From The St. Joseph News-Press
by Marshall White
Enduring four floods in seven years, farmers, property owners and small businesses along the Missouri River say there’s no longer any flood protection. This morning, they are suing the U.S. government for failing to protect their property and not providing just compensation.
“For decades, these Missouri River residents invested their fortunes and futures in developing farms, businesses and communities on this land in reliance on the corps managing the river in a way that would deter flooding,” said R. Dan Boulware, a member of the St. Joseph Bar, plaintiffs’ lead counsel and a partner in the Polsinelli law firm. “Valuable farm ground is being permanently destroyed and a way of life is now threatened.”
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