presented.

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