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Devils Lake mulls eminent domain on family farm

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The Devils Lake City Commission is discussing today the acquisition of part of Mertens Farms for flood protection.

“It’s an eminent domain proceeding for the embankment,” said Tom Traynor, city attorney. Eminent domain is a government’s right to take property from landowners for public use with proper compensation.


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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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